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Motorcyclist Dies in Head-On Crash Along KY-122 in Martin

Motorcyclist Dies in Head-On Crash Along KY-122 in Martin

A motorcylist has died following a Friday afternoon crash in Martin.

Police say the accident happened along Kentucky Route 122 near the mouth of Fisher Hollow.

Officials with the Kentucky State Police say the biker lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic, where they were hit head-on by another vehicle.

The identities of those involved were not released.




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Ex-Miss America Among 19 on Tuesday Primary Ballot

Ex-Miss America Among 19 on Tuesday Primary Ballot

A former Miss America is among 19 candidates running in down-ballot races in Kentucky that include secretary of state, agriculture commissioner, treasurer and auditor.

Heather French Henry, who was crowned Miss America in 2000, has said her experience running the state Department of Veterans Affairs, with its 900 employees and $100 million budget, has given her the experience she needs to run the secretary of state’s office.

That open seat drew the most challengers for the May primary, with four Democrats and four Republicans seeking to succeed Democratic incumbent Alison Lundergan Grimes.




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London Police Issues Golden Alert for Missing Manchester Man

London Police Issues Golden Alert for Missing Manchester Man

Police in London have issued a Golden Alert for a missing 35-year old Manchester man.

He was reported in danger by his mother, who last talked to him around 3am Friday. She told police that William Wolfe made a suicidal comment and said he planned to walk along I-75 and hitchhike to Florida.
Wolfe is described as a white male, 5’10, 150, with a cross tattoo on his right shoulder. Anyone with information on his location is asked to call police.




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KY Auto Businesses Feeling The Effects Of The Tariffs

KY Auto Businesses Feeling The Effects Of The Tariffs

Businesses in Kentucky are already feeling the impact of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.The automotive industry is crucial in the Bluegrass with Toyota’s Georgetown plant employing so many, but as the trade war continues the impact is trickling down to car dealerships as well.Some dealers say they feel uncertain as the impact of tariffs is felt.The auto industry was hit by steel and aluminum tariffs in March of 2018 and tariffs on Chinese made car parts in July and September of 2018.Just last week, even higher tariffs were implemented on Chinese made auto parts.




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Hepatitis C Cases Growing In KY

Hepatitis C Cases Growing In KY

As the number of hepatitis A cases across the state appears to be leveling off, a new problem has presented itself, hepatitis C.New hepatitis C cases from intravenous drug use are now roughly tripling those of new HIV cases from the same source. State and county health department officials can attribute that to Kentucky’s opioid crisis.Kentucky and West Virginia are leading America when it comes to new hepatitis C cases, and if left untreated, hepatitis C can be fatal.




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Getting Ready To Vote

Getting Ready To Vote

Kentucky’s chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state’s registered voters will turn out for next week’s primary election.Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday it appears turnout next Tuesday will be consistent with past primary elections, based partly on current absentee voting patterns.Grimes says it’s “not OK” for such a small portion of Kentuckians to vote and says she hopes more Kentuckians go to the polls to prove her prediction wrong.




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