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Kentucky Courts Catching Up

Kentucky Courts Catching Up

Now that Kentucky courts can get back in session, Fayette County has a backlog of about 144 cases set for trial, more than 70 are pending homicide cases.“There is a lot of work to be done between now and catching up which I think will probably take a couple of years,” Red Corn said.In the scheduling process, Red Corn expects to prioritize cases in which defendants are incarcerated pending the outcome of their trials and child sexual abuse cases.The first jury trial is expected to begin in mid-July.




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MIA Veteran Comes Home

MIA Veteran Comes Home

Corporal Burl Mullins of Pikeville has officially made it home after more than 70 years overseas. He fought in World War II before reenlisting to fight in the Korean War, where he went MIA in 1950 at the age of 23.On June 22, Cpl. Mullins was flown into the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and escorted home by Rolling Thunder, a veterans motorcycle group, to Hall & Jones Funeral Home in Virgie.




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Fourth Of July Safety

Fourth Of July Safety

Word is getting out to stay safe over the Fourth of July. In Lexington, the firework regulation laws are straightforward. Anything that goes up or blows up is not allowed.Lexington Fire Department Battalion Chief Jordan Saas says they receive calls every year for potential fires. He says fireworks can land on a neighbor’s roof, causing that house to catch on fire.Plus, fireworks that are not fully extinguished and then thrown away in a trash can, can ignite the side of a house later.




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Floyd County Shooting

Floyd County Shooting

Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 9 say they were called to a shooting in Floyd County on Sunday.Troopers say 43-year-old Kenneth Harris was found shot at a home on Valleydale Road in Prestonsburg.They say a juvenile boy was arrested and charged with murder as a result of the investigation.State Police are still working to determine a motive. The investigation is ongoing.




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Corbin Housing Authority Case

Corbin Housing Authority Case

A former director of the Corbin Housing Authority is accused of stealing thousands of dollars and falsifying documents.The grand jury indicted Samuel McCoy, 47, from Corbin June 21st on charges of theft by deception of $10,000 or more, theft and deception of $500 or more but less than $10,000, abuse of public trust and second-degree forgery.The indictment alleges between April 2018 and April 2021, McCoy falsified documents for monetary gain and failed to perform his duties as Director of the Corbin Housing Authority.




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Pet Adoption

Pet Adoption

The Lexington Humane Society says they always want to match animals and owners to create a forever home. Right now, there are plenty of matches to be made.“Right now, on campus, we have almost 550 animals,” said Ashley Hammond, LHS director of fundraising. “Last week, we had about 600 animals.”Humane Society officials say that this is following a pattern they’ve seen developing for years. Typically in the summer months, intake numbers go up and adoption numbers go down, but this year those numbers are even more skewed.




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