Kentucky News

Woman Gets Five Years In Death Of Baby

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Newport, KY) -- A Kentucky woman has been sentenced to five years in prison in the drowning death of her baby. Amanda McKenzie appeared in court earlier today, where she admitted guilt in the 2013 death of the five-month-old boy. Prosecutors say she had been partying, and decided to take a bath with the baby…

Report Finds More Kentucky Kids In Poverty

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- More Kentucky kids are living in poverty. That's according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual "Kids Count" report. It found the number of poor children in the Commonwealth jumped five-percent, to nearly 264-thousand kids. On a positive note, the report also found more children have health insurance and are performing better…

Fiery Train-Tractor Crash Caught on Surveillance Cameras

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Pulaski County, KY) -- A surveillance video is available showing the fiery collision of a train and a tractor-trailer in Pulaski County. The truck driver is recovering at UK Hospital. Deputies believe he missed a turn and was trying to make corrections with the trailer still on the railroad tracks.

Hearing To Keep Death Penalty

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- The Interim Committee on Judiciary is planning to meet to discuss retaining the death penalty in Kentucky. The hearing on August 1st will include testimony from state lawmakers, prosecutors, and groups opposed to the penalty.

Richmond Police Arrest Car Thief

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Richmond, KY) -- An enterprising car thief is under arrest in Richmond. Police say Jeffrey Bond was stealing cars and trying to sell them as junk through his recycling company. All the cars were damaged but returned to their owners.