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Priest’s Sex Abuse Trial Scheduled

Posted On November 21, 2014

(Brandenburg, KY) -- The priest accused of sexually abusing a boy in the 1970s will go on trial next year. A Meade County judge set Father Joseph Hemmerle's trial for September, one-year after he was indicted on sexual abuse and sodomy charges. Hemmerle was a teacher and coach at Trinity High School in Louisville after…

Man Facing 500-Plus Child Porn Counts

Posted On November 21, 2014

(Bardstown, KY) -- A Nelson County man is behind bars, facing more than 500 child pornography charges. Jeffery Lugenbeal was indicted this week for possession and viewing child pornography. Bardstown police say Lugenbeal was caught by detectives who traced the downloading of child porn to his home computer.

Highway Deaths At 60-Year Low

Posted On November 21, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- Kentucky State Police say highway deaths are at their lowest rate in more than 60 years. Troopers will be out on the roads to keep it that way by enforcing seatbelt use, texting-while-driving bans and speed limits. So far this year, there have been 568 deaths on Kentucky's highways, on pace for…

Kentucky Jobless Rate Falls

Posted On November 21, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- Kentucky's unemployment rate is at a six-year low. State employment officials say the jobless rate fell half-a-percent in October to six-point-two percent. It's the largest one-month drop in unemployment since 1976, and two-percent below the unemployment rate in October of last year.

Report: State Officials To Make Employees Shovel Snow

Posted On November 21, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- A state office is under fire for asking its own employees to shovel snow. In an email sent to employees this week, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet said volunteers are needed because the department that typically handles snow removal is short-staffed. The memo said a rotating schedule would be created if enough people…