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Belt-Tightening In Muhlenberg Schools

Posted On January 13, 2015

(Muhlenberg Co., KY) -- The Muhlenberg County School Board last night approved a ten-percent pay cut for all staff starting July 1st. Board members say doing that, along with the layoffs of 51 non-tenure teachers, will save three-and-a-half million dollars. Administrators say that if the board approves a utility tax, the pay cut could be…

Mother Charged For Putting Newborn In Plastic Bag

Posted On January 13, 2015

(Winchester, KY) -- A Clark County woman accused of putting her newborn in a plastic bag is facing attempted murder charges. Investigators say Cassaundra Haney claims she didn't know she was pregnant when she gave birth last Friday at her home. She told police she put the little boy in a bag because she thought…

Principal Charged With Sexually Abusing Student Found Dead

Posted On January 13, 2015

(Berea, KY) -- The death of a former Berea assistant principal accused of sexually abusing a student is under investigation. Officials say the body of Joy Hayes was found over the weekend in Virginia. Hayes was indicted in December, but police say they were preparing new charges because she had recently been in contact with…

Owensboro Crime Stoppers Says 2014 Was Successful Year

Posted On January 13, 2015

(Owensboro, KY) -- The Crime Stoppers program in Owensboro is thanking the public for a successful 2014. Officials say 522 tips were received last year, up six-percent from 2013. Almost seven-thousand dollars in rewards were paid to tipsters. Police say they can't do their jobs without the public's information and Crime Stoppers is a perfect…

Lexington’s New Police Chief Sworn In

Posted On January 13, 2015

(Lexington, KY) -- Lexington's new police chief says filling key department vacancies and focusing on crime victims are among his top priorities. Mark Barnard was sworn in yesterday. Other goals include a continued emphasis on recruitment and maintaining the department's high standards as public servants. Barnard replaces former chief Ronnie Bastin, who was promoted to…