Kentucky News

House Okays Billions For Teacher Pensions

Posted On February 24, 2015

(Frankfort, KY) -- The House has approved the state's biggest-ever bond issue, three-point-three-billion dollars for the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System, and sent the legislation to the Senate. KTRS says the state stopped making full contributions in 2008, leading to annual shortfalls. The House last night rejected an amendment from Shelbyville Republican Brad Montell who warned…

13-Year-Old Crashes During Joy Ride, Dies

Posted On February 24, 2015

(Barbourville, KY) -- A 13-year-old boy who took his mother's car on a joyride is dead. Barbourville police say an officer noticed a vehicle without its headlights on early yesterday morning, but before the car could be stopped, it left the roadway, struck an embankment and flipped. Investigators say the 13-year-old died at the scene…

40-Thousand In 18 Counties Without Water

Posted On February 24, 2015

(Frankfort, KY) -- As many as 40-thousand people in 18 counties are without water because of weather-related issues. Kentucky Emergency Management says Clay, Harlan and Pike counties are among those with the highest number of outages, but Boyd and Greenup counties are also struggling. Water is being shipped to those who need it. Officials hope…

Mail Destroyed By Postal Truck Fire

Posted On February 24, 2015

(Lexington, KY) -- Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can stop the U.S. Postal Service, but fire can. A USPS spokesman says about 400 deliveries in Lexington were destroyed yesterday when the postal truck they were on went up in flames. Those who might have been affected will be notified.

Reports: Woman says Jones sent threatening text

Posted On February 23, 2015

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - A woman filed a report with University of Louisville campus police saying former Cardinals guard Chris Jones sent her a threatening text message, according to multiple reports Monday. The reports by the Louisville Courier-Journal, WDRB-TV and Insider Louisville came one day after Jones was dismissed from the team in a brief…