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Accused Killer Won’t Fight Extradition

Posted On December 15, 2014

(Berea, KY) -- The Kentucky man accused of killing an elderly woman is headed back to Ohio. Daniel French waived extradition today in a Rockcastle County courtroom. He was arrested last week for the 2012 murder of 87-year-old Barbara Howe. Butler County, Ohio authorities say French worked at the retirement community where Howe lived before…

Nursing Home Liability Costly

Posted On December 15, 2014

(Undated) -- Nursing homes in the Bluegrass State are paying a lot of money for liability insurance. According to a risk management company's study, Kentucky nursing homes pay more than other states to protect themselves from lawsuits, followed by West Viriginia. The Aon Risk Solutions report determined that Texas nursing homes pay the smallest premiums.

Kentucky Among Deadliest Driving States

Posted On December 15, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study finds Kentucky has some of the nation's deadliest highways. CarInsuranceComparison.com's "Worst Drivers" survey ranks the state second in deadly crashes caused by failure to obey traffic signals or seatbelt laws. Kentucky placed sixth in the death rate per 100-million vehicle miles traveled. Montana had the worst overall drivers.

Woman Attacked During Robbery

Posted On December 15, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- Lexington police are looking for a suspect who hit a woman in the head with a baseball bat. She was treated at the scene, a motel on Winchester Road, and police say she'll be okay. The woman told officers a man entered her room early this morning, claiming she owed him money.…

No Injuries In Train Derailment

Posted On December 15, 2014

(Bourbon Co., KY) -- Bourbon County authorities are investigating a train derailment that closed East Main Street in Paris. No one was hurt. Emergency responders arriving early this morning said two coal cars were upside down, with one falling into Stoner Creek, and that coal was in the water. Fire department spokesman Jeff McFarland says…