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Kentucky Woman Denied Parole For Knoxville Murders

Posted On December 11, 2014

(Knoxville, TN) -- Parole is being denied for a Kentucky woman convicted of killing two people in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2007. Vanessa Coleman is serving a 35-year sentence for helping four men torture and murder Channan Christian and Christopher Newsom. On Wednesday, Coleman told the board she made a mistake by hanging with the wrong…

Former Police Officer Sues Over Denied Disability Pension

Posted On December 11, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- A former Lexington police officer twice denied a disability pension is suing the city's fire and police pension board. In a lawsuit filed November 26th, Keith Spears says three doctors determined that he was disabled after a 2006 ankle injury and claims his denial is "erroneous." Spears pleaded guilty in January to…

Death Penalty Sought For Triple Murder

Posted On December 11, 2014

(Martin County, KY) -- Prosecutors are planning to seek the death penalty for two people charged in a triple murder in Martin County. Investigators say Jack Smith and Amanda Bowen shot and stabbed the victims, including an eight-year-old girl. Their bodies were found August 16th inside a burned home belonging to one of the victims.…

Tax Breaks Withdrawn For Ark Encounter

Posted On December 11, 2014

(Williamstown, KY) -- Tax breaks offered to a religious-themed park in Grant County are being withdrawn because it plans to screen employees based on religion. The project received preliminary approval in July for up to 18-million-dollars in tax rebates, but Governor Steve Beshear says the project leaders have gone back on a pledge not to…

Missing Man Found Inside Garage

Posted On December 10, 2014

(Bullitt County, KY) -- A missing Bullitt County man has been found dead inside his garage. WLEX-TV reports the body of 41-year-old Scott Newton was discovered this week by a private investigator hired by his family. Newton was reported missing November 22nd. His body was apparently located in a hard-to-reach area in the garage. A…