Kentucky News

Suspected Drug Ring Roundup

Posted On October 22, 2014

(Stanton, KY) -- A raid by the Powell County Sheriff's Department is celebrating the arrest of 40 suspected drug dealers. The roundup brought an end to street sales of meth and heroin. A Powell County School Board member and his grandson are among those in custody. The Powell County Jail is so full, the people…

I-75 In Madison County Reopens After Chemical Spill

Posted On October 22, 2014

(Madison County, KY) -- A portion of I-75 in northern Madison County shut down because of a chemical spill is open again. Emergency management officials say both directions were closed from northbound exit 90 to 97 for several hours on Tuesday because ferric chloride solution was leaking from a valve on a semi. A shelter…

Lexington Police To Replace Aging SWAT Weapons

Posted On October 22, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- The Lexington Police Department is looking to replace the aging guns carried by its Emergency Response Unit. The Urban County Government will start accepting bids later this month so it can buy ten submachine guns, ammunition and other accessories. A spokesman says only SWAT officers will have access to the new guns…

Kentucky’s Bourbon Industry Fuels State Economy

Posted On October 22, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- Kentucky's booming bourbon industry is helping to fuel the state's economy in agriculture, tourism and taxes. According to a study released Tuesday by the University of Louisville's Urban Studies Institute, the bourbon industry employs more than 15-thousand people, nearly doubling its workforce in the past two-years. It also contributes three-billion-dollars in gross…

Report: Bourbon Has Big Impact On Kentucky

Posted On October 21, 2014

(Undated) -- Don't underestimate the impact of bourbon on the Bluegrass State. That's the bottom line of a new report by the University of Louisville's Urban Studies Institute. It found the bourbon industry has nearly doubled its workforce in just two years. Distilling is also bringing in more bucks than before, about three-billion dollars a…