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Special session? We’ve seen this episode

Gov. Matt Bevin’s newfound confidence that he has enough votes to pass a pension-relief proposal eerily reminds us of the ’80s Great White classic “Once Bitten Twice Shy.” In other words, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, …

Distracted driving is socially unacceptable and dangerous

While a wide majority of drivers see distracted driving behavior as risky, that did not stop more than 41.3 percent from admitting they had read texts or emails on their phone at least once in the past 30 days, while …

Kentucky right to allow suing of police

Since 1952, under a Kentucky state law, police officers involved in traffic-related incidents with citizens that resulted in serious injury or death have been immune from litigation brought by the families of victims who were harmed or killed. Recently, the …

Williamsburg man charged with murder following domestic dispute

A Williamsburg man is in custody for allegedly killing his aunt at a Whitley County residence early Friday morning. According to Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird, Michael Lee Worley, 40, was taken into custody and charged with the murder of …

Winchester man awaiting trial for 2016 homicide

Prosecutors are still waiting for DNA evidence from a homicide case from Hughes Avenue before the case can be resolved. Danny Tharpe, 51, was in Clark Circuit Court Thursday afternoon for a status conference. His attorney asked whether it should …

Benton pharmacist to serve two years for drug theft, gun charges

A Benton pharmacist must spend two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release after being convicted of drug theft, firearm and other charges, federal officials said Thursday. Kyle W. Humphrey, 34, pleaded guilty in March to …

Murray State professor McGaughey remembered for humor, generosity

In retrospect, Thursday’s funeral for longtime Murray State University professor and department chairman Dr. Robert H. “Doc” McGaughey III probably hit all of the necessary points. Of course, it included humor, most of which was supplied by McGaughey’s close friend …

Riverboats to visit Maysville

Several boat visits are planned for Maysville and Augusta this summer. Mason County Tourism Director Lacey Holleran said the Queen of the Mississippi will visit Maysville on July 1, 7, 21 and 27 while the American Duchess will visit on …

Mayfield drive-by shooting victim dies

A Mayfield woman injured in one of two drive-by shootings Tuesday night in Mayfield has died. SaVannah Hancock, 23, of Mayfield died at 4:11 p.m. Thursday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent said. In both …

New health laws taking effect in Kentucky soon

Later this month, most adults in Kentucky will be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, pregnant women and new mothers will be guaranteed protections in their work places, and relative caregivers of children experiencing abuse or neglect …

Maid accused of stealing $30k worth of jewelry from Prospect home

A Westport woman is accused of stealing approximately $30,000 worth of jewelry from a Prospect home. Theresa Jeffrey, 37, was arrested June 18 and charged with theft. Police discovered through their investigation that Jeffrey began selling the stolen jewelry in …