Category: State & Local

PSC approves transfer of Troublesome Creek sewer system

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved, with conditions, the acquisition of the Troublesome Creek Environmental Authority’s sewer system by the Knott County Water and Sewer District. The PSC order issued Dec. 23 also provides for completion of a…

Kentucky’s new leaders, among youngest in U.S., take office

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Five of Kentucky’s six statewide elected officers took office on Monday, giving the state some of the youngest elected leaders in the country. Four of the five officers are under 40.…

KSP ‘Cram the Cruiser’ Food Drive underway

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky State Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers will help brighten the holiday season for families in need this year through the sixth annual Cram The Cruiser food drive, which began Nov. 20 and continues through Dec.…

Ky. refugee case highlights worries over Syrians in U.S.

By BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — From a Kentucky college town, two Iraqi refugees plotted to send sniper rifles, Stinger missiles and money to al-Qaida operatives waging an insurgency back home against U.S. troops.…

Judge allows hearings on status of disability checks

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has turned down a request to block hearings on whether hundreds of eastern Kentucky residents will keep federal disability benefits. U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar ruled that the people pursuing an injunction against…

Two arrested for 2013 murder

(Hazard, Ky.) – An armed robbery investigation in Hazard Monday morning resulted in the arrest of two Perry County men for the 2013 murders of a mother and daughter. Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard were assisting…

KSP unveils statue to honor agency service, sacrifice

  (Frankfort, Ky.)—The Kentucky State Police has strived to achieve a legacy of service, bravery and sacrifice.  With today’s unveiling of a powerful new symbol, this history will be permanently honored. At nearly 10-feet tall, a masterfully crafted bronze statue,…

Perry Co. clinic pharmacy robbed

(Cornettsville, Ky.) – A security guard was held at gunpoint and a pharmacy robbed at a Perry County clinic early Sunday morning. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a security alarm activation call at the Leatherwood Blackey Clinic…

Ky. Transportation Cabinet among first Waze partners

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2015) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Waze, the real-time, “crowd-sourced” navigation app powered by the world’s largest communities of drivers, have entered into a partnership through the new Waze Connected Citizens program, the company’s largest…