Facebook Helps Police Find A Scam Artist

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A Winchester man that used a scam to get hundreds of dollars from restaurant employees is now behind bars thanks to facebook. Jarrod Cooper,30 years old, told employees he worked with the handicapped and needed to cash a check so they could pay for their food. Police took surveillance pictures and posted them on their [...]

The Kentucky Bourbon Industry Is Growing

The Bourbon industry is growing in the state and that means additional income and jobs.

The report was done by the University of Louisville’s Urban Studies Institute and shows positive results for the Commonwealth.

According to the report, the number of licensed distilling companies have tripled in the past two years from 10 to 31. [...]

Woman That Hid Her Dad’s Body In Kentucky Sentenced

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A Texas woman who continued to collect benefits from her father long after his death will spend the next 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Judith Maria Broughton leased a storage unit in Lexington, to conceal the death of Luther Broughton. His mummified remains were located in January.

Broughton must repay $245,000 in benefits stolen [...]

Fatal Crash

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A single car crash has claimed the life of a Rowan County woman. Marilyn Russell was a passenger in the vehicle driven by 55 year old Dale DeHart. Authorities say DeHart was traveling along Big Perry Road at about 5 Monday evening when he lost control of his car in a curve and crashed into [...]

Berea Couple Arrested For Child Abuse

A Berea couple remain in jail after they were arrested this weekend on child abuse charges. Police say 34 year old Linda Richmond and the child’s father Julio Valadares would confine their child to a chair for hours and limit food as punishment for bed wetting. The child was treated at the hospital because of [...]

Voter Turnout Will Decide

A week after the debate and two weeks before the election the latest Bluegrass poll has incumbent Mitch McConnell with a slight lead over challenger Allison Lundregen Grimes.

McConnell is leading 44 to Grimes 43 percent while Libertarian candidate David Patterson remains a distant third. Eight percent remains undecided.

Both candidates say voter turnout will [...]

Man Injured Jumping From Car

Man Injured Jumping From A Moving Car

A Boyle County man is hospitalized with serious injuries after jumping from a moving vehicle.

It happened Saturday night near Perryville , when 42 year old Richard Arthur Blocker Jr., jumped from the vehicle that was driven by his girlfriend Nancy Jane Schook.

Blocker was airlifted to UK Hospital. His girlfriend was arrested on DUI [...]

Meth Found Under Baby’s Bed

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Laurel County deputies investigating reports of drugs found an active meth lab hidden under an infants baby bed.

Early Sunday morning deputies arrested Richard Ehlers, 39 years old, after they found a cooler that contained bags of suspected methamphetamine, three glass pipes containing methamphetamine, two bags of marijuana and seven packs of suboxone.

A 15 [...]

Madison Woman Injured

Madison County Woman Injured

A Madison county woman is lucky after falling about 40 feet in the Pennacles. Rescue workers say she was alert at the time of her rescue. They believe she might have suffered a broken ankle.

Two Detroit Residents Arrested in Richmond For Selling Drugs

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Police in Richmond have charged two Detroit residents for selling drugs. Police say on Wednesday they were called to Fifth Street for a complaint of drug activity. Police say they watched 24-year-old Romone Logan put in a baggie of pills in his mouth. Police searched a residence he went inside and found oxycodone pills, several [...]

Parents Upset At Madison County School Bus Driver

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A mother in Madison County says she is upset after her child was dropped off at the wrong place on the first day of the Kindergarten Academy at Mayfield. Whitney Martin says her stepson boarded a bus that was supposed to take him to Roses Rascals Daycare but that the driver refused to take him [...]

Eastern Student Attacked in Home Invasion

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A neighbor is being credited with saving a EKU student after she woke up to find a stranger Friday morning in her apartment. Police say 27-year-old Felipe Ramerez broke in and walked upstairs to her bedroom. She told police she woke up to him on top of her. A neighbor heard her screams and ran [...]

Utility Phone Scam in Berea

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Winchester Police say a phone scam involving the utility company is going around. People are calling victims, claiming to be with a water or electric company and saying there is something wrong with a recent payment. They are asking customers to pay through a green dot card. Police say if you get these calls, hang [...]

Woman Arrested for DUI after Crashing into Berea Firetruck

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A woman has been arrested after crashing into a Berea firetruck Sunday night. Police say the firefighter was responding to a call on KY-1016 with his emergency lights flashing when 44-year-old Sonya Smith crossed the center line and hit his truck. The truck slammed into a fence and a piece of the fence hit him [...]

Police Search Kentucky River in Clark County for Missing Man

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Police were searching the Kentucky River in Clark County Thursday after new leads in a 2006 cold case. Crews searched the river between the Boonsboro Bridge and the power plant near Four Mile Road. Thomas Profitt hasn’t been heard from since 2006. The Lexington Fire Department used sonar to search for a vehicle but didn’t [...]