Although the number of suicides increased nationally between 1999 and 2014 after years of decline, Kentucky saw an even greater increase than the national average, according to data from the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Former President Bill Clinton will be in Louisville Tuesday to campaign for his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to her campaign. The former president will also make stops in Lexington and Morehead. The visit will come exactly two weeks before the Kentucky primary election and means that, like Bernie Sanders who is campaigning in Louisville as well on Tuesday, the Clinton campaign could get a boost in Southern Indiana as well. Hoosiers will be casting ballots in the Indiana primary on Tuesday.
FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — After years of being battered as a political punching bag in Kentucky, President Barack Obama received some favorable reviews Monday evening from several Democrats running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rand Paul.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Executive Branch Ethics Commission says it cannot stop Republican Gov. Matt Bevin from investigating whether his Democratic predecessor violated state ethics laws.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily barred the city of Louisville from removing a 70-foot-tall Confederate monument near the University of Louisville campus.
CHICAGO (AP) — Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether medical facilities are paying their fair share of taxes.
MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) — Former Montgomery County Superintendent Joshua Powell said he will appeal a decision to revoke his superintendent and principal certificates.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 3 Midday" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 4 Midday" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ These Kentucky lotteries were drawn Monday:
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murder and child rape in Ohio who sought credit for nearly 16 years of Kentucky jail time.
Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital is the first in the state to offer an alternative option for pain relief to women in labor in the form of nitrous oxide – more commonly known as “laughing gas.”Providing support and comfort in various ways to mothers giving birth is what the Fort Logan Hospital’s Birthing Spa aims to do, according to the unit’s medical director Dr. James Miller. Miller said the use of nitrous oxide during labor was fairly common in the 1950’s but when epidural anesthesia came into play, laughing gas seemed to fall by the wayside.
Two men were jailed Friday night after what deputies called a “bad case of road rage” led to a two-vehicle collision and a fight between the two drivers. Traffic on U.S. 150 near Rice Lane was temporarily rerouted to Ky. Route 78 at about 7 p.m. Friday night after Richard E. Arnold, 45, of 238 Little Road in Paint Lick, crashed his pickup truck into a red car driven by 43-year-old Anthony McCool, of Crab Orchard.
NEW YORK (AP) — Race caller Larry Collmus has signed a five-year contract extension with NBC Sports to remain the voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup races.
Cognitive dissonance is a term describing the stress that arises from trying to hold contradictory beliefs, or engaging in actions that conflict with beliefs. An example might be a person who smokes despite knowing the health dangers involved, or an environmentalist who drives a gas-guzzling car. Wikipedia doesn’t provide any examples of entire states struggling with the stress of this dissonance but if it’s possible, Kentucky’s among the leading victims.
Alton residents were granted at least some measure of relief today when the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that Highway 151, also known as Graefenburg or Alton Road, has officially been removed from the National Truck Network on an emergency basis. Based on the Federal Highway Administration [FHWA] emergency action, Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas issued an official order banning certain types of commercial vehicles from traveling on Highway 151, according to a news release from his office.
A man with no known address who roamed an Elizabethtown neighborhood in February and attempted to get on a Hardin County Schools bus has been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury for criminal attempt to commit rape of a person younger than 12. Edward Shane Sparks, 37, according to an arrest citation, told Elizabethtown police he was seeking girls younger than 12 and went to a home near Greenway Drive on Feb. 18 and knocked on a door looking for a child. He told police he was willing to use force, if needed, to get to a child, according to the citation
A Hispanic farm laborer was killed as a result of a fall from a tree on Saturday, April 23. According to a Kentucky State Police report, Isizro Castrillo had been climbing a tree, lost his balance and fell between two tree branches, ultimately causing him to break his neck. Trooper Troy Brooks was dispatched to Ruddles Fort Road in Bourbon County, in reference to the fatal fall. The accident happened on a farm owned by Lewis Furnish on the Harrison County/Bourbon County line.
A 19-year-old Covington man was convicted by a jury Thursday for the rape of a 6-year-old girl who contracted gonorrhea during the attack, according to the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Christopher Esper was found guilty of first degree rape of a child under 12 years old after the jury deliberated for less than hour.
If anything has become apparent in the last few weeks in Frankfort, it’s that the next four years will be long ones. This steadily emerging feud between Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear is just another page from the book of “How to Destroy Trust for Dummies.”In the interest of full disclosure, I am undecided on how I feel about Beshear. I am not at all a fan of Bevin. I think he’s dangerous, ill-informed and all too eager to throw his weight around, as evidenced by the sweeping executive order to cut higher education and bypass the legislature before the budget session was anywhere near complete. It’s a gross overreach, despite the fact that he’s since rescinded at least a percentage of those cuts.
Following Verso Corps announcement last week that it is officially closing its Wickliffe Mill, state and U.S. leaders are stepping in to push for change that would bring jobs back to the area. Governor Matt Bevin, in a statement on April 5, said the decision is unfortunate, and the State is helping to find a buyer for the facility to bring jobs back to the area.
As mourners cried and lit cndles during a vigil on Sunday for a Warren East High School student who took his life, one question hung in the air above all the grief – why? Pastor Stephen Pierce, of Northside Free Will Baptist Church, posed that question to about 100 people seated in pews. Pierce urged the many Warren East High School students gathered not to let romantic or academic hardships overcome them
It has been more than 18 years since an auburn haired, Bracken County girl was last seen. Just 17-years-old when she disappeared on Oct. 21, 1997, on May 6, it will be 36 years since Erica Fraysure was born. According to reports at the time, she had given a friend, Shane Simcox, a ride in her car and the two were seen in Brooksville early in the day.
Although the number of suicides increased nationally between 1999 and 2014 after years of decline, Kentucky saw an even greater increase than the national average, according to data from the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last month that suicide rates for both men and women nationally increased from 10.5 suicides per 100,000 people in 1999 to 13.0 suicides per 100,000 in 2014.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Sen. Richard Shelby are among those urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to sell its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, where more than four decades of work hasn't produced a watt of electricity.
Things went bump in the night Sunday when a magnitude 3.5 earthquake occurred near La Center in Ballard County. The quake was felt by people in western Kentucky, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri, according to the National Weather Service. No damage or injuries were reported.
A Republican candidate for Congress wants to stop Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey from removing the controversial Confederate monument from the school's campus. "It is a political version of book burning," Everett Corley, a real estate agent, said in an interview Sunday evening. "And the fact is, I'm not in favor of book burning." Corley said he will be filing a temporary restraining order in Jefferson Circuit Court on Monday against Fischer that will demand he cease and desist from any efforts to take down the memorial.
While the pageantry unfurls at Churchill Downs during Kentucky Derby week, Louisville's finest restaurants brace for the rush back from the track. Chefs feel glee. Big spenders will drop $75 for a pull of 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon or $100 on a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape red wine. Lobster claws and dry-aged steaks, quail eggs and grilled oysters star on the $125, per person menu, for example, at River House on Derby Day.
Bernie Sanders, the U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful, will rally his supporters on Tuesday at Waterfront Park in Louisville near the Big Four Bridge. The visit is Sanders’ first visit to Kentucky and comes two weeks before the Kentucky Democratic primary and on the same day as the Indiana primary.
Campbellsville police are investigating the shooting of two women, one of them fatally, on Saturday evening. In a release, police said they responded to a 6:17 p.m. call about a disturbance on Catawata Circle, where they discovered two shooting victims. Brianna D. Washington, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. Shenitrea M. Vaughn, 25, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital with possibly life-threatening injuries.
A Clay County woman has died from a shooting, the Fayette County Coroner’s office announced Sunday. Alicia Tye, 35, of Manchester, was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center early Saturday in critical condition from a gunshot wound. Her boyfriend, Samuel Cornett was arrested and charged with attempted murder in the case.
Step inside the soon-to-open Magnolia Springs and see the future of senior living. The soaring entrance looks like a high-end resort hotel. A concierge will staff the lobby to help residents and visitors. Further in, you’ll see a grab-and-go bistro with a cappuccino machine. Pick up a snack. Grab a Gatorade or an ice cream cone.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Jefferson County Teacher's Association is encouraging "walk-ins" at member schools as a response to potential changes of district policies, some of which affect teacher pay.
In perhaps the least surprising news of the year, Kentuckians will soon pay more for a public college education. That is the assumption after a decision Tuesday by the Council on Postsecondary Education to allow tuition hikes in the range of 5 percent. Trustees at individual colleges set the tuition rates each year, but given the battle over higher education funding in Frankfort, it seems likely that most of the state’s public universities and the Kentucky Technical and Community College System will hike tuition. Some have already announced increases, including Western Kentucky University (4.5 percent) and Northern Kentucky University (3 percent.)
With the 223rd pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected former Western Kentucky University quarterback Brandon Doughty, a hometown product, in the seventh round on Saturday. Doughty grew up playing football in Davie, Florida, where the Dolphins practice and becomes the first WKU quarterback taken in the NFL Draft as well as the second-ever player drafted out of WKU by the Dolphins. He becomes WKU's 30th draft pick in program history and fifth of the FBS era.
Elizabethtown city government has issued an order for a Central Avenue family to remove the estimated 20 chickens on their property as Hardin County cities are in the midst of a chicken craze. Radcliff has been in recent discussions with residents over the urban farming movement where homeowners keep chickens for eggs or to sell. Elizabethtown isn’t immune to the new trend.
Sonny Allen hadn’t had as much as broken a finger, had stitches or been hospitalized until he was 73 years old. He had spent a life between Kentucky and Florida boating, swimming and golfing during the summertime and seldom worrying about the repercussions. Then a small lesion that looked no different than a pimple appeared on his shoulder in 2014, and he was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma.
A Northern Kentucky judge's comments after finding a former Xavier women's basketball coach not guilty of inappropriately touching a player have drawn widespread concern and some condemnation. The woman's father said in a recent interview that he was "disgusted" by Kenton County District Judge Ann Ruttle's statements from the bench April 11 when she announced the verdict. An official with the Cleveland-based Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence said they had been contacted about what Ruttle said.
Saying it no longer has a place in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey announced Friday morning that the 121-year-old Confederate monument on the Belknap campus is being removed. The two gathered at the monument across from the Speed Art Museum on Third Street, joined by several city and university officials and U of L students.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Dixie Chicks are adding more concerts to their U.S. tour that starts this summer.
It is quite obvious that there is no love lost between Gov. Matt Bevin and the Beshear family. That's a shame really, but it's a reality unfolding before our own eyes. In the past few weeks, some serious accusations have been made by Bevin against former Gov. Steve Beshear and his administration. And some serious allegations have been made against Bevin by Beshear's son, Attorney General Andy Beshear.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Dixie Chicks are adding more concerts to their U.S. tour that starts this summer.
It’s nearly impossible to account for every instance when drafting and passing a law, and such is the situation with the ethics ordinance that covers local governments in Nelson County. The Board of Ethics for Bardstown, Fairfield and Nelson County is considering updating the county’s ethics ordinance, which has been on the books since 1995 and has gone through several revisions, the most recent of which was in 2011, when some minor changes were made.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Congress says he will file a lawsuit to stop Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey from removing a Confederate monument from the school's campus.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin has extended an invitation to all Kentuckians to attend the annual Governor's Derby Celebration.
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is making campaign stops in Appalachia this week, starting in Kentucky and West Virginia.
After spending 30 days illuminated azure, the blue lights of Browning Springs Middle School have dimmed, and the school's first campaign to bring autism awareness to Hopkins County has come to a close.
Employees with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 were given the opportunity to strut their stuff last week and show what the heavy machinery they use on a daily basis really could do.
RICHMOND -- Twenty-five law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated from basic training Friday at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:
The Kentucky Premier third grade travel team poses after winning the Third Annual Hilltopper Roundup Championship in Bowling Green last weekend. Front Row, From Left: Cash Harney, Braxton Floyd, Maddox Painter. Back Row, From Left: Cole Hunter, Jamison Minor, Mekhi Axson, Jaydon Axson. Photo provided by Roger Hunter
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has issued an order temporarily banning large commercial trucks from travelling on state Route 151 after a series of crashes there.
Frances Dame has quite a story to tell.
EARLINGTON -- A St. Charles resident has been charged with several drug-related offenses.
The following pleaded guilty on April 11 in Hopkins District Court:
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New budgeting legislation could affect Hopkins County's existing occupational tax rate, but officials have made it clear that the potential changes would not go into effect until the start of the new fiscal year.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Cash Ball" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 4 Evening" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "5 Card Cash" game were:
ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hillary Clinton will campaign in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio next week, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will be in West Virginia on Sunday.
PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A vigil is planned to remember eight family members killed in a shooting massacre in southern Ohio.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 3 Midday" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 4 Midday" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ These Kentucky lotteries were drawn Friday:
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State officials have created a "tactical operations center" meant to improve the flow of aid to Kentuckians in need.
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Champion Home Builders Inc. will bring up to 150 jobs to Marshall County after deciding to invest $6.3 million in a production facility in Benton.
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Boyle County-wide "dog" ordinance has been voted into law following months of discussion and several revisions.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University ceramics students have raised $17,000 for a food pantry.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky native Jordan Smith will sing the national anthem at the Kentucky Oaks this year.
A Madisonville man is facing numerous charges after allegedly running from and assaulting a member of the Kentucky State Police while under the influence of a controlled substance.
The Kentucky State Police is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Princeton man.
A mystery philanthropist is offering area residents a one-of-a-kind challenge -- double your money and help see single parents through college.
BOWLING GREEN -- Western Kentucky University will seek a 4.5 percent tuition increase and millions in program and staff cuts to address a $6 million shortfall for the 2016-17 fiscal years.
Supercell storms Wednesday resulted in reported funnel clouds across Hopkins County and a tornado touch-down in Earlington.
The Messenger staff appreciates all of our customers. Today, we would like to thank Dorothy Travis of Madisonville for subscribing to the newspaper.
Hopkins County Sheriff Matt Sanderson said Wednesday that Madisonville Police Department responds to a yearly average of 700 calls related to incidents at Madisonville's Wal-Mart location. He said he would be requesting the addition of two extra deputies in the department's next budget. George Pointer, a Hanson resident who spoke Tuesday during a Hanson City Commission meeting, is a Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Cash Ball" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 4 Evening" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "5 Card Cash" game were:
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:
NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have arrested a man they say fraudulently obtained $23,000 from a woman he contacted on social media.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky universities are beginning to raise tuition in the wake of decreased funding from the state.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky colleges and universities increasing tuition (all times local):
SOUTH SHORE, Ky. (AP) — Amid extra security, a funeral has been held for one of eight people shot in rural southern Ohio in what authorities describe as a cold-blooded massacre targeting one family.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 3 Midday" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 4 Midday" game were:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ These Kentucky lotteries were drawn Thursday:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville is launching a free tool that will let the city's internet users record and map their connection speeds.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a story April 27 about Gov. Matt Bevin's budget vetoes, The Associated Press erroneously identified the current Commissioner for the Department of Vehicle Regulation and misspelled the former commissioner's name. The new commissioner is John-Mark Hack, whose appointment was announced Wednesday. Rodney Kuhl, now the former commissioner, made his comments to state lawmakers last month.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Portland, Tennessee, man faces multiple charges after leading police on a high speed chase in Kentucky.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has plans to visit Kentucky this week.