Thursday December 19, 2013

Rescue crews have found three hikers who went missing in Red River Gorge. The hikers lost their way Tuesday evening after the sun set. The group had been near the Gladie Historic Site on Bison Way Trail on the Menifee-Wolfe county line. Officials with Menifee County Emergency Management say the rescuers and hikers made it out Wednesday morning. One hiker, who was injured after falling, was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment.

One Whitley County man faces an assault charge. Sheriff's Deputies say they responded to a dispute call along Cripple Creek Road. When they arrived, police say they learned Brandon Smith had cut his stepfather with a kitchen knift and was in an argument with his mother.

More than 200 people in Floyd County received a free Christmas meal Wednesday. The Garrett Church of God handed out hams and other food items to hundreds of folks. Church members say all of the food was donated by one man who wishes to remain anonymous. They say the man donates food every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some folks stood in line for nearly four hours to get the food.

A group of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement employees has filed suit against the Kentucky State Police claiming wage discrimination. The civil suit filed in Franklin Circuit Court Monday claims that vehicle enforcement officers are "compensated at a substantially lower rate of pay than Kentucky State Police troopers and cadets" despite performing similar duties. Commercial Vehicle Enforcement is a division of Kentucky State Police. 107 plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount of damages.

The Kentucky State Police "Cram the Cruiser" campaign collected 62 tons of food statewide.  Post 10 troopers collected 29,944 pounds of food in Bell, Knox, and Harlan counties.
The food goes to shelters, food banks, and churches in each Post area to help needy families.