First Reported Cases of Rabies West of Appalachian Mountains

July 11, 2017

Health officials in Kentucky are keeping a close eye on two recent reports of rabies in Virginia raccoons. Researchers with the University of Kentucky Extension in Bell County say this is the first time there have been cases of rabies reported on the west side of the Appalachian Mountains. Wildlife agencies in Virginia dropped bait containing rabies vaccines in the areas where the two rabid raccoons were found.  



General Fund Receipts of Previous Fiscal Year Disappoint

July 11, 2017

The General Fund receipts for the previous fiscal year did not meet the expectation, even though budget officials say the commonwealth collected more money than in the prior year. State officials predicted a 2.7% growth in revenue. They got approximately half of that number for the fiscal year, which ended June 30. 



August Solar Eclipse in Hopkinsville

July 11, 1017

One of the best places in the country to catch the solar eclipse in August will be Hopkinsville Kentucky. The city spent more than half a million dollars making improvements to accommodate eclipse gazers. They expect approximately 100 thousand people to make their way to Hopkinsville for the eclipse, due to the fact that it is one of the towns identified as having one of the longest views of the event. 



Shooting Victim Taken to Pikeville Medical Center

June 28, 2017

One person was taken to Pikeville Medical Center after being shot last night. Deputies in Pike County say the shooting happened at about 6:30 PM in the Freeburn Community. One person is in custody in connection with the shooting, facing two counts of attempted murder. The victim’s condition is not known. 



Laurel County Woman Faces First-Degree Assault Charges

June 28, 2017

A Laurel County woman faces first-degree assault charges for allegedly cutting her wife’s throat. Deputies say they found the 23-year old victim with two cuts on her throat following a domestic dispute. Investigators recovered the knife and arrested 33-year old Myrtle Smith. The victim was flown to UK Medical Center with serious injuries.