LOCAL NEWS

Mistrial in Knox County Murder Case

July 11, 2017

A murder case in Knox County has been declared a mistrial before there was any testimony. The judge did not explain why he declared a mistrial yesterday (June 10) in the trail against Patrick Baker. Baker is accused of shooting and killing Donald Mills back in May 2014. Prosecutors say Baker and several others dressed as US Marshals, and broke into Mills’ home, demanding cash and drugs. The trail is rescheduled to begin in late October. 

 

 

Escaped Inmates in Lexington

July 11, 2017

Law enforcement is looking for two inmates who ran from a minimum-security prison in Lexington. Prison officials say Jason Lindbloom and Jason Prater escaped the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington on Sunday night. Both men were serving drug sentences. 

 

 

New Jobs Soon to be in Wurtland in Northeastern Kentucky

July 11, 2017

More than 100 new jobs are expected in Northeastern Kentucky as a company, which makes cement-based products, chemicals, etc., prepares to begin operations in Wurtland. Wright-Mix Material Solutions expects to invest more than 8 million dollars fixing a building for their operations, beginning to fix in August. They should be ready to hire as many as 130 workers when they begin their operations early next year. 

 

 

State Representative Wants to Slow Rising Cost of Power Bills in Kentucky

July 11, 2017 

A State Representative wants to put the brakes on rising power bills in Kentucky. Representative Chris Harris pre-filed two bills asking the state Public Service Commission to consider backtracking its approval of more than 100 million dollars in rate hikes. A second bill would allow the Public Service Commission to have more control over utility matters in the commonwealth. 

 

 

Harlan County Man Arrested

July 11, 2017

A Harlan County man was arrested after he ran from police during a traffic stop. Officers in Cumberland City tried pulling over a car driven by 31-year old Jimmy Baldwin on June 28. Instead of pulling over, Baldwin hit the gas, drove over 100 miles per hour, and endangered two passengers. He eventually pulled over, only to take off on foot. He was arrested on the afternoon of July 8.