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Hollywood, Kentucky

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Sam Kirby has always had a passion for telling stories.

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EXCLUSIVE: Triple Homicide Suspect Reaches Out to Former High School Classmate

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Stephen Bratcher spoke exclusively with WNKY about the alleged suspect in Monday's triple homicide. 

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Proclamation Against Hate Crimes

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Today at city hall, several bowling green residents presented a proclamation to city commissioners.

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Suspect in Allen County Triple Slaying in Custody

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The Allen County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police are investigating a triple homicide in Scottsville.  

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Shelby's Second Chance: Butler Co. Family Fights to Legalize Marijuana

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A Butler County mom was left hopeless after her daughter was diagnosed with a rare health condition.

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BG Airport Announces Cancellation of Destin Flights

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The Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport only commercial airline has decided to officially stop service in and out of the airport, meaning no more flights to the popular vacation destination Destin, Florida. The Tennessee based Contour Airlines was recently awarded contracts through a program where the federal government subsidizes air service costs to smaller markets. Unfortunately, the Bowling Green airport is not eligible for the assistance because the location to and ser...

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Kentucky Ranks Dead Last in Animal Protection Laws

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Nationally, Kentucky ranks dead last in animal protection laws and for anyone who breaks those laws in Kentucky, they will now face stricter punishments for any abuse towards animals. 

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Kentucky Teenagers Charged with Terroristic Threats

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Police say two Kentucky teenagers have been arrested on charges of making terroristic threats after they allegedly used another teen's image on social media to threaten a school district. 

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Ohio County Man Arrested

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Kentucky State Police served an indictment warrant on a man who was lodged at the Ohio County Detention Center for several drug related charges. 

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Chocolate Festival Brings Community Together

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South Central Kentucky was treated to a sweet event over the weekend.

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Glasgow High Student Made Disturbing Social Media Threat

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Early Friday morning Glasgow High School's administration was told about a threat made on social media by one of their students.  

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Barren Co. Man Charged with Animal Cruelty, Horses Found Starved and Eating Tree Bark

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A gruesome discovery in Barren County…multiple dead horses found on a property and several more starved to the point of eating bark off the trees. The Barren County Sheriffs Office arrested Steven Doty, 57, on six counts of animal cruelty and one count for improper disposal of a dead animal. Deputies say they responded to J Martin Road earlier this week is reference to reports of dead animals on the property. There they discovered multiple dead horses--one found in a sinkhol... More>>

KSP Looking for Bank Robber in Auburn, Ky

KSP Looking for Bank Robber in Auburn, Ky

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Auburn Police called in backup from Kentucky State Police Officers Thursday morning during a bank robbery at the auburn bank and trust banking company on west main street. 

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Trump Speaks Out about Florida Shooting

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PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE NATION THIS MORNING IN A PRESS CONFERENCE.

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Shots Fired Call Leads BGPD to Arrest Two on Gun, Drug Charges

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In Bowling Green, a shots fired report leads officers to find large amounts of ammunition, at least one stolen firearm, illegal narcotics, and drug paraphernalia. Through investigation earlier this week, they discovered a gun and shell casings near an apartment building on Lost Circle Avenue. Inside was Bobbie Drury, 41, Willis Burton, 37, and Joel Robinson, 39, along side hundreds of plastic baggies often used for packaging and selling drugs, a stolen firearm, scales, meth, pipes, ... More>>

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Florida High School Shooting Suspect Charged with 17 Counts Premeditated Murder

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The 19 year old suspect in Wednesday's deadly high school shooting in Florida is facing charges of premeditated murder this morning. 17 people were killed and 14 others were injured in the rampage. We are learning more about the suspect and the victims. 19 year old Nikolas Cruz wore a hospital gown as he entered Broward County Jail Thursday morning. Police say Cruz began his rampage outside Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, then went inside and continued shooting. President Tru... More>>

Florida School Shooting

Florida School Shooting

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Seventeen people are dead and more than a dozen wounded when a lone gunman opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida North of Miami.  

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Marshall County Shooter Arraigned on Friday

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According to the Associated Press, a Kentucky teenager accused of fatally shooting two classmates and wounding several more is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday. 

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9-Year-Old Bowling Green Girl Inspires Many

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A 9-year-old girl in Bowling Green, was bullied, but now she is inspiring others. 

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NAM President and CEO Visits Kentucky

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The President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers visited Kentucky as part of the State of Manufacturing tour to speak with the employees about manufacturing. 

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UPS Sends an Estimated 88 Million Flowers for Valentine's Day

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An estimated 88 million flowers are on their way to love birds today. 

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Several Bowling Green Teachers are Expected to Lose Their Jobs

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Several Bowling Green teachers are expected to lose their jobs.  These cuts could also affect hundreds of parents including the head of the schools, such as superintendent Gary Fields. The Governor's proposed budget cuts could potentially increase to almost thirty jobs with eight certainly being eliminated after a meeting held Monday with the Bowling Green Independent City School Board. More>>

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New Needle Exchange Program in Glasgow

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 The program is for drug users to turn in used needles for new needles.

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Womans Body Found in Knox County Drainage Ditch

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Kentucky State Police are investigating after a womans body is found lying in a drainage ditch that discharges into the Cumberland River.

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Syringe Exchange Program to be Implemented in Barren County

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On Monday, the Glasgow City Council approved the Syringe Exchange Program. The program allows anonymous drug users to swap their dirty needles with clean ones in hopes of cleaning up communities, decreasing the spread of diseases, and providing users a safe place to turn for help. The program discussion began in November, but the county board of heath, county government, and city government had to all approve the program for it to be implemented. The motion passed 5-4 with 1 absten... More>>

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National Corvette Museum Reveals Rare Corvette

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The National Corvette Museum reveals its final restored rare corvette on the 4th anniversary of the sinkhole in the Skydome. 

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Police Investigate a Murder-Suicide in Johnson County

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Five people are now dead after what investigators are calling a murder-suicide in Johnson County, Kentucky. 

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KSP Investigating Death of Warren County Inmate In-Custody

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Kentucky State Police investigating the death of a Warren County inmate. Following court proceedings Thursday morning around 11:20 a.m., an inmate in the holding cell began complaining of chest pains. Jailer Stephen Harmon says he immediately assisted Kevin Rozelle, 53, and summoned additional medical assistance. Medical Center EMS transported the Rozelle to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Kentucky State Police are awaiting autopsy and toxicology results.

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Bowling Green Man Shot During Police Altercation

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A local man has been shot and injured after a Bowling Green officer responded to an emergency call and chose to defend himself during a fight that occurred between the two once he was on scene. 

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Former Larue County Principal Sentenced to 108 months

Former Larue County Principal Sentenced to 108 months

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The former Larue County principal facing child pornography charges was sentenced in U.S. district court yesterday.

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DOW Drop Leaves Wall Street Worried

DOW Drop Leaves Wall Street Worried

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The DOW opened up more than 300 points this morning after a 1032 point sell-off Thursday Since late January, the index has dipped 10 percent from its record high---and flirted with correction territory. 

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Second Government Shutdown Has Ended

Second Government Shutdown Has Ended

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President Trump has signed a bipartisan, $400 billion dollar budget agreement - ending a brief government shutdown that began just after midnight. 

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Bowling Green Doctor Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution

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Federal prosecutors say a former doctor has pleaded guilty to drug distribution and health care fraud charges in Kentucky. U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman says in a Monday statement, 66-year-old Charles Fred Gott admitted in a plea deal to conspiring with members of his office and others to intentionally distribute drugs including opioids without legitimate medical purposes. He also admitted to falsely billing Medicare, Medicaid and other health care benefit programs between 20... More>>

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House Fire in Rockfield, Man Detained on Scene for EPO Violation

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Fire fighters are working to put out a house fire in Rockfield and a man violating an EPO is taking into police custody at the scene.  Warren County Sheriff Deputies say crews have called for additional manpower to 1604 Blue Level Providence Road to assist. Deputies detained the man found at the scene for violation of the protective order and are transporting him to the Warren County Regional Jail. The woman inside of the residence told authorities he also assaulted her and th... More>>

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WKU Men's Basketball: Justin Johnson Named One of Ten Finalists for Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award

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WKU senior forward Justin Johnson was named one of 10 finalists Thursday for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award, making him the first finalist from Hilltopper Basketball since the award’s inception. 

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8 Hour Stand-off in Edmonson County

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A man assaulted two Bowling Green Police Officers, stole a vehicle in Warren County and then barricaded himself in his home for eight hours. 

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Ky Rep. Introduces Resolution Declaring Pornography a Public Health Crisis

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In the House on Wednesday, a Kentucky representative introduced a resolution declaring pornography to be a public health crisis. Melinda Gibbons Prunty - covering Muhlenburg and part of Hopkins in the 15th district - says pornography can cause harm and serious health risks to an individual. The congresswoman wants increased laws that curb obscenity and the objectification of woman. She sites research that reportedly shows pornography has posed greater issues to society over time an...

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Barren County Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison for Theft of Firearms

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A Barren County convicted felon is sentenced to 100 months in prison for theft of firearms. Eric Stockton, 37, of Cave City pleaded guilty to being in possession of a firearm and entered an Alford plea to stealing a firearm from a licensed dealer. The case stems from October 2014, where Stockton allegedly burglarized Horton's Guns. During a traffic stop months later in February 2015, Kentucky State Police discovered a stolen firearm from the burglary in the car and two other fir...

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Hearing for Man Convicted of '96 Murder

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It was 22 years ago when a 17-year-old committed a senseless crime in Gardenside Way.

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Controversy Following Death of Colts Player

Controversy Following Death of Colts Player

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Manuel Orrego-Savala pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning, one day after he claimed during another court appearance he was not behind the wheel of the pickup truck that killed Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson and Uber driver Jeff Monroe. 

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Authorities Searching for Suspect Accused of Assaulting Two BGPD Officers

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Bowling Green authorities are searching for a man who they say assaulted two officers and fled on foot. It happened around 4 a.m. this morning when Bowling Green police attempted to serve an arrest warrant at Jameson Inn. At this time, we do not know the suspects identity, but police say the two officers involved were not hurt in the incident. WNKY will keep you updated as we learn more.

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Lawmakers Attempt to Avoid Government Shutdown

Lawmakers Attempt to Avoid Government Shutdown

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Lawmakers on capitol hill say they are making progress on a bi-partisan deal to avoid another government shutdown this year. 

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Armed and Dangerous Kentucky Man at Large

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Kentucky authorities are searching for a Danville man who they say kidnapped and assaulted a woman. 
 

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New Security Measures at Marshall Co. High School

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A Kentucky high school where two students were killed in a shooting last month has begun using metal detectors as an added security precaution.

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KY Supreme Court Makes Changes for Public Hearings

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The Supreme Court of Kentucky has made some scheduling changes that we want to make you aware of, regarding when you can attend a public hearing taking place in Frankfort.

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Convicted Murderer Believes Sentencing is Unfair

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After committing two murders back in 1996, a man from Bowling Green is now telling the Kentucky Supreme Court the sentencing they gave him for his crimes is completely unfair.

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Employee Falls Off Roof at Scottsville Factory

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A roofing contractor employee fell of a roof at a Scottsville factory. The contractor employee fell of the roof of the Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Plant in Scottsville on Tuesday afternoon while working on a re-roofing project.  Another worker saw the incident and called 9-1-1. An ambulance was then dispatched to the scene. No further details are known at this time including the contractor employee's name or injuries.  Sumitomo and the roofing contractor are both in...

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Distracted Driving is the Number One Killer of Teens

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 WNKY News' Cecilia Herrell went to Barren County High School as students got a chance to learn more about the risks of distracted driving.

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BGHS Football Coach Kevin Wallace Resigns

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Bowling Green High School Football Coach, Kevin Wallace, has resigned.

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Judge Refuses to Drop Arrest Warrant on Wikileaks Founder

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Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, will likely remain in an embassy in London -- where he's been holed up since 2012. 

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BCHS Students "Drive" Simulators to Feel Effects of Driving Under the Influence

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It's not the typical day at Barren County High School. 

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Senator Rand Paul to Conduct Hearing on Wasteful Government Spending in D.C. Tuesday

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Senator Rand Paul is at his home away from home today - Washington D.C. - where this afternoon he's set to conduct a hearing on wasteful government spending.

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Kentucky Gas Prices Rise

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According to AAA East Central's gas price report west central Kentucky Gas prices have increased by ten cents this week to $2.52 per gallon. 

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Former Louisville CFO Sentenced in Federal Prison

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In Louisville, a former CFO of a Louisville insurance company has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison.

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Bowling Green Doctor Pleads Guilty

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A well-known Bowling Green doctor has now pleaded guilty for multiple charges of health care fraud and for the distribution and dispensing of a controlled substance. 

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Morgantown City Hall Receives Over 200 Thousand Dollar Grant for Renovations

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The staple of Morgantown will be getting a makeover, thanks to over two hundred thousand dollars in grant funding. 

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Nassar Handed Final Sentencing

Nassar Handed Final Sentencing

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Disgraced former sports Doctor Larry Nassar read a brief statement to his victims at his final sentencing.  Minutes later, Judge Janice Cunningham sent him away for another 40 to 125 years in prison.                    

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Washington Remains Focused On The Republican Memo

Washington Remains Focused On The Republican Memo

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President Trump lashed out on Twitter Monday against the top ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

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Opioid Abuse Campaign "Don't Let Them Die" Expands Online

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"Don't Let Them Die" - A Kentucky campaign fighting against opioid abuse - is now expanding online.

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Amtrak in South Carolina Leaves Casualties

Amtrak in South Carolina Leaves Casualties

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Two people have been killed in a train collision in South Carolina early Sunday morning. Sixty-two patients have been treated and six have been admitted at the three main hospitals. Some passenger cars to derail. Captain Adam Myrick from the Lexington County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the two people who were killed were Amtrak personnel. More>>

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Rowdy Eagles' Fans Celebrate 1st Ever Super Bowl Win

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Rowdy fans came out to celebrate the Eagles' first ever super bowl victory late Sunday night in Philadelphia.

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KSP in Hot Water After Super Bowl Tweet

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While some found the tweet harmless, others including Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Grimes, found the joke tasteless and she sent a tweet out on her own demanding an apology.

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Daviess County Woman Arrested During Traffic Violation

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In Daviess County, the Kentucky State Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. 

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Courtroom Violence Breaks Out in Nassar Trial

Courtroom Violence Breaks Out in Nassar Trial

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A distraught father apologized to a judge after his courtroom outburst during Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing. 

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BREAKING - Nunes Memo to Be Released

BREAKING - Nunes Memo to Be Released

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President Trump has agreed to declassify a controversial memo, over the objections of his top law enforcement officials. 

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As Super Bowl Weekend Approaches, DUI Number Down in Bowling Green

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The Super Bowl has become synonymous with eating, celebrating...and drinking. 

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A Dog's New Day

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This is Charming.  A name fitting for his personality, but definitely not his life.

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Woman Accused of Murdering Twin Sister is Now Free

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In Hawaii, a woman accused of murdering her twin sister by driving them both off a cliff is now free. 

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Henderson Man Arrested For Rape

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A Henderson man was arrested after a criminal investigation on February 1st. 

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Classified 'Nunes Memo' Close to Being Released

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The public may soon get to read a classified memo that alleges the FBI and Justice Department went too far in its surveillance of Trump campaign officials as part of an investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election.

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President Trump Denounces Pakistan for Failure to Crack Down on Terrorism

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President Trump has denounced Pakistan for failing to crackdown on terrorism, and now, officials in neighboring Afghanistan say they have proof Pakistan has been harboring extremists.

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BCSO Warns of IRS Phone Scam

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It's that time of year again...IRS phone scams are back and the Barren County Sheriffs Office wants you to be prepared this time. 

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Intoxicated Man Asleep Behind the Wheel, Cooler of Drugs in Vehicle

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In Bowling Green, police arrest a man for a DUI after he's found slumped over, asleep behind the wheel at an ATM and inside the car, they find in a cooler full of drugs. 

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Super Bowl Experience

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All 51 team rings are now on display at the Super Bowl Experience at Minneapolis Convention Center.

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Gov. Bevin's Budget Proposal Contains Many Cuts in Public Education

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Governor Matt Bevin has a two year budget proposal that would keep per student, K-12 funding at the same level in the next two fiscal years, but there will be cuts else where including more than $138 million from public transportation.

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Four Kentucky Lawmakers On Train that Crashed

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 The Amtrak train was carrying dozens of lawmakers to a Republican Police Retreat in West Virginia, when it hit a garbage truck in a small town in Virginia. 

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New School Security Procedures Following MCHS Shooting

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Following the fatal shooting at Marshall County High School, new security procedures are being put in place.

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Nashville Mayor, Megan Barry, Had Extramarital Affair

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The Mayor of Nashville, Megan Barry, announced Wednesday that she had an extramarital affair with her head of security, Sergeant Robert Forrest. 

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Edmonson County Homeowner Holds Burglar at Gunpoint

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WNKY News' Cecilia Herrell talked with Edmonson County Sheriff, Shane Doyle on Wednesday about the incident. 

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Hart County High Student Arrested After Gun Threat

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 The student was charged with terroristic threatening 2nd degree. 

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Fayette County Man Arrested for Child Exploitation

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Kentucky State Police arrested, 26-year-old, Paul J. Fontana with child exploitation offenses. 

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Developing: Train Carrying Republicans Hits Trash Truck, Four KY Rep. On Board

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A train carrying republicans to a retreats hits a trash truck Wednesday morning.

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Hoover to Run Unopposed

Hoover to Run Unopposed

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Following months of controversy, former House Speaker Jeff Hoover will be running un-opposed this year.

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Tamiflu Shortage in Parts of Kentucky

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As concern over the flu rises across the country, parts of Kentucky are experiencing another frightening situation - a Tamiflu shortage.

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Two Found in Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Drugs Inside

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In Bee Spring, two are found in possession of a stolen vehicle and inside, deputies find drugs, scales, and paraphernalia.

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Ky Official: Prisons Set to Run Out of Space by 2019

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The state is seeing the effects of the national opioid epidemic. 

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Former "Glee" Actor Dies in Apparent Suicide After Pleading Guilt for Child Pornography Charges

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Best known for his role on the tv show 'Glee', actor Mark Salling has died from an apparent suicide.

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