Author: WNKY Staff

Kentucky scores $5.3 billion in planned business investment for second-best year ever

FRANKFORT, Ky.- In 2018, companies pledged nearly $5.3 billion in expansions and new facility locations throughout the Commonwealth, making 2018 the second-highest in Kentucky history for corporate investment. According to Governor Matt Bevin’s office, from those investments spanning 374 individual projects, businesses plan to create more than 14,500 full-time jobs in the coming years. The top-five projects by announced investment…

Funeral held for Louisville police detective killed in the line of duty

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Family, friends and community members gathered to say their final good-byes to the Louisville Metro Police Department detective killed on Christmas Eve. Detective Deidre Mengedoht’s funeral was held at Southeast Christian Church Monday morning. She will be laid to rest at Hebron Cemetery in Bullitt County. Due to rain, the graveside service was canceled. The traditional police radio…

Rapper Master P to pay for funeral of Kentucky boy killed in car crash

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rapper and businessman Master P will pay for the funeral of a 13-year-old Kentucky boy killed in a car crash after a police chase. News outlets report Ki’Anthony Tyus was a passenger in a car reported stolen that crashed into a utility pole Dec. 22, after a Louisville Metro police pursuit. Ki’Anthony’s family says they don’t…

WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday

BARDWELL, Ky. (WPSD) — A local World War II veteran just celebrated his 100th birthday. Thomas E. George, who prefers to go by Tom, calls Countryside Center in Bardwell his home. On Friday, the facility opened its doors to dozens of family, friends, and veterans who came to wish Tom a happy 100th birthday. Tom was drafted during WWII and…

Jambodians Holiday Bash raises money for childhood art and music education

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – With the Christmas holiday behind us, there’s still plenty of giving to do, and one local foundation held an event that gives back to the youth in our communities, but this is something that’s been done for several years. On Saturday, the Jambodians Holiday Bash took place at La Gala, an annual musical event that supports the…