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Nine distillery workers indicted in massive whiskey heist

Kentucky authorities have indicted nine distillery workers on Tuesday and charged them with carting away more bourbon whiskey than "one man could drink in a lifetime."

Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell headed to Kentucky Hall of Fame

Brian Littrell from the Backstreet Boys has a major reason to celebrate. He will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum this year.

Kentucky and Wisconsin have one big advantage over other teams still alive in NCAA Tournament

There are 16 teams still alive in the NCAA Tournament. But Wisconsin and Kentucky have one big advantage over the rest: Both teams are really tall, even by basketball standards.

Brooklyhn Woods talks 'When You Love A Wild Thing' Special

Country newcomer Brooklyhn Woods chatted about her debut single "When You Love A Wild Thing," her musical influences and Kentucky roots.

Kentucky police are searching for fictional 'Frozen' character

Harlan - One police department in Kentucky is blaming a fictional Disney character for the harsh winter weather that has hit the state this week and they have issued a warrant for her arrest.

Op-Ed: Alison Lundergan Grimes surges in race to knock out McConnell Special

Frankfort - The Kentucky Derby is nicknamed the "Running of the Roses" and is held every May in the state. For Democratic Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes, everything is coming up roses in her race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Camper plunges over precipice while sleepwalking

Slade - A camping trip almost turned deadly, after an unnamed Ohio resident plunged 60 feet over a precipice while sleepwalking.

Nick Parker’s leadership key to turnaround for Bracken County Special

Brooksville - Bracken County running back and defensive back Nick Parker was named team captain for his football team this season. He hopes to lead his team to a turnaround from last year when they finished 2-9.

Mysterious deaths of Asian carp

Startling statistic of the week: half a million invasive silver carp are dead in a Kentucky river, and nobody knows why.

Jake Owen serenades a lucky couple at his Kentucky show

Bowling Green - Just when you thought that you could not possibly admire country singer Jake Owen any more, he proves his fans wrong again.

8 rare Corvettes swallowed by sinkhole

Bowling Green - Eight vehicles, including two Corvette ZR1s, were swallowed by an opening under the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky this morning.

Kentucky residents protest IRS

Louisville - Opponents of the IRS and its recent targeting of conservative groups have been protesting across the nation; it's no different in the state of Kentucky where protesters took to the streets with a surprisingly Libertarian stance against the IRS.

Is Kentucky next to legalize medical marijuana? Polls say yes

A new poll shows that the residents of the state of Kentucky overwhelmingly approve of medical marijuana laws being passed in the state.

Kentucky Senate passes bill to license industrial hemp farming

The Kentucky Senate passed a bill to license legal farming of industrial hemp, should the crop be legalized by the federal government.

Unexplained loud 'booms' heard over Kentucky and Indiana (video)

For some time now, people have reported strange sounds and booms, right across the USA. The latest incident happened in Indiana and Kentucky, and no one knows what caused it.

Ashley Judd's a strong Democratic challenger, according to poll

According to a recent PPP poll, if Ashley Judd ran for US Senate on the Democratic ticket, GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would still win; but, it would be by a slim lead.

Actress Ashley Judd entertaining idea of US Senate run

Actress Ashley Judd is giving consideration for a possible 2014 US Senate run in Kentucky against GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

4.3-magnitude earthquake hit Kentucky on Saturday

Whitesburg - Kentucky experienced a 4.3-magnitude quake on Saturday with the epicenter located around ten miles west of Whitesburg. No injuries or serious damage have been reported.

Constitutional amendment protecting 'right to hunt' proposed

Frankfort - Who becomes President and which party controls Congress are not the only questions that will be answered Tuesday, in fact, there are many state and local initiatives on ballots, including an initiative in Kentucky making hunting a constitutional right.

Chemical spill after train derails in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville - A hazmat alert has been issued in southern Louisville, Kentucky after a train derailed in the area, resulting in a chemical spill and strong chemical odor.

Kentucky restaurant shut down after roadkill found in kitchen

Williamsburg - A Chinese restaurant located in Kentucky was forced to shut its doors after the owners were allegedly caught bringing in roadkill.

Kentucky father arrested for leaving son in car

Disaster was narrowly averted this time, when one two year-old in Kentucky was left in a car outside his father's office.

11-month-old baby dies after being left in hot car for six hours

Lafayette - In an instance of unimaginable heartbreak, this week Louisiana authorities have launched an investigation into the death of an 11-month-old baby. The baby was left in his father's vehicle for several hours in hot weather.

Mini-series: The 'Hatfields & McCoys'

The History Channel has put together a star-studded, six hour mini-series chronicling the life and times of the legendary feud between the "Hatfields & McCoys."

Duke still tops the list as favorite men's basketball team

As college basketball gets ready to crown its champion Monday night, it seems that a team that got beat early on is the favorite team, according to recent Harris Poll.

Bird swarm plagues La Grange Kentucky residents daily

Residents of La Grange Kentucky, U.S. are being plagued by a swarm of birds that arrive daily before dark. According to reports, the birds have been visiting by the thousands since November.

Ship hauling NASA rockets hits Kentucky's Eggner Ferry Bridge

A freighter, the Delta Mariner, carrying space rocket components from Decatur, Alabama, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for NASA, and the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, got stuck along the Tennessee River after it hit a bridge on Thursday.

Wintry weather causes 41-car pileup in Kentucky

Dry Ridge - Wintry weather is being cited as the cause of a massive 41-car pileup in Kentucky. The multi-car accident occurred on the southbound lane of I-75 on Monday.

DUI suspect pulled over and accidentally sets car on fire

Louisville - Police pulled a Louisville, Ky. woman over for suspicion of driving under the influence early Thursday morning. Not only did the woman end up being charged, she also set her car on fire.

Kentucky town loses half of its firefighters over dispute

Hustonville - The small town has just seen a mass exodus of half of its firefighters after the local mayor accused the staff of misusing their firehouse.
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