A fatal school shooting occurred at Marshall County High School on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Benton, Ky. Two students were killed and 17 others were injured. Police said a suspect was apprehended and the school was locked down.
Sen. Mitch McConnell while speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate reflected on the fatal shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. McConnell said his staff in western Kentucky was at the school and in close contact with local officials.
Wildlands are an essential part of life on our planet, and it is essential for our future that we protect and steward them. Pine Mountain is a 125-mile forested ridgeline in Central Appalachia that is a critical wildlife refuge and migratory route through a region familiar with extensive resource extraction. For over 20 years the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust has worked to protect, connect and restore this expansive biological treasure. The Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor is the largest conservation effort in Kentucky's history.
The Kenton County police department's video of an officer's collision with a deer has generated national and international notice. The department posted the video on Facebook and emphasized how the officer involved was able to maintain control of the police car because he "applied his brakes and steered away from the deer in a controlled manner." The officer wasn't injured and damage to the car was minimal considering the impact. The deer also appeared unharmed.
Keith Moore is one of the biggest maple syrup producers in the state. The sap from his Lawrence County maple trees will allow Moore to produce 1000 bottles of bourbon-aged syrup and 1000 bottles of regular maple syrup this season.
Police in East Lansdowne, Penn., responded to an unusual report about a dinosaur on the loose near an elementary school, posting footage of the unusual sight to Facebook on Feb. 20. A clip shared to the East Lansdowne Police Facebook page shows officers surveying the T-Rex (most likely a fun-loving parent) as the “creatire” diligently crosses the road with a child and another adult. Police say they’ve no problems with the T-Rex, and gave it the all clear.
Evangelist Billy Graham visited the University of Kentucky campus in 1971 for a four-day Central Kentucky Crusade. It was the only crusade visit to Lexington for the man who would become the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.
Bracken County junior Tad Fisher hit a tip-in off an inbound pass with 0.2 seconds left to force overtime in the Polar Bears' game against St. Patrick on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Mason County. Bracken County won 65-62 in overtime