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.
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.
The deadly Las Vegas shooting brought to light the use of a device called a "bump stock,” which allows a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic ones. Critics say that the device disregards current federal restrictions on automatic guns, but a gun store owner in Texas disagrees.
Nigel Smith was named as the head football coach at Lexington Catholic High School on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. He is the fourth head coach overall and the first black head coach in the program's history.
You may have heard that going outside in the winter without a hat on will result in catching a cold, but is that really true? A doctor separates fact from fiction when it comes to what actually causes us to get sick.
Shane Romines posted a Facebook video Friday pledging money for metal detectors in Corbin schools and challenging other community leaders to step up to similarly help defray expenses for smoke detectors in school districts. Some have joined the fund-raising drive which has expanded to about four counties.
Kentucky's Wenyen Gabriel reflects on how the team grew closer after the streak of losses before the win over Alabama. "Those losses hurt ... that bonded us together even more." Recovering to win against Alabama should help the team as it faces its next opponents.