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Former UK Student Pleads Not Guilty

(LEX 18)– A former UK freshman accused of fatally hitting a 4-year-old with his vehicle has pleaded not guilty to charges against him. On Friday morning, Jacob Heil appeared in court to be arraigned on one charge of reckless homicide and one charge of DUI, under 21. His attorney entered a not guilty plea to both…

Guilty Plea

(LEX 18) – A Lexington man pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2017 shooting that left one man dead. Jesse Ray Nance, Jr. pleaded guilty to manslaughter, assault second, and possession of a firearm by a felon in the death of John Moffett Jr. Nance shot Moffett and a woman in the 500-block of…

Midwifery Bill Passes Senate

 Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, explaining Senate Bill 84 in the Senate. (LRC)–Legislation that would recognize, certify and regulate home-birth midwives in Kentucky passed the state Senate by a 32-4 vote. The measure, known as Senate Bill 84, would create a council to advise the state Board of Nursing on the creation of regulations regarding qualifications, standards…

Expungement Bill Advances

(LRC)–Legislation to extend Kentucky’s expungement program to additional people convicted of low-level felonies advanced out of a state Senate committee. “This is not a soft on crime issue,” said Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “This is a jobs issue. That’s what brought me to work on expungements.” The measure,…

Wedding Planning Takes Over 500 Hours

by Zoya Gervis/SWNS–A modern wedding now takes an incredible 528 hours – or 22 full days- of planning from engagement to the big day, according to new data. A study looking into the wedding planning habits and behaviors of 2,000 Americans who have had a wedding in the last year uncovered the most time-consuming parts…

Car Seat Safety Check in Frankfort

(KSP)–Kentucky State Police will host a free car seat safety check event on February 28, 2019 at the KSP headquarters location (919 Versailles Road, Frankfort) from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Troopers who will be performing the car seat safety checks have completed a training course and are certified by Safe Kids Worldwide, a non-profit that…

Hiring Center, Job Fair at Keeneland

Keeneland is readying for its 2019 Spring Meet with today’s announcement of two employment events aimed at filling more than 2,000 seasonal positions: a Hiring Center that opens Feb. 25 and a Job Fair on March 9. Staffing covers Food and Beverage Service, Parking and Security, The Keeneland Shop, Admissions, Programs, Track Maintenance and Guest…

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