Authorities say a man is in custody for allegedly making a threat that prompted a Kentucky school district to cancel classes and a high school to suspend activities.

Anderson County Public Schools said on its website that classes were canceled today (Fri) at all schools due to the threat.

In neighboring Shelby County, the school system said it was suspending all activities that were planned at Shelby County High School until further notice. The district is on fall break so regular classes aren't in session.


In college football, it’s homecoming weekend at the University of Kentucky, as the Wildcats take on Vanderbilt. 
UK is 5 and 1 on the season and resumes play after a week off. The Commodores are 2 and 4 but UK coach Mark Stoops says they’re a better team than their record suggests. 

Stoops told WFPL: "You see the team that’s very hungry, that plays very hard, and well-coached. They’re just looking for that breakthrough.” 

UK and Vandy kick off at 7:30pm tomorrow in Lexington. 


  Drug companies may have to disclose in television ads how much a drug costs under a proposal the Trump administration released this week. The move is an effort to prompt more transparency in drug pricing. 

WFPL's Lisa Gillespie spoke with Sarah Ferguson, a mother who is concerned about her daughter's insulin costs.

WalletHub, a personal finance website company, places Kentucky 41st nationally in overall energy efficiency. The ranking comes based on such things as home energy consumption versus temperature readings and annual vehicle miles driven per capita.


The next season of Top Chef takes place in Kentucky- which a Bravo executive recently characterized as a ‘rising culinary destination’ in an interview with People magazine.

Sara Bradley is the chef at farm-to-table restaurant freight house in Paducah. She is only Kentuckian competing in her home state this season and says she felt like a tour guide for the other contestants.

Louisville Metro Government is expanding its Reimage program thanks to a $1.3 million federal grant. 
Reimage is an initiative meant to help teens and young adults who have been involved with the criminal justice system to further their education or find work.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has released voter registration totals ahead of the general election on Nov. 6.

Despite controlling a historically-low number of elected offices in Kentucky, Democrats still represent the largest chunk of voters registered in the state.

Of the 3.4 million Kentuckians registered this year, 49.6 percent are Democrats, 41.7 percent are Republicans and 8.68 percent are registered with another party or as “other,” according to the secretary of state’s office.

Braidy Industries Getting Another State Fund Boost

Oct 18, 2018


Braidy Industries will receive a four million dollar grant from the Abandoned Mine Lands fund, established to revitalize former coal mine areas. The Herald Leader reports the cost of the mill in northeastern Kentucky has increased by at least 300 million dollars since April last year.

The grant will be used to build a grid of concrete support piers and columns at the site of the proposed mill. Braidy has promised 600 jobs with an average annual salary of 70-thousand dollars and plans to open its doors in 2020.

Lexington Airport To Add Non-Stop Trip to D.C.

Oct 18, 2018
Stu Johnson

Starting in 2019, Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport will begin offering non-stop service to the nation’s capital.  This flight will replace another flight to New Jersey.

Candidates for Kentucky’s 5th District State Representative answered questions on the state’s service tax at a forum in Murray on Tuesday. The legislation went into effect in July and requires businesses and nonprofits to collect sales tax on services. Democratic candidate David Ramey says the bill is terrible “all the way across the board.” He says if elected he would vote to repeal the tax as it applies to church picnics like Fancy Farm.


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The Justice family companies’ difficulties paying taxes over the years are well documented. But tax collectors haven’t been the only ones trying to recover debts from companies once operated by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and now in control of his family.

A review of court documents by the Ohio Valley ReSource found at least five cases in which judges ruled that Justice family companies failed to pay suppliers for goods or services.


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The commission has for months now been considering a proposal that would roll back its oversight of water pollution control standards along the Ohio River.

The 8-state body says standards set by member states will protect water quality in the Ohio. And the board argues the federal EPA will provide adequate oversight.

But at a meeting Thursday, the committee tasked with making recommendations to the commission said it needed more time.

ORSANCO Director Richard Harrison says thousands of people have weighed in on the proposal.

Rebecca Kiger

After decades of addiction to heroin and prescription opioids, Wendy Crites finally made a clean break.

“For the first time in my life I just wanted to be off of it,” she said from her home in Ranson, West Virginia. “I hit rock bottom.”

Last year the ReSource profiled Crites, a single mother getting by on low-wage jobs during her first year of sobriety.



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