Matt Markgraf

The trial for the teenager accused in the Marshall County High School shooting is moving to Christian County.

The Marshall Circuit Court approved an agreed order on Friday to move the trial to Christian Circuit Court, set for June 1, 2020.

Attorneys are expecting a large jury pool. Gabe Parker’s attorneys requested a venue change, arguing it’d be difficult to find an unbiased jury in the close-knit Marshall County community. The prosecution agreed the trial should be moved, but wanted to keep it as close to home as possible.

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Kentucky's chief election official is projecting about 12.5 percent of the state's registered voters will turn out for next week's primary election.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday it appears turnout next Tuesday will be consistent with past primary elections, based partly on current absentee voting patterns.

Grimes says it's "not OK" for such a small portion of Kentuckians to vote and says she hopes more Kentuckians go to the polls to prove her prediction wrong.

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This week in Kentucky politics, candidates for governor and other statewide offices made their final pitches ahead of the primary election. Democrats running for governor participated in three televised debates, Republicans running for attorney general continued to sling mud at eachother and one of Gov. Matt Bevin’s primary challengers still thinks he’ll win. Jean West from member station WFPL talked to Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled. 

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A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators including West Virginia Republican Shelley Moore Capito this week introduced two bills aimed at further regulating a group of toxic chemicals known as PFAS.

The chemicals include PFOA, or C-8, used to make nonstick products and other similar chemicals used in flame retardants. They have been detected in at least 10 water systems in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Exposure has been linked to some cancers and thyroid problems at very low levels.

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Owensboro

Owensboro Initiates Downtown Entertainment District with 'To Go' Alcoholic Drinks

Owensboro’s efforts to boost its nightlife takes a step forward Friday. It will be the first evening people will be able to openly carry alcoholic drinks downtown.Owensboro’s ‘Friday After 5’ this weekend is the first event to take advantage of the city’s newly created entertainment district. 

It’s an area that runs along the riverfront and for five blocks inland, and includes the RiverPark Center, the convention center, the Bluegrass Museum and downtown hotels and restaurants.

  Abortion is perhaps one of the most polarizing issues in Kentucky. In 2014, about 57 percent of Kentuckians said the procedure should be illegal in all or most cases, according to the Pew Research Center.

PTTG

As a new plastics industry emerges in the Ohio Valley, a report by environmental groups warns that the expansion of plastics threatens the world’s ability to keep climate change at bay.

Preview: 2019 Primary Election, Kentucky Governor Race

May 15, 2019
University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media

Kentucky's 2019 Primary Election is set to take place Tuesday, May 21. Political Columnist and former Political Reporter for the Courier-Journal, Al Cross, is the Director of the Institue for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky. He shared his thoughts on the Republican and Democratic candidates in the race for Kentucky Governor. 

Kentucky.com

  People inspired by the People’s Campaign asked the Urban County Council for equitable pay for sanitation workers.

Javier Perez told the council that he has put in his two weeks notice to take a job with higher pay. He says there are newly hired coworkers who make more money than he does.

“When you start new drivers on $19 and I'm teaching drivers and I'm making $18. That don’t make sense,” he said.

Perez was one of four people who expressed concerns over new employees making more money than people with years on the job.

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A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators including West Virginia Republican Shelley Moore Capito this week introduced two bills aimed at further regulating a group of toxic chemicals known as PFAS.

The chemicals include PFOA, or C-8, used to make nonstick products and other similar chemicals used in flame retardants. They have been detected in at least 10 water systems in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Exposure has been linked to some cancers and thyroid problems at very low levels.

PTTG

As a new plastics industry emerges in the Ohio Valley, a report by environmental groups warns that the expansion of plastics threatens the world’s ability to keep climate change at bay.

From MyTownTV streaming of event

A large whiteboard in an Ashland, Kentucky, unemployment office is covered with a list of companies that are currently hiring. Senior career counselor Melissa Sloas said that just a few years ago, that board was a lot emptier.

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