Police searching for inmate who escaped from Hart County Jail Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 

Darron M. Wren, 30, of Cave City, Kentucky, reportedly escaped from the jail in Munfordville Tuesday afternoon.

Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood some of the acts announced for 2020 Hometown Rising Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 

Get ready for a lot of boot, scoot, boogie and bourbon this September.

        

Louisville pastor killed by semitruck remembered as ‘friend to everyone’ Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 

George Blevens, 77, was driving on the Columbia Parkway Saturday when he was hit by a semitruck and killed just east of Glasgow, Kentucky.

Study: Kentucky has one of the worst economies in the US Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 

According to a study by seniorliving.org, Kentucky ranked 49th in the country, behind only Mississippi.

Indiana man with ‘Crime Pays’ tattoo arrested again Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 

Donald Murray, 38, was busted Monday in Terre Haute after leading police on a short chase.

JCPS Another Step Closer To Having Armed SROs Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 

A small group of protesters opposed a plan to put armed school resource officers in Jefferson County Schools.Armed school resource officers are a step closer to becoming a presence in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). The school board’s policy committee weighed in for the final time on the plan for a new school police force Tuesday night. The draft plan calls for school resource officers (called “school safety officers”) to carry firearms.

District officials said they updated the draft policy and procedures to comply with Senate Bill 8, which would require all school resource officers in Kentucky to be armed. The bill has been passed by the state House and Senate and is currently on the governor’s desk.

“Our expectation is either through him signing it, or him not signing, or through his veto that gets overridden, that SB8 will be the law of the land once those things happen,” JCPS policy director Jonathan Lowe told the committee.

Lowe said they also revised the number of magazines officers would carry, lowering the number from three to two in response to discussion at a prior committee meeting.

Sonja Debries was among a small group protesting armed school officers at the meeting.

“Quite frankly when I’ve sat through these meetings and heard them talk about three clips or two clips, that’s not what we should be talking about when we’re talking about making our schools safer,” Debries said.

Debries, like other activists in Jefferson County, worries that children of color will be more at risk of racially biased policing if armed officers are in the schools.

The draft policy will go to the board for consideration at its March meeting, when it is likely to face push-back from some members who oppose armed police in schools.

The earliest the board would take a final vote on the measure would be April.

Certain that armed SRO bill will become law, JCPS moving ahead with security policies Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 

Members of the Jefferson County Board of Education have debated for months whether or not officers in a JCPS security force should carry guns in schools, but draft policies and procedures presented to the board’s policy committee have always had…

Offenders have died, re-offended in the first 60 days since their release by former Gov. Bevin Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 

More than half of the inmates released by Matt Bevin were low-level drug offenders.

        

Kentucky reaches record number of registered voters Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 

The last day to register to vote before the May primary is April 20.

Infrastructure, quality of life improvements among top priorities for Jeffersonville mayor Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore delivered his State of the City address to the community on Tuesday

        

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