Local High School Booster Club Audited

IRS officials are investigating the Fern Creek High School Booster Club. About $500,000 previously recorded in the club’s books is unaccounted for. It’s unclear whether the missing money was embezzled or if a bookkeeping error is to blame. Attorney Charles Adkins says it will be difficult to determine where the money could have gone because […]

Warrant Issued for Metro Messenger Publisher

In June, WFPL reported on the Metro Messenger. The monthly newspaper was meant to be an alternative to what publisher David Rose called the “negative focus” of Louisville’s mainstream media. Here’s some bad news. Rose is now wanted by the police. WHAS11 reports that Rose allegedly bilked his girlfriend out of thousands of dollars, making […]

Supreme Court Rules for Kentucky Man, With Caveat

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a Kentucky man facing a nearly nine-year prison sentence for crack cocaine charges is eligible to have his sentence reduced. William Freeman agreed to the sentence in a plea deal, which was based on the sentencing guidelines for crack. When those guidelines changed, Freeman tried to have his […]

Alleged Discrimination at Hazard Pool Sparks Investigation

Several parties are investigating an alleged act of discrimination in Hazard, Kentucky. The two men, who also have developmental disabilities, say they were told to leave the public pool in the Hazard Pavilion because they were a couple. Others, however, say the two were making public displays of affection, which aren’t allowed at all in […]

Retroactive Fair Sentencing Act Enforcement Likely Won’t Affect Kentucky Case

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is pushing for criminals serving jail time or possession of crack cocaine to have their sentences reduced, but his efforts are unlikely to affect one of the most famous local cases involving crack cocaine. Holder’s recommendation is related to the Fair Sentencing Act. Previously, possession of the more expensive powder […]

Judge Rules for Marathon in Gouging Case

A Frankfort judge, in a price gouging case against Marathon Petroleum, has refused to force the oil company to roll back gas prices in Kentucky. In the wake of April flooding, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway accused Marathon Petroleum of price gouging during a State of Emergency declared on April 26th. Conway wanted Franklin Circuit […]

Drug Czar Says Kasper Isn’t Enough to Fight Drug Abuse

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky’s system for tracking prescription drug sales is “forward leaning” but it’s not enough to curb abuse. That’s according to U.S. Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske. Speaking to the Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, Kerlikowske said the system, known as KASPER, and similar initiatives in other states work well, […]

Experts Testify in Gas Price Gouging Case

In Frankfort, two economic experts battled it out in a day long hearing in Kentucky’s gas price gouging case against Marathon Petroleum. The state is accusing Marathon of gasoline price gouging during a state of emergency declared on April 26th and still in effect. Peter Ashton, a consulting economist for the attorney general’s office, said […]

Supreme Court Ruling on Kentucky Case Could Give Police More Power in Warrantless Searches

The Supreme Court’s ruling in a case out of Kentucky could give law enforcement officers more power to enter homes without warrants. The case came from Lexington, where law enforcement officers burst into Hollis King’s home after smelling marijuana and having reason to believe he was destroying evidence. The police, however, were not looking for […]