According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Princeton Fire Department reports a semi-truck overturned on I-69/Former WKY PKWY at the 74.2 mile marker Southbound between the Princeton and Eddyville Exits.
I-69 will be closed for at least an hour at this site to allow removal of the truck. The detour will be via KY 91 and US 62 which parallels I-69 in this area.
The crash has damaged the right of way and thrown mud on the driving surface, so there will likely be an extended cleanup effort which will require a lane restriction through the afternoon at this site.
A federal HIV vaccine trial that Vanderbilt University is being halted because of poor results. The nation’s most advanced clinical trial was stopped this week when an independent review discovered that more people who got a vaccine tested positive for HIV than those who received a placebo.
The trial involved 19 cities and had enrolled individuals marketed to people considered at high risk for contracting the virus.
A newly-released report answers a lot of questions about a deadly shooting by an off-duty Warren County bailiff.
After filing an Open Records request, WKU Public Radio has received the complete investigative report on the shooting that occurred February 28 on the 31W-Bypass in Bowling Green.
The nearly 200-page report appears to substantiate the self-defense claim by Tommy Brown, the off-duty court security officer who fired three shots at 27-year-old Brandon Bradshaw.
Brown told investigators that Bradshaw had cut him off in traffic when he rolled down his window and said “Man, you almost hit me,” to which Bradshaw replied, "almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades,” then raised his middle finger and used profanity.
The two men then jockeyed back and forth in traffic before Bradshaw asked Brown to pull into a parking lot.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says there is “a good chance” he will run for governor in 2015. Conway has often been mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate to take over the governor’s mansion from two-term incumbent Steve Beshear.
In an interview this week with the editorial board of The Courier-Journal, the 43-year-old Conway also repeated his previous statements that he won’t challenge U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell next year.
Conway, who is finishing his second term as Attorney General, said he won’t “defer to anybody” when making a decision whether or not to run for governor. Other Democrats who have expressed interest in the gubernatorial contest are former state Auditor Crit Luallen, current auditor Adam Edelen, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, and former Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo.
On the GOP side, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie have often been mentioned as possible candidates.
A spokeswoman for the Kentucky Department of Highways in Bowling Green is facing DUI and other charges following an accident Wednesday night, the Daily News reported.
According to state police, a car driven by 47-year-old Kiersten Jaggers of Smiths Grove veered off of Fairview Boiling Springs Road and hit a mobile home. It’s occupants were not hurt but were displaced because of damage to the home.
Jaggers told police she had been drinking at a bar on Old Louisville Road. According to court records, police found what appeared to be an open container of alcohol and 20 Valium pills inside the car.
Jaggers posted bond Thursday from the Warren County Regional Jail. Online jail records show Jaggers was arrested for DUI in 2005 and 2011. She was also charged in 2006 with alcohol intoxication in a public place.