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Gov. Beshear releases undisclosed documents related to state’s investment in Braidy Industries

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear has released documents related to Kentucky’s investment in Braidy Industries. 
The documents include a letter of intent regarding Kentucky’s $15 million investment, stock purchase agreement, voting agreement and investors’ rights agreement. Kentucky Today file photo The documents also reveal the names of those invested in Braidy Industries. 
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Attorney McMurtry to challenge Massie in 4th Congressional District Republican primary election

NKyTribune staff Northern Kentucky attorney Todd McMurtry has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the 4th District U.S. Congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep.Thomas Massie, R-KY. McMurtry posted the following statement on Twitter: McMurtry “Just filed in Frankfort to seek the Republican nomination to represent Kentucky’s 4th congressional district. We need someone who is...

Kentucky State Police charge former Graves Commonwealth’s Attorney with misuse of public funds.

In January of 2019, Kentucky State Police were asked by newly elected Graves Commonwealth’s Attorney, Richie Kemp, to investigate Mr. David L. Hargrove for allegations that he used public funds for personal expenses.   Hargrove served as the Graves County Commonwealth’s Attorney until January 1st of 2019. The investigation focused on the use of court ordered forfeiture funds and how they were...

Covington man indicted for sodomy and sexual abuse of child under the age of twelve

The Kenton County Grand Jury returned an Indictment Thursday against Keith Edward West, 42, charging him with three counts of 1st Degree Sodomy and two counts of 1st Degree Sexual Abuse, all of a child under the age of twelve. West West is scheduled for arraignment on the charges January 13 at 9 a.m. before Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe in Courtroom 6A of the Kenton County Justice Center. West,...

Traffic stop by Boone County Sheriff deputies on I-75 results in seizure of pharmacy of illegal drugs

Boone County Sheriff’s deputies conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 75 south of Richwood got much more than they bargained for. The occupants of the vehicle, Robert H. McKenzie, 49, of Olympia, Kentucky, and Tiffany G. Marlow, 31, of Salt Lick, Kentucky, had outstanding warrants. It was what they had in the car, however, that got them in real trouble. McKenzie, left and Marlow A search uncovered...

Sandmann lawyers agree to settlement in defamation lawsuit against CNN, terms not disclosed

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Parties for both sides in the lawsuit involving Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann and CNN have confirmed that a settlement was reached Tuesday. The settlement was agreed to at the federal courthouse in Covington but details, including a monetary amount, were not made public. Sandmann, left and Phillips Sandmann’s attorneys sought $275 million in...

News Briefs: Five Seasons names Harris COO; Flagship acquires 44th property; mortgages at record

Five Seasons Family Sports Club (Five Seasons) has named Heather Harris its Chief Operating Officer. Five Seasons consists of five clubs located in Crestview Hills, Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and Northbrook and Burr Ridge, Illinois. Harris “I look forward to mentoring a motivated Five Seasons team to develop new strategies to create affordable ways to engage individuals and families in...

State’s constitutional officers sworn into positions during inaugural ceremony at Capitol on Monday

Kentucky’s constitutional officers were sworn into their positions in an inaugural ceremony at the State Capitol on Monday morning. Secretary of State Michael G. Adams, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon, Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball, and Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles officially began their terms as elected officers upon taking the oath of...

Judicial Conduct Commission temporarily suspends Gentry’s Kenton judgeship, today’s docket canceled

NKyTribune staff At a meeting of the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission held on Friday in Louisville, Dawn Gentry was temporarily removed as Kenton County Judge pending further investigation. A disciplinary hearing will be set. Gentry, who was elected to the Family Count judgeship in November 2018, faces nine charges, among them having sex with coworkers in her office during work hours, making unwanted...

Second Amendment sanctuary action taking roots in Kentucky, Boone County to vote on resolution

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Boyd County Fiscal Court will meet next week to likely become the latest Second Amendment sanctuary county in Kentucky, a grassroots movement that is building steam in response to state gun control laws. If Boyd County votes to become a sanctuary county it would be one of about a half dozen with more than three dozen others lined up for a hearing to consider making a...

KY Transportation Cabinet expanding REAL ID-compliant card access to Frankfort; it’s open to Lex

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is expanding REAL ID-compliant card access at the Frankfort regional driver licensing office to serve Fayette County residents as the agency continues preparations to open a local regional office in Lexington. Fayette County residents who have an existing driver’s license, permit or identification card may visit the KYTC-run office in Frankfort to apply...

Boone County crime spree ends with homes burglarized, vehicles crashed, suspect in custody

NKyTribune staff The Boone County Sheriff’s office has released details of a bizarre crime spree that resulted in a Florence man being jailed on several charges. Jason L. Konerman, 37, Florence, was arrested and charged with one (1) count of Burglary 1st Degree – Class B Felony, three (3) counts of Burglary 2nd Degree – Class C Felony, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree – Class D Felony and Theft...

Details released on bulk tank that spilled lime on I-471 in Campbell County and I-75 and US 50 in Ohio

NKyTribune staff The Kentucky State Police and the Ohio Department of Transportation have released additional information on the spill Tuesday that  impacted ao a large section of  Interstate 75. On Tuesday December 30 at approximately 5:43 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Dry Ridge Post received a call of a semi pulling a tanker trailer losing the material being carried traveling south on Interstate...

Cameron follows recommendation of state legislators, asks FBI to investigate Bevin pardons

NKyTribune staff Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville and State Rep. Chris Harris, D-Forest Hills, received confirmation that Attorney General Daniel Cameron has made a formal request for an investigation by the FBI, of former Governor Matt Bevin’s pardons (Matt Bevin under bipartisan and harsh criticism for long list of ‘extreme’ pardons before leaving office). McGarvey, left,...

Reminder: Northern Kentucky 2020 Legislative Forum Saturday at Gateway CTC Boone Campus

The public is invited to join Northern Kentucky House and Senate members on Saturday, January 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the 2020 Northern Kentucky Legislative Forum. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, is the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus Chair. The forum will take place at Gateway Community and Technical College – Boone Campus Convening Center, located at 500 Technology Way, Florence,...