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WWII Medal of Honor recipient honored in Bell County

Posted: 02/12/2013 - A Bell County man who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II was honored Tuesday. Marine PFC Leonard Foster Mason died in Guam during a battle in 1944.

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Pastor wants snakes back from Tennessee

Posted: 02/12/2013 - A Bell County Pastor is fighting to get snakes used in worship services back from Tennessee. Police confiscated Jamie Coots' snakes during a traffic stop in Knoxville.

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Pike Co. jail rehab program could be expanding

Updated: 02/12/2013 - Officials hope to have the top two floors of the old courthouse above the jail moved into the new courthouse by June, freeing up space that could be used to expand the rehab program by 120 beds

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Suit filed to remove Knott Co. judge executive from office

Updated: 02/12/2013 - A lawsuit has been filed to remove Knott County Judge Executive Randy Thompson from office. Thompson was convicted in a 2009 federal vote buying case, but has kept his title, even after going to prison.

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House panel approves bill to allow felons to vote

Updated: 02/12/2013 - The House Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs has passed legislation that would let Kentuckians decide whether to amend the state Constitution to restore some felons' voting rights.

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Water project moves forward

Posted: 02/12/2013 - A project to improve water service in one part of Bell County is moving forward.

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Police arrest suspect in home invasion investigation

Updated: 02/13/2013 - Jeffery Sasser, who is 48 years old, was arrested after a short foot chase by Laurel County deputies Tuesday around 3p.m. He is a suspect in multiple attemped home invasions.

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Wrestling body reacts to Olympic rejection

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Known by its French initials FILA, the sport's governing body said it was "greatly astonished" by the IOC executive board decision.

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