FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A former sheriff's deputy is facing federal charges of theft and trafficking in steroids stemming from his time on the force. Matt Brown pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday in Frankfort. He used to be a narcotics detective for the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) - City Council members in Barbourville have voted unanimously to remove the mayor from office. The move by officials in the southeastern Kentucky city comes on the heels of a state audit that found several poor financial practices since Mayor David Thompson took office in 2007.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A proposed order in federal court says a Kentucky coal company will pay $660,000 in fines for illegally dumping mining debris into Appalachian streams.
Prosecutors say Nally & Hamilton Enterprises violated the federal Clean Water Act by dumping at mining sites in Harlan and Knox counties.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - New noxious weeds would be marked for eradication from Kentucky's roadways under dual bills which passed out of two committees. Japanese knotweed, marestail, poison hemlock, amure honeysuckle, kudzu and common teasel will all be added to the state's list of invasive herbaceous species.
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