Dangerous Knock-Off Eclipse Safety Glasses Sold to Unsuspecting Consumers

August 14, 2017
Officials warn eclipse watchers about knock-off safety glasses that are unapproved and unsafe. These knock-offs are being sold to unsuspecting consumers. Genuine glasses that will protect the eyes are ISO approved. The American Astronomical Society has a list of where to find the ISO safety-validated glasses with filters for eyes-only direct viewing of the sun.

 

 

School Bus in Bell County in Fender-Bender

August 14, 2017
A school bus in Bell County was involved in an accident in the Cary Community yesterday (August 13). Kentucky State Police say it was a fender-bender on Highway 66, and no one was hurt.

 

 

Former Pikeville Private Investigator Interfered with Election

August 14, 2017
A former Pikeville private investigator will spend 30 days under house arrest and pay a 500 dollar fine after pleading guilty to interfering with an election and trying to intimidate an election official. Keith Justice (51 years old) was sentenced in Federal Court for going into an election precinct, showing a badge, and claiming to be investigating election fraud. Justice must also surrender his private investigator’s license for one year.

 

 

Counterfeit Money in Perry County

August 14, 2017
Deputies in Perry County warn about fake 100 dollar bills circulating in the area. Investigators say that the false currency appears to be legitimate, except for the words “for motion picture use only” on the money. Investigators warn business owners and cashiers to pay close attention when accepting large bills.

 

 

Couple Faces Drug Charges

August 14, 2017
A man and woman face drug charges after they were pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police pulled the couple’s car over on Saturday because the vehicle was swerving in and out of its lane. Police arrested 32-year-old Paul McQueen on four outstanding warrants. His 45-year-old passenger, Theresa Carr, was also under the influence. Officers searched the car and found nearly a dozen plastic bags containing methamphetamine, along with cash and other drug paraphernalia.