Union County

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A new fire department is opening soon in a Union County community thanks to revenue from the coal severance tax.

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A mobile home fire has claimed the lives of a father and son in Union County.

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Kentucky State Police are investigating a structure fire that killed four people on Friday in Morganifield. KSP Detectives and Arson Investigator and the State Fire Marshal are working to determine a cause. 

via Facebook, Union County Public Schools, KY

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $40,000 Diesel Emission Reduction Act rebate to Union County Schools on Thursday.

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Following the death of its embattled former leader, Union County has a new judge-executive.


A coroner says a Kentucky judge-executive charged with using his position to solicit gifts and payments has been found dead at his home. 



  The judge-executive of Union County will not stand trial this month as originally scheduled. Jody Jenkins is facing numerous federal charges related to alleged abuse of his office.  

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A western Kentucky police chief is behind bars on corruption charges. The Kentucky State Police arrested 41-year-old Morganfield Chief of Police Craig Bolds Thursday in Union County. 

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor's Office

Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor toured a coal mine and invited high school students to participate in her entrepreneurship competition Wednesday in western Kentucky.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro Kentucky, via Facebook

The Catholic Diocese of Owensboro has suspended the pastor of a Union County church. The priest is accused of sexual misconduct decades ago.