west kentucky

Danielle Steelesmith

A new county-level study sheds further light on factors that increase risk for suicide. The study by The Ohio State University also shows that in many places in the U.S., the rate of suicides has gradually exceeded the national average over the past 16 years. This includes many parts of Kentucky, especially in rural areas.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A line of severe thunderstorms caused some structural damage when it swept across west Kentucky and southern Illinois Tuesday.

Ryland Barton via Twitter, @RylandKY

Friday Evening Update:

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 9 Friday evening. Heavy snow is moving east across the region and is expected to be out of the region later Friday night. Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton tweeted that snow has begun falling in Frankfort. 

Kentucky Workforce Investment Board

Several western Kentucky counties are moving toward Work Ready Community status. McCracken and Christian counties have joined Union County in receiving the Work Ready Community in Progress designation from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.

Ad Meskin

Drivers of slow moving vehicles now have the option of using reflective tape instead of the standard orange triangle while on Kentucky roads.