A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Conservation officers assist Lee County Sheriff in vehicle pursuit involving gunfire; suspect arrested

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources conservation officers assisted a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy late Friday in a vehicle pursuit that included gunfire.   About 10:30 p.m. Friday, two Kentucky Fish and Wildlife conservation officers were nearby investigating a separate case when they responded to assist a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy.   According to Kentucky State Police, the initial...

DOC signs agreement with CoreCivic to transfer 800 inmates to Lee Adjustment Center in Beattyville

Faced with aging facilities and a growing inmate population, the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) has signed an agreement with CoreCivic that will help address those long-standing challenges while providing the highest level of inmate safety, public oversight, and accountability. The agreement will allow DOC to transfer approximately 800 inmates to the Lee Adjustment Center in Beattyville within...