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Flooding damages Kentucky road, sweeps away car

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kiddville Road in Montgomery County is partially closed between mile markers seven and nine. Emergency management says the rain washed away the asphalt. Emergency Management Director Greg Beam says this flash flood event is one of the worst he’s seen. No one was hurt,...
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Man wanted for alleged sex crimes arrested in Todd County

A Clarksville man facing charges for alleged sex crimes in Montgomery County, Kentucky was arrested Wednesday in Todd County. Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Knight and Trenton Police Chief Henry Hamlet arrested 28-year old Tyreco Nolton and served him with a warrant for one count each of rape in the third-degree, third-degree sodomy, unlawful transaction with a minor and use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor.
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Kentucky's reigning Teacher of the Year says LGBTQ discrimination led him to leave his job

Willie Carver Jr. spent more than a decade working at Montgomery County High School, eventually earning Kentucky Teacher of the Year honors earlier in 2022. He won't be in the running for the award this year, though. Carver, who is openly gay, said he's left his position for a job with the University of Kentucky, citing discrimination he said he's faced working in the school system ...
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Kentucky’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ Quits Due to Homophobia

The man awarded 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year says he is leaving his high school teaching job due to homophobia and a lack of support from school admin, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Willie Carver Jr., who has been teaching for 17 years, said he’ll still work in education as an academic adviser for University of Kentucky students. “I also increasingly find that, as a queer person in K-12 education, I have been unable to do that work without facing discrimination, heartache, and being a part of systems that cause harm, though I am immensely proud of my brilliant, hardworking, and fierce colleagues who have and continue to change that system in defense of students,” Carver wrote in a Facebook post. At his job in Montgomery County, Carver said he and former students have been attacked by “vocal anti-LGBTQ extremists” during school board meetings and on social media, with no support from district officials. He even testified about the rampant anti-LGBT hate to a congressional subcommittee in May.
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Central Ky. communities prepping for Juneteenth celebrations

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Juneteenth is on Sunday, but the celebrations in the area are starting early. This is just the second year that Juneteenth is being recognized as a federal holiday. People in Kentucky are celebrating in all different ways this weekend. Valerie Scott is one organizer in...
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Trigg County Home Destroyed In Fire (w/VIDEO)

A home on Adams Mill Road in Trigg County was destroyed in a fire Wednesday morning. Montgomery Fire Department Chief Doug Latham says a shed and part of a home were fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived just after 8 am. The owner and pets were able to get...
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Willie’s back on Colonels of Truth

Aaron, Kimberly & Nato kick off Pride Month with an interview with KY Teacher of the Year and LGBTQ advocate, Montgomery County’s Willie Carver, Jr. We’ve also got a Campaign Corner check in with gun violence survivor and Moms Demand Action member Deana Mullins - we’ll hear what Moms are working on in the wake of Uvalde, and how YOU can support their work. And of course, we’ll kick off with News of the Weak, and we’ll close with our action and events calendar.
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I-64 in Montgomery County reopens after deadly crash, victim ID’d

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Winchester police say traffic is moving again on I-64 East in Montgomery County after a deadly crash. The Montgomery County coroner told WKYT that 56-year-old Bobby Wayne Waldridge died. The coroner said the cause of death was under investigation and the body was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.
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WATCH | Serious crash shuts down I-64 in Montgomery County

WATCH | Fayette Co. Health Dept. starting ‘fight the bite’ campaign to reduce mosquito population. Normally in the summer the health department partners with the city to spray certain areas daily that usually serve as mosquito breeding grounds, but this year they came up with a more efficient and effective way to get rid of the bugs.
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New Signing Ceremonies For High School Students

Though a “letter of intent” ceremony is typically held when a high school athlete announces where they’ll go to college, one Kentucky high schooler had his own to sign with a plumbing company. According to WDKY, Montgomery County High School senior Jacob Bradley signed a letter of...