2 dead in Fleming murder-suicide
HILLSBORO - A Fleming County man and his father are dead in what police say was a murder-suicide.
According to Kentucky State Police at Morehead, Ricky D. Crawford, 50, of Hillsboro, was shot to death by his son, David W. Crawford, 22, at his home on Colfax Road in Hillsboro.
David Crawford was found on Lower Licking Road on Rowan County after a short vehicle pursuit, and, during the stop, fatally shot himself, the KSP said.
The incident remains under investigation.
Work will close I-64 exit in Carter
FLEMINGSBURG - Work on Interstate 64 in Carter County will require the closure of the westbound Exit 161 (Pleasant Valley) ramps at Olive Hill today.
The ramps will be closed from approximately 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. During the closure, traffic will be detoured to Exit 156 (Smokey Valley) and U.S. 60 to access Olive Hill or the interstate. Motorists should watch for message boards announcing the closures or advising of changes because of bad weather.
A $10.4 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway improvement project remains ongoing along I-64 from mile marker 154 to mile marker 166 for paving and other work. Some sections of the interstate have been reduced to one lane through the work zone, and the speed limit has been reduced to 55 miles per hour.
Officials said motorists should heed warning signs, watch for narrow lanes and drive carefully by remaining aware of workers and construction equipment.
2 dead in Fleming murder-suicide
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SOAR meeting at MSU Aug. 6
Morehead State University and St. Claire Regional Medical Center will present Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers as part of a "Health Impact Series" under the new Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative.
MSU moving business admin. program online
Morehead State University’s School of Business Administration has announced its bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems has moved totally online beginning the fall 2014 semester.
Thefts, fraud reported to APD
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Missing Boyd inmate returns to jail
The Boyd County inmate who walked away from a work detail on Saturday turned himself back in to the Boyd County Detention Center on Sunday.
Hills alive with Old Time Music
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Bill Clinton coming to eastern Kentucky to stump for Grimes
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CNHI News Service
GLASGOW — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again calling in the “Big Dog” in her quest to unseat five-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
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