Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky attorney general's "cybercrimes" unit has marked its first anniversary. Spokeswoman Shelley Johnson says investigators from the unit have seized more than 34,000 pornographic images and videos since last July. Attorney General Jack Conway says investigators and prosecutors in Kentucky have cracked down on "cyberpredators," having launched 50 investigations that so far have resulted in nine arrests.
Lexington, KY – Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith has filed a letter of intent with the state saying he intends to run for Kentucky governor in 2011. A perennial gubernatorial candidate, Galbraith filed the letter with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance earlier this week. He is the first potential gubernatorial candidate to do so. He lists his party affiliation as an independent. The race would be Galbraith's fifth for governor.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's educators interviewed four finalists for the empty education commissioner post yesterday. Chairman Joe Brothers says the board may decide on who gets the position at a special meeting on July 17th. The new commissioner will replace Jon Draud, who resigned in February for health reasons.
Dexter, KY – A two-vehicle crash near Dexter claimed one life yesterday. Kentucky State Police say Darla Davidson was not wearing her seatbelt when she collided with a pick-up truck on KY-1824. Police say they don't know why Davidson crossed lanes into oncoming traffic, leaving the roadway a short time before re-entering and colliding head-on with a truck driven by James Higgins. Higgins and his passenger were injured, while Davidson was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Murray, KY – The first addition to our new - comprehensive weekday news and information schedule starting next Monday morning at 9 is The Diane Rehm Show, an established forum for balanced public affairs discussion. Diane Rehm celebrates her 73rd birthday, her 30th year as host, and another important anniversary this year. She's written two books as well, and we learn about them next, with Kate Lochte.
Mayfield, KY – Mayfield Mayor Arthur Byrn will announce his recommendation for police chief in Monday's city council meeting. The Paducah Sun reports this new candidate is not one of the six people the search committee previously interviewed. Although Mayor Byrn would not name the man, he says he has 20 years of law enforcement experience and ties to Mayfield and Graves County. If the council approves, the candidate would assume police chief duties August 1.