Wednesday, June 12 2013 1:14 PM EDT2013-06-12 17:14:52 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - For the first time, the widow of murdered police officer, Jason Ellis, is speaking out and sharing memories of the man she loved so much. As the investigation continues, thereFull Story >
For the first time, the widow of murdered police officer, Jason Ellis, is speaking out and sharing memories of the man she loved so much.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 12 2013 1:10 PM EDT2013-06-12 17:10:01 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) – The reward to find the killer of Bardstown police officer has topped the $100,000 mark after a pair of donations announced Thursday morning. Louisville businessman Gus GoldsmithFull Story >
The reward to find the killer of Bardstown police officer has topped the $100,000 mark after a pair of donations announced Thursday morning.Full Story >
Sunday, June 2 2013 3:11 PM EDT2013-06-02 19:11:13 GMT
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 2, to honor slain police officer Jason Ellis. The service is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Este High School football field. Ellis was a graduateFull Story >
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 2, to honor slain police officer Jason Ellis.Full Story >
Thursday, May 30 2013 6:27 AM EDT2013-05-30 10:27:02 GMT
Kentucky law enforcement officers remembered fallen officer, Jason Ellis, on Wednesday. A visitation was held four days after Ellis was gunned down while picking up debris on Bluegrass Parkway in NelsonFull Story >
Kentucky law enforcement officers remembered fallen officer, Jason Ellis, on Wednesday.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:25:27 GMT
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...Full Story >
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black...Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:55:57 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.Full Story >
Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel and Hamas to return to indirect talks after seven weeks of fighting punctuated by a number of failed truce attempts.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:25:43 GMT
Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia.Full Story >
Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border Saturday into Russia but questions about alleged Russian artillery in Ukraine still remained.Full Story >
Family and friends gathered at Glen Este High School Sunday night to remember one of their own graduates, Jason Ellis.
Ellis was ambushed and killed on the job last weekend while working as an officer for the Bardstown Police Department in Kentucky.
"He was the life of a party, just a great guy, just down to earth and the biggest heart of any man that you know. A wonderful person," said Melanie Reveal who organized the vigil and graduated with Ellis.
Ellis was a tremendous baseball player on the field where he was remembered Sunday.
He had a stint in the Reds minor league system. But, his friends say he was much more than that.
"There's no doubt that he was an amazing baseball player, but what overshadowed that was what an amazing person he was. Very rarely do you meet someone who's genuine and pure as Jason Ellis," said Jason Meenach, one of Ellis' friends.
Meenach grew up with Ellis on and off the baseball field, and couldn't be more proud that his friend accomplished his goals in life.
"At an early age, he knew what he wanted to do with his life, and he accomplished it. From his faith to his profession. He got to play the game we all love, and he got paid for it," added Meenach.
Ellis' baseball coach spoke to the crowd of dozens on hand. A standout third baseman on the Glen Este baseball team, John Hatfield said the school will retire Jason's number 5.
"This is a no-brainer. We're going to do it right. In the spring, we're going to make sure it looks great, and it looks permanent," said Hatfield.
Because of that, his friends say his name will always live on in that community where he made such an impact.
"There are no numbers retired at Glen Este. He will be the first one, and rightfully so. Every time that a freshman comes up to his senior year, they're going to see that number 5 retired, which means that his name will never die," Meenach told FOX19.
The manhunt is continuing for Ellis' killer. Kentucky State Police say they are getting new tips daily, and will leave no stone unturned.
There is a reward fund set up for information leading to the arrest of the killer. That fund is now well over $130,000. Area restaurant owner, Jeff Ruby, tweeted on Sunday that he pledged $33,000 as part of that effort.
Friday, August 22 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:17:39 GMT
Portland city leaders are considering a plan to build tiny houses for homeless people to help get them off the streets. The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at TheFull Story >
The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at The Caravan Tiny House Hotel in northeast Portland.Full Story >