John Charlton, WHAS11 News

John Charlton

WHAS11 News

Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by John:

Federal court issues restraining order against troubled solar company

A federal court granted a temporary retraining order after the Attorneys General for both states investigated the company's "deceptive" business practices. → Read More

Pot politics? Majority leaders blocking majority support over medical marijuana in Kentucky

Even though medical marijuana has received support from Gov. Andy Beshear with executive action, it's still illegal but here's why lawmakers balk at the idea. → Read More

'Bogged down with opioids'; As Kentucky moves toward legal medical cannabis, other states profit

Cresco Labs has three cannabis cultivation facilities in the state to supply their stores and other vendors. The largest grow operation is in Lincoln. → Read More

'It is absolutely medicine for me': Mothers call on Kentucky lawmakers to pass medical marijuana for their children

Only 13 states remain without any form of legalized marijuana, and Kentucky and Indiana are two of them. → Read More

FOCUS | Exclusive look inside troubled Jefferson Regional Juvenile Detention Center

Body camera footage shows the inside of the Jefferson Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Lyndon, Kentucky. → Read More

Many Kentucky school districts coming up short on state mandated S.R.O.'s

Kentucky lawmakers sound off on safety plans that are falling short in schools. For many, the year is starting without the planned number of armed resource officers. → Read More

Two years later, first wave of unemployment checks are arriving for Rex Burton

“Seems like disconnection from office to office, and misinformation,” Rex Burton complained. → Read More

American farmers prepare for beefed-up prices amid Ukrainian crisis

We've already seen how the war in Ukraine is hitting home at the gas pumps. But we're also expecting to feel the pinch in our pocketbooks with what we eat. → Read More

'That was the deciding factor': Family gets storm shelter after December tornadoes

The storm shelters go underground and the safe rooms are bolted into the ground. → Read More

What you need to know: How to search the sex offender registry in Kentucky, Indiana

The FOCUS investigative team found dozens of sex offenders with addresses matching long-term care facilities. Here is a guide to show you how to search your area. → Read More

Truck underride side guards to be researched

With most semis, there are large gaps between the bed of their trailers and the road. And those at times have been deadly danger zones for cars. → Read More

How a prefab storm shelter saved a Kentucky family's life

A family in Bremen, Kentucky was able to go underground when deadly tornadoes ripped through western Kentucky. → Read More

Rear guards on trucks now more scrutinized: Companies, drivers face hefty fines

The added scrutiny was included in the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed in November. → Read More

Still Waiting: Legitimate unemployment filers frustrated over no payments

As Kentucky gets back to work more and more, there are still those who now have a job, but are still owed unemployment benefits. → Read More

Laws lacking to protect Kentucky's bourbon heritage

Bourbon is also the official spirit of the United States. However, little, if anything, is being done in the Kentucky to protect this huge part of its heritage. → Read More

Kentucky is in the slow lane when it comes to distracted driving laws

The FOCUS team dug into distracted driving laws and found in Kentucky they're pretty lax. Critics fear it's endangering lives. Our cameras caught drivers in the act. → Read More

Cheating in the bourbon market: Is the good stuff the real stuff?

The FOCUS team explores the growing popularity of Kentucky's has led to counterfeiting in the secondary market. → Read More

'I don't even have bus money, I'm that broke': Louisville man to lose house over unemployment struggles

David Timmons said he is close to losing his PRP house because he has struggled to receive unemployment. → Read More

'It has cost me a lot': Graduating with a diploma and student loan debt

FOCUS looks at the debt which often comes with a college degree and how it can be a lifelong financial struggle. → Read More

Kentucky's incarcerated population held hostage by identity theft

Kentucky's Office of Unemployment Insurance said it has received almost 50,000 reports of fraud through its website, unable to identify which are tied to prisoners. → Read More