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Posted August 4, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Medical students begin internships at the Medical Center in Bowling Green
     Third-year medical students from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville began their internships Monday at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. Don Brown, director of medical education at The Medical Center, said they are the second group to go through the core curriculum at the hospital. The students will be at the hospital for at least a year.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Wheelin' and dealin' at the U.S. 127 Yard Sale
     The countdown for the world’s largest yard sale has begun and vendors from Frankfort are beginning to set up all along the highway toward Lawrenceburg. The U.S. 127 Yard Sale begins Thursday and goes through Sunday, as tradition has always been. The 127 Yard Sale headquarters is located at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown, Tenn. and the sale stretches more than 690 miles from Addison, Mich. to Gadsden, Ala., according to www.127yardsale.com.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Warrant details charges in Lincoln mauling
     An arrest warrant filed in Lincoln District Court details the allegations against Chris Pope after his dogs mauled a Lincoln County woman last week. The warrant charges Pope, 25, of Danville, with six counts of harboring a vicious animal and seven counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger said in the complaint that Pope committed animal cruelty by leaving his seven large Presa Canario dogs on property where no one lived, subjecting them to cruel neglect, and putting them in a pen that was not capable of holding such large animals. The complaint alleges Pope left the dogs unattended, knowing they could become vicious and dangerous to the public if they escaped.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Ex-coach’s child-porn victim count could be 16
     Former Trinity High School teacher and coach Patrick Newman, who previously was charged with enticing a 13-year-old Texas boy into sexually explicit acts and sending pictures of them over the Internet, has been accused of doing the same with 15 more boys. Newman, who was fired from Trinity, will plead guilty, according to court records and his lawyer, Brian Butler. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life, Butler said.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Mobile lab detects low-level release of mustard vapor at Blue Grass Army Depot
     A mobile laboratory detected a low-level release of mustard vapor Monday at Blue Grass Army Depot, but officials said the vapor posed no danger to the public or work force on the installation. Mustard, or blister agent, is a powerful skin irritant. It has been stored at Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond in Madison County since 1944. The vapor was detected during a weekly routine analysis of the chemical weapons stockpile, according to a news release from Blue Grass Chemical Activity, the agency that deals with chemical weapons at the depot.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Governor requests federal disaster declaration for July flooding
     Gov. Steve Beshear has asked President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration and provide emergency assistance to individuals in Kentucky communities recovering from recent flooding. Strong storms from July 11-20 caused heavy rain and flash flooding, which claimed lives, washed out roads and forced people from their homes in the affected communities. In his letter the governor noted the four deaths attributed to the flash flood that destroyed the mountain community of Flat Gap in Johnson County.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Interior Journal ]
Lincoln County plans to revisit dog ordinance after brutal attack
     After a pack of Presa Canarios recently escaped their kennels and brutally attacked a Lincoln County woman, county attorney Daryl Day said he plans to revisit the county's dog ordinance. The owner of the large dogs responsible for the July 27 attack, Christopher Pope, is being charged with harboring vicious animals and second-degree animal cruelty in Lincoln County and faces the potential of additional charges in Boyle County after his arrest led to the discovery of 12 more dogs in a Danville home.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Beshear announces $266,000 in refunds to coal counties
     Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that fiscal courts in 34 counties will receive refunds totaling $266,141.66 from mining permit and acreage fees. Refunds range from $62.50 to $42,562, with 12 counties each receiving more than $10,000.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Col. Sanders statue to be unveiled Wednesday night
     After more than five years of work, the centerpiece of Corbin's Sanders Park, the bronze statue of KFC founder Col. Harland Sanders, will be unveiled Wednesday night. Artist Raymond Graf, who has been working on the statue for more than a year, installed with piece Monday afternoon. The official dedication of the park and unveiling of the statue will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the park on Main Street.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
McCracken deputies: Tip led to out-of-state fugitive's arrest
     McCracken County deputies credited a tipster Monday with helping them catch a wanted fugitive, who allegedly had been staying in the Paducah area with family. An investigation revealed Aaron Gage Green, 21, was staying with family at a residence on Kentucky Avenue in Paducah, and that Green was wanted by Colorado authorities for escape, deputies said. Police also found that Green had a local warrant for failure to appear in a 2012 McCracken County Traffic Court case.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Mall payment deadline passes
     The deadline for the owners of Owensboro's Towne Square Mall to make a more than $27-million payment on the building or face foreclosure passed Monday, with attorneys on both sides of the issue mum as to whether the payment had been made. The order, which was issued Wednesday, calls for the county master commissioner's office to begin proceedings to sell the mall at auction if the deadline to make the payment is not met.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Ledger Independent ]
Fleming County Hospital acquired by LifePoint Health
     The acquisition of Fleming County Hospital by LifePoint Health was announced Monday. According to the FCH board of directors, the hospital will now have access to "new clinical, operational and financial resources that will strengthen FCH." Fleming County Judge-Executive Larry Foxworthy, who sits on the hospital board as a non-voting member, said he was pleased to hear of the acquisition.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Madisonville Messenger ]
KSP seeks help in finding escapee
     Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville is seeking help from the public in locating a man who escaped Monday from Webster County Detention Center personnel while on work-release. At around 8 a.m., Steven D. Long, 32, was seen fleeing on foot on Taylor Street in Clay. Long had been working in a nearby park as part of a mowing crew, according to a release.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Matt Bevin criticizes Fancy Farm Picnic — again
     Matt Bevin doubled-down on his criticism of the Fancy Farm Picnic on Monday, telling a radio talk show host in Louisville that the event has “turned in a way that’s not good for Kentucky.” “It’s started to become more about being intentionally just nasty. Not clever, not political, just personal and nasty and divisive at the expense of anything productive, redemptive or forward thinking on any front by either side,” Bevin told Joe Elliott on WGTK radio. Bevin opened his five-minute speech at the picnic on Saturday by criticizing the event, saying that it brought out the worst in people.

    Posted August 4, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Kentucky, Indiana leaders attack EPA pollution rules
     President Barack Obama rolled out his historic Clean Power Plan Monday, saying it would be “shameful for us” not to do something about climate change, while laying out a moral and economic case for regulating heat-trapping gases from power plants. It was immediately attacked by political leaders in Kentucky and Indiana, even as Obama was urging the country to rise to the challenge of a generation.

    Posted August 4, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Most Kentuckians want Jefferson Davis statue to remain in state Capitol
     Most Kentuckians think the controversial statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis should remain in the state Capitol Rotunda, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll. The survey shows 73 percent of Kentucky voters say the statue should stay put and 17 percent say it should be moved to a museum. Ten percent of respondents are not sure what should be done with the statue.

    Posted August 4, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Ky. voters split on fate of county clerks who refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses
     A majority of Kentucky voters disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, although voters are evenly split over the fate of county clerks who refuse to issue marriage licenses because of religious objections to the landmark ruling. In the latest Bluegrass Poll, 38 percent said county clerks who refuse to issue marriage licenses should be removed from office, 36 percent said clerks should be allowed to refuse, and 16 percent said the power to issue marriage licenses should be transferred to a state agency. An additional 9 percent weren't sure.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Business Lexington ]
Ed Lane, Lexington council member and Lane Report founder, dies
     Edwin Green Lane III, a Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council member and founder of The Lane Report business magazine, died Sunday of cancer, according to a statement from the magazine. The statement noted that Lane had been suffering from cancer for two years and that his diagnosis was not known outside close family members.

Posted August 4, 2015 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Whitfield bashes Obamacare in Hoptown stop
     Western Kentucky health professionals turned toward U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield on Monday to express their concerns, suggestions and expertise on how the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, has affected healthcare in the area. Crittenden Judge-Executive Perry Newcom organized the forum at the Pennyrile Area Development District office where Medicare, low volume hospital adjustments, sequestration, critical access hospital programs, sustainable growth rates and disproportionate share hospital payment changes were the main topics of discussion.

    Posted August 4, 2015 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Kentucky lawmakers slam Obama’s EPA regulations
     President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of a plan to drastically decrease emissions from U.S. power plants Monday, and Kentucky lawmakers didn’t hesitate to come out against it. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell criticized the plan, saying it is a blow to the economy, as well as the middle class, and may be illegal. U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, chairman of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, also released a statement vowing to fight Obama’s plan. In his speech on Monday, Obama called the unprecedented carbon dioxide limits the “single most important step” the U.S. has taken to fight climate change.


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