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Posted December 22, 2014 [ Ledger Independent ]
Murder charge filed in fatal accident
     Murder charges have been filed against the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal accident Monday.



    Posted December 22, 2014 [ Madisonville Messenger ]
State police collect more than 100 tons of food
     The Kentucky State Police's fifth annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive came to a close Tuesday, and KSP officials report that the agency was able to collect more than 100 tons of food for families across the state.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ Courier-Journal ]
Highlands protesters target police brutality
     A protest shut down the intersection of Bardstown Road and Eastern Parkway at 1:55 p.m., according to MetroSafe.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ Courier-Journal ]
IU studying marijuana's impact on the brain
     Though marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the country, little is definitively known about its impact on the brain. A study taking place at Indiana University in Bloomington is designed to help change that.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ Courier-Journal ]
Traffic incidents claim four lives Saturday
     Saturday was an unusually deadly day in Louisville, with four people killed in four separate traffic incidents.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
2 taser blasts stop Shelbyville man who fled police in truck, then on foot
     A 25-year-old Shelbyville man led police on a high-speed car chase Saturday through Shelby and Anderson counties, and then a foot chase outside Lawrenceburg, but he couldn't outrun electricity: Two tasers in rapid succession finally brought him down.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
New residents of Menifee County: yaks, those shaggy pack animals from Asia
     Kentucky has more beef cattle than any state east of the Mississippi River. But there's a new bovine in the Bluegrass thanks to a Menifee County man raising yaks, those shaggy pack animals from Asia.



    Posted December 22, 2014 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
From Post-it Notes to Pop-tarts, it's all made in Kentucky
     Everybody knows Kentucky makes bourbon and Thoroughbred horses. And most folks know about the Camrys and houseboats made here, too. But the state's 4,000-plus manufacturers make a lot more than that. And these goods are sold all over the world.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
You're not seeing double; there are 113 sets of twins at UK
     The University of Kentucky has reached several milestones this year, including its biggest freshman class ever, at more than 5,000 students, and an overall student body of more than 30,000.



    Posted December 22, 2014 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
House leaders push right to vote on tax increases
     House leaders introduced local-option sales tax legislation for the 2015 session Friday that will give Kentuckians the power to vote on a tax increase for their local community projects.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Mutilated puppies found in Garrard County
     Garrard County Animal Control officers seek leads in the mutilations of three lab mix puppies found dead on Highway 753 on Friday in northern part of the county.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ The Gleaner ]
Redbanks issued ‘most severe' state citation following resident's death
     The state earlier this month issued Redbanks nursing home the most serious citation available after a patient became so dehydrated that they had to be hospitalized and subsequently died.



    Posted December 22, 2014 [ Paducah Sun ]
Goodwill places nearly 3,000 in jobs across state
     Goodwill Industries of Kentucky placed Kentuckians into 2,881 jobs during its 2014 fiscal year, a 14 percent increase over 2013 job placements. The non-profit also paid more than $17.7 million in wages to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Protesters shut down Beavercreek Walmart
     Four protesters were arrested Saturday following a demonstration at a Walmart store where a young man was killed by police in August. The protest led to the temporary closure of the store.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Arrest made in theft of car with newborn inside
     Police arrested a suspect accused of stealing a vehicle from a Florence gas station with a 20-day-old baby in it.



    Posted December 22, 2014 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
AG announces $90M settlement with T-Mobile
     Attorney General Jack Conway announced Friday that he joined the attorneys general of 49 other states and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission in reaching a $90 million settlement with T-Mobile USA, Inc.


Posted December 22, 2014 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
PSC OKs Ky’s first utility-scale solar power project
     The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the construction of the state’s first major solar-powered electric generating facility.


Posted December 21, 2014 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Now home, veterans say combat 'changes your life forever'
     The Rev. Jeff Hastings has mixed feelings about his experience in Iraq. The Army Reserves captain was deployed Dec. 15, 2010 and returned Dec. 15, 2011. "It was horrific, and a blessing," said Hastings, who felt God call him to join the Reserves five years ago after being a pastor for 22 years. "It changes your life forever." When he wasn't counseling service people for up to 18 hours a day, Hastings was in a heavy equipment transporter battalion that drove 6.5 million miles throughout the year, "clearing out Iraq." During those drives, his convoy was hit with blasts 385 times, he said.


Posted December 21, 2014 [ Courier-Journal ]
Kentucky farm saves retired horses from slaughter
     At the Old Friends equine retirement facility, Arson Squad played seeing-eye horse for his blind buddy I'm Charismatic. "Here's another great story," said Michael Blowen, a former Boston Globe movie critic, before launching into another tale about one of the horses he cares for at the facility. But it is Blowen's story that may be the most remarkable: He has brought together more than 100 horses at Old Friends, providing dignified retirement for some of racing's biggest names as well as obscure horses at risk of abandonment or the slaughterhouse. In the process, he has given people the chance to get up close and personal with the animals.


Posted December 21, 2014 [ Courier-Journal ]
Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia
     Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday morning with what his representatives are calling a "mild" case of pneumonia. Prognosis for the 72-year-old champion boxer, who has for decades battled Parkinson's disease, is considered good. And because the Louisville native was treated early, his stay is expected to be short, according to a news release.


 

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