Posted October 9, 2015 [ Courier-Journal]
Search for active shooter continues at Jefferson Community Technical College
     Jefferson Community Technical College's downtown campus is on lockdown Friday afternoon over a "violent incident." Students at first received an electronic alert at 3:39 p.m. telling them to use caution to evacuate safely and seek cover in locked rooms if possible. Minutes later, JCTC sent out an email alert to students that there was a report of an "active shooter" on the campus and that police were responding.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader]
Two missing boys found alive in Red River Gorge
     Two little boys missing since Thursday night in Daniel Boone National Forest were found alive Friday afternoon after more than 130 searchers combed the treacherous area. Cousins Michael Esposito, 5, of Batavia, Ohio, and Adrian Ross, 7, of Indiana had vanished as a father and a grandfather were setting up a campsite at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Koomer Ridge campground in Red River Gorge in Wolfe County, Kentucky State Trooper Joe Veeneman said.


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    Posted October 9, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Twenty-three officers graduate from basic training
     Law enforcement officers from 16 agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. The 23 officers of Class 467 completed 22 weeks of training. Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers who are required to comply with the state’s Peace Officer Professional Standards Act of 1998.

    Posted October 9, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
2016 kynect open enrollment period begins Nov. 1
     Kentuckians in need of health care coverage may find more choices and lower prices by shopping on kynect during the 2016 open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2016. Since kynect was established, Kentucky has grown from three insurance companies in 2014 selling policies in the individual market on the exchange, to five carriers in 2015 to seven during the upcoming 2016 enrollment period. This is the largest number of carriers in the individual market in Kentucky since the late 1990s, a state news release said.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
PSC reduces Mountain Water District rate requests
     The Kentucky Public Service Commission Friday allowed Mountain Water District to increase rates for both water and sewer service, but by less than the amount sought by the district. Mountain Water had sought to increase annual revenue by a total of $4.23 million, or nearly 50 percent more than existing annual revenue. The district proposed to increase revenue from water sales by $2.55 million (33.5 percent) and revenue from sewer operations by $1.67 million (188 percent).

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Beshear announces award of contract to complete widening of I-65
     Gov. Steve Beshear Friday announced the awarding of a construction contract to complete the widening of Interstate 65 – the finale of one of his administration’s highest transportation priorities. “When this final project has been completed, I-65 will be six lanes wide from the Ohio River to the Tennessee border,” Beshear said in a statement.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Beshear, First Lady announce progress on Dawkins Line Rail Trail
     Another section of the Dawkins Line Rail Trail is nearing completion, meaning that 24 miles of the trail will be available for use soon, Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear announced Friday. The Dawkins Line is the state’s longest rail trail. An 18-mile portion of the trail opened to hikers, cyclists and horseback riders in 2013 and work is underway on the remaining 18 miles. The trail runs through Johnson, Magoffin and Breathitt counties. The Transportation Cabinet, Finance and Administration Cabinet and Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet have worked on the trail, which is managed by the Department of Parks.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Glasgow's top cop getting to know employees, residents
     n his first week on the job, Glasgow Police Chief Guy Howie is getting to know his employees and their personal histories. Howie, a former Hopkinsville police chief, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a law enforcement veteran with more than 35 years of police experience in Oklahoma, Kentucky and Florida, says he wants to provide “the citizens of Glasgow with a professional law enforcement agency they can be proud of.”

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Winchester Sun ]
Couple indicted for May homicide; inmate charged for punching jailer
     Murder suspect Roger Dale Kinney and his wife were indicted Thursday for their alleged roles in a May homicide. Kinney, 48, was indicted on a single count of murder for the May 9 death of Daryl Wiseman. Kinney’s wife, 35-year-old Debra Jo Kinney, was indicted for tampering with physical evidence for allegedly helping conceal Wiseman’s remains. Meanwhile, the grand jury also indicted Brandon Hocker for this third assault charge, this time for allegedly striking Clark County Jailer Frank Doyle after a court appearance.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Storm victims have until Monday to register for aid
     Victims of Kentucky’s July storms have until Monday to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance. Those who suffered losses during the severe storms in Breathitt, Carter, Fleming, Johnson, Leslie, Perry, Rowan and Trimble counties who have delayed registering for any reason should apply for potential assistance that could include housing assistance and more.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Recreational advisory lifted for lower McAlpine pool of Ohio River
     The Kentucky Division of Water and the Kentucky Department for Public Health have removed the recreational use advisory for the section of the Ohio River that encompasses the IRONMAN triathlon swim course and runs from Cardinal Harbour in Oldham County to the McAlpine Locks and Dam, effective immediately. Results from recent sampling by DOW indicate the levels of microcystin toxin occurring in this area of the river are below the advisory threshold for recreating in the water, a state news release said.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Recovered bourbon barrel markings and proof match Wild Turkey
     According to the latest court documents filed Thursday in the bourbon-theft and steroid ring, investigators have confirmed the five barrels recovered from alleged ringleader Gilbert “Tony” Curtsinger’s property match barrels missing from the Wild Turkey Distillery.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Academic officer slams Jefferson Public Schools in resignation
     Dewey Hensley, the chief academic officer for Jefferson County Public Schools, abruptly submitted his letter of resignation, leaving another hole in Superintendent Donna Hargens' already decimated cabinet. Hensley's last day will be Friday, JCPS spokeswoman Bonnie Hackbarth confirmed. In his resignation letter, Hensley said working conditions at JCPS have "not been very enriching."

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Report: Lyle confirms gist of book claims
     Former Louisville basketball recruit JaQuan Lyle, in an interview with the NCAA this week, confirmed "the gist of allegations" against U of L in a new book, CBS Sports reported Thursday. Lyle, now a freshman at Ohio State, "told the truth" during the interview, the report says, citing an unnamed source. The book, titled "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen," is written by Katina Powell, a self-described escort who claims former U of L director of basketball operations Andre McGee paid her and other escorts, including her three teenage daughters, thousands of dollars and gave them game tickets in exchange for sex with players and recruits.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Crews quickly gutting hotel, official says
     Interior demolition of Gabe's Tower, including the removal of materials containing asbestos, is moving ahead rapidly, and workers will soon begin removing almost 1,100 panes of exterior glass, an official with the company overseeing the work said Thursday. After the window panes are removed, hundreds of exterior panels containing asbestos will be carefully removed and carried away, said Charles Leachman, of Linebach Funkhouser Inc. of Louisville, an environmental consulting company hired by the company in charge of remodeling the building.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Obama signs Guthrie's PACE Act into law
     President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act, legislation introduced by U.S. 2nd District Rep. Brett Guthrie. The PACE Act passed in the House of Representatives and Senate last week, according to an announcement from Guthrie's office, and will "maintain the current definition of the small group market for health insurance as employers with 1-50 employees." That definition was set to expand under the Affordable Care Act to employers with one to 100 employees on Jan. 1.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Conway tours Paducah, talks jobs
     Attorney General Jack Conway came to Paducah Thursday on one of two western Kentucky stops as election day nears in his race for governor against Republican Matt Bevin. Conway toured James Marine and spoke to employees about jobs, the river industry and workforce training, among other topics, before heading to Madisonville, where he spoke to the local chamber of commerce.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Reports: Search crews look for two missing boys in Red River Gorge
     Two young boys are missing in Red River Gorge in Wolfe county after they were last seen at a campsite, according to WKYT and media reports. Search teams are looking for the two boys, WKYT reported. They were last seen about 6 p.m. Thursday at the Koomer Ridge campground.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
EKU police interviewing 'people of interest' in graffiti threat that closed campus
     Eastern Kentucky University police and other authorities are interviewing "people of interest" in a graffiti threat that has shut down the Richmond campus for three days. According to a campus update, the people were identified through the school's tip line. They are not yet considered suspects. EKU is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to any arrests. Authorities would not release any information about the people they are speaking with.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Police: Teen stole $2,800 from employer
     Police arrested an 18-year-old Hopkinsville woman Wednesday for allegedly stealing $2,871 from the Rally’s fast-food restaurant on Fort Campbell Boulevard. According to a Hopkinsville police report, Courtney Lane was taken into custody on a warrant signed by District Judge Foster Cotthoff. The warrant accuses Lane of taking the money from her employer and using free coupons to balance out the register on 17 different occasions.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ News Enterprise ]
Military mom surprises child
     A warm October breeze crept through the trees and shadows cascaded across a small soccer field at Dawley Park in Radcliff on Thursday evening. It was just another U4 soccer practice for 3-year-old Kaniya Lane. She probably was the first to arrive and spent time running from slide to slide, taking a turn walking her black and white poodle Gigi and then running off to climb into a swing. Kaniya didn’t know it, but her mother, Sgt. Kiara Moore, of the 1-187 Forward Support Company, had returned home from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan and was on her way to Dawley Park to be reunited with her little girl.

Posted October 9, 2015 [ Georgetown News-Graphic ]
Georgetown woman 'ambushed,' gets Today Show makeover
     Anna Campbell didn't hesitate when producers at NBC's Today Show pulled her from behind Thursday morning's outdoor barricade for an "ambush makeover." "I said, 'Sure,'" the Georgetown single mother said. About three hours later, Campbell emerged from a makeup session with a new haircut, a new outfit and a new spring in her step.


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