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Posted October 18, 2017 [ Courier-Journal]
Tom Jurich fired with cause by University of Louisville
     Tom Jurich was fired with cause as the University of Louisville's athletic director on Wednesday after a vote by the school's trustees. The board of trustees voted 10-3 in favor of letting go of Jurich, who had been in his position for nearly two decades. The meeting at Grawemeyer Hall on Monday was in executive session for roughly three hours before the board made its vote just after 4:30 p.m.

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Posted October 18, 2017 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Ribbon cut on new Corbin manufacturer that will employ 90
     Gov. Matt Bevin Wednesday joined local and state officials and executives from Smart Wood, a French family-owned manufacturer of ice-cream and coffee-stir sticks, to open the company’s Corbin facility — a 90-job, $15 million operation capable of producing up to 2 billion sticks annually.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Todd Kleffman, longtime writer for The Advocate-Messenger, dies at 58
     Todd Kleffman, a masterful writer well-known to long-time readers of The Advocate-Messenger and well-loved by current and former staff members of the newspaper, has died. He was 58. Kleffman, a Casey County native, worked for The Advocate-Messenger as a staff writer twice — once for about four years in the mid-1980s and again from 2004-2016. He had thousands of bylines in the paper over those years and won numerous awards from the Kentucky Press Association, many of them for his investigative reporting efforts.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Times-Voice ]
Recovery clinics to stay open
     A Circuit Court judge ruled Monday that seven drug recovery clinics in Eastern and Central Kentucky – including one in Jackson - would remain open. In issuing the temporary injunction in Breathitt Circuit Court, Judge Frank A. Fletcher said, “if the Court does not issue a temporary injunction, the plaintiffs (The Recovery Center, LLC and Dr. George Burnette) and their patients and their employees, will suffer irreparable harm. “


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Man pleads guilty in deadly Bowling Green shooting
     A man arrested after a deadly shooting in the parking lot of a Bowling Green restaurant admitted guilt Monday to two criminal counts. Jaime Garcia, 22, of Bowling Green, pleaded guilty in Warren Circuit Court to reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence. Under the plea agreement, Garcia will serve seven years in prison.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
School bus driver arrested after crash
     A school bus driver was arrested Tuesday afternoon after the bus he was driving collided with a truck. According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, the bus was traveling north on North Hewitt Road when it collided around 4 p.m. in the 1000 block with a southbound Dodge pickup truck driven by Taylor Miller, 23, of Bowling Green. Deputies who made contact with the bus driver, Robert Marlette, 63, of Bowling Green, detected an odor of alcoholic beverages, according to a news release.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Courier-Journal ]
Kentucky pension crisis: Here are 10 quick takeaways from Gov. Matt Bevin's reform plan
     Gov. Matt Bevin released the framework of his plan to solve Kentucky's pension crisis on Wednesday. During a press conference, the governor, House Speaker Jeff Hoover and Senate President Robert Stivers offered 10 highlights of the plan. The governor said the plan would go into effect July 1 if passed by a special session of the legislature.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Plan ends pensions for most future public workers. Costly changes for current workers.
     They don’t have a bill to share with the public yet, and there still isn’t a date for a special legislative session, but Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and GOP legislative leaders on Wednesday unveiled a summary of their proposed solution for Kentucky’s public pension crisis. “Keeping the promise is what we’re really doing here today,” Bevin said.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Spencer Magnet ]
Swift water rescue - Kayaker rescued from river
     After their kayak capsized in the Salt River, a mother made it to the shore while her adult daughter clung to a tree in the current before members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department arrived and rescued her Saturday afternoon.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ The Western Recorder ]
Kentucky Baptists crew facing 'extremely challenging' conditions in hurricane-ravaged Virgin Islands
     Nineteen Kentucky Baptists arrived in St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon to face some “extremely challenging” working conditions on the tiny Caribbean island, devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The disaster relief team of 13 males and six females, who will be serving through Oct. 29, are partnering with nine Southern Baptist churches in the Virgin Islands. They will be feeding those affected by the storms and doing chainsaw and flood clean-up.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ The Gleaner ]
Union County man jailed after allegedly pursuing 13 year old for sex
     A Union County man was jailed Tuesday after allegedly trying to have sex with a 13-year-old. Bructon A. Mathis, 18, was charged with promoting a minor (under 16) in a sex performance, unlawful transaction with a minor (illegal sex act with minor under 16), among other charges. Morganfield Police Detective Tracy Steinhoff said the investigation began when the young girl's mother gave authorities a cell phone her daughter had been using.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Courier-Journal ]
Kentucky pension crisis: Bevin reform plan won't raise retirement age
     After months of planning and closed-door negotiations, Gov. Matt Bevin and the leaders of the General Assembly’s Republican majorities on Wednesday released their plan to tackle Kentucky’s multibillion-dollar pension debt – a plan they say honors past promises to retirees and public employees.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Adair County Community Voice ]
Adair man charged with murder
     31-year-old Reuban Sebastian Paz, of Columbia, was arrested Friday afternoon on New Concord Road, 7 miles east of Columbia. Paz is charged with the murder of his wife, 25-year-old Linda Sebastian Paz, also of New Concord Road, Columbia.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Sleeping Kentucky suspect nearly crushed in garbage truck
     A burglary suspect’s decision to hide in a dumpster nearly killed him. Dalton Brown, 23, of London, was wanted out of Jackson County, and according to WKYT, public works officials in Laurel County said he slept in a dumpster overnight until a garbage truck emptied the trash on Tuesday. Police were notified when Brown eventually escaped the garbage truck and officers arrested the man who faces burglary charges, WYKT reported.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Mayfield Messenger ]
Man charged with hammer attack now ruled competent
     An Arlington man charged with hitting his estranged wife with a hammer had taken 30 anti-anxiety pills. The details were part of a competency hearing Tuesday for Brady Ray, who is charged with attempted murder, first-degree robbery, serving alcoholic beverages to minors, third-degree burglary, first-degree mischief, violation of a Kentucky emergency protective order/domestic violence order and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Graves Circuit Judge Tim Stark ruled Ray is competent to stand trial after telephonic testimony from a psychologist who practices at the Kentucky Correctional & Psychiatric Center in LaGrange, where Ray was housed for two weeks in June and July.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Mayfield Messenger ]
Chiropractor pleads guilty to misdemeanor sexual abuse
     A Mayfield chiropractor charged with inappropriately touching female patients and employees pleaded guilty Monday to a single misdemeanor count. Under the plea agreement, Dr. Stephen Douglas McAdoo pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree sexual abuse and accepted a one-year sentence, of which he will serve 90 days in jail. He also agreed he will not practice chiropractic care within Kentucky for a year.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Floyd County Chronicle ]
Fish and Wildlife official says ‘end is in sight’ for EHD
     The biologist overseeing the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s deer and elk program said the Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD, outbreak could possibly result in more hunting restrictions next year in Floyd County. Fish and Wildlife Biologist Gabe Jenkins said the outbreak has slowed down recently and he expects it to end soon, but officials won’t know exactly how it has impacted the county’s deer population until later this winter. “The end is in sight,” he said. “We were getting reports of 700 to 800 a week. But for the past couple of weeks, it slowed down to half of that statewide.” Floyd County has been at the top of the list of counties statewide in the number of deer that have been reported to have EHD.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Appalachian News-Express ]
Another plea entered in federal crack case
     A Lexington man entered a guilty plea to distributing crack cocaine in Eastern Kentucky last week in U.S. District Court in Pikeville in connection to his role in a nine-person ring law enforcement officers said operated to bring the controlled substance into the area. Demarcus Robinson, aka Benji, 24, entered a guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of a mixture of crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of a mixture of crack cocaine, according to his plea agreement. Robinson pleaded guilty to having worked with Pikeville resident Haywood Gore, 26, as well as seven other individuals, to bring at least 280 grams, but less than 840 grams of a cocaine-based substance into Eastern Kentucky.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Paducah Sun ]
Pennyrile Parkway chase ends in arrest
     A Cadiz woman is facing several charges, including reckless driving, after attempting to evade authorities Monday afternoon on the Pennyrile Parkway, Kentucky State Police reported. Police said Trescia Wilkerson, 44, was seen at about 4 p.m. traveling south on the parkway at 108 miles per hour at the 20-mile marker. After a state police officer attempted a traffic stop, Wilkerson continued driving over 100 mph before stopping at Exit 11, where she was arrested.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Courier-Journal ]
State working out how to pay relatives who provide foster care under recent court decision
     Kentucky's top human services official said Tuesday that the state will comply with a court order to pay relatives who provide free foster care the same as they do licensed foster families. But Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said the cabinet is still analyzing how to apply the court decision. "Our legal team is studying it," she said in a brief interview.


Posted October 18, 2017 [ Courier-Journal ]
Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is suing Adidas in federal court
     Former University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino filed a federal lawsuit against Adidas on Tuesday, alleging that the apparel company deliberately damaged his reputation. Adidas terminated its personal services contract with Pitino on Monday, mere hours after he was fired by the University of Louisville Athletic Association as the school looks into its role in the college basketball fraud investigation.


 

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