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Posted November 21, 2017 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Event focuses on Bosnians in Bowling Green
     A public event this month will put a spotlight on Bowling Green’s Bosnian community, which numbers some 10,000. The city of Bowling Green’s New Neighbors informational event series started in 2013 and has been held periodically since. The next session Nov. 30 is being held in partnership with Western Kentucky University’s International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Convicted in Bowling Green homicide, man to face federal charges
     A man who awaits sentencing in a homicide outside a Bowling Green restaurant will face additional charges in federal court. Jaime Melchi-Sigas, aka Jaime Garcia, 22, was scheduled to be sentenced Monday in Warren Circuit Court on charges of reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Outdoor therapy: Injured veteran helps others through non-profit
     As a U.S. Army sergeant serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan, J.D. Williams was a leader of men. Today, more than seven years after his military career – and very nearly his life – was ended by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, Williams is still very much a leader. And the work he does these days may be more important than leading a squad in battle.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Courier-Journal ]
Woman accused of knocking out Jefferson County bus driver in front of children
      Louisville woman arrested Monday is accused of knocking out a Jefferson County Public School bus driver in front of a group of children at Blake Elementary School. Takeyla Neal, 27, was arrested around 5 p.m. Monday after she boarded the bus, pulled the driver from the front seat and punched her numerous times, a court document states.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Courier-Journal ]
Pope Francis picks Kentucky priest as new bishop of Nashville diocese
     Pope Francis has named a Kentucky priest to be the new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville. The appointment of the Rev. J. Mark Spalding, who works in the Archdiocese of Louisville, as the 12th bishop of Nashville was announced this morning in Rome. He will be installed on Feb. 2.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Insider Louisville ]
Elizabethtown's first modern brewery opening this week
     For the first time since the repeal of Prohibition — or longer, if the owners are correct — a brewery opens its doors to the public this week in Elizabethtown. Flywheel Brewing, owned by partners Ashley Willoughby, Josh Durham and Aaron Hawkins, first formed in early 2016, becoming a reality slowly as the trio built out a somewhat hidden-away space in a downtown that has seen growth recently, with a bourbon tavern, local coffee shop, boutique shops, new housing and more.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Anderson News ]
Lawsuit contends Anderson County has more registered than eligible voters
     Anderson is one of about four dozen Kentucky counties with more registered voters than residents old enough to vote, according to a lawsuit filed against the state in federal court. The advocacy group Judicial Watch filed the suit, which contends that Anderson County has 6 percent more people registered to vote than of actual voting age.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Charles Manson’s troubled childhood wound through one Kentucky city and a hilltop bar
     Many Kentuckians don’t know it, but the state has some connections to one of the most notorious murderers in the nation’s history. Charles Manson, who died Sunday in a California prison at age 83, was born in Cincinnati. But with a mother who was a heavy drinker and was often described as a prostitute, Manson bounced around as a boy among relatives in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, according to the New York Times. Manson reportedly spent at least some of his childhood in Ashland.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
EF-1 tornado confirmed in Taylor County
     An EF-1 tornado caused property damage in Taylor County on Saturday as storms hit portions of the state. Officials with Taylor County Office of Emergency Management told WKYT that the twister traveled through fields in rural Taylor County. Some barns were flattened and homes sustained damage.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Heaven Hill earns best whiskey ranking
     Heaven Hill has notched another acclaim to its belt with the naming of one of its bourbons as the top whiskey of 2017. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B517 was ranked No. 1 of Whisky Advocate’s “Top Whiskies of 2017.”

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Appalachian News-Express ]
Native Kentucky author writes about homesickness for state
     Jesse Donaldson, an author born in Kentucky, stopped at Pike Central High School Wednesday to discuss his book “On Homesickness” with students in classes studying the history of the Commonwealth. Donaldson, who resides in Oregon with his wife, was traveling the state, visiting each Kentucky county to share his experience of being homesick for Kentucky.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Paducah Sun ]
Schools launch fitness programs
     Children at three Graves County schools enjoyed a second recess Monday, courtesy of a newly launched student health program. Lowes, Symsonia and Wingo elementary schools received indoor and outdoor fitness equipment, teacher training and curriculum materials designed for long-term wellness.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Paducah Sun ]
Inmates, others praised for cemetery restoration
     It's been said one of the best ways to judge a society is to watch how its members treat their dead. On that measure, inmates and volunteers at the Kentucky State Penitentiary have earned high marks. The group has worked since April 2015 to restore the historic Riverview Cemetery, which occupies about four acres near the penitentiary and serves as the final resting place for about 420 people.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Tornadoes struck Beaver Dam, Bremen, weather service says
     Storms that roared through the region Saturday afternoon produced tornadoes in Muhlenberg and Ohio counties, damaging buildings and injuring one person in Beaver Dam. The National Weather Service in Paducah said both storms were EF-1 scale tornadoes, which can produce wind speeds between 85 and 100 mph.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Courier-Journal ]
U of L chairman opens the door - slightly - to a more open presidential search
     After a heated meeting of the University of Louisville board of trustees, Chairman David Grissom opened the door to possibly adding more voices to the closed search for the university's next president. Grissom announced that he has asked a trustee to consult with the university's search consultant about whether "there is a way to respond to the faculty's concerns and yet remain true to our belief that the closed search process is best practice and is most likely to produce the best man or woman to be our next president."

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Courier-Journal ]
Three years after autistic child's legs were broken, JCPS teacher's aide cited for neglect
     Three years after an autistic teenager suffered two broken legs in a restraint at a Jefferson County public school, state officials have substantiated neglect against the teacher's aide who restrained him. The finding is confidential but Brian Long, the father of Brennan Long — the student who suffered life-threatening injuries from the restraint at the Binet School — released a copy of the Nov. 14 letter from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Courier-Journal ]
Ex-House Speaker Jeff Hoover thanks God for 'disruption' of sexual harassment scandal
     Former House Speaker Jeff Hoover thanked God on Monday "for the disruption and problems in my life over the past few weeks and my failings." In an extended post on his Facebook page, Hoover also said that it is likely he suffered "a light heart attack" three weeks ago.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Corrections officer found dead in Richmond motel; he was suspect in Michigan double murder
     A man suspected in a double murder in Michigan was found dead Monday in a Richmond hotel, according to Kentucky State Police. State police were notified by Michigan law enforcement Monday afternoon that Calvin Chappel might be in Richmond, Trooper Robert Purdy said. Officers later found Chappel’s vehicle outside the local Super 8 hotel.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Lexington man fatally shot in Lee County home
     A Lexington man was shot to death by another man Saturday at a home in Lee County. Kentucky State Police found Jimmy Vanover, 34, lying inside the home on High Point Road state police said.

Posted November 21, 2017 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Two dead in overnight shootings at separate residences in Lawrence County
     A man and a woman were shot to death early Monday in separate residences in Lawrence County near the border with West Virginia, and police believe the shootings are related, according to reports. Just after midnight, a woman called 911 and said a man showed up at her house asking for help because he was shot, WSAZ said. The man died before state police troopers arrived on scene, according to WSAZ.


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