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Posted October 8, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
I-65 work to last longer than expected
     Construction work on northbound I-65 stretching from northern Hardin through Bullitt County is expected to take longer than expected, extending into next month, said state Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Andrea Clifford. Crews discovered the road surface was more uneven and cracks were worse than expected in two portions of the interstate: from around the Radcliff exit to just before the Bardstown exit, and from near Shepherdsville to Louisville.

Posted October 8, 2009 [ Cadiz Record ]
Officials differ on Trigg County precinct dry-vote petitions
     There is a disparity between what the Alcohol Beverage Commission and the Kentucky Board of Elections say about whether people in precincts in Trigg County can vote themselves back to dry status. In a recent local option election, Trigg County voters narrowly elected to allow alcohol sales.

Posted October 8, 2009 [ Cadiz Record ]
Trigg County Hospital proposes rehab, surgery expansions
     Proposed expansions of Trigg County Hospital’s surgery and rehabilitation wings were announced at a public hearing attended by several local officials, but no timetable was given.

Posted October 7, 2009 [ Beattyville Enterprise ]
Former inmate dies
     Former Three Forks Regional Jail inmate Shannon D. Reed, 36 of Clay County, died last Tuesday in a Lexington hospital.

Posted October 7, 2009 [ Times-Voice ]
First United Methodist Church of Jackson is 175 next weekend
     A Methodist church in the Breathitt County city of Jackson looks back over its 175 years of ministering to the community and its residents.

Posted October 7, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
State speaks to Mercer County side of Kennedy bridge
     Photos of the Kennedy Bridge are displayed in the cafeteria of Burgin Independent School where between 70 and 80 people gathered Tuesday for an informational meeting about the closing of the span across Herrington Lake on Ky. 152. The bridge, which connects Mercer and Garrard counties is being closed Oct. 12 for six months. In the meantime, some drivers will have to take a 40-mile detour.

Posted October 7, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Stanford says 'No' to alcohol sales
     Those who opposed alcohol sales celebrated with prayers and hugs Tuesday night at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Those who wanted a wet city must have stayed home and cried in their beer.

Posted October 7, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
For now, it's guesswork on Franklin County pipeline explosions
     Deron Rambo, the top Franklin County emergency official, says he doesn’t think there’s a terrorist plot in Franklin County trying to blow up a controversial water pipeline that's under construction. Once completed, the line will carry water from the Kentucky River to Lexington.

    Posted October 7, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Banner year will unfurl in about 2 weeks
     Those looking for autumn’s belated reds, oranges and yellows will only have to wait two more weeks. The upcoming color show, while later than usual, will be more memorable than recent years thanks to a wet, mild summer, reports the Kentucky Department of Travel. Department spokeswoman Chris Kellogg said leaves have lacked color the last few years because of droughts, but this year should be spectacular.

Posted October 7, 2009 [ Sentinel-News ]
Kentucky Horseshoeing School to move from Shelby County to Lexington
     Unique school in Shelby County's Mount Eden community has attracted students from around the world for 31 years. Move to Lexington is aimed at enhancing students' experience and attracting additional instructors.

    Posted October 7, 2009 [ Sentinel-News ]
Continual rain makes it hard for farmers to bring in tobacco
     This year's tobacco crop should be a good one for Kentucky farmers, if they can just bring it in. The harvest has been delayed by all the rainfall, more than 10 inches above normal this year, and some farmers say they are two to three weeks behind schedule. That delay makes frost a worry.

Posted October 7, 2009 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Debate becomes heated over probation for woman who stole from preschool
     According to former Corbin Preschool Center bookkeeper Donna Logan, she took nearly $42,000 from the center from a fund meant to help children in order to buy things for her three children. When Whitley Circuit Judge Dan Ballou inquired about why she took the money, Logan replied, "I wanted it for my children. I know that is not right."

Posted October 7, 2009 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Sickness overwhelms Corbin, Williamsburg schools
     The effects of several different illnesses has taken its toll on two local school districts with both Corbin and Williamsburg opting to cancel classes for the remainder of the week. High school football games at both schools are still planned as scheduled though. Officials at both districts say they hope the combination of taking off the remainder of the week along with next week's scheduled fall break will mean a chance for students and staff to recuperate.

Posted October 7, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
'I'm still standing'
     Tuesday night’s candlelight vigil at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College celebrated the survival of domestic violence victims, but Janet Kaufman said she’s still a work in progress. “I’m not a survivor; I’m surviving,” she said, adding that she still struggles with her abuse four years later. Kaufman was the vigil’s featured speaker, an event in its ninth year and still going strong.

Posted October 7, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Town gets crafty for 29th year; 20,000 to 30,000 expected to attend
     More than 190 juried artists and craftsmen from Kentucky and around the country will be in Bardstown this weekend for the 29th annual Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair. They will sell everything from jewelry, pottery and metal art to wood items, baskets, gourds, fudge and more. From 20,000 to 30,000 people are expected to attend.

Posted October 6, 2009 [ Times-Voice ]
Commerce Lexington caravan to stop in Jackson
     A group of business leaders from the Bluegrass will bid their time in the mountains next week, and Jackson will be one of their stops along the way.
Officials with Commerce Lexington will make what they call their first-ever “Eastern Kentucky Appreciation Tour” next Monday and Tuesday, as a way to say “thanks” for the Eastern Kentucky plays in Lexington and Central Kentucky's economy.

Posted October 6, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Police investigating explosions near Franklin County pipeline project
     Police say there’s no proof of a connection between a series of explosions and the controversial water pipeline than runs through Franklin County. State Police Lt. David Jude said investigators haven’t ruled out the possibility. No one has been injured and no equipment has been damaged, he said.

Posted October 6, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
911 employees allege foul play with their retirement accounts
     The letter, signed by two Bluegrass 911 employees who worked at the Lincoln 911 center before Lincoln and Garrard counties merged, claims funds are missing from their 401(k) quarterly reports from Edward Jones.

Posted October 6, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Morning voting slow in Stanford wet/dry election
     STANFORD — Those looking to divine the results of today’s alcohol election could look to the weather for signs. It’s been a soggy summer and fall, and this morning’s drizzle would seem to favor a wet result. Of course, a more literal interpretation of the signs can be seen along Danville Avenue, where several residents have posted “Vote No to Alcohol” placards in their front yards.

Posted October 6, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Danville alcohol petition falls short
     An order signed by Boyle Judge-Executive Harold McKinney said the petition for a local option election was denied because it came up short of the 1,753 required signatures.


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