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Posted December 30, 2009 [ News Democrat ]
Carroll County Hospital employees finally get back pay settlement
     Carroll County hospital employees who worked for Associated Healthcare Systems Inc., headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., have received more than $560,000 in back pay the company owed to them from 2007.

Posted December 30, 2009 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
A message for Marines
     One Warren County school bus driver's project to send gifts to U.S. Marines serving in Afghanistan grew to include hundreds of school students and other drivers too.

Posted December 30, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Bardstown's Foster drama going back to original title
     After 13 years, “The Stephen Foster Story” is making a comeback. It has been “Stephen Foster — The Musical” since 1997, but for the summer of 2010 — the drama’s 52nd season — the Stephen Foster Drama Association decided to honor the legacy of the company by changing the name of its flagship production back to the original.

    Posted December 29, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Franklin dance team to perform at Orange Bowl
     The Flyer Dance Team of Franklin County Hight School will be the only team from Kentucky to perform at the Orange Bowl halftime show, to also feature headliner Kool & the Gang and 59 other dance teams from across the U.S. The football game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Iowa Hawkeyes airs at 8 p.m. next Tuesday on Fox.

Posted December 29, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Help Wanted: Hundreds of census takers needed for 2010 count
     At a time when most places aren’t putting out the “Help Wanted” signs, the U.S. Census Bureau is initiating a major recruiting effort ahead of the 2010 count. Racheal Hampton, manager of the 14-county regional office based in Lexington, said 1,200 to 1,500 door-to-door census takers are needed for the region that includes Boyle, Mercer and Garrard counties

Posted December 29, 2009 [ Sentinel-News ]
Shelby County woman works tirelessly to help Hispanics
     For countless Hispanics in Shelby County, Mandeel is a teacher, a guardian angel, a lifeline to "surviving in America," as she puts it. She's the Hispanic Liaison for Shelby County Public Schools, leading the Migrant Education Program designed for all migrant schoolchildren and anyone under the age of 22 in the community.

Posted December 29, 2009 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Officials investigate cause of plane crash
     Federal Aviation Administration officials arrived in Calloway County Saturday morning to investigate the cause of a plane crash that killed a Pleasant View, Tennessee man Christmas Day.

Posted December 29, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Vine Grove readying for 2010 growth
     The city of Vine Grove will face a lot of growth in the upcoming year because of population growth from the realignment of Fort Knox, and the city has been working to make sure it can meet the needs of new residents, Mayor Donovan Smith said.

    Posted December 29, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
2010: Knox's 'big inhale' to begin
     Since 2005, Hardin County residents have been hearing a lot about the Fort Knox Army post realignment --new jobs, more traffic, development. So far there has been a lot of planning, but in 2010, the big changes will begin with the opening of the Army's Human Resources Command of Excellence.

Posted December 28, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
One dead, two injured in Casey County store shooting
     A simmering feud between an estranged couple boiled over into bloodshed on Christmas Day, leaving a Lincoln County man dead and two women injured in a shooting at a country store in Casey County.

Posted December 28, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Frankfort Face: She makes sparks fly
     Lyndsi Tingle, a 17-year-old Western Hills High School senior, welds, cuts and bends metal alongside the boys at Franklin County Career and Technical Center for about four hours a day. She plans to become a weld inspector.

Posted December 28, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Glut of Northpoint riot cases to hit Boyle County courthouse soon
     Cases stemming from the Aug. 21 riot at Northpoint Training Center will hit the Boyle County Courthouse early next year. Commonwealth's Attorney Richie Bottoms is not yet sure how many individuals will be charged with riot-related felonies, but he said last week the number will be at least 100 and could rise to 150 or more. Almost of all of the charges will be arson, first-degree rioting or assault on a law enforcement officer, he said.

Posted December 28, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
New life for Cliffside: Diner expected to re-open in 3 months
     Randy Tillet, a commercial developer, is overseeing the restoration of a Frankfort landmark, the Cliffside Restaurant, which first opened in 1948. Work should be completed in about three months.

Posted December 28, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
The gift of life: Teacher donates kidney to stranger
     Christene Baldwin, a special education teacher at New Highland Elementary School, donated a kidney Dec. 15 to someone she’d never met as part of what might be Kentucky’s first paired donations, which took place at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Posted December 28, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Tori to seek re-election
     State Sen. Elizabeth Tori will seek another term in the 10th District. The 73-year-old Tori, R-Radcliff, said the task at hand in the 10th District is to continue with infrastructure in Hardin County as the Base Realignment and Closure changes push forward, and to ease state budget issues.

Posted December 28, 2009 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Historic register nominations going to D.C.
     Nominations to add a vacant Covington school building to the National Register of Historic Places and to create a historic district around the Campbell County Courthouse soon will be headed to Washington, D.C. for final consideration.

Posted December 28, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Kenny Chesney flies to Bardstown airport to buy two specialty puppies
     On Dec. 18, country-western star Kenny Chesney flew in to the Bardstown-Nelson County Airport with his girlfriend, Miss Tennessee 2008 Amy Colley, to buy two puppies from Cathy Adamson at Puppies Plus on West Stephen Foster Avenue.

Posted December 28, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Kentucky Bourbon Recipe: Lamps in a bottle
     A Nelson County couple's invention -- lamps filled with the raw ingredients for bourbon --have become popular gift items. Donna and Warren Cheek have sold about 6,000 lamps since 2006.

Posted December 26, 2009 [ Winchester Sun ]
Firefighters file suit over back pay
     Winchester firefighters have filed a lawsuit against the city in a fight over a large back pay settlement while city officials continue to dispute the alleged wage obligation in court. A group of 55 firefighters are seeking overtime pay, pension contributions and interest related to a state training incentive.

    Posted December 26, 2009 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Accused teen killer fit for trial?
     A competency hearing is set for Monday in Kenton Circuit Court for one of the youngest children ever tried in Kentucky's adult court on a murder charge. Emily Ball, who turned 15 on Nov. 13, has pleaded not guilty to one count each of murder, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Travis White of Covington.


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