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Posted May 27, 2010 [ Times-Voice ]
Former Christian school baseball coach arrested on sex abuse charges
     A former baseball coach at Riverside Christian School in the Lost Creek community of Breathitt County was arrested by state police Wednesday, and charged with 14 counts, including sexual abuse, sodomy and indecent exposure.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Winchester Sun ]
Clark Fiscal Court changes course on privilege fees
     The Clark County Fiscal Court, rather than Winchester Municipal Utilities, will now have the final say so on new sewer agreements. On Wednesday, the court amended the joint city and county “privilege fee” ordinance, which provides a formula for distributing the cost of new sewers to every development in a watershed. Magistrates have argued that it gave WMU too much power over future development.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Winchester Sun ]
Unanswered call assault case waived to grand jury
     A Clark County man charged with assaulting his live-in girlfriend for not answering his phone call waived his case to the grand jury Wednesday. Jonathan Scott, 36, of 419 Country Club Drive, was charged earlier this month with second-degree assault, terroristic threatening and first-degree unlawful imprisonment after allegedly beating her and making her stay in a bathtub of cold water for at least 30 minutes.



    Posted May 27, 2010 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Lawmakers back budget compromise
     Legislators say they support a compromise budget proposal even though it includes provisions to furlough state employees. An unenthusiastic Kentucky House voted 94 to 4 Wednesday to pass a $17.1 billion state budget for two years that imposes cuts across most of state government but would avert a partial government shutdown this summer. The proposed budget lets Gov. Steve Beshear furlough merit employees up to six days a year.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Lincoln County chase suspect was a wanted man
     Sean Patrick Carey isn’t talking, but a check of his recent criminal history gives a clear indication of why he led police on a chase through Lincoln and Garrard counties in a stolen truck Tuesday night that left three officers injured and seven police cars damaged.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Perryville Battlefield acquires 54 acres
     A news conference is planned at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Perryville Battlefield to announce the acquisition of 54 acres. The land, recently preserved by the Civil War Preservation Trust, will become a part of Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Crab Orchard hit with fourth fire
     Firefighters battled another blaze Wednesday night in Crab Orchard, the fourth suspicious fire in the city this week. The fire broke out just before 8 p.m. in a vacant house. State police arson investigator Pat Alford was at the scene Wednesday night but as of this morning had not yet filed a report indicating whether the blaze was arson, a dispatcher at the Richmond post said.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Benefit will help Liberty flood victims
     Behind Cundiff Chiropractic in Liberty, it looks like there’s a yard sale going on run by young Amish women. There are trailers spread with hundreds of items, from raincoats to ropes to light switches, and the women in their bonnets and long dresses are busy attending to each piece of merchandise from True’s Electric that had been under water. So it goes all along the south end of Liberty’s U.S. 127 Bypass, where dozens of businesses devastated by the May 2 flooding are making slow, steady progress along the road to recovery. Meanwhile, on Monday, Memorial Day, the community’s can-do spirit will be on full display at the Ag Expo Center just south of town where the Liberty/Casey County Benefit for Flood Relief will take place.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Central Kentucky News Journal ]
Campbellsville man sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting
     The man who shot and killed David Brad Williams of Campbellsville in 2008 has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison for his crimes. However, he will be eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of that sentence.



    Posted May 27, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Kentucky Senate to tackle budget passed by House
     The state Senate is expected to spend much of today in committee going over five bills approved by the House on Wednesday. The revenue plans for the budget and road plan, plus a bill to fix the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund problems, are expected to see few changes, if any.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Despite deal, southcentral Kentucky road work continues
     Even without agreement on a state road plan, some projects in southcentral Kentucky, including a new interchange and connection to Interstate 65 in north Warren County, can move forward. The state Department of Highways is expected to issue a notice this week to consultant QK4 of Louisville to begin detailed drawings of a new 3.8-mile road to connect U.S. 31-W with Interstate 65 and for a new interchange with the interstate near Oakland. The estimated cost of the project is more than $30 million.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Chevron stations changing in Kentucky
     The Chevron name will leave 1,100 gas stations in 11 states, including Kentucky, in the next month. The change will affect more than 200 gas stations across Kentucky -- as many of them look for new brand affiliations.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Grand jury indicts former UK fraternity member charged in prank
     Sean Patrick Dunn, a former University of Kentucky fraternity member accused in March of setting a fraternity brother afire in an apparent prank that went wrong, was indicted Tuesday by a Fayette County grand jury on misdemeanor charges.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Brothers take guilty pleas Wednesday just before trial to begin for 2008 slaying
     Rather than stand trial Wednesday on a murder charge for killing a man nearly two years ago, two Whitley County brothers instead entered guilty pleas to reduced charges. Two other defendants are accused of helping the brothers after the crime.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Times Leader ]
Princeton teen honored in seat belt campaign
     A Princeton teen has been honored by the state Office of Highway Safety following a fateful car crash in which her seat belt saved her life. But the young driver readily admits she caused the crash in the first place by texting while driving. She was given a "Saved By the Belt" award.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Lawmakers leery of state cuts
     Fifth District Rep. Melvin Henley and First District Rep. Ken Winters both are leery that any state budget coming out of Frankfort this week may cut funding to vital programs including elementary and secondary education, but they hope not. Henley, D-Murray, said the House may have to accept more budget cuts than they would like to satisfy a strong desire by the public to complete a state budget and avoid a partial government shut-down this summer.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Crittenden Press ]
Man dies in Crittenden County accident
     A 31-year-old Marion man died in a single-vehicle accident at about 10:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday night on KY 2123. The victim was Ricky D. Bradham, who was traveling northbound in his 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup when it went off the shoulder of the highway then crashed. Crittenden County Rescue Squad extricated the victim after the coroner was called to the scene. The coroner said Bradham was partially ejected from the vehicle and died of blunt force trauma.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ Lebanon Enterprise ]
Charges pending after assault victim's death
     The Lebanon Police are investigating an assault that occurred months ago at the Marion Inn. The victim of the assault, Jessica Ogle, died April 28 in a hospital in Louisville. Sgt. Greg Young said the police are waiting for the results of a medical exam to identify the cause of death. The victim had just moved to Marion County from Bullitt County before the incident occurred.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Survey team finds Hardin County tornado damage
     A National Weather Service survey team has confirmed that a weak tornado on Friday tracked a short distance through northwestern Hardin County. With top winds of 80-85 mph, the EF-0 twister damaged a mobile home, according to the NWS. No injuries were reported.


Posted May 27, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
One dead, another jailed after wreck
     One Elizabethtown man is dead and another jailed on DUI and manslaughter charges after a single vehicle crash on Ky. 567, known locally as Valley Creek Road, Wednesday night. According to Kentucky State Police, a vehicle occupied by two males and a female was traveling south on Ky. 567 when the driver, Lawrence Mattingly, 19, lost control, left the roadway and struck a utility pole. None of the three occupants had been wearing seat belts, according to police.


 

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