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Posted October 6, 2009 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Williamsburg woman arrested for kicking six-year-old, another family member
     Police went to the Whitley County home Friday in regards to a disturbance call made to 911 and determined through the investigation that the mother had been at her residence drinking and became irate with her two young children and an adult family member.

Posted October 6, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Disabled man faces enhanced arson charge
     A Hardin County grand jury has upped the ante for a mentally disabled man accused of setting fire in May to an old pair of lakeside cabins known as the Lincoln Heritage House. The cabins were built and occupied by Thomas Lincoln and other Lincoln family preceding the famous president.

Posted October 6, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
‘He saved my life’
     Sixty-five years ago, Alvey Toby Smothers was on the front line in France during World War II in the sights of a German soldier's machine gun. If it hadn’t been for a fellow soldier who shot the soldier about to kill Smothers, the WWII vet likely would not be alive. “I’m grateful to him for saving my life,” Smothers, 90, said.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
A real life piano man
     Frankfort man finds one of his passions is giving new life to old pianos.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Nelson County's first female barber celebrates 30 years
     Rosemary Humkey was a woman ahead of her time. Celebrating 30 years of barbering late last month, she joined the once almost all-male profession in the fall of 1980. She became the first female barber in Nelson County when she started her career. Today, female barbers in the county outnumber males 2-1.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ Times-Voice ]
Breathitt Co. school district to feed students even if schools close from swine flu
     Thinking that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” the Jackson Independent Schools board has approved a plan that would feed students meals even in the event of an H1N1 flu, or Swine Flu, outbreak. No cases have been reported so far.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Solar car team gets a hand from Frankfort company
     TOPY, a Frankfort wheel manufacturer, is helping the University of Kentucky Solar Car Team design 16-inch aluminum wheels for its fourth racecar. Several of the company's managers and engineers are UK graduates and wanted to help the ultra high-tech solar car.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Chef Bobby Flay a fan of Kentucky cooking
     The Iron Chef was appearing as lecturer and performing chef as part of the first-ever Kentucky Proud event – The Incredible Food Show – at Lexington's Heritage Hall. If he ever opened a restaurant outside New York or Los Vegas, it might be in Lexington, Bobby Flay says.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Her wish is granted: Make-a-Wish Foundation sends Lincoln County girl to Disney World
     Eight-year-old Shayla Terry and her older sister, Aubrey, sit on their front porch swing, grinning. They whisper to each other like sisters do, and work together to get the swing going from side to side. They look like just a normal pair of young girls, enjoying an early fall evening. But Shayla has been through something most 8-year-olds have not: 36 weeks of chemotherapy.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Family disappointed killer didn't apologize at sentencing
     When family members of Arnold B. "Bill" Mills gathered to witness the Knox Circuit Court sentencing of a man who killed their father, they were hoping to hear words of remorse. Those words were never spoken.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
DUI mom avoids major jail sentence
     A Danville woman who drove drunk with two children under 12 in her car was sentenced to two years but will stay out of jail under a five-year pretrial diversion program.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Frankfort High grad writes tonight's episode of "CSI: Miami"
     Melissa Scrivner, a 1998 graduate of Frankfort High School, penned the episode titled “Bolt Action.” According to CBS, it tells the story of “three volleyball players who mysteriously drop dead on the court.” The episode airs tonight at 10 on CBS.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Shock probation denied for former Garrard County emergency management director
     Garrard Circuit Judge Hunter Daugherty denied shock probation Friday for former Emergency Management director Dwayne Nave, who has served only three months of a five-year sentence for reckless homicide.

    Posted October 5, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Investigations continue at Northpoint following prison riot
     A little more than a month after fires reduced much of Northpoint Training Center to rubble during an August riot, the investigation into the inmates responsible for the destruction is ongoing and there are still no estimates for what it will cost to rebuild the prison.

Posted October 5, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Living in the past: Perryville battle teaches history lessons, brings in tourism dollars
     This year marks the 147th anniversary of the Civil War battle of Perryville. Union and Confederate soldiers, and civilian re-enactors walked among spectators Saturday afternoon giving people a taste of life in 1862.

Posted October 2, 2009 [ Sentinel-News ]
Shelby County continues to court Harley-Davidson
     The window for a hoped-for announcement in September has come and gone, and officials in Shelby County say they have not heard anything further about whether Harley-Davidson is nearer a decision about the future of its largest plant.

Posted October 2, 2009 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Whitley High student "very ill" with Swine Flu
     A Whitley County High School student is reportedly very ill from complications associated with the flu. The high school age child is listed in critical, but stable condition at Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. School officials said the student was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, otherwise known as Swine Flu.

    Posted October 2, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Danville businessman launches voteoncongress.com
     The man who identifies his storage rental businesses with the big American flag now is launching a Web site intended to give people a bigger voice in the American democratic process. Billy Inmon, owner of Storage Rentals of America in Danville, officially rolled out “voteoncongress.com” on Monday.

Posted October 2, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Perryville museum offers new attractions
     History buffs visiting this weekend’s re-enactment of the historic Battle of Perryville will get a first look at the completed second phase of Perryville Battlefield Museum. Joni House, preservation specialist and program coordinator at Perryville Battlefield State Park, said the project that started in February is nearly complete.

Posted October 2, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Harrodsburg OKs Sunday alcohol sales
     The city council's new amendment to the city’s alcohol ordinance states that alcohol may be sold by the drink Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 a.m. the following day and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. the following day.


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