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Posted September 22, 2010 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Arrest of Corbin bridge vandal 'imminent,' police say
     Corbin Police have received seven tips since Friday that investigators have described as "solid" as they try to identify the woman and two children seen throwing planter boxes from the Engineer Street Bridge on Sept. 15. Corbin's mayor says he is particularly irritating by the incident because it's the third time it's happened

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Man drank three pitchers of beer prior to I-75 crash near Corbin
     A North Carolina man who told police he drank three pitchers of beer Thursday night in Corbin prior to a wreck on Interstate 75 in which two passengers were ejected from his vehicle, pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence of alcohol.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
I-69 progress update delivered to chamber alliance
     Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock brought encouraging news about the progress of the Interstate 69 highway project to a gathering of more than 50 regional chambers of commerce representatives. Portions of I-69 are complete in Indiana. The highway will run 156 miles south though Kentucky from Henderson to Fulton. The total cost of the bridge and 13-mile section near Hederson is estimated at $1 billion, according to Ted Merryman, the I-69 Project Manager for Kentucky.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Lebanon Enterprise ]
Marion County man arrested for attempted murder in '06 home explosion case
     The Kentucky State Police arrested William J. "Joey" Rigdon, 48, of Lebanon Monday and charged him with four counts of attempted murder and first-degree arson in connection with a trailer explosion that destroyed Gary and Wanda Walls' home on or about March 17, 2006. The arrest was a result of information obtained through the missing person's investigation of 26-year-old Kara Rigdon.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Lawsuit's money for tobacco farmers might not be coming soon
     More than $20 million was deposited earlier this month into a trust fund that pays out money to tobacco farmers in five states as part of a long-running lawsuit between the growers and the Lexington-based Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association. Although the money has been deposited by the cooperative, there's no date set for when it might be disbursed to the more than 198,000 past and current burley tobacco growers in Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and West Virginia.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Singer Lyle Lovett to perform at WEG closing
     Texas musician Lyle Lovett will perform Oct. 10 at the closing ceremony of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Lovett and his Large Band, who have performed their mix of country, bluegrass, swing and folk in Lexington before, will be the headliners at the 4 p.m. ceremony. However, Lovett also will be involved in Games competition. As a breeder of quarterhorses and an amateur reiner, Lovett owns one of the horses on the Italian reining team.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Georgetown is saddling up to welcome Equestrian Games visitors
     Georgetown is ready to lure its share of visitors during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with new events, including an equine expo, and other attractions. City and Scott County leaders expect busy restaurants, equestrians at hotels and tourists downtown who'll come from the Kentucky Horse Park. The Horse Park is closer to Georgetown (7.41 miles) than to Lexington (8.59 miles), and 171 of its 1,200 acres are in Scott County.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
State police investigate altercation between law-enforcement officers
     Kentucky State Police are investigating a reported assault between a Paintsville police officer and a Johnson County sheriff's officer Friday afternoon. Sheriff Bill Witten said he called state police after the incident, which occurred in his office on Friday. He wouldn't say who was assaulted or what the disagreement was about. He said as far as he knew, no one was seriously injured.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Casey County News ]
Women's detention center in Casey County is closed
     Services have been suspended and the doors closed at the Casey County Detention Center’s women’s work camp. The center was located on Ky. 70 West in the old Green River Nursing Home building. Casey County Jailer Tommy Miller — after discussing the matter with Judge/Executive Ronald Wright — decided to close the facility after the state transferred 43 female inmates to the new Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Casey County News ]
Casey County woman takes deal in animal abuse case
     A woman charged with second-degree animal cruelty in a case involving more than 100 dogs has pleaded guilty. Cheryl Turner, who appeared Tuesday morning in Casey District Court before Judge Michael Loy, accepted a plea agreement from County Attorney Tom Weddle. She agreed to serve a limited amount of jail time, perform community service and not have any pets.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Retired Elizabethtown doctors slain; police search for live-in son
     Kentucky State Police are searching for the live-in son of two retired physicians found dead inside their Elizabethtown home Tuesday morning by another adult son. Dr. Margaret Buggeland, 76, and Dr. Terje R. Buggeland, 70, were victims of homicide, according to Kentucky State Police. The Buggelands, who practiced gynecology and obstetrics in Radcliff and Brandenburg, and were on staff at Hardin Memorial Hospital until retiring in the early 1990s, were found dead around 5 a.m. Tuesday on the floor of their son’s bedroom.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
DNA under victim's nails doesn't match defendant
     A Kentucky State Police forensic biologist testified Tuesday that DNA found under Amanda Hornsby-Smith's fingernails didn't belong to the man on trial in Campbell Circuit Court for allegedly strangling her to death. Her husband, 33-year-old Woody Will Smith of Dayton, faces up to life in prison if found guilty of murder for using an extension cord to strangle the 28-year-old in May 2009 at their home in Dayton. While Smith confessed multiple times to killing his wife, his defense attorney contends those confessions were false because they were made when Smith was suffering from a sleep-deprived psychosis.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Fire ravages Northern Kentucky apartments
     Firefighters from several Northern Kentucky departments were on the scene Tuesday of a fire that injured at least one person and heavily damaged residences at Independence's Fairways Park Apartments. A Kenton County dispatcher said several people called the emergency dispatch center just after 2 p.m. to report the fire in the 24-unit building.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Times-Voice ]
New housing in Eastern Kentucky's Breathitt County helps transform lives
     The driveway leading up to Jackson's new Dahlia Court apartments is not paved yet. In fact, two of the complex's four buildings aren't finished, with the footers of the final building recently put up. But the one building at the bottom of the hill is already occupied. It makes Sharon Hendrickson every happy. "These four are rented already. We have tenants inside. Folks moved in the first day they were available, which was the last week of July,” Hendrickson said about Dahlia Court, the latest in housing being made available by Kentucky River Community Care.

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Central Kentucky News Journal ]
Meth problem on the rise in Central Kentucky
     With eight times as many arrests in the heart of Central Kentucky's Taylor County so far this year than in all of last year, there's no doubt that methamphetamine use is on the rise. "We've been really fortunate for a long time. It's been on one end of the state and then the other," Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said. "Apparently, it's starting to move in."

Posted September 22, 2010 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Nelson County husband, wife convicted on drug charges
     A Nelson County husband and wife have been convicted on drug trafficking charges for selling prescription painkillers. Winifred K. Pyle, 61, and Harrell R. Pyle, 69, both of Bloomfield, were sentenced after pleading guilty to their charges.

Posted September 21, 2010 [ Winchester Sun ]
Ground to be broken Wednesday for new Clark County hospital
     Plans for a new $60 million hospital in Winchester will move one step closer to completion on Wednesday. An official groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the hospital site from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and will include remarks from both state and local officials.

Posted September 21, 2010 [ Winchester Sun ]
Clark County recognized as one of 100 best places for youth
     Clark County has received national recognition for its commitment to the youth of the community. In an announcement in Washington, D.C., today, Clark County was named one of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance and ING. The 100 Best designation recognizes communities that make youth a priority by implementing programs that help keep children in school and prepare them for college and the 21st century work force.

Posted September 21, 2010 [ Jessamine Journal ]
Woman indicted for $100,000 Jessamine County burglary
     A Jessamine County grand jury indicted a Nicholasville woman on second-degree burglary charges Monday. According to Nicholasville police, Lori M. Embry allegedly burglarized a home and stole more than $100,000 in jewelry on Aug. 20. Nicholasville police took a detailed inventory of the items stolen and closely monitored pawn-shop tickets to watch for any of the stolen items being pawned. About a week later, stolen items showed up in Lexington and Nicholasville pawn shops, police said.

Posted September 21, 2010 [ Jessamine Journal ]
School bus collides with pickup truck in Jessamine County
     A pickup truck and a school bus collided Tuesday morning on Ky. 169 in Jessamine County, sending one student to a hospital with a minor injury and resulting in the arrest of the truck driver for a previous warrant


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