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Posted July 29, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Radcliff man killed in California
     A Radcliff man visiting family in California was found dead Monday morning in Tehama County, Calif. Larry Arthur King, 66, was pronounced dead Monday when deputies found his body slouched in the driver’s seat of a rental car, according to a story Wednesday in the Contra Costa Times. Deputies said that King appeared to have died from wounds to his torso, the paper reported.


Posted July 29, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Group to break ground on Veterans Tribute
     A tangible step toward the construction of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute in Elizabethtown will roll out later this week. The Hardin County Veterans Tribute board is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony 10 a.m. Friday at Elizabethtown Firehouse No. 3 on Ring Road. The fire station sits adjacent to the site of the tribute.


Posted July 29, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Trainee critical after lightning strike at Fort Knox
     An out-of-state college student was in critical condition Wednesday at University Hospital in Louisville where she’s being treated for injuries caused Tuesday by lightning that struck a group of trainees on Fort Knox. A post spokesman said a group of prospective Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets were practicing squad tactics in a wooded area near West Point when foul weather popped up. As the trainees ran toward a safe area, lightning struck one of them.


Posted July 29, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Northern Kentucky actor is 'All Right'
     Josh Hutcherson got an early taste of fame at age 4, when he climbed up on a stage at the Boone County Fair and took home the title of Little Mr. Boone County. Today, a better title for the 17-year-old Union native would be Mr. Sought-After Young Hollywood Actor. After roles in such family-friendly hits as “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “Bridge to Terabithia,” he’s now starring in the critically-acclaimed “The Kids Are All Right” as the son of a lesbian couple who tracks down his sperm-donor father. It opens Friday.


Posted July 29, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Northern Kentucky health director named; will face several issues
     A proposed smoking ban and possible budget crunch will be the top two issues for the Northern Kentucky Health Department's new director. The Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday night to hire Lynne M. Saddler, now serving as assistant health commissioner in Polk County, Fla., to head up the health department, which serves Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Grant counties.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Times-Voice ]
Coal severance money being put to use in Breathitt County
     Breathitt Fiscal Court has prioritized a list of needed projects which will be funded by coal severance money from the state. And two new projects were added too. Two of the high priority items include a water line extension and blacktopping and grounds improvements for the Breathitt County school district.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Winchester Sun ]
Truck crash slows I-64 in Clark County
     Winchester emergency officials were called to the scene this morning when a tractor trailer overturned on westbound I-64 at the 95-mile marker. Interstate and Mountain Parkway traffic was snarled for hours.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Disaster loans now available for those affected by May flooding
     U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, has announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has made federal economic injury disaster loans available in the 2nd District as a result of the severe storms and flooding on May 1. Organizations in Warren, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Breckinridge, Daviess, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Ohio, Taylor and Washington counties are eligible to apply for losses caused by the flooding.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Butler County: Attorney asks for judgment in open meetings case
     Jon Fleischaker, a Louisville attorney who helped craft Kentucky’s open meetings and open records laws, wants a ruling on an open meetings case in Butler County without a trial. Fleischaker is helping represent Butler County resident and political watchdog Robert Cron, who is being sued by the Butler County Fiscal Court over an open meetings ruling made by Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Woman accused of taking $22,000 from Simpson County Circuit Clerk's office
     A woman who worked as a bookkeeper in the Simpson Circuit Clerk’s Office is now battling a charge that she stole funds from the office. Stacie Leigh Duke pleaded not guilty today in Simpson Circuit Court. According to Franklin police, Duke, 30, allegedly took $22,000 from the office over the past year.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
18-year-old Bowling Green shooter receives 25 years for murder
     Earl Wright expressed remorse Tuesday for shooting Edward “Dickie” Whiteside, just before being formally sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder. Wright, 18, must serve 20 years of his sentence before being considered eligible for parole.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
New manager taking over GM's Bowling Green Corvette plant
     A retirement at a General Motors plant, which is readying to launch the company’s new small car, means that the Bowling Green General Motors Assembly Plant is losing its plant manager less than a year after he arrived. Bob Parcell, who came to Bowling Green on Oct. 1, has already started his new position in Lordstown, Ohio. Taking over for Parcell will be Dave Tatman, who is plant manager for GM's Warren, Willow Run and Parma Transmission Operations in Michigan.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Wrongful death suit filed against Franklin County jailer
     The family of an El Salvadoran woman who committed suicide at Franklin County Regional Jail while awaiting deportation has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the jailer. Ana Romero, 44, was found hanging in an isolated cell at the jail on Aug. 21, 2008. The suit also names two health service organizations as defendants.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Lincoln County grand jury indicts man from police chase
     A man who led police on a wild car chase and another man accused of beating an elderly man who was trying to help him have both been indicted by a Lincoln County grand jury. Sean Patrick Carey, 35, of Hustonville was indicted on 18 felony counts, including two counts of attempted murder, stemming from a May 25 police pursuit that began outside Stanford and ended in Garrard County. Also indicted was Randy J. Riley, 30, of Stanford on counts of first-degree robbery and burglary for allegedly attacking Claude Nayor with a large socket wrench while taking his money on May 17.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Landlord fights city hall over $10 fee
     Business and property owners have long groused about Lancaster’s occupational license fee, but nobody has had the gumption to actually challenge it. Until now. On Thursday in Garrard District Court, Lisa Smith is going to trial for refusing to pay the $10 license fee the city requires of people who own and rent property.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Attorney general rules Whitley Co. sheriff violated state's open records act - again
     Kentucky's attorney general has ruled that the Whitley County Sheriff's Department violated the state's Open Records Act by illegally denying a woman access to the investigative case file regarding the 2005 death of her son. Corbin resident Dolly Bunch said she's been trying "for years" to see how the case involving the death of her son, James S. Bunch, was investigated by police. He was discovered in a mobile home on June 21, 2005. Authorities have always contended his death was the result of a drug overdose. Bunch believes her son was murdered.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Drowning victim's aunt still wanted for manslaughter
     An Indiana man facing a manslaughter charge who turned himself into Trigg County Sheriff’s Department would not indicate if his wife also would come forward and answer to the same charge, a Trigg County sheriff’s deputy said Tuesday. Arrest warrants were ordered for Daniel and Michelle Childers in May following the drowning of their 15-year-old niece last summer at Lake Barkley. The cause of death was listed as drowning due to acute alcohol intoxication.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
2010 Fancy Farm picnic schedule heating up
     The line-up for scheduled political speaking at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic at St. Jerome's Parrish is beginning to take shape and 2010, being a key election year on the national level, should make it a hot one. Mark Wilson, political chairman for the event, says a debate between U.S. Senate Candidates Jack Conway (D-Louisville) and Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) promises to be the hottest ticket.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Casey County News ]
U.S. 127 Treasure
     The adage of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” certainly holds true for one Casey County couple. “We just like to bring the two together,” said Karen Goode, referring to the things that she and her husband have bought at auctions and estate sales and are now preparing to offer others in the upcoming U.S. 127 Yard Sale. The Goodes are 10-year veteran vendors in what has been billed as the “World’s Longest Yard Sale.” The 675-mile sale, which stretches along U.S. 127 from Hudson, Mich. to Gadsden, Ala., runs Aug. 4-8.


Posted July 28, 2010 [ Casey County News ]
Explosion touches off fire at Casey County business
     A Liberty businessman was injured Sunday following an explosion and fire at his garage. Freddie Goode, 55, a former mayor of Liberty and businessman, was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington after he went to the Casey County Hospital to seek treatment for his injuries.


 

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