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Posted December 25, 2009 [ Sentinel-News ]
Wills pleads guilty to embezzlement
     Jody Wills, a Shelby County woman charged with embezzling $600,000 of escrow account money from her employer, pleaded guilty to failure to make a required disposition of property, tampering with physical evidence, fraudulent use of a credit card, and 30 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $300 Wednesday morning in Shelby Circuit Court under an arrangement with prosecutors. In addition to recommending 10 years in prison with no probation, the plea agreement includes restitution.


Posted December 25, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Fort Knox soldier charged in New York murder
     A Fort Knox sergeant with the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division has been charged by authorities in New York with murder in the Wednesday afternoon shooting of his ex-wife’s boyfriend.


Posted December 25, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Soldier home for first Christmas in two years
     Chris and Margaret Neel don’t care what’s under the tree for them Christmas morning. They’ve already gotten the best present a parent could ask for. Their oldest son, Steven, is back from two tours of duty with the Army in Iraq. This is his first Christmas home in two years.


Posted December 25, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Local plant creates presidential holiday cards
     The Bardstown American Greetings facility was involved with the production of the 2009 presidential and vice presidential holiday cards for the Obama administration. The local plant did the finishing and embossing, said Patrice Sadd, corporate communications manager for American Greetings Corp., Cleveland, Ohio.



    Posted December 25, 2009 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Florence recruiter best in Kentucky
     An Army National Guard Recruiter based in Florence was recently named National Guard Recruiter of the Year for the state of Kentucky. Staff Sgt. Mark Hatfield, whose office is located on Connector Drive off of Mall Road, signed up 36 recruits in the military year that ended in October of 2009.


Posted December 24, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Perryville chief enters sheriff's race
     Perryville Police Chief Charles Parks has added his name to a list of prominent law enforcement officers running for Boyle County sheriff. Parks filed candidacy papers Wednesday, joining Junction City Police Chief Jimmy Gipson and Deputy Sheriff Marty Elliott, in the race. All three are Democrats seeking their party’s nomination in the May 18 primary.


Posted December 24, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Hundreds of images seized at Danville photo studio
     Officers from the state attorney general’s Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Terry Alan Hadley, 45, of Danville after obtaining a search warrant for Aperture Studio on Wilderness Road. Investigators were alerted to possible pornographic photographs of children on Hadley’s computer Dec. 11 after technicians at a local computer service store saw suspicious images while transferring data from Hadley’s computer to a separate hard drive, court documents show.



Posted December 24, 2009 [ Casey County News ]
19 new businesses seek EDA rent assistance
     A rent reimbursement program for new businesses in downtown Liberty that has gained national media attention continues to attract requests from prospective business owners. However, the Liberty/Casey County Economic Development Authority has closed the program because of concerns about funding and new business owners’ dependence on the EDA for the first year.


Posted December 24, 2009 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Drees objects to Kenton sherrif's budget
     Kenton County officials have approved the sheriff's 2010 budget over the objection of Kenton County Judge-executive Ralph Drees, who disapproved of a 1 percent across-the-board raise for employees.


Posted December 24, 2009 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Samaritan rescues two from pond
     An electrical worker rescued two people whose car plunged into an icy pond Wednesday. The driver of the vehicle has been charged with drunken driving.


Posted December 24, 2009 [ Cadiz Record ]
Death penalty still option in triple murder case
     A judge denied a motion to exclude the death penalty in the case of Kevin Dunlap, the suspect in the Oct. 2008 Roaring Spring triple murder case, in a pre-trial motion hearing held Friday morning at the Livingston County Justice Center in Smithland.


Posted December 24, 2009 [ Cadiz Record ]
Several announce plans to apply for alcohol licenses
     Several people have advertised their intent to apply and two have actually applied for various alcohol licenses in the wake of the passing of the alcohol ordinance by the Trigg County Fiscal Court a few weeks ago. Local residents have 30 days from the date of original publication to protest the granting of licenses with the ABC, according to state law.


Posted December 23, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Needy couple lied about past
     A newlywed couple helped by numerous businesses and individuals locally and nationwide lied about their background. Donations included an apartment with paid rent, groceries, a wedding and makeovers.


Posted December 23, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
City votes to abolish 15 percent sewer rate hike
     The Frankfort City Commission unanimously voted to abolish January’s impending 15 percent sewer rate increase in a special meeting Tuesday.



    Posted December 23, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Mongiardos welcome baby girl
     Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo and his wife, Allison, welcomed a baby girl to the family Tuesday evening, according to an announcement from his office.


Posted December 23, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Modine workers may be eligible for more assistance
     Workers laid off by Modine Manufacturing Co. in Harrodsburg may be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance, which provides assistance to employees of businesses and industries hurt by import competition, according to the Office of Employment and Training in the state Department of Workforce Investment.


Posted December 23, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Daville-Boyle planning and zoning asks for more funding
     Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Chairman Gary Chidester appeared before fiscal court Tuesday to make the same plea for increased funding that he made to Danville City Commission last Monday. Chidester told magistrates P&Z needs the fiscal court and city commission to each pitch in an additional $18,000. Both bodies, which already agreed to contribute $49,000, promised an additional $10,500 after it was projected the office would see around $24,000 less in revenue from permits.


Posted December 23, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Boyle deputy sheriff named to sheriff post
     Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney announced Tuesday that he will appoint current Deputy Sheriff Marty Elliott to fulfill the remainder of the term being vacated by current Sheriff LeeRoy Hardin, who resigned earlier this month citing a negative work environment and the impact on his family as reasons for retiring.


Posted December 23, 2009 [ Winchester Sun ]
Study shows Clark County Schools is overstaffed
     Clark County Schools is overstaffed based on its its own staffing guidelines, according to a study presented last week to the district board by School Board Management Associates. According to the study, Clark Schools had 283.7 certified positions, 12.2 above the board-approved allocation guidelines for the current school year.


Posted December 23, 2009 [ Sentinel-News ]
Two groups agree to fund City Center research
     The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative and the Shelbyville city council will contribute $12,500 each to research for a City Center in Shelbyville that will offer vast new conference and theater space at the corner of 8th and Main Streets.


 

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