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Posted April 16, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Health care among forum topics
     Democratic candidates running to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning talked health care reform, education and energy independence at a forum at Bowling Green Junior High School on Thursday. All five candidates promised to use the office to change the climate of national politics.

Posted April 16, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Teen arrested after two-county car chase
     Police responding to a reported vehicle explosion near Smiths Grove arrested a teenager late Thursday night after he led authorities on a chase in a stolen pickup truck through Warren and Allen counties.

Posted April 16, 2010 [ Winchester Sun ]
Parents face trial for infant’s death
     The parents charged with killing their 16-day-old child a year ago will go on trial in October. Christopher Chandler, 24 of Georgetown, and Amanda Tolson, 23 of Winchester, are both facing murder charges for their son Lucas’ death on March 25, 2009 in a Lexington hospital.

Posted April 16, 2010 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Paducah campus may be years away
     It's been a year since Murray State University secured the land to build a new extended campus in Paducah, but it looks as though it might be at least a couple of years before the first phase of construction can start.

Posted April 16, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Derby museum brings program to Junction City school
     First-grader Logan Smith got an experience he probably hasn’t had before when he was called upon to be Smarty Jones, a pretend horse competing in the Kentucky Derby.

    Posted April 16, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Mercer High in program to improve AP teaching skills
     Mercer County Senior High School became one of 16 Kentucky high schools to be added to AdvanceKentucky, an Advanced Placement Teacher Training and Incentive Program.

Posted April 16, 2010 [ Harlan Daily Enterprise ]
Former clerk pleads guilty in theft
     “What happened to $138,000?” That was Harlan Circuit Court Judge Russell Alred’s primary question to the former Lynch city clerk who pleaded guilty to abuse of public trust over $100,000 on Thursday.

    Posted April 16, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Law eases college transfer issues
     Students at the local community college might find the road to a four-year institution a little smoother thanks to a new law. Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 160 into law on Wednesday, which will set in motion the alignment of courses at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and their transferability to public four-year institutions in Kentucky.

    Posted April 16, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Tea Party rally pushes fiscal conservatism
     Joining protesters across the country, scores gathered Thursday at Freeman Lake Park bandstand in Elizabethtown for a Tea Party rally. The event, which coincided with the income tax filing deadline, was a chance for fiscal conservatives to air concerns about what they feel is excessive government spending and taxation.

    Posted April 16, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Beshear signs texting-while-driving ban
     Sending cell phone text messages while driving will become illegal in Kentucky under a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Steve Beshear. The bill also bans all cell phone use behind the wheel for drivers under the age of 18.

Posted April 16, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
No verdict yet in baby-shaking trial
     A Kenton County grand jury deliberated for eight hours Thursday before going home in the case of a 27-year-old Elsmere father accused of shaking his infant son to death.

    Posted April 16, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
State legislature adjourns without a budget
     Citing "philosophical differences," the Kentucky Democratic House and Republican Senate adjourned the 2010 General Assembly Thursday evening without passing a state budget for the next two years.

Posted April 15, 2010 [ Grant County News ]
Grant County man arrested for delivering military explosives
     A 41-year-old Williamstown resident and two Ohio men were arrested by federal agents April 13 on charges that they illegally possessed and delivered explosives.

Posted April 15, 2010 [ Spencer Magnet ]
Spencer County Judge Executive arrested Saturday for DUI
     Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins was arrested by Kentucky State Police early Saturday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. Jenkins, who is seeking his fourth term in office this election year, was also cited for speeding and failure to produce an insurance card.

Posted April 15, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Garrard County to hold Earth Day Festival Saturday
     This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and Garrard County will celebrate it from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at its fifth annual Earth Day Festival at the Garrard County Fairgrounds. Admission is free and will include many displays.

Posted April 15, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Crab Orchard must repay $300,000 loan to land factory
     A judge has ruled that Crab Orchard and its residents are obligated to repay a $300,000 loan to the bank that helped it get started on the ill-fated ERJ Manufacturing Inc. deal in 2004, but does not have to settle up with three other creditors.

Posted April 15, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Sentencing delayed for woman who financial exploited an older man
     A 40-year-old Burlington woman convicted of financially exploiting a mentally and physically impaired man 27 years her senior will be sentenced June 21 in Boone Circuit Court. Senior Judge Steve Jaeger on Thursday delayed sentencing for Cathleen Kenter-Nevins -- accused of stealing an estimated $500,000 to $1 million -- until authorities could determine the amount of restitution she will be ordered to pay.

Posted April 15, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Southern Kentucky Book Fest to feature 135 authors
     Some 135 authors will be featured at the 12th annual Southern Kentucky Book Fest, which will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green. Admission is free. There will be various author presentations throughout the day.

Posted April 15, 2010 [ Springfield Sun ]
Washington County students' art to be featured at World Equestrian Games
     The artwork of three Washington County High School art students will be showcased as part of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington. This is the first time the event has been hosted on U.S. soil, and as part of the festivities, an exhibition titled “Desert Treasures” will feature representations of various Arabian horses.

Posted April 15, 2010 [ Owenton News Herald ]
School bookkeeper pleads guilty to theft from district
     Jennifer Bishop, a former Owen County Primary School bookkeeper, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft by unlawful taking. Bishop was indicted March 9 by the Owen County grand jury. According to the indictment, she took more than $500 from the Owen County school district.


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