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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


Posted September 21, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Fatal hit-and-run victim photos can be shown in Barren County trial
     A judge who will preside over the trial of a Barren County woman charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a toddler will allow photos of the victim to be shown to jurors. Lori Ikner, 38, of Glasgow, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving without insurance.


Posted September 21, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Former director sues Lancaster Housing Authority
     The former director of the Lancaster Housing Authority who resigned in April has filed a lawsuit against the board, alleging it unjustly terminated her, converted her retirement savings for its own use and made defamatory statements about her character to local media outlets.


Posted September 21, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Another copper theft reported in Danville
     The rash of burglaries and copper thefts at unoccupied houses in Danville continues. Police are looking into another break-in that happened Monday even as they continue to investigate burglaries over the weekend at four houses in two subdivisions off Ky. 33.


Posted September 21, 2010 [ Times-Voice ]
Breathitt County banks watch for fraud, identity theft
     Identity theft is no longer just a bit city problem. It's hitting rural Kentucky too as thieves call bank customers and try to wrangle personal information from them with smooth-sounding deception.


Posted September 21, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Elizabethtown couple found dead by son
     Kentucky State Police are investigating the deaths of an Elizabethtown couple found dead by their son before dawn this morning. KSP Post 4 spokesman Bruce Reeves was careful in describing the investigation since cause of death, nor the identities of the deceased have not yet been released.


Posted September 21, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Planned Lexington signs with big blue horse won't be ready for WEG
     One hundred signs that were to guide visitors to Lexington highlights during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will not be in place by the start of the Games, a city official said Monday. The Virginia sign company found a defect in the welds, city spokeswoman Susan Straub said. The city has not received the signs and doesn't know when they will be finished, Straub said. "Needless to say, we are very irritated about this," she said.


 

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