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Posted March 19, 2010 [ Henry County Local ]
Henry County has been directed by the state to stop issuing building permits
     The state has directed Henry County to stop issuing building permits since the county doesn't have an established building inspection program. Instead, the county can issue zoning permits.

Posted March 19, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Seeking support in memory of those who provide protection
     Support those who protect you. It is a message Elizabethtown Police Chief Ruben Gardner hopes resonates with residents as they prepare to renew vehicle licenses this year. Gardner is leading a charge to promote the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, which was created to provide direct financial assistance to families of fallen officers, as well as those officers who find themselves in dire financial straits.

Posted March 19, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Methadone clinic bill passes Kentucky Senate
     The state Senate earlier this week passed a bill that would tighten regulations on methadone clinics, such as the one that opened four months ago in Elizabethtown. The controversy surrounding that facility, E’town Addiction Solutions, spurred Sen. Elizabeth Tori, R-Radcliff, to file the proposal. The House will consider it next.

Posted March 19, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Report on Lancaster wet effort expected
     Garrard Development Inc., the corporation that formed to support the 2008 wet effort in Lancaster, was a “sham entity,” but its members did not create it with any criminal intent, according to a preliminary report to be presented to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance board March 25.

Posted March 19, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Gateway center in Northern Kentucky nears completion
     Gateway Community and Technical College will open the Center for Advanced Manufacturing on its Boone County Campus in June. The 108,000-square-foot facility will be among the largest in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. It will provide instruction in integrated manufacturing and mechatronics and welding, and have industrial, electrical technology and engineering technology labs.

Posted March 19, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Northern Kentucky jobless rate tops 11 percent
     Northern Kentucky's unemployment rate jumped to 11.1 percent in January, the highest point of the current recession, according to data released Thursday by the state's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Posted March 19, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Motorcyclist killed, 3 people injured in Glasgow crash
     A Metcalfe County man was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday night in Glasgow involving a car and a motorcycle. According to the Glasgow Police Department, Ricky D. Ervin, 54, of Summer Shade, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle on Veterans Outer Loop at about 7:30 p.m. CDT.

Posted March 19, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Glasgow mulling decision to go smoke-free
     If Glasgow approves a smoking ban ordinance on second reading Monday, it will be the first city in the region to do so. The city council approved the ordinance on first reading with the mayor breaking a tie vote.

Posted March 19, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Bowling Green Transpark company adding more jobs
     A company in the Kentucky TriModal Transpark is adding jobs, a boon for the industrial site, which has seen a drop in revenue it receives from payroll taxes. Howa USA Inc. is moving its Richmond, Ind., operations to American Howa Kentucky in Bowling Green, its sister company. The local plant, which employs 30 regular workers and 15 temporary employees, should employ about 65 workers by the end of July, when the move is expected to be complete.

Posted March 19, 2010 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Opening configuration set for new Nelson County high school
     With construction of the new Thomas Nelson High School underway, the Nelson County School Board is turning its attention toward the myriad administrative decisions to be made concerning the new facility.

Posted March 19, 2010 [ Casey County News ]
Alcohol petition is certified in Liberty
     Liberty residents will get to decide if alcohol by the drink will be served in their town as a petition calling for a local option election was certified Thursday.

Posted March 18, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Settlement reached in Butler County discrimination suit
     A settlement has been reached in a sex discrimination suit involving Butler County Judge-Executive David Fields. Attorneys declined to disclose the terms of the settlement of the lawsuit, which was filed last year in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green. In the suit, three women claimed that Fields “publicly and repeatedly announced” he would not hire a woman to manage the Butler County Animal Shelter.

    Posted March 18, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Warren County trading four old, yellow buses for "green" ones
     Warren County is trading four of its old yellow school buses for new “green” ones — hybrid vehicles that save up to 30 percent in fuel consumption. The new buses will replace aging vehicles in the county’s fleet with federal funding from $12.9 million in stimulus dollars that will be channeled through the Kentucky Department of Education to school districts to replace 190 old diesel-fueled buses across the state.

Posted March 18, 2010 [ Winchester Sun ]
Students' test scores show gains and loses
     The recently released state test scores for fall 2009 show that Clark Schools students fared well making gains in every category.

Posted March 18, 2010 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Psychology pioneer dies at 85
     Ruth Ball Mixson, pioneer in the field of psychological testing for children with mental disabilities, educator and community activist, died Wednesday at Frankfort Regional Hospital. She was 85.

Posted March 18, 2010 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Romance leads to shots fired
     A Frankfort woman has been indicted for wanton endangerment after she fired a rifle at two women after arguing over a man. Carol Saylor, 50, of 855 Louisville Road #126, argued with a woman over a man Feb. 11, ran to her own apartment and came out with a .22 rifle, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland says.

Posted March 18, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Suit filed against doctor and Haggin Memorial Hospital
     A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Mercer Circuit Court against a doctor and James. B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. The lawsuit, filed by Eva Sanford and Leslie Taylor, alleges that Brenda Taylor died after being wrongly diagnosed by Dr. Daniel R. Lance in the emergency room of the Harrodsburg hospital last March.

Posted March 18, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Hit list found at Danville High School
     Police are investigating an apparent hit list with the names of students found Tuesday at Danville High School. Principal Win Smith said the anonymous list was found by a student in a sink of a boys bathroom and turned over to school officials Tuesday afternoon. The school informed all of the students named in the list and their parents and sent out an automated phone message to the parents of all students.

Posted March 18, 2010 [ Crittenden Press ]
Marion council choses architectural firm for new firehouse
     Marion City Council picked the architectural and engineering firm Monday that will design and oversee construction of the new Marion Fire Station. After listening to three finalists make their pitches for initial design, council members unanimously chose Austin Engineering of Paducah and Perry Architecture of Murray. Construction should begin this summer.

Posted March 18, 2010 [ Russell Register ]
High level officials visit Wolf Creek Dam
Russell County played host to some high level dignitaries on Tuesday at the Wolf Creek Dam Project. The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy and Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Major General John W. Peabody toured the construction efforts, set to be completed by late 2012.


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