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Posted June 24, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Good police work credited for arrests in Fort Thomas holdup
     Police officers worked all day Saturday trying to figure out who robbed a Fort Thomas bank on that rainy morning. There were no finger prints, few clues and few witnesses. A bank surveillance camera captured a picture of the robber, but the man was wearing sunglasses, a wig with dreadlocks and a hooded sweat shirt. Then Officer Chris Goshorn took one look at the picture and said, "That's Andy Bush."


Posted June 24, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Another man pleads guilty to beating, murder of Covington teen
     Carol Buxton sat in the courtroom Wednesday trying to hold back her tears as Kasey Dodson admitted to beating her son to death. Dodson and Brian Golsby, who also has pleaded guilty, lured 17-year-old Travis White to a Covington apartment last year, where they beat him with a two-foot wrench, a hammer, and a baseball bat. A knife broke after White was stabbed 29 times.


Posted June 24, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Kentucky soldier killed in Afghanistan
     A Northern Kentucky soldier has died, this time in combat in Afghanistan, according to reports. Relatives of Pfc. Russell Madden, 29, of Bellevue, said in television interviews he was killed Wednesday morning. His wife said Madden's convoy was attacked, and he died during a missile strike.


Posted June 24, 2010 [ Central Kentucky News Journal ]
Ethics charges against PVAs re-instated
     Charges dismissed a year ago against PVAs in 11 Kentucky counties have been re-instated by the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The property valuation administrators, including Taylor County PVA Julie Shields, were originally charged in October 2008 with ethics violations for promoting or hiring family members. In June 2009, all were cleared of any wrongdoing. However, with the appellate court's ruling on Friday, those charges are once again active and the case will continue.


Posted June 24, 2010 [ Central Kentucky News Journal ]
Taylor County school tax increase defeated in special election
     Taylor County School District will not collect an extra nickel tax for school construction after all. Voters said no to the tax in Tuesday's special election with 2,276 voting "Against" the tax and 2,144 voting "For" the tax.


Posted June 24, 2010 [ Times-Voice ]
Former coach facing 14 sex-related charges; will appear in court Friday
     Dennis Jackson, the former baseball coach of Breathitt County's Riverside Christian High School facing 14 sex-related charges, will appear in Breathitt Circuit Court Friday for a pre-trial conference. Until his resignation from the school in May, Jackson coached baseball and taught a Bible verses course.


Posted June 24, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
World Equestrian Games ditches plan for free parking and shuttle to games
     It's official: All parking for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington will be at a farm next to the Kentucky Horse Park on Ironworks Pike and will cost a minimum of $20 a car, cash only, Games officials said Wednesday.


Posted June 24, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Madison County jury finds Berea man guilty in child-porn case
     A Madison Circuit Court jury found a Berea man guilty Wednesday of 143 counts of possession of child pornography. Gerald Jones was also convicted on a felony count of cultivation of marijuana and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.


Posted June 24, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Two Richmond police officers fired for misconduct
     Two Richmond police officers were dismissed from the force Tuesday after the Richmond City Commission found each guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer, Chief Larry Brock said. The commission dismissed Sgt. James "J.J." Rogers and Patrolman Garry Murphy after a two-day administrative hearing.


Posted June 24, 2010 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Toyota names new leader for Georgetown plant
     Toyota announced a series of leadership changes Wednesday, including a new president for its Georgetown plant, the automaker's largest in North America.


Posted June 23, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Defendant still not arraigned in Hardin County murder case
     A woman indicted on a murder charge in April for the death of an Elizabethtown motel resident appeared a second time in Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday for an arraignment which didn’t happen. Dressed in an orange inmate jumpsuit, 65-year-old Ethel Riley walked slowly into view of 9th Circuit Judge Ken Howard Tuesday morning for a brief chat among attorneys involved. Howard said questions about her competency – first raised in Hardin District Court – have caused delay in moving Riley’s case forward. Police say Riley used a cane in the fatal beating of a 65-year-old man.


Posted June 23, 2010 [ The Gleaner ]
Union County accident at U.S. 60 by-pass injures several
     The Union County Sheriff’s Office is working a vehicle crash on U.S. 60 in the area of the U.S. 60 by-pass. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, at least two vehicles are involved and several people have been injured.


Posted June 23, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Woman gets 15 years for writing cold checks
     Bothered by a woman’s ongoing criminal behavior, an Elizabethtown judge chose Tuesday to impose on her a 15-year sentence as punishment for three cold check crimes that cost victims about $1,500. Abigail Ryan Lewis, 28, is a mother of four and on parole in connection to a 20-year sentence she received in Georgia for several bigamous marriages. Some attorneys who witnessed Judge Kelly Easton’s imposing the maximum penalty on Lewis were surprised to see a defendant sentenced to 15 years in prison in cold check cases.


Posted June 23, 2010 [ Eagle Post ]
Oak Grove residents meet on school board lawsuit
     Dozens of Oak Grove parents and grandparents attended a town hall meeting to marshal support for a federal class action lawsuit against the Christian County Board of Education for the lack of an Oak Grove public school. The meeting drew about 40 people to the community center and lasted more than an hour.


Posted June 23, 2010 [ Eagle Post ]
Soldiers killed in Afghanistan
     Fort Campbell announced the deaths of three soldiers in Afghanistan during the last week. Two soldiers, Pfc. Benjamin Park, 25, of Fairfax Station, Va., and Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter, 25, of South Amherst, Ohio, died Friday after encountering an improvised explosive devise while on patrol. The third soldier, Spc. Nathan W. Cox, 27, of Freemont, Calif, died June 16 at Landsthul, Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire on June 14.


Posted June 23, 2010 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Ex-soldier lost wife, children, home
     Weeks before Joshua Drew Logan was to deploy overseas with the National Guard in 2007, his wife filed for divorce. Then Logan lost his Frankfort home on Blueridge Drive, custody of his children to his ex-wife and wound up owing her tens of thousands of dollars, court documents say. Now the man accused of growing an estimated 100 marijuana plants and possessing explosive materials is sitting in Franklin County Regional Jail. Law enforcement officers shut down parts of a quiet eastside Frankfort neighborhood Tuesday and evacuated about 20 homes while they investigated and disposed of the explosive materials.


Posted June 23, 2010 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Three booms and it's over
     The residents of about 20 Frankfort homes who’d been evacuated returned to the neighborhood late Tuesday night after police demolition experts detonated “explosive materials” discovered in a house on Northwood Road.


Posted June 23, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Mercer County grand jury indicts women for allegedly growing pot, involving children in operation
     Two Burgin women arrested last month for allegedly growing marijuana in their home have been indicted by a Mercer County grand jury. Judy Butler, 49, and Tina Gayle Savage, 38, were each indicted for cultivation of marijuana and unlawful transaction with a minor for allegedly involving children in their pot operation.


Posted June 23, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Charges are filed in ’84 slaying
     A man accused of being part of a multistate crime spree as an escaped convict 26 years ago has been charged with murder in Edmonson County after revealing details about the victim that few people would know. Wallace D. Spence, 51, was indicted Monday on one count of murder by an Edmonson County grand jury. He is accused of killing Thomas Brannon in Edmonson County in 1984 and transporting his body to Illinois, where it was discovered in a mummified state by a mushroom hunter in 1985.


Posted June 23, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Corvette becomes state’s sports car
     On Tuesday, the Corvette, which is manufactured in Bowling Green, became Kentucky’s sports car. Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 104 into law in front of hundreds of employees at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant. “Kentucky has a state bird. It has a state tree. It has a state song,” he said, “and finally, thanks to House Bill 104, we are going to have a state sports car.”


 

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