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Posted October 16, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Mayor to state: Widen St. John Road
     Elizabethtown's Mayor is pushing for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to fund the widening of the St. John Road due to increased traffic and accidents and the completion of construction of a new sports complex.


Posted October 16, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Nelson County ethics board struggles for consistency
     Attorney General says the board erred by not citing the reason for closed session after a local man filed complaint about an April 24 meeting.


Posted October 16, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Bardstown woman sentenced for rape
     A 36-year old woman was convicted of rape, sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor after supplying four juveniles with drugs and alcohol and having sex with a 14 year old.



    Posted October 15, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Money trail easier to track
     The web site that allows Kentucky citizens to examine spending in state government now has more information and is updated daily. In addition, recommendations from users of the Open Door Web site – opendoor.ky.gov – have been incorporated, says Jonathan Miller, secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet.



    Posted October 15, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Distracted Driving
     A Louisville teen who cheated death or injury when her car crashed while she was texting at the wheel will now help the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety produce a public service announcement called “Distracted Driving is Deadly Driving.”


Posted October 15, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Salvage yard draws opposition in Lincoln County
     Crab Orchard officials approved a controversial change to an existing ordinance Wednesday, paving the way for a salvage yard to be built within the city limits, but some residents are concerned the new business might turn into a nasty case of déjá vu.


Posted October 15, 2009 [ Times-Voice ]
Kentucky book fair next month big deal for Eastern Kentucky author
     Back in the spring, LBJ Elementary teacher and book author Alonzo Fugate was surprised to learn the Kentucky Book Fair wanted to look at his latest work, “Pumpkin Guts, Tater Eyes, and Other Tasty Treats.” Then early last month, Fugate, who teaches at the Jackson school in Breathitt County, got a letter from the organization committee, saying he'd been accepted as an author for their 28th annual event, to be held Nov. 7 at the Frankfort Convention Center. Fugate says his bags are packed and ready to go.


Posted October 15, 2009 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Four charged in murder of Calloway County man
     Calloway County Sheriff's Detective Sam Bierds says four people arrested Monday in connection with the death of Carl Douglas McGowan are facing charges of murder or complicity to commit murder.


Posted October 15, 2009 [ Casey County News ]
Assistance, clean-up efforts continue in wake of Casey County tornado
     While the EF-2 tornado that left its mark on western Casey County lasted only a couple of minutes, its after-effects will be felt for weeks and months to come as residents struggle to put their lives back together. Now, the questions are “Where do I get help?” and “How can I help?” Liberty Mayor Steve Sweeney and Casey County Judge-Executive Ronald Wright are asking residents to consider donations to the Liberty/Casey County Disaster Relief Fund or the Casey County Community Children’s Fund.


Posted October 15, 2009 [ Greensburg Record Herald ]
Officials discuss Green County 911 funding crisis
     Green County officials discuss options for increasing 911 system revenue. Otherwise, the system's deficit could curtail 911 by year's end or even result in its shutting down. Monthly landline phone fees, the current chief revenue source, are falling as fewer people have home landline phones.


Posted October 15, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Drug treatment clinic set to open
     Despite opposition from local officials, a substance abuse clinic specializing in opiate replacement therapy is just one step away from opening its doors in Elizabethtown.


Posted October 14, 2009 [ Times-Voice ]
Old church memorial gets cleaned by Junior Red Cross
     Last Sunday afternoon, members of the Breathitt County Junior Red Cross cleaned and painted the site of the old African-American First Baptist Church.


Posted October 14, 2009 [ Paintsville Herald ]
Johnson man found not guilty on drug charges
     A Johnson County man, accused of selling meth to a confidential informant, was found not guilty of the charge Monday. Gordon Dean Stapleton was indicted on the charge May 13 after police allegedly found a meth lab and 59 marijuana plants at the residence during a raid.


Posted October 14, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Frankfort workshop highlights domestic violence
     Attorney Dana Todd, who prosecutes domestic violence cases in Franklin County, led a domestic violence workshop Tuesday for the Frankfort police’s Citizens Police Academy that highlights why a person is victimized, how the crime gets prosecuted and what help is available locally.


Posted October 14, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Shaker Village in Mercer County sued over slip and fall
     An Ohio woman who injured herself last year during a fall at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill has filed a federal lawsuit over the incident.


Posted October 14, 2009 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Whitley County officials illegally denied man's request for 911 recordings
     Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has ruled that Whitley County 911 officials violated the state's open records laws when they refused to give a local man copies of 911 recordings stemming from a July incident.


Posted October 14, 2009 [ Springfield Sun ]
Snake problem found, solved at Washington County middle school
     If you ask people what they fear, many will say snakes. Several staff members at Washington County Middle School will give you the same answer, and with good reason.


Posted October 14, 2009 [ Casey County News ]
Clean-up continues in aftermath of twister; 82 homes destroyed
     Life literally changed in an instant for many Casey Countians Friday afternoon as an EF-2 tornado bore down on the western community of Creston, destroying 30 residences and leaving 52 others with damage ranging from mild to severe. Miraculously, no one was killed, and no injuries were reported.


Posted October 14, 2009 [ Lebanon Enterprise ]
Wings of Hope
     A Marion County woman receives the wings recovered from her father's body following a plane crash in France more than 60 years ago.


Posted October 14, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Supreme Court hears appeal to Hardin County drug conviction
     Supreme Court Justices took under advisory Tuesday two Kentucky prosecutors’ arguments that a 2002 drug-trafficking conviction from Hardin County should stand without regard to a Honduran man’s risked deportation. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, his staff attorneys and a convicted felon now await a ruling that could take weeks, maybe months to decide.


 

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