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Posted April 14, 2010 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Fort Campbell commander outlines war objectives
     Fort Campbell commander Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell has led soldiers for a better part of the 30 years he’s been in the Army, and in a month and a half, he will be responsible for the 20,000 troops from the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) in Afghanistan. However, the job has just become even more personal for him.

Posted April 14, 2010 [ Harlan Daily Enterprise ]
Mine permit discussed at Harlan County meeting
     The Harlan County communities of Benham and Lynch have a water supply now whose water is so pure that it's said it needs little treatment before it's ready for consumption. But a coal company has proposed to open a deep mine that's only 100 feet from the towns' water supply and residents and elected officials are concerned.

Posted April 14, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
E'town to become Abetown this week
     What you’re about to see isn’t some presidential cloning experiment gone haywire. From Thursday through Sunday more than 40 Abraham Lincoln look-a-likes plan to visit Elizabethtown — and Abe’s nearby birthplace — for their annual convention. The agenda for “Where It All Began” includes a variety of activities, from a community prime rib dinner to an encounter with an Elvis impersonator.

Posted April 14, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Trial begins in baby's death
     Matthew Pyles admits to shaking his 7-month-old son, Gaige. Pyles' attorney claims his client was just trying to arouse a response from a sick infant. But while holding a portrait of Gaige, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Leanne Beck told jurors in a Kenton Circuit Court trial that it wasn't a harmless jostle. She said the shaking was a homicide that has to be punished.

Posted April 14, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Hellbender: It's not for dinner
     Jimmy Blackaby was fishing with a buddy Saturday afternoon near the Visalia bridge when he pulled something out of the Licking River that he recalls seeing only one other time. "When I set the hook, I thought, well, it’s a catfish," Blackaby said. "As you could imagine, whenever we pulled that thing up, whoa, this ain’t a catfish, man.” The nearly two-foot-long creature on the end of Blackaby’s line was an eastern hellbender, a rare and most would say unsightly salamander whose populations are being studied in Kentucky. As Blackaby discovered, the eastern hellbender fancies crayfish and secretes mucus when handled.

Posted April 14, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Tea Party boosts Northern Kentucky restaurant
     When Mike Cartuyvelles purchased the Sub Station II franchise in Florence four years ago, he was excited to make the jump from restaurant worker to entrepreneur. When the economy struggled, business went with it. But Cartuyvelles recently found a new way to attract customers: hosting Tea Party meetings.

Posted April 14, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Murder-for-hire trial begins
     The trial of a Fort Thomas man charged with trying to hire someone to kill his wife’s ex-husband began Tuesday in federal court. Brian Curtis Huff faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of murder for hire and other charges. Court documents say Huff offered an informant $6,000 to arrange the murder.

Posted April 14, 2010 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Nelson County School Board names next superintendent
     After months of searching, interviewing and consideration, the Nelson County School Board announced Anthony Orr has been chosen to be the next superintendent. The board and the superintendent screening committee reviewed 13 applicants throughout March and April before selecting Orr, the principal of Paul Lauwrence Dunbar High School in Lexington.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ Beattyville Enterprise ]
School bus in wreck, children escape injury
     Two young Lee County children suffered only minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when the school bus they were riding in was struck by a pickup truck and went over an embankment.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Small-business support: State loan program helps drug, DNA testing business grow
     When Gail McGuffey’s employer gave her two weeks’ notice that the business was about to close, she had to quickly decide her next course of action. “I’m either out of a job or I start a business,” said McGuffey, of Scottsville. Nearly two years later, McGuffey not only survived the recession, but her business, which mostly consists of drug and alcohol testing for employers, is growing.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Second vehicle sought in fatal I-64 accident that claimed the life of a UK student
     State police are looking for a second vehicle that may have been involved in the fatal accident on Interstate 64 Sunday morning. University of Kentucky student Kiara L. Hinkle, 21, of Louisville, lost control of her 2004 Mercedes SUV in the westbound lane near the Versailles Road exit on Frankfort's east side around 8:51 a.m. Sunday, police say. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say a tan mid-sized car driven by a middle-aged white female may have contributed to the wreck.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Danville alcohol ordinance gets final OK
     Danville officially prepared the way for the city to go wet May 4 with second reading and unanimous approval Monday of the city’s new alcohol ordinance. The Boyle County seat becomes the first Kentucky city to go from moist to fully wet.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Boyle County agency involved in Russian adoption case
     Adoption Assistance Inc., based in Danville, conducted the home study evaluation of Torry Hansen of Shelbyville, Tenn., and her family for the World Association for Children and Parents Inc., the Washington-based agency that placed a Russian child, Artyom Savelyev, with the unmarried nurse.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Chandler addresses Boyle chamber on health care, economy
     Sixth District U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler made Danville one of his last stops before heading back to Washington, D.C., addressing a small crowd gathered Monday at Danville Country Club for the second installment of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Series. Most of Chandler’s address focused on health care reform and the economy. Chandler, a member of the so-called Blue Dog Democrats coalition, explained his “no” vote on the recently signed health care legislation that passed largely along party lines.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Wisconsin fugitives arrested in Mercer County
     A Wisconsin family on the lam was arrested Monday at Mercer County Ninth Grade Academy after the mother tried to enroll her children in school. Bridget M. Graves, 40, and her son, Sylee O’Neill, 18, and Blaine Warnke, 18, all of Superior, Wis., are being held without bond today at the Boyle County Detention Center on charges of being fugitives. The three were wanted in connection with various burglaries in Wisconsin, Kentucky State Police said.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Danville firefighters respond to hazmat scare
     What was feared at first to be a possible hazardous materials incident that made a Michigan truck driver ill at the Danville Lowe’s store Monday night now appears to have been a false alarm. Fire Chief Mike Thomas said crews were called to Lowe’s about 7:30 p.m. after truck driver Danny Murphy, who was picking up hazardous waste, entered the store and became disoriented and lethargic before losing consciousness.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ Times Journal ]
Russell County attorney files two misdemeanor charges against judge executive
     The Russell County judge executive has been charged with two misdemeanor offenses in connection with an argument several months ago between the judge and county attorney. County Attorney Mark McGaha has sworn out criminal complaints against Judge Executive Mickey Garner over an argument Dec. 14 in McGaha's office.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ The Gleaner ]
Henderson community college president announces his departure
     When Patrick Lake officially steps down from his post as president of Henderson Community College in December, a number of people will be saddened by his departure. It will come after 25 years at the helm of the campus that has seen dramatic growths in both enrollment and its physical plant.

    Posted April 13, 2010 [ The Gleaner ]
Voters must be registered by April 19
     Only a few more days remain to register to vote in the May 18 primary election. Monday is the deadline, and the county clerk’s office will accept voter registration cards until the close of business that day. A postmark of April 19 is also required for all mail-in voter registration applications. Registration cards can be obtained over the Internet at www.vote.ky.gov/register.

Posted April 13, 2010 [ Harlan Daily Enterprise ]
Sale could mean expansion of coal industry in region
     A recent change in ownership, expected to be completed later this month, could expand mining operations for Black Mountain Resources. Black Mountain Resources Vice President Ross Kegan was optimistic about the company’s future in a speech Monday at the Benham School House Inn as he addressed a combined meeting of the Tri-City and Harlan County chambers of commerce.


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