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Posted October 28, 2009 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Photojournalists converge on Murray, Calloway County
     Murray and Calloway County will be seen through a new lens in this week as the Mountain Workshops roll into town. The Western Kentucky University-sponsored event brings in photojournalists, multimedia specialists, photo editors and a slew of media coaches into town for four-day immersive workshops. Students are assigned stories and are set loose into the area to tell a story in pictures and text.

Posted October 28, 2009 [ Casey County News ]
Former judge subject to one-year sentence
     A former district judge for Casey and Adair counties, who sat on the bench for more than 20 years, is accused of writing a bad check for nearly $8,200.

Posted October 28, 2009 [ Casey County News ]
Search under way for missing man
     It’s been nearly two weeks since a Casey County man was last seen at his home, and a search is now under way to find him. Charles Lewis Randoph, 55, was reported missing on Oct. 20 by his daughter, Twila Patten.

    Posted October 28, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Social workers weigh in on Boni Bill
     Social workers testified in Frankfort last week that in many cases they are understaffed and overworked, a situation that’s placing many social workers in danger. The workers testified at a hearing before lawmakers on Wednesday, focused on the 2007 “Boni Bill,” which was supposed to allocate $6 million over two years to improve safety for workers with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Posted October 28, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Danville's elementary students will get a chance at learning foreign languages
     A foreign language program is being developed in the Danville school system's elementary schools and kindergartens. Students will learn Spanish and begin working toward becoming bilingual.

Posted October 28, 2009 [ Cadiz Record ]
Alan Keyes speaks to Trigg County students
     Dr. Alan Keyes, perennial presidential candidate and non-Keynesian economist, talked to Trigg County High School students Thursday morning at the Trigg County High School Gymnasium about the “vital role” they have to play as citizens of the United States.

Posted October 28, 2009 [ Cadiz Record ]
Bowling Green woman dies in ATV accident at Land Between the Lakes
     A 47-year old Bowling Green woman has died in an all terrain vehicle accident near Turkey Bay in the Land Between the Lakes Recreational Area, said Trigg County Coroner John Mark Vinson.

Posted October 28, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Coupon use rising again among consumers
     “Buy one, get one free.”
For Bardstown Save-a-Lot owner Peter Dawson, that phrase is on all of the most popular coupons that pass through his store. He said when shoppers see “free,” they itch to take advantage of it, even if they suspect there’s a catch. These days, Dawson is seeing more and more customers ditch their suspicions and cash in on coupons, whether the discount offered is free, 50 percent off or five for $10.

Posted October 28, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Couple uses economic, environmental tips to reduce waste at home
     A Bardstown couple, former Louisville apartment residents, learn the joys of using nature to enhance their home and property in an environmentally friendly way.

Posted October 28, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Thrift stores thriving during economic downturn
     October is typically a top sales month for thrift stores. This October is no exception, says an official with Goodwill Industries. The non-profit agency has 56 centers in Kentucky serving 103 counties.

Posted October 28, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
E’town native takes on role in ‘Cold Case’
     Elizabethtown High School graduate Amy Dudgeon has another big prime-time role, this time on CBS’s “Cold Case.” In November 2007 she played a patient on an episode of FOX’s “House” and had a small role in the Keanu Reeves film “Street Kings.”

Posted October 28, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Hardin County Man dies from H1N1 complications
     H1N1 has turned fatal in Hardin County. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department on Tuesday confirmed the first death attributed to H1N1 in Hardin County. The victim — a man in his 30s — did not appear to have any underlying medical conditions that could have played a role in his death, said Public Information Officer Wendy Keown. The man died last week, but his name and exact age have not been released.

Posted October 27, 2009 [ Times-Voice ]
Breathitt County schools close for rest of the week
     The Breathitt County Schools joined the growing list of school districts statewide affected by the growing flu bug that's sweeping the nation. The district let classes go home Monday afternoon at their regular time, then called off classes the remainder of the week.

Posted October 27, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Kentucky State University to launch a floating science lab on the Kentucky River
     Kentucky State University President Mary Sias says the old Paul Sawyier Public Library in downtown Frankfort could open for school groups by March – just in time to get back on the river. Last week, Sias signed off on a purchase order for a boat that will become a floating science lab. Safety changes were made to the original plan so the boat could be Coast Guard certified.

Posted October 27, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
One of the lucky ones
     A 97-year-old Frankfort dentist recalls dining on bats and other adventures while serving as an Army dentist in the South Pacific during World War II. His tales and others are shared at the Frazier International History Museum's WWII exhibit in Louisville.

    Posted October 27, 2009 [ Springfield Sun ]
Kelly appointed as 11th Judicial Circuit Judge
     Influential Republican state senator receives gubernatorial appointment as circuit judge, is sworn into office Monday afternoon; move widely seen as political in the ongoing battle over casino gambling in the state.

Posted October 27, 2009 [ Lewis County Herald ]
Lewis County craft store moves into shop made from recycled barn; crafts are sold in NYC
     Judy and Gordon Geagley of Lewis County have had lots of experience turning otherwise discarded items into creations which have an entirely new life and purpose. Their most recent reincarnation was to turn an 1800s tobacco barn into a workshop and display area which houses the creations which the Geagleys have been turning out for more than three decades. Their crafts are sold in New York, Louisville and elsewhere.

Posted October 27, 2009 [ Sentinel-News ]
The inspiration of Isabella
     Two-year-old Shelby County girl undergoes successful cancer surgery for a tumor, and amazes her family and doctors with her strong faith.

Posted October 27, 2009 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Murray Main Street garners statewide recognition
     The Murray Main Street program was recently honored in Frankfort by the Kentucky Main Street Program. During a three-day “best practices” conference and 30th anniversary celebration, Murray Main Street's Preserve the Past...Imagine the Future publication tied for first place in the Organization category.

Posted October 27, 2009 [ Hancock Clarion ]
Hancock County man loses truck to lake in freak accident
     The noise was from no visitor; instead it was coming from Larry Oliver's truck heading straight toward the property's nearby lake.
"I took off running," Oliver said. "I forgot I left it in neutral."


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