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    Posted January 27, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Snow storm could hit this week
     The light snow that caused numerous wrecks on roadways Tuesday morning may be just a hint of what’s in store later this week. Mark Adams, lead forecaster with the Fort Knox weather station, estimated some areas may receive 5-8 inches of snow. But meteorologists on Tuesday were uncertain about the system’s track, and Adams said he will have a more definite prediction by this afternoon.

    Posted January 27, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Ice Storm revisited: Memories for many won't soon be forgotten
     When the forecast recently called for snow and temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, Betty Moran of Hardin County started to worry. “I just didn’t want it to turn into what happened last year,’’ she said. “I don’t want to see that ever again. I just prayed the other day that it would be snow and not ice.’’ What happened this time last year started a paralyzing stretch for area residents: Rain turned to ice — between 2.5 and 3.5 inches of precipitation fell over a three-day period. The thick ice hung on trees and power lines, until the weight of the ice crumbled limbs and lines.

Posted January 27, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Fired county workers to share $500,000
     Four former deputy clerks who claimed their firings were politically motivated when Rodney Eldridge took over as Kenton County clerk will share a payout of more than $500,000 with their lawyers as part of the settlement of their case.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Scottsville camp for ill, disabled children wins online contest, $10,000 in grant money
     The Scottsville camp for seriously ill and disabled children, The Center for Courageous Kids, has won a national online contest for corporate grant money that will allow more kids to attend camp this summer. The center was among nearly 5,000 charities to enter the Clorox Clean-Up “Power A Bright Future” contest for $10,000 in grant money and a feature advertisement in “People” magazine.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Western Kentucky University $12.5M closer to its target
     Western Kentucky University experienced record-breaking cash gifts for the last six months of 2009. From July 1 to Dec. 31, WKU collected cash receipts totaling $12.5 million, marking the largest six-month cash influx the university has received.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Frankfort bank CEO silent on resignation
     Anthony Busseni, the former president and CEO of Farmers Capital Bank Corp. in Frankfort is staying silent on his decision to resign. In a press release Monday the holding company announced Busseni resigned as president, CEO and from the board of directors, effective immediately. Farmers Capital Bank Corp. has also recently been in the spotlight after receiving $30 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Capital Purchase Program to bolster its finances. Meanwhile, Busseni will be replaced by an Elizabethtown banker.

    Posted January 26, 2010 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
A morning for fender benders; more snow on the way for state
     When Franklin County Road Superintendent Randy Thompson woke up today at 3 a.m. to check the weather, it was “36 degrees and nothing was happening.” Then he got a call from the emergency dispatch center at 5:30 and there was about one-half inch of snow. “It’s a slick snow and it came the wrong time of day,” he said. “It must have started around 5 a.m. There’s been a tremendous amount of wrecks everywhere, most of them fender benders.”

Posted January 26, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Lincoln County jail escapee apprehended
     A Lincoln County inmate who walked away from his work release detail in Garrard County earlier in the day was back in jail Monday night. Kenneth Lewis, 35, originally from Brodhead, walked off about 1:30 p.m. Monday while working at the recycling center in Lancaster.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Boyle County man sentenced in horse cruelty case
     The man accused of abusing 10 horses on a northern Boyle County farm by leaving them in their stalls for extended periods of time has pleaded guilty. James T. Lancaster, 65, 1226 W. Walnut St., pleaded guilty to 10 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. He received a sentence of 270 days in jail for each charge, but those will run concurrently and be probated for two years.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Pair indicted in Lincoln County boy's death
     A Lincoln County man and woman accused of causing the death of the woman’s 4-year-old son have been indicted for murder.
Jason Napier, 31, and Jessica Noble, 33, both of Stanford, were indicted Friday on one count each of murder. Both also face a charge of first-degree criminal abuse.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Hebron man arrested in Meijer store fire; two others sought
     One man has been charged with setting fire to the Meijer store in Florence early Monday, police said Tuesday. Matthew Bacon, 20, of Hebron, was arrested Monday night on a charge of first-degree arson, said Capt. John McDermond. He was identified after police released surveillance pictures of three men who were seen in the area of the store where the fire started. Police have also identified the two other men, but they have not yet been charged, McDermond said.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ Lewis County Herald ]
Former county clerk indicted
     Former Lewis County Clerk Shirley Hinton has been indicted for allegedly misappropriating office funds and filing false tax returns. The charges cover six years, 1999, 2001 and 2005 through 2008, and are the result of investigations by the office of Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen, the Kentucky Department of Revenue and the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ Lewis County Herald ]
Shooting suspect apprehended in North Carolina
     A suspect thought to be the triggerman in a shooting incident on in Lewis County has been apprehended in North Carolina. The search for the suspect spanned a three-state area as officials closed in on his trail. It ended when he was apprehended in Durham County, N.C., according to Deputy Dwayne Stone. The shooting incident happened Jan. 15.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ Sentinel-News ]
Winter's wrath bottles up Kentucky roads
     Black ice and a layer of snow caused numerous accidents and road blockages and created a very treacherous Tuesday morning in Shelby County and other regions.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ Flemingsburg Gazette ]
Flemingsburg business's web site hacked by Middle East militants
     It was a surprise and not a pleasant one when David Doyle opened up the web page for Doyle Mobile Homes in Flemingsburg and saw the American flag burning. Sometime between Saturday, when David Doyle checked the page and Monday morning Palestinian hackers had taken over the web page with anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiments.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Former POW Charles Frost Jr. dies
     A Radcliff man who survived the Tiger Death March as a POW in the Korean War died Sunday. Charles Frost Jr. often arrived at local veterans events in a 1942 Army Jeep. He also would wear his old uniform, which he will be buried in. He was 77. Frost joined the Army at age 15, and two years later was sent to battle in Korea.

Posted January 26, 2010 [ News Enterprise ]
Soldier's double-murder trial rescheduled for third time
     Aug. 9. That’s the next time Hardin County Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw will attempt to try U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke of Fort Campbell for the 2007 shooting deaths of his estranged wife, Tracy, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer. The double-murder case was scheduled to begin this month, and also in September 2009.

Posted January 25, 2010 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Attorney general clears state Sen. Pendleton of MSU wrongdoing
     More than a decade after questions arose about conflicts of interest presented by his job at Murray State University, Sen. Joey Pendleton has been cleared of criminal allegations.

Posted January 25, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Economic center sought at WKU
     The economy has been a hot topic for the past two years, and a professor is trying to bridge the gap between economic experts and residents. Brian Goff, economics professor at Western Kentucky University, is spearheading a project that would create an economics research center at WKU.

    Posted January 25, 2010 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Police want more help
     Record numbers of meth labs in the state have led law enforcement officials to advocate for legislation to make a key ingredient of methamphetamine available by prescription only.


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