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    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."

Posted October 27, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Riders on the Sky
     A postcard might have been a pale imitation of the panorama on view Monday morning as the Chinook’s rotors churned feverishly above Kentucky into the chilly morning. On board, a caravan of about 16 local officials from Hardin and Meade Counties were snapping photos, gazing out windows and trying in vain to rustle up conversation over the hum of the propellers. The chopper had just lifted off from Fort Knox.

Posted October 26, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Gov. Beshear appoints Sen. Dan Kelly to 11th Circuit Judgeship
     Gov. Steve Beshear announced today the appointment of State Sen.Dan Kelly as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit. Sen. Kelly was among three names submitted to Gov. Beshear by the seven-member nominating commission.

Posted October 26, 2009 [ Times-Voice ]
Noted educator, Eastern Kentucky champion passes away
     A week after his passing, those who knew and loved Dr. Jerry Fonce Howell Jr. are remembering him as an able educator, a cherished friend, and a champion for the land we call Eastern Kentucky. Dr. Howell – known to many as “Jerry, Jr.” – died last Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was 68. At the time of his passing, Dr. Howell was professor emeritus of biology at Morehead State University and founded MSU's Environmental Science Program. The only son of Jerry Fonce Howell, Sr. and Buena Howell of Jackson, Jerry Jr. had also written a newspaper column called “Our Fragile Earth,” which discussed environmental issues and was widely syndicated in the mountains and beyond for several years.

    Posted October 26, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
D.C. magazine names Crit Luallen public official of the year
     State Auditor Crit Luallen has been named a 2009 “Public Official of the Year” by Governing magazine for her impact on government in Kentucky. “This is truly an honor and quite a pleasant surprise,” Luallen said. “I believe in the value of public service and I have worked to build a record of integrity and competence throughout my career.”

Posted October 26, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Richmond hospital opens Garrard County branch
     Health-care options are getting a little closer to home for many Garrard County residents. Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center in Richmond has opened the first phase of its medical facilities in Garrard County, on the east side of Lancaster.

Posted October 26, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Sen. Dan Kelly nominated for judgeship
     Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, is one of three nominees for the vacant Circuit Court judgeship in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division 1, consisting of Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties. The Judicial Nominating Committee recommended Kelly Friday along with Bryan Edward Bennett, Campbellsville, and Samuel Todd Spalding, Lebanon.

    Posted October 26, 2009 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Corbin's Evans named middle school Teacher of the Year for Kentucky
     Corbin Middle School science teacher Melissa Evans was named one of the state's top teachers Friday by Ashland, Inc. Evans was given the award for Middle School Teacher of the year by the company — one of three state educators who were honored for being Kentucky's best. The awards were announced Friday in Frankfort.

Posted October 26, 2009 [ Lebanon Enterprise ]
Art on wheels
     Artist with a flair for motorcycle art opens a shop in a rural area of Marion County.

Posted October 26, 2009 [ Hancock Clarion ]
Former NFL player opens business in Hancock County
     Three months ago, former National Football League player Paul Dunn Jr. moved to Hancock County and opened up his own therapeutic massage business. Prior to that, Dunn played in the NFL for three years.

Posted October 26, 2009 [ Flemingsburg Gazette ]
RFD-TV visits Fleming County school restoration project
     The hard work of some Fleming County students has paid off in many ways. One, they have restored an old landmark, the Poston School. Two, they are the focus of RFD TV’s Bluegrass and Backroads program.

    Posted October 26, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Answering the call
     Disabilities and post traumatic stress disorder. Unpaid bills and lost jobs. Two wars and multiple deployments. For a military family, it can result in a personal crisis, making USA Cares’ mission more important than ever, said Roger Stradley, founder of the national military relief organization based in Radcliff.
The organization has just launched a new lender training course and its Warrior Treatment Today program has expanded to more than 21 states.

    Posted October 26, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Kentucky worst in nation for child abuse
     It’s a shameful badge for Kentuckians to wear, but its one that can’t be ignored. A report released last week by a national child advocacy group shows Kentucky as having the highest frequency of child abuse related deaths in the United States.

Posted October 26, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Going once, going twice, not sold
     For better or worse, sometimes things don’t work out as planned. When rural Hardin County general store co-owner Wesley Cardin announced plans to sell the landmark business in southern Hardin County, he expected some offers. Now, business has picked up dramatically and efforts to sell the business at auction fell flat.

What he didn’t expect was the spike in business.

Posted October 26, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Woman injured in haunted house fall in Lincoln County
     A Danville woman is recovering at her home after being spooked and falling through an open second-story window at the Hustonville Haunted House. Glenda Dickson, 51, suffered four broken vertebra in her back along with bruises in the fall, which occurred after she was frightened while touring the haunted house Thursday night, said Rhoda Conley, a friend who was with Dickson when she fell.

    Posted October 25, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Every author from A to Z
     George McGovern. Phyllis George. Tori McClure. Allan Eckert. James Reston Jr. Dana Canedy. Marcia Thornton Jones. Silas House. Karen Robards. David Dick. George Ella Lyon. You can meet them Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Frankfort Convention Center.


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