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Posted October 21, 2009 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Old library building to be sold
     The Nelson County Fiscal Court voted to accept bids for the old county library and also to demolish a strip mall next to the county judicial center.

Posted October 21, 2009 [ Beattyville Enterprise ]
Reed dead in jail
     Shannon Reed, 36, of Jackson County, was apparently dead by the time EMS personnel arrived at his cell at Three Forks Regional Jail on Sept. 28.

Posted October 20, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Coach: Student's health seemed normal before collapse
     Students and teachers at Western Hills High School say Waseeq Shahid, the 15-year-old freshman who died Monday during basketball tryouts, was intelligent and an all-around good friend. Funeral and prayer services will be held today.

    Posted October 20, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Lincoln roads gain national designation
     Just as plans for the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth are getting underway, a 71-mile section of U.S. 31E and U.S. 150, which includes sites of significance in the Hodgenville native's lifetime, has been designated a National Scenic Byway.

Posted October 19, 2009 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Centre saga: New book tells college's story
     “Our Standard Sure: Centre College since 1819” is the first comprehensive story of the college's 190-year history. Author Bob Hill, a former Courier-Journal columnist, worked with Centre gradute and Pulitzer Prize winner C. Thomas Hardin and archivist Robert Glass to create the book.

Posted October 19, 2009 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
'Keep it Local' yard signs questioned
     Supporters of an effort to legalize alcohol sales in Murray are being urged to remove yard signs until an election is called on the issue. Organizers hope to the vote on the matter in the spring.

Posted October 19, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
GECOM to lay off workers in December
     GECOM, an auto parts supplier in Frankfort, notified its employees it will lay off an unspecified number of workers in mid-December, but the plant will not close.

Posted October 19, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Receiving an official resting place
     After 138 years, a headstone now marks the grave of a soldier who fought in the War of 1812.A ceremony for the dedication of a new marker for James Boyd was held Sunday at Brackett Cemetery in Upton.

Posted October 19, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
Rineyville woman shares her story of methadone addiction
     A Rineyville woman once addicted to methadone is among those opposed to the opening of a clinic in Elizabethtown that will dispense the drug.

Posted October 18, 2009 [ News Enterprise ]
After more than 10 years, Fort Knox again has a combat unit
     The brigade's arrival is a transition from Fort Hood, Texas, as part of base realignment with many of those in the brigade recently serving 12-month deployments to Afghanistan. The brigade’s history traces back to 1917, and it was deployed in World Wars I and II, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Iraq in addition to its service in Afghanistan.

    Posted October 18, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Kentucky Horse Park ready to host thousands
     Six evening outdoor concerts are planned for downtown Frankfort during the 16-day Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2010 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The games go from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, “and we’re very excited to know that people from all over the world are coming to Central Kentucky and Frankfort,” said Doug Howard, chairman of the Frankfort events committee for the World Equestrian Games.

Posted October 16, 2009 [ Crittenden Press ]
Crittenden County violated Open Records Laws
     The Kentucky Attorney General has found that Crittenden County violated the Kentucky
Open Records Law by not responding to a request within three days.

    Posted October 16, 2009 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Judge rules drug company owes $14.7 million
     AstraZeneca, maker of popular drugs such as Crestor, Nexium and Seroquel, must reimburse Kentucky $14.72 million after overcharging its Medicaid program between November 1999 and March 2005.

Posted October 16, 2009 [ Levisa Lazer ]
School superintendent resigns under pressure
     After six years of a mostly turmoil-filled administration, Superintendent Jeff May tendered his resignation to the board at a special meeting.

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.


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