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Posted July 29, 2016 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Oakwood Specialty Clinic to open Saturday in Somerset
     A new clinic in Somerset serving an array of health care needs for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities will have its grand opening this weekend.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Kentucky Labor Cabinet to hold free OSHA training in Bowling Green
     The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will host free OSHA training at the Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green from Aug. 8-11. The week-long workplace safety seminar is a part of the Labor Cabinet’s Population Center Training series which are held in various cities across the state throughout the year.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Floyd County Chronicle ]
Floyd man pleads guilty in child sex abuse case
     A Floyd County man pleaded guilty this week to charges of criminal abuse and sexual abuse of victims under the age of 12. Frank Collins was initially indicted last year, accused of sexually abusing three young girls. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors recommended a sentence of 10 years. Collins’ formal sentencing is scheduled for October.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Floyd County Chronicle ]
Floyd murder trial postponed again
     A Floyd County murder trial that has been postponed several times already is being rescheduled again, after defense attorneys filed a late motion objecting to the use of video for the testimony of the medical examiner. Ronald and Loretta Wright, of Printer, were scheduled to face trial starting this month. Prosecutors allege Ronald killed 54-year-old Famer Halbert in his sleep, and injured Halbert’s wife Lorene Halbert in a subsequent altercation.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Numerous suggestions at 31-W widening meeting
     A plan for adding a turn lane to U.S. 31-W in southern Warren County was met with public feedback, including questions about why officials wouldn't instead widen the highway to four lanes or add a traffic signal near the crossroads to Woodburn. The current plan, according to Joe Plunk, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways in Bowling Green, involves the construction of an alternating turn lane throughout the 4.2-mile stretch of U.S. 31-W connecting Mike Buchanon Park with the Simpson County line. For roughly a decade, the state has been working to widen U.S. 31-W from Bowling Green to Franklin and this project is the latest step in that endeavor, he said.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Regulations create obstacle for school accountability redesign, official says
     When the federal Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law in December, it was heralded by many educators as a welcome shift in power allowing states and local districts to have a bigger say in what makes schools successful. The law was intended to replace No Child Left Behind, but some are concerned regulations guiding the new law's implementation could stifle ongoing efforts to redesign Kentucky's school accountability system.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Winchester Sun ]
Police: 24 charges now pending against 2 in animal neglect case
     The two occupants of a home with 16 neglected animals are facing a dozen charges each for violating the county’s animal care ordinance. Winchester Police Capt. James Hall said charges are pending against William and Heidi King, where the animals were found a week ago.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Winchester Sun ]
Woman nabbed for robbery after showing knife in store
     A Winchester woman is facing a felony robbery charge after allegedly showing a knife to Family Dollar employees trying to stop her from leaving. Jane Kennedy Osborne, 49, was arrested for first-degree robbery following the incident.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Winchester Sun ]
Parts of Clark County flooded
     Parts of Clark County received more than 3 inches of rain Thursday as heavy storms created near flood conditions. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Clark County until 2:30 p.m. Thursday and around 11:30 a.m., trained weather spotters reported flash flooding along Old Ruckerville Road in the southeastern portion of the county.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Judge temporarily blocks Gov. Bevin’s executive order abolishing U of L board
     A Franklin Circuit Court judge has temporarily blocked Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive order abolishing the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees. Judge Phillip Shepherd granted Attorney General Andy Beshear’s request for a temporary injunction Friday against Bevin’s executive order abolishing the old board and establishing a new one. In the order, Shepherd said Bevin’s “unilateral action raises profound issues regarding the statutes on governance of public universities and the separation of powers under the Kentucky Constitution.”

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Anderson News ]
Rescue effort aborted when truck owner admits lying to police
     A swift-water rescue attempt was called off moments before rescue swimmers were about to enter the swollen Salt River late Friday morning when a man whose truck washed away admitted it was his. The man, Ronnie Stratton, 38, of Lawrenceburg called the pickup truck in as stolen earlier Friday morning, according to Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department. Cornish said he interviewed Stratton, who later admitted that he drove the truck into the river at the Rice Road crossing late Thursday night and jumped out when it began washing down the Salt River.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Crittenden Press ]
Marion city administrator faces felony charges
     An investigation by Kentucky State Police has led to felony charges against Marion City Administrator Mark Bryant. According to arrest records, Bryant, 55, was taken into custody Thursday night and lodged at 10:09 p.m., in Crittenden County Detention Center. He remained lodged in jail Friday morning. His bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000. Charges of first-degree promoting contraband, trafficking in a synthetic drug and tampering with physical evidence were filed by state police detective Steve Brynn.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
KSP charges Perry County man with child sexual exploitation offenses
     The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Post 13-Hazard, arrested Donald L. Gilbert, 51, Thursday night on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Gilbert was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing an image of child sexual exploitation on a popular chat service, according to a KSP news release.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ McCreary County Voice ]
McCreary man indicted in son's slaying
     The discovery of a body in northern McCreary County has led to a murder indictment against the father, whom police say shot and killed his own son. Anthony Murphy, 46, has been indicted by the McCreary County Grand Jury this week with a charge of murder, for allegedly shooting his son, Charles on or about May 15, 2015. Kentucky State Police Detective Billy Correll presented evidence to the Grand Jury this month to obtain the indictment against the subject.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ McCreary County Voice ]
McCreary mine to reopen
     Wednesday evening a major announcement was made in front of a gathering of local business leaders that could bring about a significant change for McCreary County. Robert Crowder, co-owner of Stearns Energy, announced to the assembled group that the mines would be reopened as early as next year, ultimately bringing 80 to 100 jobs to the community. “Stearns Energy will be opening the Stearns mine number 2 seam for production in the first or second quarter of next year,” Crowder announced to a round of applause. Crowder’s next statement brought an even larger ovation: “Most importantly, we have an order for the coal for up to 100,000 tons per month,” he said.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Sept. 11 Mount Saint Joseph picnic will be its last
     The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph will host its last picnic Sept. 11, according to congregational leader Sister Amelia Stenger. In a press release from the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, Saint Angela Merici, the 16th century founder of the Ursuline Sisters in Italy, is quoted: "If, according to times and circumstances, the need arises to make new rules or do something differently, do it prudently and with good advice." Sister Amelia said Thursday that Saint Angela remarked that "you need to change with the signs of the times and sometimes you just need to do something different."

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Paducah Sun ]
Shots fired by, at police lead to two arrests
     An investigation of officer-involved gunfire Tuesday night in Hickman County resulted in the arrests of two Tennessee men. At the request of Tennessee Attorney General Kim Helper, special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began looking into an officer-involved shooting that occurred just before midnight in Centerville. Agents said they learned an officer with the Centerville Police Department had initiated a traffic stop on Ky. 100. The driver did not stop, they said, and led police and sheriff's deputies on a pursuit.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Paducah Sun ]
Man killed in mowing accident
     A 79-year-old Farmington man was killed Wednesday night while operating a lawn mower at his home. Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon said deputies responded to a call concerning a lawnmower incident around 10 p.m. on Durbin Street. Deputies found Neil Waggoner's body near a zero-turn lawn mower.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ Anderson News ]
Washed-away pickup located in Salt River
     First responders have located the pickup truck that washed away over night at the Rice Road Crossing the Salt River, The Anderson News has confirmed. An exact location of where the vehicle was located was not immediately available. No information was available about any possible occupants being located.

Posted July 29, 2016 [ News Enterprise ]
Tourism, attractions diversify with technology
     As the use of smartphones and applications increase, so does the availability of enhanced tourism experiences. This summer, a number of tourism organizations, parks and museums have embraced the addiction to technology by encouraging users to travel and learn with their smartphones, adding a digital element to traditional sightseeing. The Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail released an online tour function to allow virtual visitors to see a number of Lincoln-related sites, such as his birthplace in Hodgenville.


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