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Posted October 8, 2015 [ Central Kentucky News Journal ]
Police looking for escaped Taylor inmates
     Police are trying to find two inmates who allegedly escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center after leaving an assigned work detail. The Campbellsville Police Department confirmed that Joshua Gill and Michael Tetreault walked off during work release around 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, and took off in a white unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

    Posted October 8, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
UK fans speak and SEC Network listens
     The SEC Network announced Thursday that it will televise UK's Big Blue Madness live and in its entirety 7-9 p.m. EDT on Oct. 16. Last year - the first Big Blue Madness for the new ESPN-run network - only excerpts were featured from the event. That drew the ire of UK fans who were accustomed to seeing the whole event live on Lexington's WKYT-TV and a delayed feed on the Fox regional sports network.

    Posted October 8, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Burning prohibition for the dry season
     Until mid-December, Kentucky residents will have to be mindful of where and when they set up bonfires. On Oct. 1, the seasonal burn prohibition went into effect until Dec. 15. The prohibition bans starting fires in or within 150 feet of woods or brush from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to a news release from Warren County Division for Environmental Planning and Assistance. Statewide seasonal prohibitions on burning occur every spring and autumn, said Stan Reagan, coordinator of the county’s environmental department.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
KSP seeks help with locating missing woman
      Kentucky State Police, Post 15 is asking for the public's assistance in locating 24-year-old Whitney Danielle Copley, of Dunnville. Copley was last seen on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Danville to consider golf carts on city streets
     Danville City Commission is dusting off an old draft ordinance and may regift it to UPS just in time for the upcoming holiday season. The local UPS hub wants permission to operate golf carts in certain subdivisions in town during its busiest time of year, when the packages it delivers nearly double in volume. Under the plan, UPS’s brown trucks would drop off packages at a storage pod located near a subdivision, where another employee on a golf cart would then finish the door-to-door deliveries.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Registration for free ‘Project Hire Kentucky’ Online Career Fair ends soon
     Kentucky job seekers have less than a week left to register for the Project Hire Kentucky Virtual Experience hosted by the Kentucky Career Center, in conjunction with the U.S. LTU Hiring Project. The virtual career fair will be held online Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT and is free to job seekers.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Poll by Centre College reveals American opinions on 2016 presidential preferences
     A nationwide poll conducted by political scientists from Centre College shows that by a wide margin, Americans favor equal treatment under the law over respecting individual religious beliefs when the two come into conflict. The poll also finds that Donald Trump continues to command a plurality of support among Republicans, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a virtual tie among Democrats for the 2016 presidential primary nomination.

    Posted October 8, 2015 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
State representative goes to D.C. to talk about infant drug addiction
     The gut-wrenching scream of a baby suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is something Hopkinsville Rep. John Tilley told an audience in Washington D.C. he wouldn’t recommend experiencing. Over the last 10 years, the number of infants suffering from NAS in Kentucky has increased by 2,800 percent. Tilley was one of 10 panelists, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Dr. Oz Show, actress Mackenzie Phillips and three U.S. senators who spoke in Washington D.C. on Wednesday about the opioid epidemic in the nation.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
New LRC head to make big changes
     In three months the new legislative session will begin and while the new Legislative Research Commission Director David Byerman can’t rebuild the organization’s culture and structure beforehand, one crucial part he said already in place is its talented workforce. During his first commission meeting Wednesday at the Capitol Annex, Byerman told lawmakers and attendees that the complaints of the disenfranchised workforce stemming from the LRC’s debilitating culture has been heard.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Plant's future sparks outcry
     Edmonson County officials are giving serious consideration to industrial zoning regulations following public outcry against the proposed sale of a shuttered natural gas plant in Rocky Hill. Zoning to regulate the use of county land for industrial development has been discussed at the past few Edmonson County Fiscal Court meetings.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Arts and Crafts Fair this weekend in Bardstown
     Whether it’s searching for a unique gift or exploring various handmade crafts and antique collectibles, crowds can expect a decent showcase at this weekend’s 35th annual Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair. This year’s fair, hosted by Bardstown Main Street, will be Saturday and Sunday in downtown Bardstown. The event will feature more than 200 vendors, ranging from artists, craftsmen and antique traders hawking wares ranging from jewelry and pottery to furniture and holiday gifts.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Army identifies Fort Campbell soldier fatally shot during exercise
     Pfc. Kevin J. Rodriguez was pronounced dead at about 10:20 a.m. CDT Tuesday at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell. The soldier from Puerto Rico was wounded during a live fire exercise on post, an Army spokesman said Wednesday.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Events leading to elderly woman being found remain unknown
     Grateful does not begin to describe the feelings that Maxine G. Jones’ family felt on Monday evening. Jones had gone missing at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning, on her way to church in northern Calloway County. Nearly 36 hours later, the 81-year-old mother of six was located by a “good samaritan” in Nashville, Tennessee. Calloway County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Nicky Knight said that, although the agency is still trying to put the pieces together, the full story as to how Jones came to be in Nashville remains unknown.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Woman convicted of attacking former mayor's wife still not finished with case
     While final sentencing is typically the last stage in a criminal courtroom proceeding, it appears as though Lori Ann Little and her attorney, Nancy Calloway, are not yet finished with an assault case that is now five years old. Little, 56, was convicted in May of attacking former Mayor Dan Kemp’s wife. Little appeared Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court, and Judge Andrew Self sentenced her to 18 years in prison, keeping in line with the jury’s recommendation. Little was found guilty of first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault after a three-day trial. She was accused of attacking Henrietta Kemp in December 2010 at the Kemps’ home, tearing a clump of hair from Henrietta Kemp’s head.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ The Gleaner ]
Henderson, Evansville and other newspapers joining Gannett
     The Evansville Courier & Press, the Henderson Gleaner and other Journal Media Group newspapers will soon have a new owner. Journal Media Group properties will become part of Gannett, a newspaper group whose flagship paper is Virginia-based USA Today.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Georgetown News-Graphic ]
Police: Man held ex-girlfriend, forced her to undress before fleeing arrest
     A 31-year-old Georgetown man faces a charge of unlawful imprisonment after allegedly violating an emergency protective order and forcing a former girlfriend to strip, according to sheriff’s and jail records. Ryan Todd Crawley is charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree fleeing or evading police-on foot, fourth-degree assault-domestic violence-minor injury, resisting arrest and violating an emergency protective order/domestic violence order, Scott County Detention Center records show.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Minton boosts Family Court hopes for Daviess
     The chief justice of the state Supreme Court has told local legislators and judges he will include funding for Daviess County to receive one Family Court judge in the budget he presents for next year's state budget discussions. Daviess County is the largest county in the state without any Family Court judges. Family Court handles divorces, child custody, paternity, child support, truancy and domestic violence cases. Because a family may have several interrelated cases, the goal of Family Court is to keep all of a family's cases before one judge.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Stabbed Paducah man later arrested
     A Paducah man who was stabbed last week has been arrested and charged with kidnapping, among other offenses, in the events leading up to his injuries. Police said the complicated scenario involved an auto accident, drug deal and stolen marijuana and a gun pointed at someone, in addition to the stabbing.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Winter may get off to mild start
     Kentucky's winter weather outlook is still speculative, but signs point toward a mild start to the season with conditions turning colder and drier than normal in January and February. AccuWeather, a forecasting company that provides the Sun with daily weather information, expects the first part of winter to be slightly warmer than usual.

Posted October 8, 2015 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Dad accused of gravely injuring baby
     A Northern Kentucky father is accused of violently shaking his infant, causing severe injury including hemorrhaging to the 3-month-old baby's brain. Casey Radcliffe, 24, of Independence, is in the Kenton County jail, facing a charge of first-degree assault. His next court hearing is set for Oct. 15


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