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Posted October 22, 2016 [ Ledger Independent ]
Case may contain national security information
     A Maysville woman charged in September with calling for the execution of an unidentified person has had her court dates vacated and subject to rescheduling, according to information from U.S. District Court in Covington. The court has also ruled that some materials in the case "may include information relevant to ongoing national security ..." and should therefore be unavailable for public consumption." Marie Antoinette Castelli, 55, was arrested on Sept. 9 near her home by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to witnesses. She was transported to the Kenton County jail in Covington and later taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal Service.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Boyle teen indicted as adult in death of stepmother; report says boyfriend committed suicide
     Jenna Oakley, the 15-year-old girl who went missing the day her stepmother was found dead, has been indicted as an adult on a charge of murder in connection with the death. A Boyle County grand jury returned the indictment Thursday. Jenna is also indicted on a charge of theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000. She’s accused of taking a vehicle owned by her stepmother. Rhonda Oakley, 52, was found slain Sept. 1 inside her home in Danville. Her 13-year-old stepson found her body when he came home from school.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ News Enterprise ]
KSP broadens investigation of ex-principal
     The investigation into former LaRue County High School principal Kyle Goodlett on child porn charges now involves two high schools. In a statement issued Friday by Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, the department is seeking the assistance of any students at Elizabethtown High School from 2010 to 2012 or LaRue County High School from 2012 to 2016 who may have had their cellphone confiscated by school staff. Lt. Jeremy Murrell with the branch said officials are looking for the students as part of the investigation that may lead to additional charges.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
WKU faculty approve resolution calling for transparency in presidential search
     Recent concerns about transparency in the search process for Western Kentucky University's next president prompted faculty to endorse a resolution Thursday asking administrators to reveal finalists once selected and allow campus input on the final choice. "I personally think it would be important to make a statement even if we can't change what happens," said University Senate Chair Kate Hudepohl during a senate meeting Thursday afternoon.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
State reaches tentative deal with Blue Ridge Landfill regarding unpermitted Waste
     The Energy and Environment Cabinet Friday announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with Advanced Disposal Services Blue Ridge Landfill, Inc. (Blue Ridge) on an agreed order with both remedial and penalty provisions regarding the Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) that was illegally brought there last year.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Trials against former nursing home employees pushed to 2017
     Trials for three former Edmonson Center Nursing Home employees accused of abusing residents have been rescheduled. Jerry Snyder, Kayla Kinser and Kelly Duvall appeared Thursday in Edmonson Circuit Court for pretrial conferences in their cases. Trials for all three defendants had been scheduled for Nov. 3, but Edmonson Circuit Judge Ronnie Dortch ordered the cases be reset for trial on Feb. 23.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Paducah Sun ]
Two arrested on fake bills, drug charges
     Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent said the department arrested a man and a woman at a Lampkins Road residence on counterfeiting and drug charges following a long investigation of phony bills at local businesses. "Over the course of the last month, the Mayfield Police Department has fielded seven complaints of counterfeit money being passed to city businesses," Kent said in a news release Thursday.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Shriners feeling fall back from creepy clown sightings
     Clowns appear to be happy, carefree creatures, but that changed for some a few months ago when creepy clown sightings were being reported across the nation, including in Owensboro. Shriners in Owensboro, who, as an act of charity, dress up in crazy outfits and entertain kids, are concerned about how some children and even adults are perceiving them.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Courier-Journal ]
Mayor miffed as minimum wage law struck down
     Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro Council Democrat at City Hall on Thursday afternoon in saying the state Supreme Court erred in its decision to strike down Louisville's minimum wage law. "Seven dollars and twenty-five cents, the old minimum wage, means you're making $15,000 a year," Fischer said. "So, for the folks with control in Frankfort, I want to ask if you could live on $15,000 a year?" The ruling could mean pay cuts for thousands of low-paid workers if their bosses choose to adjust their payrolls, but Fischer and Democratic leaders also fret that it stabs at the heart of the city's authority.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Courier-Journal ]
Beam union contract up for vote on Friday
     Hundreds of Jim Beam employees at two Kentucky plants could be back to work next week if they approve a new union contract Friday. For the past six days, 252 distillery and bottling workers have been on strike following failed negotiations with company officials and an outside consulting firm concerning a contract that ended Oct. 14. But Janelle Mudd, president of Union Food and Commercial Workers 111D, said Wednesday night that union leadership plan to present a new pro­posal to the employees Thursday morn­ing, and she hopes they’ll approve it the following day.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
66 Transylvania students experienced sexual assault, but few told officials
     About 17 percent of Transylvania University students who responded have experienced sexual assault on campus, but like many students across the nation, very few of them reported the incidents to authorities, according to a recent survey of students about harassment on campus.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Unlike Trump, Ky.’s federal candidates pledge to accept outcome of election
     Unlike Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, candidates running for federal office in Kentucky say the election isn’t rigged and they’ll accept the outcome. After spending a week on the campaign trail saying the election is rigged, Trump stood on the debate stage Wednesday night and refused to answer whether or not he would accept the outcome of the election. “You’ll have to wait and see,” he said. In Kentucky, Democrats and Republicans alike said there’s no reason to suspect widespread vote fraud.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ News Enterprise ]
LaRue names interim principal
     LaRue County High School’s site-based decision-making council selected Denise Skaggs on Thursday afternoon to serve as the school’s interim principal for the remainder of the academic year. Skaggs has been serving as instructional supervisor for LaRue County Public Schools. Skaggs temporarily was assigned to the high school as part of the administration team after former principal Kyle Goodlett was arrested last Thursday at his Elizabethtown home after Kentucky State Police discovered more than 60 files of child sexual exploitation.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
After minor accident, man killed on I-275 exchanging info
     A minor traffic accident resulted in a fatality on westbound I-275 Thursday after a man attempted to cross the highway after exchanging information. After the initial accident, which happened around 3:40 p.m., both drivers pulled over on opposite sides of the highway in Wilder, Kentucky, police said in a release.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Lake News ]
Public meeting on Kentucky, Barkley lakes set for Oct. 25
     The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct a public meeting Oct. 25 to discuss fisheries issues affecting western Kentucky.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Sentinel-News ]
Shelby County manufacturer closes
     After 34 years in operation, Shelby Industries announced their closure Tuesday afternoon. Founded in 1982, the company engineered, manufactured and marketed couplers, trailer jacks and mechanical winches and offered contract manufacturing to companies in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The company said in a release that they made the decision to close because they were no longer able to compete with foreign markets.

Posted October 21, 2016 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Mayor reprimands acting police chief over use of stolen trailer
     Bardstown Mayor John Royalty says he has reprimanded the acting Bardstown police chief for using a stolen trailer in September. The six members of Bardstown City Council were notified in an email sent out around 10:30 Wednesday morning, a copy of which was obtained by The Kentucky Standard.

Posted October 20, 2016 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Kentucky’s unemployment rate at 5 percent in September
     Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for September was 5 percent from a revised 4.9 percent in August, according to the Office of Employment and Training. The preliminary September jobless rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the 5.4 percent rate recorded for the state in September 2015, according to a state news release.

Posted October 20, 2016 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Couple charged in abuse of infant
     An Ohio County man and woman were charged Tuesday for allegedly causing serious injuries to an infant earlier this year. Kentucky State Police reports say Stephanie R. Shepherd, 26, and Nicholas L. Wilson, 26, both of Horse Branch, where charged with first-degree criminal abuse, a felony, which state law defines as when a person "causes torture, cruel confinement or cruel punishment to a person 12 years of age or less ..." KSP reports say the investigation began in February, when an infant, who was then 2 months old, was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.

Posted October 20, 2016 [ Ledger Independent ]
Flemingsburg man missing since Friday
     A family in Fleming County is asking for help locating a missing man. Sheriff Gary Kinder said 41-year-old Wes Mattox was last seen in Flemingsburg on Friday afternoon. His mother contacted the sheriff's office over the weekend and said the last time he had been seen was approximately 1 p.m. on Friday.


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