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Posted June 29, 2015 [ Oldham Era ]
Oldham County Schools’ superintendent suspended
     After a closed session at a special meeting on Thursday, the Oldham County School Board made a motion to suspend Dr. Will Wells, Oldham County superintendent. A motion by board member Kevin Woosley said there would be an investigation into Wells' behavior. Wells is receiving full pay and benefits at this time.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Kentucky woman drowns in South Carolina
     UPDATED: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Mark Marraccini says he and others will miss Laurie Davison “tremendously” as they continue their work at the Salato Wildlife Education Center. Davison, 52, the director of Salato, drowned while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday. She was vacationing with her family in Garden City, S.C.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Kentucky woman drowns in South Carolina; worked at Salato Wildlife Center
     A Lexington woman who worked at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort has drown near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Laurie Davidson, 52, was pulled from the ocean at Garden City, South Carolina, on Sunday morning, according to South Carolina media outlets. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Davidson had been on vacation with her family.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Storms will invade Kentucky
     Much of central Kentucky could see scattered to numerous thunderstorms Monday afternoon. Most of the storms will be east of Interstate 65 where there's a chance for damaging winds and hail. The storms will have moved into eastern Kentucky by late afternoon and early evening. Damaging winds and large hail could be the result, the National Weather Service said.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Winchester Sun ]
Clark deputies curb 'pushy' salesmen
     Sheriff’s deputies hope they resolved a number of complaints about overly aggressive salesmen going door to door last week. Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said he received numerous complaints, both in person and through social media, about a group of men in different parts of the county selling vacuum cleaners and cleaning supplies. Most of the complaints about the group came from the southeastern part of Clark County, between Winchester and Trapp, he said.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Glasgow firefighter saves life in Florida
     A Glasgow firefighter is a hero in the eyes of a grateful Alabama family. Firefighter David Burnett, 27, of Tompkinsville, was keeping a friend company while he grilled burgers at a Florida beach house. Samantha Pitts Sims, 37, of Clanton, Ala., said Friday that God placed Burnett within hearing distance June 3 so he could save the life of 3-year-old Lily Pitts, her niece, who was on vacation.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Motorsports park ordered to stop events until meets noise standards
     The National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park Monday was issued a notice of violation by the City-County Planning Commission in response to complaints from neighbors about noise. The notice calls for the motor sports park to comply with adopted binding elements for the property and conditions of approval of the detailed development plan approved for the property, including installation of a noise abatement structure. Neighbors in recent weeks complained about the noise created by the park, including at a planning commission meeting two weeks ago.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Anderson News ]
Hundreds pay respects to fallen trooper
     Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to Kentucky State Trooper Eric Chrisman during visitation at Anderson County's Ninevah Christian Church Sunday afternoon. Chrisman, who had just graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in January, died Tuesday when his cruiser collided with a tractor-trailer in Livingston County in western Kentucky. Chrisman was answering a call about a reckless driver when the accident occurred. Chrisman, 23, was an Anderson County native and graduated from Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg in 2009.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Movie holds auditions in Murray
     Tommy Patterson of Coldwater is retired. Like anyone in his situation he would like a little something out of the ordinary to add spice to his daily activities. So when Chance Film Productions announced that it would be hosting an audition session Sunday in Murray for the upcoming movie “Candles,” — starring, among others, Clint Eastwood’s daughter, Kathryn Eastwood, and the man known to many as Bo Duke, John Schneider — he felt it was worth his time to give it a shot.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Child shot by young brother, teen charged
     A 4-year-old was injured when she was accidentally shot by her 5-year-old brother Sunday afternoon in Trigg County. The child was taken to Trigg County Hospital, then flown to an Evansville, Indiana, hospital, said Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam. The young girl was shot in the abdomen by a .22-caliber pistol, but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Brandon Nicholas Fowle, 19, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. He allegedly left the gun on a counter where the child could get it.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Man killed, wife injured in Todd attack
     A 79-year-old Mennonite man was killed and his wife seriously injured Sunday morning in what's being described as an attack on the Elkton couple at their home. Kentucky State Police Sgt. Jason Newby said police got a call around 8 a.m. when family members delivering food found the body of Amos Yoder beside his wife, Marjorie Yoder, 75, who was seriously injured.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Ledger Independent ]
Vanceburg man arrested after abuse complaint
     A complaint to police on Friday led to the arrest of a Lewis County man on a sexual abuse charge. According to Lewis County Sheriff Johnny Bivens, at about 11 a.m., Friday, police went to investigate the complaint, which resulted in the arrest of Gary W. Johnson, 55, of Vanceburg. Johnson was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a person under the age of 12.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Pier will open for July 4
     A handful of items remain to be completed before The Pier, an Ohio River overlook and event space, is ready for public use, but the city of Owensboro's goal is to have all of them finished by Friday in time for Saturday's Independence Day celebration and fireworks show.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Kentuckians audition for murder mystery
     In June of 1977, three young girls were raped and murdered at a Girls Scout camp in Locust Grove, Oklahoma. The following year, Gene Hart was accused of the killings, tried and acquitted. To this day, the case remains unsolved. Nashville screenwriter and filmmaker John Russell believes he knows who the culprit was, which he plans to reveal in his new film "Candles: The Camp Scott Murders." Last month, Russell, along with his associate producer Connie Maynord and production manager Rick D. Bucy, decided to take advantage of the incentives Kentucky offers filmmakers and set up shop in Murray. By early September, they plan to start filming.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Man walks away from ultralight crash
     A 61-year-old McCracken County resident suffered minor injuries but walked away from an ultralight plane crash Sunday afternoon, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department reported. Terris Sullivan's yellow and green ultralight plane was significantly damaged after it crashed near Boaz. Deputies found the plane downed under power lines.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Pigweed posing problems for state’s soybeans
     A couple of “members” of the pigweed family are causing problems for farmers locally and across the state. “The real problem issues are with soybeans,” said Jim Martin, a weed scientist with the University of Kentucky’s research and education center in Princeton. “It’s (pigweed) across the state. It started in western Kentucky along the river bottoms and found its way into central Kentucky as well as the rest of the state.” Some farmers have resorted to going up and down rows of soybeans and pulling or chopping the weeds out by hand, Martin said.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ News Enterprise ]
E'town-Fort Knox housing market one of most improved
     The Hardin County area has received good marks from a national housing report. The Elizabethtown-Fort Knox Metropolitan Statistical Area, which covers Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties, was designated a top-10 area showing the most improvement in its housing market, according to the Health of Housing Market Report released by Nationwide. The report evaluates the housing health outlook for the nation and 400 metropolitan areas and it includes a national leading indicator score as well as regional readings and breakdowns, a news release said.

    Posted June 29, 2015 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Kentucky's dropout law has unintended consequences
     Seventeen-year-old Faith Rowland sums up her thoughts on Kentucky's new dropout law in two words: It's stupid. Forgive Rowland if she's brusque; she has a lot on her mind. The Boone County teen is trying to earn her GED, but she's teetering on an educational cliff: Either she passes all GED sections by Tuesday, or, by law, she has to re-enroll in school until she turns 18. For Rowland, that will mean four months of, really, nothing. She'll go to school, but she has no intention of trying to graduate. She'll wait until her birthday, drop out again, and head right back to the GED center.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Stainless steel barrels key in bourbon theft
     The most valuable piece of evidence in the Central Kentucky bourbon theft ring case isn't a bottle of highly sought-after Pappy Van Winkle. It's a stainless steel barrel holding Eagle Rare bourbon. That's right, stainless steel, not charred oak. Some look something like oil drums. Though not part of the often-told bourbon creation story romanticized by aficionados, stainless steel barrels are part of the story, too — at least in some instances.

Posted June 29, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Social worker helps girl, faces firing
     Alarmed by multiple pleas for help from relatives of a 7-year-old Northern Kentucky girl who reported the child was being abused and neglected at home, state social worker Karey Cooper checked on her at school. She found the girl hungry and unkempt, with hair "like a rat's nest," Cooper would later report in a letter to Teresa James, state commissioner of social services. The girl told her she had not seen the therapist required through a court agreement, often came home to an empty house, didn't get regular meals and frequently went hungry. For her efforts, Cooper now faces disciplinary action and possible termination by her employer in Northern Kentucky, the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services.


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