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Posted March 29, 2015 [ Appalachian News-Express ]
Former state lawmaker asks that trial be postponed
     Just a week after his alleged co-accomplice in a bribery case pleaded guilty, former state representative W. Keith Hall’s attorney filed a motion asking that Hall’s trial, set to begin April 20, be delayed again. Included in the reasons for the delay request is that the prosecution has notified the defense that they intend to call both Hall’s estranged wife, Stephanie, and former Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement Inspector Kelly Shortridge, who has pleaded guilty in the case, will testify against Hall.


Posted March 29, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
LBL's changes draw growing opposition
     In the month since some 300 Land Between the Lakes area residents gathered for a meeting on landscape changes at LBL, several local and congressional leaders have agreed to take a close look at the plans. Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White has led a campaign to temporarily halt logging and burning at LBL until a debate can be held regarding the U.S. Forest Service's plans for the national recreation area.


Posted March 29, 2015 [ Kentucky New Era ]
2-year-old killed in Princeton fire
     A Friday night fire killed a 2-year-old and seriously injured another child on Bright Hill Road in Princeton. Firefighters were called to a travel-trailer fire just after 10 p.m. and found 28-year-old Brandon Hayes and his three children. Two-year-old Marley was found dead, and 8-year-old Eric was life-flighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville. Hayes and 4-year-old Dorian were not injured, according to a Kentucky State Police report. The report states the four were sleeping at the time of the fire.


Posted March 29, 2015 [ Georgetown News-Graphic ]
Talks continue with auto supply developer
     Negotiations with a Missouri firm are continuing regarding the company’s desire to buy about 200 acres in an industrial park, Georgetown Mayor Tom Prather said. “The discussions are ongoing. We’re continuing to share information,” Prather said Friday. Some 800 to 1,200 jobs could be created, an official said.


Posted March 29, 2015 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Murder trial set in attorney's 2012 shooting
     Was it murder, or was it self-defense? That's what a Campbell County jury will be asked to decide next month, when Shayna Hubers will stand trial for shooting her boyfriend six times in the dining room of his Highland Heights condominium. Nearly two and a half years have passed since the night of October 12, 2012, when police arrived at the condo on Meadow Lane around 9 p.m. and found Ryan Poston, a 29-year-old attorney, dead on the dining room floor. Hubers has never denied that she fired the fatal shots.



    Posted March 29, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Naloxone expansion in Kentucky part of national wave
     April Lyman overdosed on heroin on her grandmother's bathroom floor nearly two years ago — and says she's alive today only because ambulance workers revived her with a fast-acting rescue drug called naloxone. With drug overdoses skyrocketing across the nation, Kentucky, Indiana, and a growing number of other states are expanding access to this drug, which can revive a dying addict in minutes. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 30 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws or developed pilot programs to widen access to naloxone.


Posted March 29, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Man shoots wife at nursing home, kills self
     A man shot his wife Saturday in a Louisville nursing home and then turned the gun on himself, Louisville Metro police say. The man, identified as Leon Smith, died at 7:50 p.m. at University Hospital according to deputy coroner David Wood, where he and his wife were transported. His wife's injuries appeared to be nonlife threatening. The couple, both believed to be in their 80s, were residents of the Elmcroft of Valley Farms assisted living, LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said.


Posted March 29, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
At Wildcat Wearhouse, tense game gives way to shirt-printing frenzy
     The folks at Wildcat Wearhouse knew Saturday would be a long night. They just didn't expect it to be quite so tense. Even at half-time, with the score tied, the staff of the company that makes T-shirts and other gear for University of Kentucky fans was feeling confident enough to go outside and hook up party lights for the parking lot. "Time to go print now! It's show time," said Rhea Starns, public relations manager for the business, which has its headquarters and a store on Broadway.



    Posted March 29, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
How changes made by the 2015 General Assembly will affect your life
     The 2015 General Assembly concluded its annual session Wednesday having approved 127 bills and resolutions, many of which will affect the lives of Kentuckians.


Posted March 29, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
18 arrested during UK celebration in vicinity of State Street
     Eighteen people were arrested in Lexington in celebrations around campus following UK's win over Notre Dame, 68-66, in the NCAA Tournament, city officials said. Most were for intoxication or disorderly conduct and occurred in the State Street area.



    Posted March 29, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Gov. Beshear proclaims March 30 Vietnam Veterans’ Day
     Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a proclamation naming Monday, March 30, to be Vietnam Veterans’ Day in Kentucky. A total 1,109 Kentuckians died in Vietnam, and their names are inscribed at the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort.


Posted March 27, 2015 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Corbin physician gets 22 months in federal prison for firearms charges
     The good news for Corbin physician Nikhil Parulekar is that Federal Judge Amul Thapar agreed that he did not have 17 firearms in his possession including a loaded handgun police found in his vehicle as part of a drug dealing operation, reducing the sentencing range for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm to 18 to 24 months.


Posted March 27, 2015 [ McCreary County Voice ]
Suspect crashes motorcycle into KSP cruiser
     A Shepherdsville man is in stable condition following a Sunday morning accident when his motorcycle collided with a Kentucky State Police cruiser following a police pursuit. Timothy E. Winterholler, 29, was listed in stable condition at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, following the accident, which occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.


Posted March 27, 2015 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Two dead in Daviess fire
     Two persons have died in an early morning fire Friday in the 1400 block of Leitchfield Road. Daviess County Coroner Jeff Jones said the fire was reported about 2 a.m.


Posted March 27, 2015 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Calloway ranks first in quality of life
     The latest County Health Rankings were released Wednesday and showed that Calloway County still sits in the upper echelon of Kentucky. Calloway ranked seventh overall in the commonwealth, which is up two spot from last year’s ranking, compiled each year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Particularly pleasing locally, though, was the No. 1 ranking Calloway earned for quality of life.


Posted March 27, 2015 [ Ledger Independent ]
Fleming County man pleads guilty to child pornography charges
     A Fleming County man facing charges of child pornography possession pleaded guilty recently. Shawn Tumey, 21, entered a guilty plea on three counts of distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to the Fleming County Circuit Clerk's Office.


Posted March 27, 2015 [ Madisonville Messenger ]
Caregiver pleads guilty to charges of neglect
     A Hopkins County resident who was set to undergo a three-day jury trial in Hopkins County Circuit Court this week has pleaded guilty to charges of neglect. Terri Henry, a former certified medication technician at Dawson Springs Health & Rehabilitation Center, pleaded guilty March 18 to two counts of caretaker neglect as part of a plea agreement, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Kathy Senter.


Posted March 27, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
You can name Bernheim's golden eagle
     Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest needs your help in naming a beautiful golden eagle. The adult male, which was fitted with a GPS satellite transmitter in February, is now heading back to his nesting grounds, which could be as far as northern Canada.



    Posted March 27, 2015 [ Institute for Rural Journalism blog ]
2015 Dietary Guidelines recommend cutting back on red and processed meat, sugar, refined grains
     The U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have released proposed 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines, released every five years, "provide authoritative advice about consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and being physically active to attain and maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of chronic disease and promote overall health," says USDA.


Posted March 27, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Adair County teacher showing improvement after car-bike crash
     An Adair County physics teacher is showing some signs of improvement after being struck by a car Tuesday while biking. Michael Godsey is breathing on his own and is responding to stimuli, Adair Public Schools Superintendent Alan Reed said Thursday.


 

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