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Posted September 1, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
State archivist to retire
      The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Tuesday announced the retirement of long-time Kentucky State Archivist and Records Administrator Barbara Teague. As state archivist and records administrator, Teague was responsible for a comprehensive archives and records management program for state and local government, with services for approximately 2,200 government agencies.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Blaze in downtown Hazard is under control, firefighters say
     A large structure fire in downtown Hazard continued to burn but was under control by 11:10 a.m. Tuesday. Everyone had been evacuated from the burning building, which houses Peking Chinese Restaurant and apartments, and from the neighboring buildings, dispatcher James Durell said. No one had been injured, dispatcher Levi Grubbs said.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Rescue department board appeals AG's opinions
     The Warren County Rescue Department filed appeals Monday afternoon in Warren Circuit Court to two recent Kentucky attorney general’s opinions that the department violated the state’s open meetings and open records acts.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Winchester Sun ]
Suspect in 2002 bank robbery returned to Clark
     Nearly 13 years after he allegedly robbed a Winchester bank, John Case is back in Clark County. Case, 67, was extradited from Florida Monday, according to Winchester Police. Case was arrested two weeks ago by a fugitive task force from the Marion County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service on an indictment warrant from Clark County. Case will be arraigned in Clark Circuit Court for first-degree robbery.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Winchester Sun ]
Murder suspect's wife to face judge
     A week after being identified as a suspect, Debra Kinney is back in Clark County and about to face a judge for the first time. Kinney, 35, was extradited from Warren County, Ohio, and lodged in the Clark County Detention Center Monday, according to court records. She was charged with a single count of tampering with physical evidence in the May 10 death of Darryl Wiseman. According to the warrant, she allegedly helped her husband Roger Dale Kinney conceal Wiseman’s body on the farm where they lived.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Winchester Sun ]
Clark superintendent 'disappointed' after vandalism
     Clark County Public Schools Superintendent Paul Christy said he intends to “prosecute to the fullest extent” the person or group responsible for vandalizing an Anderson County Schools bus while parked in Clark County Friday night. Christy said the bus was parked in an isolated area during George Rogers Clark High School’s football home opener Friday night at Cardinal Stadium. Following the game, in which GRC suffered a 27-26 loss, Anderson County players discovered graffiti reading “Get rowdy,” “Cards,” “Cardnation,” and some vulgarities written across their bus.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Kentucky storm survivors urged to stay in touch with FEMA
     Kentucky storm survivors who have registered for disaster assistance are urged to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and keep their contact information current throughout the recovery process. If survivors change their addresses, telephone numbers, bank accounts or insurance information, it is important that they share the new information with FEMA, according to a news release.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
A new beginning for Frankfort newspaper
     The Capital City's daily newspaper has a new owner. Frankfort Newsmedia, LLC, Tuesday completed its purchase of The State Journal from Dix Communications. Agreement in principle for the sale was announced last month, and final details were worked out in recent weeks.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Teachers retirement system has healthy return but many issues remain
     While the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System celebrated a 2.1 percent healthier return for its fiscal year than other U.S. pension systems, the pension workgroup still has a lot of ground to cover before finding recommendations for the 2016 legislative session. Thursday the KTRS staff shared the 5.1 percent return results with the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee showing it had outperformed other pension systems across the nation that have more than $1 billion in assets.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Pipeline documentary to be shown at Centre College
     "The End of the Line," a documentary that follows the grassroots resistance to the recently defeated Bluegrass Pipeline, will play at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Vahlkamp Theater at Centre College. The event is free and open to the public. "The End of the Line" tells the dramatic story of pipeline opponents such as the "singing Sisters of Loretto," who earned national headlines for their local efforts to resist the fracking industry.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court after she again denies marriage licenses
     A federal judge has ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to appear in his courtroom Thursday and explain why she should not be held in contempt of court, according to Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins. All of her deputy clerks are supposed to join her, Watkins said. Early Tuesday, Davis told two couples who asked for marriage licenses that she would not issue them, despite a federal court injunction ordering her to do so. In a brief but tense encounter between Davis and a couple dozen marriage equality demonstrators who crowded into her office, the clerk repeatedly said she was not issuing licenses.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Ledger Independent ]
Bridge on Kentucky 560 to close on Labor Day
     A bridge over Johnson Creek in Fleming County will be closed for two months beginning Sept. 7. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesperson Allen Blair said the bridge, located on Kentucky 560, on the 3.8 mile marker near the Mason County line, has deteriorated and will undergo renovations.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Three more counties eligible for individual assistance following July storms, flooding
     Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that residents of three additional counties with damage as a result of July severe storms and flooding are now eligible to apply for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to FEMA, Breathitt, Fleming and Perry counties have been added to the list of counties for which individual assistance is available. Federal funding was already available to affected individuals in the counties of Carter, Johnson, Rowan and Trimble.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
McCreary woman killed after being struck by truck in Corbin McDonalds parking lot
     One person is dead after being struck by a pick-up truck in the parking lot of a Corbin McDonald's Monday afternoon, and police are investigating exactly how and why the accident happened. Witnesses at the McDonald's restaurant on Master Street said the woman, later identified as 66-year-old Norma Hicks of Parker's Lake in McCreary County, was struck and killed by the truck around 4:40 p.m.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
La Grange Southeast Christian’s latest site
     Southeast Christian Church plans its fifth regional campus — and second campus in Oldham County — in a vacant movie theater building in La Grange. The new site is the former Oldham 8 Theaters space in the Oldham Plaza shopping center off Exit 22 from Interstate 71, about 10 miles northeast of the nondenominational mega church’s current Oldham campus at 6201 Crestwood Station in Crestwood. The theaters closed at the plaza in 2013.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
$73 million owed in Jefferson child support
     More than 2,400 parents of Jefferson County children each owe more than $10,000 in child support payments, according to a new list released this weekend by the Jefferson County attorney's office. It's the 10th year for the annual list, which has helped the Child Support Division collect $13.6 million from delinquent parents, said County Attorney Mike O'Connell.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Ledger Independent ]
Trial date set in sexual abuse case
     A trial date of June 6 has been set for a Mason County man facing sexual abuse charges in Lewis County. In April, Rocky Zornes, 55, of Germantown, was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff after being indicted in March on five counts first-degree sexual abuse, six counts first-degree sodomy, two counts first-degree rape, two counts incest, and one count criminal attempt to commit rape. According to the indictment, between Sept. 1, 1996 and Sept. 11, 2002 and between Aug. 1, 1997 and Sept. 11, 2002, Zornes allegedly engaged in deviate sexual behavior with two children under 12 years of age.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
State police investigating inmate death
     Kentucky State Police troopers are investigating the death of an inmate who was housed at Graves County Jail in Mayfield. Police said 51-year-old Anthony R. Swatzell, who was in a cell monitored by video, was taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center around noon Saturday. He was pronounced dead by the Graves County coroner.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Ex-teacher pleads guilty to sex count
     The former Reidland Middle School teacher accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor pleaded guilty Monday in McCracken Circuit Court. Chelsea Rose, 24, who was a teacher and cheerleading coach at the school, faced a charge of prohibited use of an electronic communication device to procure a minor in a sex offense in McCracken County. She has a related case in Marshall County that is ongoing.

Posted September 1, 2015 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Workers return to Gabe's Tower
     Preliminary work resumed on the interior demolition of Gabe's Tower on Monday, with an owner of the building saying that Environmental Demolition Group of Erlanger has been selected to perform asbestos remediation and the interior cleanout of the building over the next 16 weeks or so.


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