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Posted September 17, 2014 [ Courier-Journal ]
A Louisville first: statue honoring a woman
     By the end of next spring, the Cathedral of the Assumption will fill a gaping hole in the Louisville public art scene when it dedicates the city's first public statue honoring a woman who has made an impact here. The statue will depict Mother Catherine Spalding, co-founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, an order of nuns based near Bardstown that built schools, orphanages and hospitals across Kentucky and is now doing it across the world.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Woman charged again after she rides her bicycle on busy U.S. 27
     UPDATE: Cherokee Schill, the bicyclist who was fined last week after a judge found her to have violated traffic laws, was jailed Tuesday on a new charge. A police report said that Nicholasville police officer Erik Cobb, who had previously ticketed Cobb, responded to a report of a cyclist riding on U.S. 27. Cobb saw the cyclist traveling northbound in the center of the right lane prior to Kohl's Drive. Schill was arrested at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of second-degree wanton endangerment. She remained in the Jessamine County jail Wednesday; no bond had been set for her release. Schill has been at odds with authorities for riding in the travel lane of U.S. 27, one of the busiest roads in Central Kentucky.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Crittenden Press ]
County clerk warns of direct-mail deed scam
     Property owners beware. There is an apparent direct-mail scam seeking to bilk property owners out of money related to real estate deals, and a local official is suggesting recipients simply trash the mailing. Crittenden County Clerk Carolyn Byford said a company called Record Transfer Services of Westlake Village, Calif., is sending solicitations to the mailboxes of some individuals who have recently purchased property. The mailings, titled "Recorded Deed Notice," ask property owners to pay $83 to receive a copy of their current grant deed and property assessment profile.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Crittenden Press ]
September Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
     The cross around Misty Lane’s neck fittingly rests just below a scar she wears as a badge of honor. Lane is a cancer survivor; a thyroid cancer survivor to be exact. She credits her faith and prayers from others for getting her through the ordeal of having her cancer removed and the ensuing radiation treatments.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Federal appeals panel orders another look at claims of negligence against Warren jailer
     A jury should decide whether Warren County Jailer Jackie Strode acted negligently when an inmate died while in custody, a federal appeals court ruled. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion Tuesday that overturned the dismissal of claims against Strode related to the 2009 death of Shannon Finn in an isolation cell at Warren County Regional Jail. Finn’s father, Johney Finn, and the guardian of his surviving children, Sandra Roddy, sued Strode, four deputy jailers, the jail’s former medical director and Warren County government, accusing them of negligence and deliberate indifference to Shannon Finn’s constitutional rights.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Emergency management personnel participating in drill
     Kentucky Emergency Management and state Cabinet personnel are gathered today in the Emergency Operations Center, located at Boone National Guard Center, Frankfort, to participate in the annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program exercise. The annual exercise typically simulates an event involving chemical agents at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, according to a state news release.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Winchester Sun ]
Pair charged with theft of antiques
     Detectives recovered nearly all the antiques taken from a historic home in Clark County and charged two Mount Sterling residents with the burglary. Jeremy Shane Puckett, 36, and Lacy J. Hall, 32, were arrested Monday after reportedly confessing to breaking into the little-known home Sept. 1, Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said. Initially, speculation was whoever broke into the home, which sits well back from the road, had been there before and knew about the house, which dates to the 18th century, Perdue said.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Woman accused of bilking granny is indicted
     She’s accused of stealing money from her grandmother, now Connie Carmack is facing a total of 20 criminal charges. The 32-year-old was indicted in Franklin County Tuesday for 16 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card. Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Carmack took a checkbook and debit card from her grandmother’s home. The alleged motive might have involved drugs, Cleveland said.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Danville pizza shooting victim in critical condition
     UPDATE: Danville police continue to investigate Monday's shooting of a Domino's Pizza clerk. Few facts are confirmed about the shooting except that someone walked into Domino's Pizza on South Fourth Street between 10:20-10:30 p.m. and shot employee Zoe Reed, who was alone in the store at the time. Reed may have been the victim of a robbery, although police declined to say what, if anything, was taken. Danville Police Chief Tony Gray said Reed was in surgery about 1 p.m. Tuesday and remained in critical condition at UK Hospital.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Centre launches 'groundbreaking' scholarship program for first-generation students
     Centre College has launched a groundbreaking scholarship program geared at first-generation students, a program President John A. Roush calls transformational. The Grissom Scholars Program, which will begin in fall 2015, will offer a four-year, full-tuition scholarship and additional aid to cover remaining financial need to 10 qualifying first-generation students each year. The program will serve as the foundation for Centre’s plan “to create the nation’s premiere program for exceptionally talented high-need first-generation college students.”

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Jessamine Journal ]
Nicholasville bicycle commuter loses court battle over tickets on U.S. 27
     After nine hours in court Friday, Nicholasville cyclist and commuter Cherokee Schill was found guilty on three traffic citations from this spring on U.S. 27. Jessamine County District Judge Bill Oliver found Schill guilty of careless driving and violating the requirement that slow vehicles operate on the far right of the highway for each of the citations. The three slow-vehicle charges were added by Assistant County Attorney Eric Wright before the bench trial commenced Friday morning.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Bomb threat at Murray plant results in short closure
     The Kentucky State Police is investigating a bomb threat that caused the Pella plant in Murray to shut down for a period of time on Tuesday. Trooper First Class Jay Thomas said KSP Post 1 received a call of a bomb threat at the Pella Plant at 9:58 a.m. KSP and Calloway County Fire-Rescue responded, as well as Calloway County Emergency Management Director Bill Call. No explosives were found during a search.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Ledger Independent ]
Flemingsburg company holds groundbreaking for expansion
     Fleming County officials came together Tuesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ridley Block Operations expansion. Ridley Block Operations, which has been in Fleming County for 10 years, is a division of Ridley, Inc. and creates low-moisture livestock feed supplement blocks, according to RBO President Bob Frost.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Manchester Enterprise ]
Tractor accident claims life of Clay man
     Funeral services were held Monday for a Tanyard man who died as the result of a tractor rollover accident. Jesse Robert Napier was buried at Tanyard Cemetery, very close to were the accident happened that claimed his life. Clay County Coroner Danny L. Finley pronounced Napier, 48, dead at the scene. A call came in at 4:59 a.m. Saturday to the Clay County dispatch center concerning an overturned tractor just off of Highway 638 at Tanyard.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Lebanon Enterprise ]
Marion Co. football coach continues fight against cancer as wife organizes bone marrow drive
     When visitors enter Marion County High School’s fitness center, one of the first things they notice is a sign that hangs on the door. It says, “A champion is someone who gets up… Even when they can’t.” Jeff Robbins, who is in his 11th year as head coach of the MCHS football team, is showing his players, students, family and community the true meaning of a champion as he fights for his life after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June of 2012. “The entire experience has been surreal,” Robbins said. “I still sometimes in my mind don’t think that’s it’s real.”

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Lebanon Enterprise ]
Inmate’s unsupervised release for doctor’s visit is ‘unbelievable’
     Johnny Ray McQueen, 51, a registered sex offender who was also indicted for robbery in connection with the March 20 armed robbery at Cash-A-Check in Lebanon was apprehended Friday evening after being on the run since Tuesday, Sept. 9. McQueen had been granted a court ordered medical furlough by Marion Circuit Judge Alan Bertram to go to the doctor. He left the detention center, unsupervised, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and was ordered to return by 5 p.m. He never returned, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady. Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements is outraged that McQueen was released unsupervised from jail.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ LaRue County Herald News ]
Hodgenville officers equipped with new body cams
     An investment in new body cameras will help preserve evidence gathered by Hodgenville City Police. Police Chief Steve Johnson told City Council that the Taser cameras cost more than the previous models – but are sturdier and more efficient. Johnson said the cameras are to be removed and placed in a charger at the end of each officer’s shift. The camera’s contents will download to the computer where the officer or court officials can review them.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Garth Brooks to play in Lexington Oct. 31, Nov. 1
     Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood will entertain audiences at Rupp Arena on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. It will be the first time that Brooks has performed in the state in 16 years, WKYT reports on its website.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Xerox adding 1,200 jobs in Lexington
     Xerox is looking to hire about 1,200 people for its Lexington locations. About 400 of the jobs will be full-time with the rest seasonal, the company said. Some of the seasonal positions could eventually turn into full-time spots, WKYT reported on its website. The seasonal employees will be needed from October to until early 2015.

Posted September 17, 2014 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Public employees get a break on health insurance rates
     Public employees across the state will keep more of their paychecks. The Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan (KEHP) Tuesday announced no premium increases for the upcoming health insurance plan year. Even though monthly premiums will not go up, employees and their families will enjoy the same plan designs and benefits.


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