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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.

Posted March 27, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Somerset officials agree to let disputed state audit go forward
     Officials from the city of Somerset and state Auditor Adam Edelen's office agreed Thursday to go forward with an audit of the city's finances and other issues. The Somerset city council voted 9-3 Monday to authorize a lawsuit against Edelen over the audit.

    Posted March 27, 2015 [ Business Lexington ]
UK agriculture study finds big impact beyond the fields
     Record cash receipts over the past couple of years attest to the growth of Kentucky’s agriculture economy, with its overall impact to the state’s wider economy following suit. Now a new study from the University of Kentucky that takes a broad look at the agriculture industry is offering some interesting insights.

Posted March 27, 2015 [ The Record ]
Praying for some breathing room
     Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an illness few know about, but it takes more lives each year than breast cancer. Larry Logsdon of Leitchfield was diagnosed with the disease about 18 months ago and now is waiting for a double-lung transplant.

Posted March 27, 2015 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Frankfort police? There's an app for that
     A new mobile app for Frankfort residents to better communicate with the police will soon be available to the public, according to Chief Jeff Abrams. Abrams said the app has been fully designed and offers several features, including ways to anonymously give tips to the police department.

Posted March 27, 2015 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
State preliminarily approves $1.7 million incentive package for Meggitt
     Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Kentucky Corporation received preliminary approval for a state incentives package Thursday for a $9.3 million expansion project that will bring 66 new jobs to Danville. According to Jody Lassiter, president and CEO of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave preliminary approval for incentives totaling $1.7 million.

Posted March 27, 2015 [ Cynthiana Democrat ]
Domestic disturbance ends with boyfriend stabbed, girlfriend in jail
     A Cynthiana man was found lying in “puddles of blood” outside a Millcrest Court apartment last Thursday and his girlfriend is now in jail. Cynthiana 911 received a call about 12:55 a.m. Thursday regarding an altercation that led to a man being stabbed.

Posted March 27, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Victims' woes could last years
     Paul Hondorp will be looking over his shoulder for years. Hondorp is one of millions of people whose personal identifying information was breached during a cyberattack on Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. External hackers accessed the health insurance giant’s computer records and took personal information, including birth dates, Social Security numbers, street addresses and employment information, from current and former members. Anthem announced the information breach in early February.

Posted March 27, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Man arrested in counterfeit bills case
     Paducah police arrested a Fulton man Thursday who is suspected of passing counterfeit $100 bills. Robert P. Morton, 51, was taken into custody at 12:32 p.m. at Bob Evans on Hinkleville Road on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, cocaine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, police said.

Posted March 27, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Resigned state trooper faces June 3 trial
     A trial date has been set in the Livingston County case against a former Kentucky State Police trooper with Post 1 in Mayfield. Starting June 3, Donald Crawford - who served as a trooper for nine years - will stand trial for two counts of official misconduct and one count of attempted witness tampering.

Posted March 27, 2015 [ Ledger Independent ]
Law enforcement conducts largest Lewis County drug roundup
     Several people were arrested as a part of an drug sweep police dubbed "Operation March Madness," and completed by three police agencies in Lewis County. During the morning, beginning at about 7 a.m., officers with the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Vanceburg Police Department and the Fiveco Area Drug Enforcement Task Force gathered at the old courthouse to receive a briefing and assignments before heading into the county and arresting 30 individuals.

Posted March 27, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Metro jail population surges with program's halt
     County Attorney Mike O'Connell has successfully killed a program that allowed a single judge to review bonds set by other judges, which O'Connell says released dangerous defendants into the streets. But Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton and other officials said the reviews — begun five years ago to prevent jail overcrowding — accomplished that goal, and since the reviews were halted last week, the jail population already has soared by 50 inmates.


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