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Posted November 25, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
WKU grad to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
     After rising to stardom as a performer, Western Kentucky University graduate Ruby Lewis will perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. “I still haven’t really wrapped my head around it, honestly,” said Lewis, a 2007 graduate of WKU’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Lewis, a Shelbyville native, will sing the title track from “Paramour,” an upcoming Cirque Du Soleil show that will debut on Broadway in April. She’ll be joined by her castmates on the Dreamseeker float, which will “span many disciplines including trampoline, dance, contortion, firebreathing and juggling,” according to a news release.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Mercer man arrested after fleeing police
      A Mercer County man who allegedly fled from police busting up a drug deal in progress in Washington County was later arrested in Harrodsburg. Melvin Ison, 31, is being held in the Marion County Detention Center on a charge of wanton endangerment of a police officer for allegedly nearly running over Washington County Deputy Charlie Osbourn.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Ford plans announcement on Ky. truck plant
     Ford officials intend to make an announcement this Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Kentucky Truck Plant at an event that's expected to feature Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer with company executives. The outlines of what they intend to discuss were not disclosed, but the Detroit-based automaker has already confirmed plans to launch a new F-series pickup truck in 2017 built with a lighter aluminum bed and body and to hire an additional crew of up to 3,000 workers to handle the new production.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Former local car lot owner accused of scheme to defraud banks
     A former Knox County business owner is facing multiple federal fraud charges for allegedly floating funds between the businesses costing National City and Whitaker banks more than $1.4 million when the checks written on one business account and deposited into another was returned due to insufficient funds. Gregory Wilcheck, 52, of Corbin was indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in London on two counts of defrauding a financial institution insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Interior Journal ]
Lincoln inmate makes temporary escape
     What started out as a typical Monday morning at the Lincoln County Regional Jail quickly took a turn when an inmate pushed through deputies and escaped out the door. Jason Lear, 31, of Lancaster, was being processed and fingerprinted at the LCRJ when he shoved deputies out of his way and escaped through the jail door, exiting near the left side of the Lincoln County Courthouse. Lear's taste of freedom was brief. Very brief.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Sentinel-News ]
Body found in Shelby identified as missing Oldham County woman
     A farm on Cropper Road was the scene of a murder investigation Tuesday morning, as police recovered the body of a missing Oldham County woman. “We were led to that location by the suspects who were charged with her murder, but we cannot say whether it’s her remains until they are positively identified at the medical examiner’s office in Louisville,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Lawson of Post 5 on Tuesday morning. Autopsy results revealed the remains to be that of Angela Hall of La Grange, who was missing and is presumed dead. Lawson said that the case turned from that of a missing person into a murder investigation on Monday.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Floyd County Chronicle ]
Country music stars visit Betsy Lane High School
     It’s been one wild ride after another at Betsy Layne High School, where students welcomed visits from one of the world’s most well-known billionaires recently and two top-selling country music stars last week. Country music stars Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett turned “Bobcat for a day” on Nov. 19. BLHS students, under the direction of biology teacher Cortney Flannery, created a video using the titles of songs from the two artists to win the Suits & Boots contest as part of the annual CMT on Tour. The visit coincided with a concert hosted by Eldredge and Rhett at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Casey County News ]
Man accused of assaulting baby
     A Hustonville man is in the Casey County Detention Center after being arrested on a charge that he assaulted an infant. Brian Keith Crawley, 25, was arrested on Saturday by Deputy Chad G. Weddle and charged with second-degree assault domestic violence, child.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Ledger Independent ]
Farm accident injures Mason man
     A Mason County man was injured in a farming accident on Monday night. According to Germantown Fire Chief Mark Mains, Howie Howe was in the process of unloading a farm tractor from a trailer when the tractor flipped over onto him. “He apparently was using the clutch to stop it because, it had no brakes, and when he popped the clutch, the tractor reared up and flipped onto him,” Mains said. “He was caught under the steering wheel.”

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Madisonville Messenger ]
Fitness buff becomes man of the 'century'
     The secret to longevity can be found by simply asking one of the oldest regular members of Baptist Health Madisonville Fitness Formula. According to him, all it takes is keeping fit, staying sharp and traveling to fascinating places. It also takes, perhaps, a little bit of luck. Carl Vannoy, of Madisonville, has been visiting Fitness Formula for a cardiovascular and strength-training circuit three times a week for as long as he can remember. The former tobacco farmer, teacher and hospital board director is celebrating his 101st birthday today.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Wet-dry vote set for Graves County
     Graves County voters will be deciding nine weeks from Wenesday whether or not to allow packaged alcohol sales. County Clerk Barry Kennemore said Monday that Judge-Executive Jesse Perry has set a local option election for Jan. 26. The group Vote Graves County Wet 2015 turned in a petition Friday after months of gathering signatures in support of voting on alcohol sales. The question on the ballot will be: "Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Graves County?" All registered Graves County voters may participate in the election regardless of party affiliation, Kennemore said.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Bond denied for Arellano in slayings
     A Mayfield man accused of killing a family of four last week appeared in Calloway District Court and a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf Tuesday. Pascasio Pacheco Arellano, 21, is accused of killing Bulmaro Arellano, 29, his wife Marisol Hernandez-Arellano, 24, and their two children Miguel, 5, and Marisol, 18 months. The family's bodies were discovered last week after firefighters extinguished a blaze at their Ky. 121 South residence in Murray.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Ex-pastor Pohl pleads not guilty on child porn
     A former Louisville Roman Catholic pastor accused of violating federal child exploitation laws pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday. Stephen Pohl, 57, is accused of viewing child pornography using computers where he lived and worked at the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church office and rectory between January and August of this year. Days after he resigned in August, Pohl was arrested in Florida and charged with the child porn charge via a criminal complaint brought by a Louisville Metro Police detective.

    Posted November 25, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Beshear restores voting rights to some felons
     UPDATED: In one of his final acts as Kentucky's governor, Steve Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday that will automatically restore the right to vote to certain felons who have served out their sentences, a move hailed by some as a boost to democracy while at least one critic questioned its legality. The order achieves much of what House Democrats have sought through legislation for years, offering many felons an almost immediate opportunity to regain their rights after release. Those who have already moved out of the justice system will still be required to submit a form, though Beshear's order streamlines the process.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Breeders’ Cup officials hail Lexington a success as host city
     Lexington set a new standard for cities hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and it appears likely that the city will entertain the racing event again, Breeders’ Cup officials said Tuesday. In a discussion of the Breeders’ Cup’s economic impact on Lexington, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel told a group of local businesspeople that while board members have the final say on where the event is held, “we’ve yet to talk to one who isn’t ecstatic” with Lexington’s showing this fall. “All the things we set out to do with the Keeneland Breeders’ Cup, I’m happy to say we accomplished,” he said. “I feel confident we will be back.”

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Shoppers surprised as church helps pay for their groceries
     Some shoppers at a Kroger in Lexington got a pleasant surprise when they stepped up to the cash register Monday night Members of Perfecting Praise Church contributed $50 toward the grocery bills of six unsuspecting families. “Right now there’s so much negativity,” said Alisa Tanksley, whose husband, LaRon Tanksley, is the church’s pastor. “We just wanted to spread some cheer during this holiday season.” A surprised Marlene Gilson, whose bill came to $426 before the church stepped in to help, gave hugs to each church member who was present.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Army involved in homicide probe
     The owner of a Pembroke house searched Friday in a death investigation that has turned up three bodies was scheduled to be court-martialed Dec. 1. Christian Martin, who is an Army major, is listed on a county deed records as the owner of the house at 458 S. Main St. in Pembroke. Martin is reportedly being held at Fort Campbell. Christian County Sheriff Livy Leavell confirmed Tuesday the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division’s involvement in the investigation, which began Thursday when a body was found inside a torched car off Rosetown Road about a mile from Pembroke. That discovery led authorities to a house in Pembroke where a second victim was found shot to death. On Monday, sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Chris Miller said the burned vehicle had contained a second body — bringing the number of deceased to three.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ The Gleaner ]
Rand Paul would accept government shutdown to fight EPA
     Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday said a government shutdown might be necessary to slash funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and cripple the Clean Power Plan and other new safety and environmental regulations. "Maybe if we kept it closed for a few days or a few weeks," Paul told an audience of about 200 people at the Union County Fair and Expo Center who gathered for an hourlong event described as a Western Kentucky coal forum. The Bowling Green Republican is among the Kentucky elected officials unhappy that the Obama administration has developed new regulations they say is hurting the state's coal industry and could jeopardize Kentucky's historic competitive advantage of offering cheap electricity.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Pot forces come out in Northern Kentucky
     Talk about legalizing marijuana didn't stop at Ohio's southern border. Just weeks after voters rejected the issue that would have made marijuana legal in Ohio, Northern Kentuckians for and against the idea for the commonwealth are voicing their opinions and gathering support for their views.

Posted November 25, 2015 [ Central Kentucky News Journal ]
Scam targets partners in Taylor school construction
     The Taylor County School District is warning local businesses and people about a new scam that is making its way around town. A business out of Riesel, Texas, called School District Publishing, is claiming to be partners with the Taylor County School District, and it’s looking for people to place ads in a school guide at the cost of close to $600.


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