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    Posted July 31, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Beshear makes appointments to boards and commissions
     Gov. Steve Beshear made several appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions on Friday.

    Posted July 31, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Federal officials want to stop public corruption in Kentucky
     The FBI said it wants to end public corruption in Kentucky and wants the state's citizens to help. On Friday, the FBI and U.S. attorney launched a new program to help eliminate public corruption in the Bluegrass state. The campaign encourages individuals to get involved.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Beshear applauds Ashland’s planned construction project in Lexington
     Gov. Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Friday congratulated Ashland Inc. on its plans to construct a new office building on its Lexington campus. Covington-based Ashland announced plans to invest an estimated $35 million into the project.

    Posted July 31, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Bluegrass Poll: More than half approve of Gov. Steve Beshear's job performance
     Term-limited Gov. Steve Beshear maintains a positive approval rating as he concludes his eighth year in office, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll. The Democrat, whose son Andy is running for attorney general, has a 51 percent approval rating in the poll of 863 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. The survey was conducted July 22-28 by SurveyUSA on behalf of the Herald-Leader and WKYT-TV in Lexington and The Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV in Louisville.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
South Korean automotive supplier to expand in Campbellsville
     A company that found a home in Taylor County seven years ago has found so much success that it is now time to grow. Gov. Steve Beshear Friday announced INFAC North America is expanding in Campbellsville. INFAC, a manufacturer of automotive cables, actuators, antennas and horns, will create 20 jobs and invest $1 million into the project.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Times Leader ]
Engineers evaluate site of fatal washout
     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have started evaluating the site of a fatal washout on KY 276/Blackhawk Road in Caldwell County. Area residents have responded with helpful information that will assist engineers with their evaluation of the site.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Jessamine Journal ]
Lawsuit filed over death of Jessamine County inmate
     A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the overdose death of a Jessamine County inmate last fall. The administrator of Corey D. McQueary’s estate filed a lawsuit July 21, naming the Jessamine County Fiscal Court, the Jessamine County Detention Center, jailer Jon Sallee and an unnamed deputy jailer as defendants. McQueary was found unresponsive by jail deputies Aug. 21. He was transported for emergency medical care, but later died. McQueary’s death was found to be the result of acute methadone toxicity by ingestion by the state medical examiner.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Corvette Museum motorsports park responds to neighbors' noise concerns
     The City-County Planning Commission of Warren County received a response this week from the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park on the issue of track noise concerns by nearby Clark Circle residents. Steve Hunter, executive director of the commission, said today the motor sports park response is being evaluated.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Fire at Bank of Edmonson County
     A morning fire at the Bank of Edmonson County in Brownsville is out and the bank is expected to reopen this afternoon. Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville, who works at the bank, said a truck that was on fire ran into the back door of the building, catching the building on North Main Street on fire. Everyone in the building was safely evacuated and the Brownsville Volunteer Fire Department quickly put out the fire, he said.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Winchester Sun ]
Woman accused of stabbing man four times in fight
     Police claim a Winchester woman stabbed a man four times during a fight with her husband, twice after he reportedly surrendered and said the altercation was over. The incident occurred June 4 when Avery Richardson allegedly confronted George Anderson and accused him of stealing marijuana, Winchester Police Detective Shane Southwood testified Wednesday during Mandy Richardson’s preliminary hearing in Clark District Court. Southwood said Anderson went to Fast Lane Tobacco, where 911 was called. Anderson suffered four stab wounds from a steak knife, two to the back and two to an arm, he said.

    Posted July 31, 2015 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
State falls short in saving for the future
     Fewer than half of Kentucky’s 2012 workforce used a work retirement plan. In the shadows of unfunded liabilities in both of the state’s Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System and Kentucky Employees Retirement System non-hazardous pension funds, workers who have saved for retirement saved less than their average 2012 earnings. According to the National Institute On Retirement Security’s report issued Thursday, Kentucky has a six out of 10 score and measures well against many states, but still has room for improvement.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
The long and short of Kentucky state routes
     If you’ve driven into Danville on Lexington Avenue, you may have noticed a seemingly random state route sign just before you reach Danville High School. Look for it on the right side of the road next time you go that way, because you no longer will be on Lexington Avenue. You will in fact be driving on Ky. 2324. Even though Lexington Avenue and this official state route share the same blacktop, for all intents and purposes they are different entities. Danville resident Bill Stocker has been driving by the sign his entire life. “I drive by there all the time and see that sign, but I never knew what it was for. So I Googled it,” he said. He found out Ky. 2324 runs a distance of 0.423 miles or 2,233 feet. “It has to be one of the shortest state roads in Kentucky,” said Stocker.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Bullitt man shoots down drone; gets arrested
     A Bullitt County man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property in Hillview. William Merideth, 47, cited privacy concerns as one reason he took a shotgun and downed the drone aircraft. Merideth has been charged by police with destroying property and wanton endangerment, according to WDRB-TV's website.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Kentucky seeks to shut Louisville day care center
     The state is asking a judge to shut down a day care center in Louisville it says continues to operate after it was denied a license this month. The center, Quality Child Care II, is operating despite the fact the Cabinet for Health and Family Services denied it a license on July 10, according to a lawsuit the cabinet filed Wednesday in Jefferson Circuit Court.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Fayette school board approves contract paying new superintendent $240,000 a year
     Eighty years ago, Emmanuel Caulk said, his grandfather moved from Delaware to Pike County, Ky., "in search of the American dream." Caulk's grandfather and his great uncle became coal miners. Caulk's father was born in Kentucky. That's why Fayette County's new schools superintendent said he already thinks of Kentucky as home. In advance of Caulk's first day in the district on Monday, the Fayette County Public Schools Board Thursday approved Caulk's contract that includes a $240,000 base salary.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Jessamine Journal ]
Jessamine man faces murder charge after deputies find dead body
     A Jessamine County man is being charged with murder after Jessamine deputies found a dead man on a porch. Thomas W. Carson, 48, will be charged with murder in the case, Jessamine County Chief Deputy Allen Peel said. Deputies responded to Carson’s residence at about 6:45 a.m. Friday “in reference to an altercation,” Peel said. “Upon arrival, deputies found a 43-year-old male subject deceased on the back porch,” he said. The name of the dead man is not being released until his family can be properly notified, Peel explained.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Lake News ]
Mother charged in child’s death
     Tessica Nelson, of Gilbertsville, has been charged with manslaughter 2nd degree and tampering with physical evidence in the death of her two-year-old child. She has been the subject of an investigation into the child’s death since May 15.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
WWII woman joined Army on a dare; became a WACs captain
     Helen Horlacher Evans was teaching home economics at Versailles High School when the United States joined the Allies in World War II. On a dare, she applied to the newly created Women’s Army Corps Officer Candidate School and was accepted. As the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs highlights the military service of Kentucky women in its Kentucky Women Veterans Unite! 2015 Year of the Woman Veteran, KDVA asked the 95-year-old Lexington resident to share her story.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Marshall County Tribune Courier ]
Woman charged with manslaughter after death of two-year-old
     A Gilbertsville woman was indicted by a grand jury on charges regarding the death of her two- year-old daughter. Tessica Nelson, 31, was charged with second degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence after she allegedly administered a lethal dose of Benadryl to the toddler on May 15. According to police, Nelson also allegedly deleted text messages with the intent to impair their availability in official proceeding.

Posted July 31, 2015 [ Anderson News ]
Man who tattooed 'slut' on woman at gunpoint sentenced
     A Lawrenceburg man charged with tattooing the word slut on a woman’s back while holding her at gunpoint pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Anderson Circuit Court and was sentenced to two years in prison. Michael Joseph, 30, pleaded guilty to third-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), along with entering an Alford plea on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment. Along with being sentenced to prison, Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman ordered Joseph to pay up to $1,000 to have the tattoo removed from the woman’s lower back.


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