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    Posted January 23, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Senator Wendell Ford to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda
     Retired Senator Wendell Ford will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on Sunday, followed by a funeral service and interment in Owensboro on Tuesday.

    Posted January 23, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
kynect enrollment climbs as deadline approaches
     More than 131,000 Kentuckians have newly enrolled for health care coverage or renewed their current plans through kynect in the two months since open enrollment began on Nov. 15, 2014, the state announced Friday.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Bluegrass Supply expands in Bowling Green
     Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen Friday joined company officials and local leaders to cut the ribbon on Bluegrass Supply Chain Services LLC’s expansion in Bowling Green. Bluegrass Supply Chain Services, a third party logistics provider, will create 55 jobs and invest $5.2 million into the project.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Louisville bridge to open ahead of schedule
     Motorists will be driving on Louisville’s new Downtown bridge within a year – at least three months ahead of schedule, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is accelerating construction of the bridge, part of the Downtown Crossing of the Ohio River Bridges Project, to allow for more extensive improvements that will extend the life of the 51-year-old John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Knott man sentenced 17 years for shooting corrections officer
     A Knott County man was sentenced to 17 years in prison Thursday for shooting at four probation and parole officers, one of whom he hit, in September of 2013.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Update: Bell County murder victim identified
     Kentucky State Police have identified a woman from a murder investigation in Bell County. According to WYMT, Debra K. Baker, of Middlesboro, was found dead inside a home in East Pineville Friday morning.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
1 killed, 1 injured in Covington shooting
     Police are searching for a male suspect after a shooting that left one person dead and another injured in Covington on Thursday night. Delaun Hayes, 22, of Covington is wanted by police and is considered to be armed and dangerous, police said.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Winchester Sun ]
Court rules in favor of Winchester firefighters
     The City of Winchester will have to pay a group of 60 firefighters overtime after it did not properly calculate the payments. A partial summary judgement was issued in favor of the firefighters Jan. 14, saying the City of Winchester did not properly include state incentive pay and sick leave buy back money into their overtime payments and did'nt make the appropriate retirement contributions.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Three people injured when dump truck crashes into minivan in Whitley
     A woman and two children were taken to Baptist Health Corbin when their minivan was t-boned by a dump truck coming off of I-75 at exit 25 Thursday afternoon.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ McCreary County Voice ]
Second death investigation underway in McCreary
     The State Police is investigating another unexplained death, the third in the past two weeks in McCreary. According to a Kentucky State Police news release, detectives responded to a residence on Les Gilreath Road last Friday afternoon to investigate a report of an unresponsive female.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Sentinel-News ]
Murder trial set in Shelby after 3 years
     A Shelby County man who has been in jail for nearly three years is set to go to trial Monday for murder and other charges.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Sentinel-News ]
Shelby becoming an industrial hotspot
     Shelby County’s industrial growth in 2014 has been well documented, but now the rest of the state can take notice. The county ranked third in the state with $140 million in new industrial developments announced in 2014 and $69 million in dollars committed to expanding existing industrial developments.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Man charged with attempting to escape from moving police car
     An Owensboro man was charged with burglary, felony wanton endangerment and fleeing police in an incident where he allegedly assaulted a woman in her home and then attempted to escape from a moving police car.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Experts advise farmers on growing techniques
     Several hundred farmers from across Kentucky turned out at Murray State University Tuesday for the 11th annual Soybean Promotion Day. The annual event hosted by the university’s Hutson School of Agriculture and the Kentucky Soybean Board gives producers in the Commonwealth the opportunity to hear the latest economic or agronomic trends in the industry.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Madisonville Messenger ]
Hopkins among few in state with 'eFiling' court system
     The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts' "eFiling" system, which allows for the electronic filing of court cases and other court-related documents, was officially launched Wednesday in Hopkins County. The county, as well as Christian, Crittenden, Henderson, McLean, Muhlenberg, Union and Webster counties, were chosen to be the first in the state to launch the filing system since the completion of "pilot programs" in 18 other counties across the commonwealth, according to an AOC release.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Madisonville Messenger ]
Hopkins County shows interest in Kentucky hemp project
     The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has received 326 applications from individuals, including three from Hopkins County, who are interested in taking part in this year's Industrial Hemp Program. Industrial Hemp Program Coordinator Adam Watson said two applications were received from Madisonville, while one was received from Dawson Springs.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Levisa Lazer ]
Six arrested in Lawrence on meth charges
     Six people face meth-making charges following their arrests by Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday night.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Police ID officers who shot robbery suspect
     One month after armed robbery suspect Allen Berly Todd, Jr. was shot and killed by police, investigators have identified two officers involved in the shooting. Kenton County Sheriff's Deputy Miguel Rodriguez, 31, and Ludlow Lt. Bart Beck both discharged weapons the morning of Dec. 22, when Todd, 27, was shot and killed on a rural Independence hillside, Kentucky State Police told The Enquirer on Thursday night.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Central Kentucky News Journal ]
Marion County man killed in farming accident
     A Marion County man was killed after he became trapped in a grain bin at 911 Merrimac Road in Bradfordsville around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. Joseph Gary Blanford, 64, of Holy Cross, had climbed into the bin to attempt to unclog the auger when the soybeans caved in on top of him, causing him to be buried in the soybeans, according to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

Posted January 23, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Kentuckians favor expanding protections to dating couples
     In a study released Thursday, most Kentucky residents polled by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky support expanding the state’s domestic violence laws to allow dating partners to file a domestic violence protective order. “Kentucky now is the only state in the country that does not have civil protection for dating couples,” Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Cohron said.


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