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Posted May 25, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Jet ski passenger missing in Mercer
     Officials are searching for a man who fell off a jet ski in Mercer County Sunday. According to WKYT, several crews from surrounding counties were in Mercer Monday searching for a man who witnesses say fell off a jet ski in the Kentucky River.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
One killed in Breathitt ATV crash
     A Cincinnati man was killed in an ATV accident in Breathitt County Sunday, WKYT reports. Kentucky State Police reported Vince Pfeiffer, 72, of Cincinnati, was driving his ATV on Pucket Bend Road when it overturned and killed him.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Pedestrian struck and killed in PIke
     A 30-year old Pike County woman was hit and killed by a vehicle while walking along a roadway Sunday evening in Pike County, WYMT reported.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Corbin/Whitley News Journal ]
Train collides with vehicle in Knox County; three injured
     Three people were injured when a train collided with a vehicle in Knox County Friday. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee, September Barry, her teenage passenger Summer Barry and a baby, Jaidon Henson, were all hurt when their vehicle went into the path of a train on CSX tracks at a crossing on Bertha Hollow Road. The train was traveling toward Barbourville and consisted of only two engines.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Jessamine Journal ]
Manslaughter charge brought against driver in fatal DUI wreck case
     A Nicholasville man who was allegedly driving under the influence when he wrecked a vehicle — killing a passenger riding with him — has now been charged with second-degree manslaughter.
Jeffrey Tuggle, 51, wrecked along Frankfort Ford Road Monday afternoon. The passenger in his vehicle, 56-year-old Marlene Chaffin of Nicholasville, was ejected from the vehicle during the wreck, and the vehicle then rolled on top of her. Chaffin was airlifted to a hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Silver Trail files suit in Marshall
     One of the victims of the April 24 Silver Trail Distillery explosion has joined the distillery in filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the still that the state fire marshal’s office said suffered a “catastrophic” equipment failure. Bill Compton, a deputy with the Office of the State Fire Marshal’s hazardous materials division, said last month that a catastrophic failure of the still caused the still to be catapulted through the building and into the gravel driveway of the distillery. The state fire marshal’s office and involved insurance companies have continued their investigations in the last several weeks.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Local agencies say IRS scam is very active
     An apparent scam where people are threatened with arrest by the Internal Revenue Service is running rampant throughout western Kentucky and particularly Murray and Calloway County. Local law enforcement officials say they have received at least 30 reports in the last month from people saying that they were approached by the alleged scammers. However, none of those complaints came from anyone losing money as a result of the solicitations and that is how officials want it to stay.

    Posted May 25, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
How Matt Bevin (probably) won the GOP nomination for governor
     Matt Bevin was running out of time. Less than a year after he got shellacked in his first political campaign, Bevin had his eye on running for governor, but he was running into a problem — he couldn't find a running mate. According to Republicans in the know, Bevin reached out to at least five different people — mostly Republican lawmakers — asking them to run for lieutenant governor on his ticket in the last few days and hours before the January filing deadline. He finally settled on Jenean Hampton, a Detroit native who had also lost an election the year before.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
As 'Little Elvis,' 9-year-old Kentucky boy channels The King
     A young man has to be versatile to make it in the entertainment game, so Jonathan Wilson Rader is busy kicking off a second music career. If that doesn't sound too remarkable, just consider that Jonathan is 9 years old. And he's already a show-business veteran.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ The Record ]
Crash kills Caneyville worker
     A single-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon, May 15, in Hardin County killed an employee of a Caneyville firm. According to Kentucky State Police, a loaded dump truck owned by Otis Bryant Farms of Caneyville, driven by Jamie Woosley, failed to slow during a decent down a hill on Highway 84 just inside Hardin County.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Lebanon Enterprise ]
Marion school district reports $50 million in unmet construction needs
     The infrastructure problem facing Marion County Public Schools is simple to explain, but it doesn’t have any easy solution. The district has $49.6 million in unmet construction needs, according to the draft district facilities plan presented at the May 14 meeting of the Marion County Board OF Education at Lebanon Elementary School. At this time, however, the district’s bonding capacity is around $4 million, according to district officials.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Anderson News ]
Magistrate says state DOT officials deaf to complaints as Alton residents fume over latest tractor-trailer wreck
     Brian Flood was angry. Just days before the second anniversary of a tractor-trailer slamming into his home on Graefenburg Road in Alton, he was startled from his bed early last Thursday morning when another tractor-trailer hit a large tree in front of his home hard enough to knock the engine from the truck. Flood isn’t alone. For years, folks who live on the narrow state highway have had cars and trucks smack into their homes, tear off their porches, hit their trees and force them to sleep with one eye open.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ The Gleaner ]
State Department cyberstalking investigation began in Henderson
     The investigation into a U.S. State Department employee accused of cyberstalking college-age girls began when an 18-year-old Henderson woman stepped forward. Michael C. Ford, 35, who was stationed at the U.S. Embassy in London, has been charged with federal offenses including interstate threats, fraud in connection with computers, wire fraud and cyberstalking after allegedly hacking the cell phone of a Henderson woman and stealing "sexually explicit" photos of her, and then threatening to publish them unless she obtained similar photos and videos of other young women for him, according to federal officials.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Lake News ]
Experts identify monster Asian Carp
     After an hour and 45 minutes of battle, Bill Schroeder of Paducah, Ky. landed an unofficial record-winning bighead carp out of Kentucky Lake. The carp was originally reported by The Lake News as weighing 106 pounds, but Schroeder said it was much bigger than that, it just happened that the scales at Green Turtle Bay on Lake Barkley topped out at 106.

    Posted May 25, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Bright outlook for soybeans, corn this year
     What a difference three weeks can make. As April came to an end, Kentucky farmers were almost a month behind in planting corn, with only 7 percent planted, well behind the same time last year (29 percent) and far below the five-year average (45 percent).

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Empowerment Academy will be 'a safe place to be'
     Hoping to tackle an otherwise little-addressed need, the soon-to-be-established Empowerment Academy, when it comes to fruition, aims to provide a safe living environment while addressing basic needs of some high school students living and attending school in Daviess County. "There's an alarming number of students that we serve that are in homeless situations or they have been separated from their home and sometimes ... our students simply need support," Daviess County Public Schools Superintendent Owens Saylor said.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Interior Journal ]
Eubank woman sentenced to 25 years for killing her grandparents
     An 18-year-old Eubank woman was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for killing her grandparents, Everett and Linda Garland, in a house fire in 2013. Allison Deshae Wilson – who plead guilty, but mentally ill, to two counts of murder and one count of arson on April 7 – received two 25-year sentences, to be served consecutively, along with the recommendation that she receive mental health treatment during incarceration.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Woman sues Ephraim McDowell over baby's filming
     A Lincoln County woman has filed a lawsuit against Ephraim McDowell Health alleging that personnel at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center improperly allowed images of herself and her newborn son to be filmed and aired in an embarrassing news segment about drug-addicted babies. Tara Denham filed the complaint on behalf of herself and her infant son earlier this month in Boyle Circuit Court. The child’s father, Scott Newcomb, is also named as a plaintiff.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Ex-jailer indicted for impersonation, sex abuse
     A former deputy jailer accused of impersonating a police officer and demanding sex from women was indicted in Kenton County court Thursday, according to court documents. Chad Ludwick, 28, of Covington, was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree felony sexual abuse, three counts of impersonating a peace officer and three counts of first-degree felony unlawful imprisonment.

Posted May 25, 2015 [ Courier-Journal ]
Bicyclist hit by drunk driver during race, dies
     A bicyclist was hit and killed while taking part in an annual race called the "Horsey Hundred" on Saturday. Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck was traveling in the opposite lane of the race when he crossed the line and hit the rider.


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