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Posted August 1, 2014 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
A Butler County man has been arrested on murder charges stemming from the Oct. 28 death of his son. A Warren County grand jury indicted Jonathan Waters, 27, of Roundhill on a charge of murder and second-degree criminal abuse in the child's death. An obituary, naming Waters as a survivor, listed the child as a 4-month-old boy. The grand jury indictment against Waters lists the infant's age as 3 months old. The infant's name is redacted from court records. "The investigation showed multiple internal and external injuries throughout the child's body," sheriff's office spokesman Stephen Harmon said. He declined to elaborate further.
     Daniel Moss was found guilty Thursday evening in Simpson Circuit Court of second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence in connection with the 2013 shooting of Shawn Thompson. A jury of six men and six women convicted Moss, 33, after three hours of deliberation. Moss did not appear to react as Simpson Circuit Judge Janet Crocker read the verdicts aloud.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Man arrested in death of his son
     A Butler County man has been arrested on murder charges stemming from the Oct. 28 death of his son. A Warren County grand jury indicted Jonathan Waters, 27, of Roundhill on a charge of murder and second-degree criminal abuse in the child's death. An obituary, naming Waters as a survivor, listed the child as a 4-month-old boy. The grand jury indictment against Waters lists the infant's age as 3 months old. The infant's name is redacted from court records. "The investigation showed multiple internal and external injuries throughout the child's body," sheriff's office spokesman Stephen Harmon said. He declined to elaborate further.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
Aerospace education expanding at Frankfort airport
     Expanding into a new location with additional programs, the Institute for Aerospace Education continues helping students prepare their dreams for lift off. The Institute for Aerospace Education, a nonprofit started by Director Tim Smith of Frankfort Independent Schools, will expand into a new 16,000-square-foot facility at Frankfort's Capital City Airport. Teachers and students from across the state will have the opportunity to work and experience an industry standard aerospace facility outfitted with labs for design engineering, flight operations, logistics and aircraft maintenance.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ The Advocate Messenger ]
Medical marijuana supporters speak at libraries
     Grace Morgan Sebastian fights for her life while her peers gear up for the first day of school. At age 7, the Emanuel Syndrome patient is a veteran of 25 surgeries for conditions including an atrial septal defect and midgut rotation, which leaves her with chronic constipation and chronic pain. The drugs that ease the child’s conditions leave her too sleepy to enjoy it, Breah Sebastain explained. Hope may lie in an elusive and illegal treatment, medical cannabis.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Whitfield: Letter from opponents spurred anti-soring ethics inquiry
     A letter from the Performance Show Horse Association appears to support the contention by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Hopkinsville, that opponents of his anti-soring legislation initiated an ethics inquiry against him. Whitfield, who is running for his 10th term against Democratic challenger Charles Kendall Hatchett of Benton, is expected to speak at the annual Fancy Farm political picnic on Saturday. Meanwhile, Whitfield released a statement to the Herald-Leader Thursday saying that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has blocked a vote on the bill.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Bertha Wright, the last of her family to live at Lexington's iconic Calumet Farm, dies at 94
     Bertha Cochran Wright, a member of the family that made Lexington's Calumet Farm world-famous and the last Wright to live at the Versailles Road farm, died Thursday morning at her Lexington home. She was 94. She was the widow of Warren Wright Jr., whose parents, Warren and Lucille Wright, owned Calumet during most of its glory days in Thoroughbred racing.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
PSC OKs Kentucky Power plan to continue operations at Big Sandy plant with natural gas
     The Kentucky Public Service Commission Friday approved a plan that will enable Kentucky Power Co. to continue generating electricity at its Big Sandy plant by converting the smaller of its two coal-fired units to run on natural gas. The decision does not affect plans to close the larger unit by June 1, 2015. The Big Sandy plant is located near Louisa in Lawrence County. In an order issued Friday, the PSC, in a news release, said that conversion of the unit is the most cost-effective way for Kentucky Power to meet its generation needs and also “preserves a viable generating plant operating within the Commonwealth, thus retaining some of the current employees and supporting the local tax base.”



    Posted August 1, 2014 [ Murray Ledger & Times ]
Comer to unveil plans at Fancy Farm Picnic
     Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he will announce a final decision regarding a potential bid for governor at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic Saturday in Graves County. Comer addressed the Murray Rotary Club Thursday as part of a promise he made to western Kentucky that he would “move” the department of agriculture to the region in the days leading up to the political stump speech event, touring facilities and meeting farmers and leaders.



    Posted August 1, 2014 [ Ledger Independent ]
State-funded daycare assistance restored
     Families and daycare operators will see the return of funding to the state's Child Care Assistance Program Monday. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services administers the program, which was closed to applicants in April 2013. The Cabinet has reopened the program effective Aug. 4, through its Division of Child Care. CCAP allows parents who work to afford daycare for their children, based on the family's earnings and number of people in the family.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Appalachian News-Express ]
Clinic owner’s conviction upheld
     The conviction of a former clinic owner who was convicted after prosecutors accused him of being the head of a clinic which catered to pill seeking “patients” from areas like Pike County has been upheld by a federal appeals court. Michael D. Leman, 48, of Louisiana, was originally convicted following a jury trial in 2012 of charges of distribution of oxycodone and methadone and money laundering, after which he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and was ordered to pay $1 million in restitution to the community. On Thursday, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the sentence and restitution against Leman. He was the principal behind Urgent Care Services, which, between 2000 and 2007 opened clinics in Slidell, La., Philadelphia and Cincinnati. Approximately 90 percent of the patients at the clinics were from Pike and Floyd counties, prosecutors have said.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Paducah Sun ]
Death penalty cases a high cost
     Death penalty opponents in Kentucky hope to catch the attention of lawmakers and the public with a financial argument against capital punishment: It's expensive. The General Assembly's Interim Committee on Judiciary will meet in Paducah today, where committee members will hear testimony from opponents and proponents of the death penalty. One way Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, and other opponents hope to draw legislative support to abolish the penalty is by spreading word on the higher cost of the death penalty versus life in prison.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Soldier in critical condition after gunshot wound
     A Fort Campbell soldier has been transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after he was shot near Callee’s Too Sports Bar on Fort Campbell Boulevard early Thursday morning. Following a dispute at the sports bar, the Leaf Chronicle reported, someone fired shots from one vehicle into another at about 1:35 a.m. near the 1900 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard. Both vehicles had multiple occupants and police are said to have the suspects in custody.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ The Gleaner ]
Man charged with murder stemming from Henderson wreck that killed woman
     A Henderson County man charged with drunken driving following a wreck in June that claimed the life of Sharon A. Gaines, 54, of Henderson, has now been charged with murder in connection with her death. William Patterson, 42, of Reed, Ky., was charged Wednesday and is being held in the Henderson County Detention Center. Patterson was arraigned Thursday before Henderson District Court Judge Rob Wiederstein who entered a “not guilty” plea for him, appointed a public defender to represent him and set his bail at $100,000 cash. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 7.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ The Gleaner ]
Century Aluminum to add 45 jobs at Sebree smelter
     Century Aluminum Co. on Thursday announced a $3 million expansion at its 530-employee Sebree smelter that will create 45 more jobs and help cement its presence in the region. The announcement came one day after Century announced a $49.7 million improvement in net quarterly profits and 10 days after the company ratified a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with the Steelworkers union, which represents approximately 400 hourly workers at the Sebree plant.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Courier-Journal ]
Elevator defective for years before fatal plunge
     CEMEX allowed workers to use a broken elevator at its Louisville cement plant for 26 months before a contract employee fell to his death in February, federal regulators allege in a report made public this week. Even though the company called in a repair team a week before Filipe Mata Vizcaya opened the elevator's fourth-floor doors, stepped into the shaft, and fell 51 feet, the U.S. Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration still blamed the company's management for his death


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Courier-Journal ]
U of L silo demolition begins
     The demolition of 22 landmark silos overlooking Interstate 65 near the University of Louisville Belknap Campus began Thursday to make way for a better view of the school and, at least initially, additional parking. U of L officials say the property along South Floyd Street where the silos have stood for nearly a century should be cleared by October. Its proximity to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium means it can be used primarily for UofL football game parking.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Courier-Journal ]
Alcohol counselor investigated for false documents
     An alcohol abuse counselor, certified by the state to provide court-ordered treatment, is under investigation for allegedly falsifying a document that nearly allowed a third-time drunk driver to get his license reinstated months too soon. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services in June revoked the DUI treatment certification for Richard Shelton, who runs Shelton Counseling in Fairdale. Shelton's attorney says the documents weren't faked — they were inaccurate because of clerical mistakes made by his employees.



    Posted August 1, 2014 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Ky. Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott says he's being encouraged to run for governor
     Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott of Pikeville said Thursday he was being encouraged to run for governor next year but has not decided whether to enter the race. "Right now, I'm just listening. Many people have asked me to run and are encouraging me, but I've made no decision," Scott, a Republican, said during a telephone interview. Scott, 67, predicted that a Bluegrass Poll released this week "will draw some other people into the race."



    Posted August 1, 2014 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
Candidates have little to gain, lots to lose at Fancy Farm picnic this weekend
     Forget ants, storm clouds and tainted potato salad. Candidates running for office in Kentucky have much bigger things to worry about when it comes to what could ruin their picnic this weekend. That picnic is of course the annual Fancy Farm showdown, where candidates take to the stage with a pocket full of zingers, a gallery of hecklers, little to win and so much to lose. With the U.S. Senate race inside its final 100 days, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul continuing his unofficial presidential campaign, and next year's gubernatorial candidates already on the attack, the stakes could not be higher in deep Western Kentucky this weekend.


Posted August 1, 2014 [ Lexington Herald Leader ]
'His life was UK:' Friends, fans pay tribute to 'Wah Wah' Jones
     University of Kentucky sports icon Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones was so true blue, he did not want red cups used in his home. That was the University of Louisville's color. "But it's Christmas," his wife, Edna, said. To which, Jones said, "Get green." One of his daughters, Vicki Jones, smiled as she recalled the story at a celebration of the former UK star's life Thursday. The setting was K House, an official gathering place for the school's former athletes. Jones, who died Sunday at age 88, lay in an open blue stainless steel coffin set against a wall. Memorabilia celebrating his athletic exploits was on display throughout a room that seemed about the size of a half court. UK basketball, football and baseball jerseys marked the entrance.


 

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