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Posted November 27, 2015 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Children injured in rollover crash Thursday
Three people, including two children, were injured Thursday evening when their car overturned several times on the William Natcher Parkway in Butler County, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green. State police said a 2006 Chevrolet driven by Jeffery Smith, 26, of Bowling Green, was northbound on the parkway near mile marker 21 at about 5:10 p.m. when the car went off the left shoulder. Smith apparently overcorrected and lost control, and the vehicle flipped several times before stopping on the right shoulder.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Lazy Dayz ranked No. 1 in world
The Lazy Dayz Children's Playground in Owensboro's Smothers Park has been named the No. 1 playground in the world by an international Web site that specializes in landscape architecture. The ranking comes from the Landscape Architects Network, which touts itself as the voice of landscape architecture and the No. 1 Web site for landscape architecture news and trends. The title of the network's article is "The 10 Best Playgrounds of the World" and was written by contributing writer Amela Djurakovac. The introduction to the article says the network looked at 10 of the best playgrounds the staff could find and looked at what made them special.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Casey County News ]
World War I vet, segregated cemetery to receive honor
The story of U.S. Army Private Owen Wilkinson, while gaining a following now, very nearly became another lost page of history. However, either by chance or divine providence, a random Internet search for a friend’s relative turned up one of the greatest local discoveries to date. Wilkinson, a multi-racial veteran of World War I, will soon be honored for his service to the United States; and, along with him, honor will be given to generations of men and women laid to rest in a segregated cemetery.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Pembroke shooting victim ID'd
A 59-year-old man has been identified as the victim of a shooting discovered Thursday in Pembroke. He is Calvin Lee Phillips, of 443 S. Main St., Pembroke, according to a news release from the Christian County Sheriff’s Department. Phillips died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. He was found in his home. Phillips was one of three victims in a Pembroke death investigation being conducted by sheriff’s officials and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division at Fort Campbell.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ The Western Recorder ]
Abortion, women's views of church focus of study
Many women with unplanned pregnancies go silently from the church pew to the abortion clinic, convinced the church would gossip rather than help, a study released by LifeWay Research shows. More than 4 in 10 women who have had an abortion were churchgoers when they ended a pregnancy, researchers found in a survey sponsored by Care Net, a nonprofit organization supporting more than 1,100 pregnancy centers across North America. The study features data from a survey conducted May 6-13.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Business Lexington ]
UK Markey Cancer Foundation names new president and CEO
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation has hired Michael Delzotti as its new president and chief executive officer, beginning in early December. The Foundation, which serves as the fundraising arm for the UK Markey Cancer Center, underwent a nationwide search for its new president and CEO over the summer. Delzotti previously worked at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he served as senior director of philanthropic resources. There his role focused on two successive $1.25 billion campaigns. He also directed a $60 million campaign focused on discovering novel drug therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to that, he held major leadership positions with Rice University, UCLA and the Special Olympics of Southern California.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Lebanon Enterprise ]
Entertainer Eddie Miles is retiring
For 26 years, Eddie Miles has made a career out of entertaining audiences on stages all over the world. He has brought people to their feet, tears to their eyes and taken audiences back in time with his tribute to the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley. But, this Friday and Saturday will be the final opportunity for Marion Countians to see Miles perform his Elvis tribute locally.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Kentucky New Era ]
1,000 hot to trot in Hopkinsville
Turkeys of a metaphorical kind gathered in downtown Hopkinsville early Thanksgiving morning to participate in the 14th annual Turkey Trot. Runners, joggers, bikers and more got up with the sun while most of the city’s residents were still asleep to run 5 kilometers in support of the Hopkinsville Rail Trail. Before the trot, Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman was on-hand helping participants register. Brockman, who has been in the position for a little over two months now, commented on the unusual tradition of waking up for a morning holiday run in November.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Harlan Daily Enterprise ]
Smith soars into top 10
On this weeks live results showing of the hit reality show “The Voice,” Harlan native Jordan Smith found out he is one week closer to winning the grand prize — a recording contract. Smith was one of the first to find out his fate, as it was announced his fans had voted him through to the top 10. Smith continues to top iTunes charts and garner millions of additional YouTube videos each week, as fans flock to the internet to buy his songs and watch his performances.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Paducah Sun ]
Nepotism rules differ across counties
Nepotism policies in Kentucky counties vary widely because no state law governs the practice of hiring relatives, according to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. "For all the advances in hiring guidelines and employment law in the United States, Kentucky takes a mostly permissive approach to the hiring of family members at the local government level," writes James McNair of the KCIR, a nonprofit news organization.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ WEKU News ]
Boyd landfill agrees to scale back after residents' complaints
A landfill in Eastern Kentucky will shrink after the company, state and citizens’ groups reached an agreement Tuesday. The Big Run Landfill in Boyd County is Kentucky’s largest landfill, and the final repository of garbage and sewage from many East Coast states. In June, the Citizens of Boyd County Environmental Coalition filed a lawsuit against the company and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, arguing the measures that expanded the landfill a decade ago weren’t constitutional under the Kentucky Constitution.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Salyersville Independent ]
Four charged with vote buying in Magoffin
Last week a federal grand jury in London, Kentucky, released an indictment on four Magoffin County residents for vote-buying charges regarding the 2014 primary and general elections. In the indictment filed on Thursday, November 19, and made available to the public the next day, Magoffin County Magistrate District 1 Gary “Rooster” Risner, along with Tami Jo Risner, Mason Daniels and Scott Lynn McCarty, were charged with paying and offering to pay for votes in an election. The indictment is broken down into 17 counts of felony offenses
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Central Kentucky News Journal ]
Call for help 211 becomes helpline through United Way
Much like calling 811 before you dig or 911 for emergencies, people in central Kentucky can now call 211 for help with health and human services. “Utility assistance, health care, food banks, transportation, even diapers,” said Polly Lloyd, director of 211 Development and Operations of the United Way of the Bluegrass. “Anything to do with people.” Lloyd explained that the Federal Communications Commission set 211 aside for this purpose in the 1990s. In 2000, call centers were launched through Metro United Way in Louisville and United Way of Greater Cincinnati. United Way of the Bluegrass began theirs in 2005, which covered nine counties.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Jessamine Journal ]
Jessamine officials warn about phone scam
Jessamine County officials are warning the public about recent scam calls made to local residents.
At least two people have been called by someone posing as an employee at the Jessamine County Clerk’s Office, County Clerk Johnny Collier said. The scammers have managed to make their caller ID appear to be a number from the clerk’s office. They have told the residents they owe money and if they don’t pay, charges will be filed against them, Collier said. “We would never threaten to have someone arrested,” Collier said. “We would have no reason to call and say you have a (bill).”
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Winchester Sun ]
Winchester parks & recreation named department of the year
The Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation Department located on Wheeler Avenue has been around for nearly 40 years. In that time, the department facilitated park maintenance and sports leagues. In the past five years, the facility located adjacent to College Park has seen a near complete revitalization. At the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society conference in Lexington last Friday, Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation was named department of the year for their division, which incorporates facilities which operate with 15 or fewer full-time employees.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ McCreary County Voice ]
McCreary drug bust yields $10K in cash
Local Law enforcement officers seized a large amount of money cash, guns and drugs from a Revelo residence earlier this month after a late-night investigation turned up what could be a large-scale illegal drug operation. Deputies went to the home off Pigskin Road armed with a search warrant after an earlier arrest turned up evidence indicating the residence was being used for the sale of drugs.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Kentucky Press News Service ]
Governor appoints several to state boards and committees
Governor Steve Beshear's Office announced Wednesday several appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions. Replacing Catherine R. McBride, who resigned from the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission, is Douglas F. Brent , of Louisville, who will serve the remainder of the unexpired term ending Oct. 20, 2016. Gov. Beshear named Sen. Danny Carroll, of Paducah, to the Kentucky Early Childhood Advisory Council. Carroll replaces Sen. David P. Givens as a representative of the Senate.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ Henry County Local ]
Mystery surrounds brothers' deaths
Officials have yet to determine what killed two brothers and left a third incapacitated and very ill. Just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, a concerned individual stopped at 469 River Road in Lockport to check on the occupants. Upon entering the home, two men were found unresponsive and a third was “very sick,” according to the 911 dispatch. When KSP detectives arrived on the scene, they first secured a search warrant before entering the home.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ News Democrat ]
Carrollton denies request to open Syringe Access Exchange Program
Carrollton City Council voted ‘no’ on allowing Three Rivers District Health Department to operate a Syringe Access Exchange Program in the county. City Councilman Jeff Dickow made the motion Monday night not to move forward with the SAEP, and Councilman Doug Hill seconded. The motion passed 5-0, with Councilwoman Hayley Franklin abstaining because she is a health department employee.
Posted November 26, 2015 [ News Democrat ]
Carroll woman wins home in Kosair Children’s raffle
A call that Tanya Supple of Carrollton nearly hung up on Saturday night because she thought it was a telemarketer turned out to be one telling her she had won a home in Norton Commons valued at almost a half-million dollars. In a Tuesday interview, Supplee said she bought one ticket during a telethon on WAVE3-TV, after her mother offered several times to go in on one with her. She said this was unusual because her mother isn’t one to gamble or buy tickets on raffles. They agreed it was a good cause because the money raised from the sale of the $100 tickets benefits the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.
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