Kentucky Press News Service

Bowling Green design and build company to get exposure on HGTV program

4 hours 44 min ago
It started with a pile of scrap barnwood and a dream. Now Bowling Green’s Rustic Nail design and build company has a barn-sized pile of accomplishments and a dream-come-true exposure on a highly rated television program. The “Dream Home” program featuring Cochran’s work will air Jan. 1 and will only add to the impressive resume of a company that grew from that scrap lumber into a designer and builder of cutting-edge creations at Starbucks, Texas Roadhouse, Steamers Seafood and Hickory & Oak. 2019-10-23T11:07:24-04:00

We can do a better job of immunizing our students from disease

7 hours 44 min ago
Kentucky students are not as protected from preventable diseases as they should be. Almost no county school systems in the state have student high school populations immunized at high enough levels to grant “herd immunity,” according to the newest immunization survey report from the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Out of the state’s 120 counties, only one — Ballard County — met the “Healthy People 2020” goals for immunizations against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, meningitis, hepatitis A, varicella and other preventable diseases, according to the report. Only one county — Hickman County — met the Healthy People 2020 goals for students in 11th grade. 2019-10-23T13:34:57-04:00

Corbin City Commission approves proclamation remembering 1919 race riot

7 hours 44 min ago
October 30 marks 100 years since the race riots that sparked Corbin’s reputation as a “sundown town” for minorities, especially African-Americans occurred. At its regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Corbin City Commission took a step toward repairing that reputation by unanimously authorizing Mayor Suzie Razmus to sign a proclamation recognizing the events of Oct. 30, 1919, when an angry mob, led by Steve “Pistol Pete” Rogers took to the streets of Corbin in an effort to round up the approximately 200 African-American residents and force them to leave town after a white man had been mugged by two black men. The proclamation noted that a number of white Corbin residents attempted to protect their black friends and neighbors. 2019-10-23T13:23:57-04:00

Pennington set for January trial in 2016 murder

7 hours 44 min ago
Wearing a shirt that read “Justice for Bobby and Crystal,” Mary Reeve spent almost three hours Friday afternoon in the circuit courtroom at the Washington County Judicial Center, waiting, then listening to seemingly endless conversations about jury selection, procedures, and timelines. All the while, the man charged with murdering her daughter sat across the room, flanked by defense counsel. 2019-10-23T13:17:26-04:00

Fugitive sex offender captured at house in Providence

7 hours 44 min ago
A fugitive and convicted child molester was captured in Providence last week after the Providence Police Department was alerted that the suspect was hiding out in a home on Middle Street in Providence. According to the KSP's sex offender database, Johnny Mark Puckett, 59, of Morganfield, was convicted of child seduction of a 12 year old in the state of Indiana and began supervised release on Aug. 29, 2016. That release was scheduled to last through Aug. 27, 2026. 2019-10-23T13:13:45-04:00

Subway franchisee speaks out against campaign

7 hours 44 min ago
Subway of Manchester says a new national campaign has led to theft and problems with customers. On Wednesday morning, Subway owner Teresa Chambers issued a post on social media outlining the issue. The store had to close early for safety reasons Tuesday night over people wanting free sandwiches. 2019-10-23T13:08:15-04:00

Letcher County cooks make chowchow for new PBS show

7 hours 44 min ago
The city of Whitesburg and the nation of India might have more in common that you might think. That’s the premise of one episode in a new PBS food documentary hosted by chef Vivian Howard. The chef, whose series “Chef’s Life” aired on PBS for five years, is now working on a second series called “Somewhere South,” and she was in Whitesburg on Monday looking for chowchow, a pickled mixture of garden leftovers made and canned across the South every fall, or earlier in the season by some. “Every episode is about a dish every culture shares, and this in eastern Kentucky is part of our pickle episode,” Howard said. 2019-10-23T13:03:03-04:00

Floyd doctor could face 20 years, $1 million in fines

7 hours 44 min ago
A Floyd County doctor who was arrested in a federal drug crackdown alongside 60 others in April pleaded guilty in federal court last week. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory F. VanTatenhove accepted a guilty plea from Mohammed A.H. Mazmundar on Oct. 17. Mazmundar pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. VanTatenhove ordered Mazmundar to be released pending his sentencing, which will be held on Feb. 19, 2020. 2019-10-23T12:59:27-04:00

Two charged in animal cruelty case

7 hours 44 min ago
Two McCracken County residents were each charged with 43 counts of second degree animal cruelty and face court appearances later this month after several dogs were found "in poor or concerning health" and another three dead, according to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office. 2019-10-23T12:56:01-04:00

City of Murray named among nation’s top 50 safest college towns

7 hours 44 min ago
The city of Murray, home of Murray State University, has been named one of the nation’s top 50 safest college towns according to findings from SafeWise, a safety-focused consumer research firm. The company’s analysis looked at violent crime rates in college towns to determine those with the lowest rates. 2019-10-23T12:52:48-04:00

Police, mom seeking missing man

7 hours 44 min ago
A man whose brother was the victim of a drug overdose has been reported missing. According to Maysville Police Chief Jared Muse, Daniel Cooper, 27, was reported missing by his mother on Sunday evening after he failed to contact her for about two weeks, Muse said. It was uncommon for her not to hear from her son for that length of time, he said. “She was concerned something has happened to him,” Muse said. 2019-10-23T12:49:45-04:00

The Gentle Giant: Like clockwork Mortons Gap man there to greet kids, locals

7 hours 44 min ago
Each morning from his driveway, an unmistakable gentle giant waves to Hopkins County students as they make their way to school and any passersby who happily honks. Webster "Web" Rice, 30, lives right beside Hopkins County Central High School and has been waving every morning that he has been able since graduating from Madisonville North Hopkins in 2010. "It's fun to do for the kids," said Rice. "It puts a smile on their face when I go by here and wave at them." On Saturday, Rice, a towering 7 feet, 2 inches, was at Kidapalooza, where he represented the Special Olympics at their booth. 2019-10-23T12:42:31-04:00

Unidentified object that hit Kentucky man's home is not from a plane, FAA says

7 hours 44 min ago
The Federal Aviation Administration says the mysterious object that damaged a Kentucky man's mobile home earlier in October did not come from an airplane. And Norfolk Southern Railway says its nearby rail lines have nothing to do with the canister-type object that hit the home in Burgin, roughly 75 miles southeast of Louisville. What about the National Guard or the Fort Campbell military base? Could the object have possibly come from one of their units? Nope. 2019-10-23T12:37:42-04:00

Matt Bevin travels through Eastern Kentucky, where support is shaky as Election Day looms

7 hours 44 min ago
Politics isn't what drew Kyle Williams to the Floyd County town of Wheelwright last week to see Gov. Matt Bevin. Williams, who lives in a nearby community, didn't come to hear why he should pick Bevin over Attorney General Andy Beshear in the Nov. 5 race for governor. Instead, he came to find out if a local prison — shut down for years — is finally going to reopen. 2019-10-23T12:29:24-04:00

Beshear campaigns across rural Kentucky, aiming to prove he's not giving up on the region

7 hours 44 min ago
Democrat Fran Woodring takes a break from herding neighbors and friends into the John Arnold Arena to hustle back to her black Chrysler SUV. The 63-year-old antique dealer has lived in Union County since 1975, when she worked in the clerk's office. She remembers at the time it was impossible to find a Republican voter to work the polls in the area. "The country has changed," Woodring said. "Western Kentucky has changed. It doesn't seem like, politically, it's part of the same state I grew up in." 2019-10-23T12:20:31-04:00

Fear-mongering.’ Cameron says Stumbo would help ‘illegals’ sell ‘Mexican meth’ in KY

7 hours 44 min ago
In a scathing new television ad, Republican nominee for attorney general Daniel Cameron accuses Greg Stumbo, his Democratic opponent, of supporting “criminals and drugs pouring over the border” so that “illegals” can peddle “Mexican meth” in Kentucky, a charge Stumbo says is both racist and inaccurate. Stumbo said he’s offended by the allegation that he would help anyone sell illegal drugs in Kentucky. 2019-10-23T12:13:31-04:00

Downtown Lexington mural with anti-Trump expletive edited, artist displeased

7 hours 44 min ago
Less than two days after the completion of a downtown Lexington mural that featured an anti-Donald Trump expletive, the message has been painted over by a different painter. Now the New York City-based artist who painted the Church Street mural is not pleased that her “F*** Trump” message has been removed. 2019-10-23T12:08:28-04:00

Lexington won’t send bill for police help to Trump

7 hours 44 min ago
President Donald Trump’s campaign has already paid Rupp Arena a $40,000 rental fee for a Nov. 4 campaign rally to stump for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, but it will not get a bill from the city for security and crowd control. Unlike several other cities, Lexington will not attempt to charge Trump or Bevin for time spent by police on the event, said Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for the city. 2019-10-23T11:59:58-04:00

Teacher: ‘I was falsely accused’

7 hours 44 min ago
A former Anderson County elementary school teacher says she wants her job back after a jury found her not guilty Monday night of harassing a student with physical contact. “I would like to return, maybe not to Saffell Street Elementary, but I have three degrees … I’m sure they can find a spot for me somewhere,” said a jubilant Lauralee Currens, moments after the jury delivered its verdict. “I was falsely accused.” 2019-10-23T11:46:10-04:00

Inmate escapes Christian County Jail through ventilation system

7 hours 44 min ago
A Christian County Jail inmate escaped custody between 4 and 10 p.m. Monday and authorities are asking for assistance in locating the man. Creadell E. Hubbard, 61, Hopkinsville, allegedly escaped through the heating and cooling system of the jail, authorities believe after finding his orange jumpsuit located in the air duct at the jail, according to press releases from Kentucky State Police and Hopkinsville Police Department. 2019-10-23T11:39:40-04:00

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