Kentucky Press News Service

45 companies recognized for outstanding achievement in workplace safety

49 min 41 sec ago
The largest annual gathering of workplace safety professionals from companies all across Kentucky gathered in Bowling Green for the 34th Governor’s Annual Safety and Health Conference. Representatives from 45 companies that earned the Governor’s Safety and Health Award during the last year were in attendance to help celebrate Kentucky’s all-time low Injury and illness rate, according to a state news release. 2018-05-21T16:09:31-04:00

Beshear, trust fund board award over $100K in grants to help prevent child abuse

49 min 41 sec ago
Child protection agencies in northern and western Kentucky will be able to train even more children, families and communities on how to prevent child abuse thanks to over $70,000 in grant funding provided by the Child Victims’ Trust Fund, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Monday. 2018-05-21T15:42:31-04:00

Carter, Rowan rest areas shine brightest in annual state competition

49 min 41 sec ago
Offering the cleanest rest areas for road-weary motorists driving on Kentucky's interstates, two I-64 facilities in northeast Kentucky received the Best Maintained Rest Area Award at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 19th annual recognition ceremony Monday. The Carter County Eastbound I-64 Rest Area and the Rowan County Westbound I-64 Rest Area tied for the award, which is based on state inspection reports, according to a state news release. 2018-05-21T15:35:27-04:00

Report violations of Kentucky election laws to Attorney General’s Hotline

49 min 41 sec ago
As voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a news release urging Kentuckians to report any violations of Kentucky’s election laws to his office’s Election Law Violations Hotline. The hotline – 800-328-VOTE (8683) – opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. EDT, and Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encouraged to call it, Beshear said. 2018-05-21T14:24:53-04:00

Paducah native makes musical mark

3 hours 49 min ago
The road to musical success can be winding and filled with potholes. For the vast majority of aspiring performers, the road dead ends somewhere between "a promising talent" and "an overwhelming success." On her journey to establish herself as a significant musical presence, Dallas Remington, 18, has already traveled many miles along that road, most of them between where she grew up in Paducah and where America often declares musicians to be successful -- Nashville, Tennessee. 2018-05-21T13:16:33-04:00

Graduation advice: Figure it out yourselves

3 hours 49 min ago
Graduation week. Here you are, another crop of seniors with diplomas in hand, full of life and ready to take on the world. And those of us who have taken on the world a time or two already and gotten knocked on our butts for it are out there in the crowd, cheering you on, wishing you the best. Well, mostly the best, and some of the worst. Hear me out. 2018-05-21T12:59:09-04:00

Woman surrenders on child abuse charges

3 hours 49 min ago
A Frankfort woman turned herself in at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Sunday afternoon on charges of child abuse. Dawn R. Baker went to the sheriff’s office after the department posted a photo of her on Facebook and said that she was wanted on charges of abusing a 3-year-old and wanton endangerment, Sheriff Pat Melton said. Deputies placed her in custody. 2018-05-21T12:50:05-04:00

Don’t overreact, but hep A vaccine is a good idea

3 hours 49 min ago
Kentucky is in the midst of a public health crisis with a hepatitis A outbreak, but it is important for people not to overreact. Nelson County Jail has had one confirmed case. There are several counties, including Jefferson, Hardin, Bullitt, Greenup, Carter and Boyd, that have had so many confirmed cases that health officials in April urged everyone living in them to get vaccinated. Since that warning, there have been more than 150 more cases in Louisville, alone. In a typical year, Kentucky has about 40 confirmed cases. 2018-05-21T12:40:54-04:00

Veterans Memorial Courtyard grows as eight veterans honored

3 hours 49 min ago
Minor Hall moved slowly Friday among the bricks in the Veterans Memorial Courtyard outside the Warren County Courthouse. Slightly stooped and using a cane for support, he searched for familiar names in the shadow of the statues representing all branches of the military. He didn’t have to search long. Hall, on hand for the first brick-laying ceremony of the year, is responsible for more than 20 of the 100 or so bricks that have been laid in the courtyard to honor and memorialize military veterans. He added six to his total Friday, including one for his late uncle Clifford Hall, a World War I veteran. 2018-05-21T12:33:00-04:00

Man accused in machete attack indicted

3 hours 49 min ago
A Warren County grand jury indicted a Bowling Green man who is accused of attacking another man with a machete in a dispute over money. Jonathan Lee Campbell, 30, is formally charged with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence in the April 8 incident on Glenn Court. The incident came to the Bowling Green Police Department’s attention when The Medical Center notified police about a patient, John Alexander, 30, of Bowling Green, who had been admitted to the emergency room with a severe cut from a machete. 2018-05-21T12:28:27-04:00

Flynn plea raises questions about Mueller's tactics

3 hours 49 min ago
Was former national security adviser Michael Flynn pressured into a guilty plea for a crime he might not have committed? Late last year, Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. He faces up to six months behind bars when he appears before a judge for sentencing. This whole affair is beyond strange when you consider that the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn concluded that he was being truthful. 2018-05-21T12:24:56-04:00

Clark County employee suspended after theft arrest

3 hours 49 min ago
A long-time Clark County employee has been suspended following her arrest Sunday on theft and forgery charges. Jennifer Paige Adkins, 41, is charged with one county of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and 17 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument for allegedly forging names on checks, according to court records. 2018-05-21T12:19:11-04:00

Words from history frame our elections

3 hours 49 min ago
Tomorrow, citizens across Kentucky will go to the voting booths to make decisions critical to our future. Our democracy depends on it. Far too much attention is paid to presidential elections while local races and primaries like we face Tuesday are often overlooked. We hope to see a strong voter turnout so we ensure we have a government for the people, by the people. 2018-05-21T12:14:49-04:00

Tragic cost of an unclear order

3 hours 49 min ago
The death this month of former Army Captain Ernest Medina, one of the most controversial figures in the Vietnam War, drew scant media attention. Newspapers gave his passing no prominence, and I heard no mention on radio or TV. We carried a brief Associated Press story at the bottom of our obituary page. He was 81. Most Americans may not recall him, and those who do might not want to be reminded that he was a central figure in one of the darkest episodes in U.S. military history. But Medina's role in it holds an important lesson and shouldn't be forgotten. 2018-05-21T12:03:57-04:00

Gambling expansion vote not expected anytime soon

6 hours 49 min ago
While last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for states to legalize betting on college and professional sports, Kentucky legislators have plenty of time before having to vote on the issue. State Sen. Julian Carroll, a Frankfort Democrat and former governor, last September proposed Senate Bill 22, which would encourage sports wagering in the state and take effect only if Congress repealed the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or if the Supreme Court had rendered it void. Gov. Matt Bevin has taken a strong stance against expanded gambling in the past and told the Louisville Courier-Journal last week it is "too soon to tell" what will happen in Kentucky. 2018-05-21T09:21:27-04:00

Civil rights champion Daniels dies at 81

6 hours 49 min ago
A man who dedicated his life to equality and had a hand in creating two churches’ historic partnership promoting racial unity died. Rev. C. Mackey Daniels, a South Carolina native who became a national civil rights leader, came to Louisville in the 1970s to become pastor of the West Chestnut Street Baptist Church, where he stayed for 40 years. The city honored the 81-year-old Daniels, who died last week, with an honorary street sign to commemorate his life and legacy, calling him a great leader who was committed to being a voice for minorities and other disadvantaged citizens. 2018-05-21T09:05:20-04:00

FDA greenlights Louisville company’s drug for opioid withdrawal

6 hours 49 min ago
A Louisville company is hoping that its drug will help temper the impact of the opioid crisis that has gripped Kentucky and the nation. US WorldMeds announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved the drug, Lucemyra, to help manage the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The non-opioid medication, also known as lofexidine hydrochloride, could allow people take a crucial step toward getting off heroin or prescription opioids. 2018-05-21T09:01:25-04:00

'A stupid way to say it.' Board member backs away from comment on charter schools, murder.

6 hours 49 min ago
Kentucky Board of Education member Ben Cundiff on Friday criticized as "stupid" his own words in an April 3 email that teachers who opposed charter school funding legislation during the 2018 General Assembly “murdered” underserved students in Louisville and Lexington. "Obviously, it was a stupid way to say it," Cundiff told the Herald-Leader. "What I was trying to say is that it seems unnatural for the teachers union to lobby the legislature to kill charter schools when there are students who aren't being served, who when they leave third grade and they cant read.... their life possibilities are very limited. Obviously I didn't mean that they were murdering people but I think the options that these children are going to have in life are not what the children who are getting a good education are going to have and that's what I was awkwardly trying to say. " 2018-05-21T08:56:20-04:00

Kim Davis denied his marriage license. Will voters let him try to oust her?

6 hours 49 min ago
With the primary election just days away, Rowan County clerk candidate David Ermold walked through his campaign office and joked that the bags under his eyes have grown darker by the day. “I noticed it in a picture I took this morning,” Ermold said. “I’m like, ‘Wow, they’re a little bit thicker than what they were.’” If he wins the Democratic primary Tuesday, Ermold will face Republican incumbent Kim Davis, the Rowan County woman made famous in 2015 when she denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples, including Ermold and his partner. 2018-05-21T08:49:08-04:00

Meghan Markle's beagle, rescued from Kentucky, rode with queen ahead of royal wedding

6 hours 49 min ago
Meghan Markle's dog, a Kentucky rescue, reportedly got a very special ride to the location of this weekend's royal wedding. Markle's beagle, Guy, was spotted riding beside Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday on a trip to Windsor ahead of the wedding, according to Elle Magazine. Guy can be seen looking out the window of the queen's vehicle in a video posted by the Daily Mail. Guy was adopted through an Ontario-based rescue called "A Dog's Dream Rescue," which got him from a kill-shelter in Kentucky, according to The Guardian. 2018-05-21T08:43:10-04:00

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