Kentucky Press News Service

Couple gives out 5,000 mosquito nets on African mission trip

July 11, 2018 - 8:54am
Georgetown Fire Department Fire Marshal Tim Thompson and his wife Heather recently returned from a mission trip to Uganda, Africa. The couple previously adopted two sons, Moses, 17, and Micah, 10, from Uganda in 2011. They also have two biological daughters, Abby, 15, and Lily, 11. It has been the couple’s sixth time traveling to Uganda. Both of their sons had Malaria and when they were there adopting their sons they visited a village where there weren’t any mosquito nets. 2018-07-11T08:30:25-04:00

Hotel guest saves boy in pool

July 11, 2018 - 8:54am
Deontay Persley didn’t want to drive from northern Kentucky to Radcliff last weekend. Little did he know that hours later, he would be part of a life-changing event for himself and potentially for a Radcliff boy. 2018-07-11T08:23:12-04:00

Locally-filmed movie seeks extras to play townspeople, “rough-looking” bikers

July 11, 2018 - 8:54am
A new movie scheduled to shoot for roughly three weeks in July and August is looking for local extras. Branscombe Richmond, a producer of the movie who’s been working with the Southern Kentucky Film Commission since its inception, said the film involves a group of bikers robbing a bank. According to a release from the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, production will begin July 18, with filming to take place in Hart and Barren counties. 2018-07-11T08:16:16-04:00

Four plead guilty in Nelson County murder

July 11, 2018 - 8:54am
All four suspects in the robbery and murder of Bardstown teenager Cameron Williamson last year pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon to charges for those crimes. Chief Circuit Judge Charles Simms accepted the pleas. Commonwealth’s Attorney Terry Geoghegan said the family of the victim agreed to the pleas. 2018-07-11T08:12:00-04:00

Lexington ranked as one of the best-run cities in the U.S.

July 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
Lexington continues to climb in an annual ranking of best-run cities. WalletHub ranked Lexington the fourth best-run city out of the country's 150 largest cities in 2018. That's up from sixth two years ago and fifth in 2017. Lexington is the only city that has remained in the top 10 since 2015. 2018-07-10T12:01:29-04:00

Man's death ruled drowning; police close investigation

July 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
Officials ruled the death of a Bowling Green man, who was found more than a week after being reported missing, was caused by drowning. Micah Reed, 34, was reported missing March 30 by his family. His body was found April 9 in Jennings Creek. 2018-07-10T11:52:36-04:00

As temps rise, so do concerns

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
It’s a reminder that comes every summer, but one that still falls short for many: extreme heat can be dangerous and even fatal. That is why is necessary to take precautions to prevent heat-related accidents, injuries and deaths. The dangers of extreme are no more prevalent than when it comes to hot vehicles. Already this year, 28 children have died from heatstroke caused by being trapped in hot cars. Last year, 43 deaths were reported, and in 2016, 39 were reported. These instances have increased drastically over the past 25 to 30 years, with just five deaths reported each year in 1990 and 1991 and four in 1992. While some of these instances are accidents and others because of carelessness or neglect, all should serve as stark reminders of the need for caution. 2018-07-10T11:44:39-04:00

Kentucky dancers to showcase talent on ‘Little Big Shots'

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
This week, five adolescents from a Clark County dance studio will showcase their talents to a worldwide audience. Star Power, a clogging team from Winchester’s Studio One, filmed a performance on “Little Big Shots,” NBC’s pint-sized variety show that Steve Harvey hosts, in October. The finale episode is set to air Thursday, and the team is celebrating with a party at Woody’s Bar and Grill from 5 to 9 p.m. “They’re going to make Winchester proud when everyone watches them Thursday,” Kelly Fithen, coach and Studio One co-owner, said. 2018-07-10T11:40:29-04:00

As in most all things, it could be worse

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
Yes, it’s hot. Very, very hot. We are living on popsicles and cold sandwiches. Even turning on the microwave or the coffeemaker seems like a bad idea, like I might be encouraging the heat to keep it coming. But it’s all right. We’re built tough here in Kentucky, and while we may be prone to a case of the vapors here and there, a little heat never hurt — it’s just one more thing to be tolerated, to be endured, chin up, chest out, and flip-flops firmly in place. Hot times. Although not the hottest ever. We have to reach back almost 90 years for that distinction here in the Bluegrass State. 2018-07-10T11:36:46-04:00

Calls to abolish ICE are unbelievable

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
As a country with a severe illegal immigration problem that has grown out of control, the United States is very fortunate to have U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The federal agency, founded in 2003, enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security, deal with drug and human trafficking and maintain public safety. Through the hard and dedicated work of ICE, agents identify aliens, detain them when necessary and remove illegal aliens from the U.S. This agency, like most Americans, understands that we are a nation of laws and that those who don’t respect those laws by entering this country illegally need to be apprehended and deported to their country of origin. 2018-07-10T11:29:50-04:00

Let’s keep America’s golden door open to others

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
Last week we celebrated America. But let’s make sure it’s the real America we celebrate and not some nostalgic notion of a country that never was. The real America is, and always has been, a nation of immigrants who make up the beautiful kaleidoscope of our culture. It is often said of late that we cannot have open borders, and that is true. But if we are to be the real America, we must have open hearts and open minds. 2018-07-10T11:24:54-04:00

If you're hoping for a Beshear-Bevin throwdown, you'll have to wait

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
It’s easy to look at Andy Beshear’s gubernatorial campaign announcement as the next round of his effort to avenge Gov. Matt Bevin’s attacks on his mother and father, but the fact is that we’re a long way from that. A long, long way. That’s because Beshear will likely first have to rekindle an old family feud with Alison Lundergan Grimes before he even has a shot at Bevin, who hasn’t announced he’s seeking re-election but is expected to do so. 2018-07-10T11:14:19-04:00

Matt Bevin bashes Andy Beshear but won't say he's in governor's race

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
Gov. Matt Bevin said on WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners program last August that “the odds are high” that he would seek re-election in 2019 and that he would love the chance to run against Attorney General Andy Beshear. “It would be my dream,” Bevin said. “… To me, that would be fantastic. He’s not even competent as an attorney general.” On Monday, Democrat Beshear announced his candidacy for governor, saying it’s time for new leadership in Frankfort “willing to listen and work with people, not bully them.” Bevin responded with a tweet saying that a Beshear administration promises corruption. But the governor has still not said whether he will run for re-election next year. 2018-07-10T11:07:52-04:00

Kentuckian George Clooney hurt in Italian motorcycle crash

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
Kentucky native George Clooney received what appears to be minor injuries Tuesday in a motorcycle crash on the Italian island of Sardinia. An Italian newspaper said Clooney was on the island making a film. He was on his way to the movie set when his motorcycle was involved in an accident. His injuries were reported to be minor and he was treated and released from the ER at a local hospital. 2018-07-10T09:42:26-04:00

Mighty Mike leaving Newport Aquarium for Florida in September

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
See ya later alligator. Mighty Mike, the largest American alligator outside of Florida and larger-than-life resident of the Newport Aquarium, is going home. The big guy measures 14 feet long and 800 pounds. Mighty Mike will head to the Crocodilian Conservation Center in Frostproof, Florida, in the fall. 2018-07-10T09:37:19-04:00

WKU geoscientist calls Thailand cave rescue 'miracle'

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
On Monday, a Western Kentucky University geoscientist shared his uniquely qualified perspective on the underwater rescue mission in Thailand. "(Cave diving) is just totally unforgiving, and that's under the best circumstances," said Chris Groves, WKU distinguished professor of hydrogeology and director of the Hoffman Environmental Research Institute. But despite the danger, the underwater rescue mission was ultimately the best option, he said. The alternatives were drilling another entrance into the cave or waiting until the water subsided. 2018-07-10T09:24:44-04:00

Boucher attorney responds to feds' appeal of 30-day sentence

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
The attorney for Rene Boucher has formally responded to the federal government's appeal of the 30-day sentence a judge imposed on Boucher in connection with the assault of his neighbor, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Boucher, 60, was ordered to serve 30 days in prison and fined $10,000 last month after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to the charge of assault of a member of Congress. 2018-07-10T09:21:09-04:00

Ferry from Rabbit Hash to Rising Sun to be christened Thursday

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
Get ready to roll on the river and hope for a stroke of luck on the Rabbit Hash to Rising Sun ferry. The ferry service, a $1.7 million project, will officially launch in August. It is expected to shorten travel from Boone County in Kentucky to Rising Sun, Indiana, from a one-hour drive to just a few minutes. 2018-07-10T09:15:23-04:00

Homicide victim unidentified

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
Fourteen months to the day after he was arrested on an second-degree murder charge for reportedly stabbing a man in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Joseph Capstraw was arrested again — this time Saturday for murder in the beating death of a still-unidentified woman inside an Elizabethtown residence on Joan Avenue. The woman’s body was found early Saturday morning. Capstraw, 20, appeared Monday morning in Hardin District Court and is being held in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He was appointed a public defender and is scheduled to appear July 20 in district court. 2018-07-10T09:11:20-04:00

Coal mines tied to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice plan to hire 150 in Kentucky

July 10, 2018 - 11:53am
Coal companies tied to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced plans Monday to hire 150 employees at three surface mines in Eastern Kentucky. The mines — two in Pike County and one in Letcher County — have been inactive due to a decline in the coal market, according to a news release from Bluestone Industries, a coal company with ties to the Justice family. The company said it is accepting applications and plans to begin production immediately. 2018-07-10T09:02:06-04:00

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