Kentucky Press News Service

Richards served community, state well

January 15, 2018 - 4:50pm
State Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, has devoted a large part of his life to helping his fellow Kentuckians. Whether in the classroom as a journalism professor at Western Kentucky University or serving as a legislator in Frankfort, Richards has tried to help people get a better education, more jobs or better roads and infrastructure. Richards has always been on the front line in one capacity or another, fighting to make things better for his constituents and his state. 2018-01-15T14:07:45-05:00

Could you walk in Rosy’s shoes?

January 15, 2018 - 4:50pm
Perspective means everything, as our opinions are often altered by what and how we see things. But words, when heartfelt and genuine, can offer that like nothing else. And that’s the way it was Tuesday when I read the writing of a local woman facing challenges many of us could never imagine the only way she knows how: by putting pen to paper. 2018-01-15T14:04:43-05:00

'The Colonel' Robert Spiller dies, leaves legacy of philanthropy

January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
He was simply “The Colonel” to those who knew him. To those who didn’t, chances are he was a benefactor, an unseen helping hand. Robert Spiller, a 30-year Army veteran who was known by his military rank and for his wide-ranging philanthropic efforts in southcentral Kentucky, died Saturday. He was 89. 2018-01-15T13:45:39-05:00

Sozo Children celebrate MLK

January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
Apart from the cold of Kentucky, Aggie Namuyomba and the 22 Ugandan Sozo Children have so far enjoyed their stay in the United States. Namuyomba and the Sozo Children helped to open the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program on Sunday at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. There they danced and sang Ugandan songs for those in attendance for the event that is part of the Owensboro NAACP's 2018 MLK Celebration. 2018-01-15T13:10:03-05:00

Museum grant awarded to KYGMC

January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is one of 17 organizations recently awarded grants by the Kentucky Historical Society from the Kentucky Local History Trust Fund, a funding pool that supports local history organizations’ efforts to preserve and tell Kentucky’s stories. The money helps, in part, to fund the Museum Scout program, which allows fourth-grade students from Mason County and St. Patrick schools to get an idea about museum operations from almost every aspect, according to Tandy Nash, who coordinates the program and helps develop the curriculum. 2018-01-15T12:41:06-05:00

Hopkins County school choir to perform at Carnegie Hall

January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
The Madisonville North Hopkins High School Chamber Choir will perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City for the 2018 Harmonic Convergence Concert on April 6. The choir, directed by Hopkins County Schools teacher Debbie Iverson, was selected by Choirs of America to perform at Carnegie with 19 other schools in a mass choir on the main stage. 2018-01-15T12:32:58-05:00

Fire in a water heater displaces 10 at Lexington apartment building

January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
About 10 people were displaced by a fire at a Lexington apartment building Sunday evening, according to the Lexington Fire Department. The blaze was at a building in the 1700 block of Augusta Court on the north side of Lexington. No one was injured. 2018-01-15T12:12:51-05:00

Kentucky sites included in new national civil rights trail

January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
Kentucky and 11 other states are debuting a U.S. Civil Rights Trail on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The trail, which includes more than 130 landmarks, will highlight three sites in Kentucky: Berea College, Louisville and the Simpsonville birthplace of civil rights leader Whitney Young. 2018-01-15T12:07:49-05:00

Judge releases murder suspect on house arrest

January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
After nearly four years in jail, the defendant in the Sue Jones murder case has been ordered released to house arrest, court papers and the trial judge said. Nicholas A. “Nic” Willinger’s release comes days after prosecutors notified defense attorneys about DNA evidence that requires more advanced testing, attorneys for both sides told the News-Graphic. 2018-01-15T11:16:43-05:00

Local Salvadorans face backlash from TPS termination

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
The family of local college student Francisco Serrano is plagued by uncertainty after a decision to revoke the temporary protected status of some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants. Serrano’s parents, who were granted temporary protected status in 2001, came to the U.S. in the 1990s as political asylees fleeing a civil war there. 2018-01-15T10:15:57-05:00

Home-grown Lynx Labeling expanding in Glasgow

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
Lynx Labeling, in existence less than two years, is expanding its presence in Glasgow, thanks to state tax incentives that will help the maker of custom labeling machinery and software build new headquarters in the Highland Glen Industrial Park. Company President Billy Jones said Lynx will invest $65,000 in equipment and $25,000 in startup-related costs at the new 12,000-square-foot building that is twice the size of the company's current headquarters on Glasgow's Shane Drive. 2018-01-15T10:08:25-05:00

Homeless veterans advocate overwhelmed by response

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
Last year Arlene DaCorte described people’s response to her appeal to help homeless veterans during the holidays as “phenomenal,” but this year, it was even greater, she said. “You wouldn’t believe all the stuff I received,” she said Tuesday. She said she took five truckloads of donated items to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Louisville, and a military van picked up items at two locations. 2018-01-15T09:56:15-05:00

Teens charged with killing cows plead

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
The two teens charged with killing more than $20,000 worth of cattle at Ball Fork Mountain in August pleaded guilty to a connected charge Friday and will immediately begin a pretrial diversion program in the case. Elijah Williamson, 19, of Benton Fork, Canada, and Michael S. J. Dillon, 16, also of Canada, were indicted on charges of first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree cruelty to animals after the slain cattle were located. 2018-01-15T09:26:12-05:00

Teen finds inspiration in music, faith

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
If you took the music from Bailey Arnett, she would be a different person. "Music is my life," said the 17-year-old Community Christian Academy senior. 2018-01-15T09:17:51-05:00

Legendary trial lawyer, philanthropist, Larry Franklin dead at 80

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
Larry Franklin, a plain-spoken Shively native who went on to become one of Kentucky’s most successful trial lawyers, settling more than 20 cases for $1 million or more and winning the state's largest medical malpractice verdict, $27.6 million, died Sunday. He was 80 and died at his home in Cherokee Triangle, according to a friend Don Brown, who said Franklin had been battling the flu and may have had a heart attack. 2018-01-15T09:02:56-05:00

Businessman convicted in fraud case awaits sentencing

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
A Bowling Green businessman has been convicted of defrauding people of more than $1 million in a case involving investments in a natural-gas pipeline in Tennessee. Clay Shelton, 48, faces up to 20 years in prison, according to a release from Russell M. Coleman, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. 2018-01-15T08:56:52-05:00

Family resource centers bracing for big cuts

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
Six years ago, Monica Hall had $12,500 in state funding allocated for her operating budget for Booker T. Washington Elementary Family Resource Center where she is the coordinator. This year, she said that amount was $244. And more cuts could be coming. The mission of Kentucky’s 811 school-based Family Resource and Youth Services Centers is to help academically at-risk students succeed in school by minimizing barriers. Right now, Hall said she depends heavily on community support, donations and grants to supplement her budget and continue programs at the center. 2018-01-15T08:51:23-05:00

Two charged in recorded assault case

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
Two more people were arrested Saturday night in connection to an assault case from November. Camile L. Jones, 38, of Big Clifty, and Forrest M.W. Isaacs, 18, of Cecilia, were arrested by Kentucky State Police. They both were charged with complicity to second-degree assault and complicity to first-degree wanton endangerment in connection to events on Nov. 13. 2018-01-15T08:47:38-05:00

Radcliff man honored with Martin Luther King Jr. award

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
Jeffrey Kennedy was honored Jan. 4 by the by the state, receiving the Commonwealth of Kentucky Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission Adult Leadership Award. Kennedy was recognized for mentoring more than 1,200 youth and volunteering more than 2,000 hours in 2017. 2018-01-15T08:32:10-05:00

'Eyes are on Newport' for needle exchange movement in light of HIV cluster in NKY

January 15, 2018 - 10:50am
Don't expect a flurry of needle exchanges to pop up quickly in Northern Kentucky, even after the recently revealed huge upswing in HIV cases among people who inject drugs. The law allowing needle exchanges in Kentucky requires both the host city and county to approve the service. That's been a key holdup in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties since late 2015. 2018-01-15T08:17:52-05:00

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