Kentucky Press News Service

Kentucky teachers shouldn't be trying to convert your kids

January 12, 2018 - 1:47pm
Here's an idea. Why not worry more about whether public school district administrators in Kentucky can pass constitutional literacy tests and worry less about whether kids can pass Bible literacy classes. 2018-01-12T11:17:04-05:00

Clark's pay plan was needed improvement

January 12, 2018 - 1:47pm
When it comes to solving any problem, the process taken almost always correlates directly with the results. We certainly feel that is the case with the county’s overhaul of its pay plan. After nearly three years of analysis and discussion, the Clark County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of its new compensation plan Wednesday. 2018-01-12T11:06:13-05:00

Cigarette tax could increase $1 per pack

January 12, 2018 - 1:47pm
Kentucky legislators are looking at hundreds of ways to increase funding for the state as they work on new budget for the coming year. One such revenue boost being seriously considered is increasing the state’s cigarette tax by $1, with similar proposals for other tobacco products. 2018-01-12T11:03:40-05:00

Shelbyille restaurant part of federal investigation

January 12, 2018 - 1:47pm
State and federal law enforcement agencies are conducting an investigation into at least three Asian restaurants throughout the state, including Asian Buffet at 89 Howard Drive in Shelbyville. The other two restaurants are Jumbo Buffet in LaGrange and the Asian Buffet in Frankfort. 2018-01-12T10:58:42-05:00

Winter storm cancels a handful of flights at Louisville airport

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
Several flights out of Louisville International Airport have been delayed or canceled as the storm moves into the area. Scheduled arrivals before noon from Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, Dallas and elsewhere have been canceled. 2018-01-12T10:41:28-05:00

Movie, TV incentives approved by state balloon to $162 million

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
Despite an unprecedented budget shortfall, Kentucky has agreed to give away $162 million in state money to subsidize more than 200 films, television shows and commercials produced in the commonwealth, approving two-thirds of that money in just the last year, according to data released by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. 2018-01-12T10:24:16-05:00

Radcliff man charged in death of 4-year-old foster child

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
A Radcliff man was arrested Thursday night and charged with murder in the May 10 death of a 4-year-old foster child in his care. Billy Paul Embry, 33, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. by Radcliff police. 2018-01-12T10:17:22-05:00

Bowling Green businessman convicted of fraud

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
A man accused of defrauding investors who contributed funds toward the proposed purchase of a natural gas pipeline was convicted Thursday of 24 criminal counts. Clay Shelton, 48, of Bowling Green, was found guilty in U.S. District Court of 17 counts of securities fraud, four counts of money laundering and three counts of wire fraud. 2018-01-12T10:10:45-05:00

Retired coal executive from Hopkins Co. joins TVA board

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
Kenny Allen, of White Plains, today officially assumed his role as a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors after taking the oath of office in a ceremony in Bowling Green, according to a news release from the TVA. Allen is a former executive vice president of operations and chief operating officer at Armstrong Coal Company 2018-01-12T09:23:03-05:00

Here's how to drive in a snowstorm

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
There's snow outside and you've decided it's time to go for a drive. Interesting choice, but fine. But, are you ready? The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants to make sure every driver on the roadways is safe. 2018-01-12T09:14:47-05:00

Coal fails federal agency’s economics test

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
Kentuckians, take note. One of our state’s long cherished notions — that a reliable energy supply depends on coal-fired power — was shredded this week by federal energy regulators appointed by coal-friendly President Donald Trump. 2018-01-12T09:11:53-05:00

Abstinence class made rape victim feel like ‘damaged goods.’ Senators weren’t swayed.

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
All sex education classes in Kentucky’s public schools would have to include abstinence education under a proposal approved by a Senate panel Thursday, despite the dramatic testimony of a high school rape survivor who said such efforts shame people. 2018-01-12T09:08:08-05:00

Sheriff hailed for frozen cat rescue

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
Saving a cat that was frozen to a boat dock has earned Mercer County Sheriff Ernie Kelty recognition from an animal-rights organization. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has given Kelty a “Compassionate Police Department Award.” 2018-01-12T08:49:14-05:00

‘It didn’t bother me.’ Julian Carroll waves at his alleged victim on Senate floor.

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
The Senate had a special guest Thursday — the man who alleged state Sen. Julian Carroll groped him and propositioned him for sex in 2005. Carroll, D-Frankfort, greeted the man as he was introduced on the Senate floor with a smile and a wave. “It didn’t bother me,” Carroll said as he was leaving the chamber. 2018-01-12T08:44:52-05:00

Christian County High School criticized for threat response

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
The Christian County High School administration was criticized by a group of parents at an informative meeting Thursday afternoon for the response to three threat incidents at the school this week. On Tuesday, around 370 students were absent or checked out early because of fears about safety. 2018-01-12T08:34:06-05:00

Here's how to prevent, or fix, a frozen mess with water pipes

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
Water pipes and temperatures near zero don't mix well, and that is becoming more apparent by the hour in Henderson. To combat and prevent frozen water pipes, Henderson Water Utility has the following tips: 2018-01-12T08:26:29-05:00

$15M emergency room expansion complete at Hardin Memorial

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
The $15 million emergency department expansion and redesign at Hardin Memorial Hospital is complete. HMH underwent the project to better serve the more than 70,000 patients who annually visit the hospital’s ER — the fourth busiest in the state, Assistant Vice President of Operations for HMH Steve White said. 2018-01-12T08:16:06-05:00

Skeletal remains ID’d as missing woman

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
For nearly 14 months, Lynn Marie Roberts has been considered a missing person to Radcliff police and her family. That ended this week when skeletal remains were found in an area near a clump of trees where the backyards of three homes intersect off East Lincoln Trail Boulevard. On Thursday, the remains officially were identified at the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville as those of Roberts, who was 45 when she disappeared on Thanksgiving Day 2016. 2018-01-12T08:13:01-05:00

Monday a day of service, not just ‘another day off’

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
The emphasis of Martin Luther King Jr. Day has become a call for Americans to work together to provide solutions to important issues, building bridges and becoming engaged in our communities by helping others. Although the scope of the holiday grows every year, there are still many people and organizations locally and across the country who aren’t aware of the service initiative. 2018-01-12T08:07:48-05:00

Bardstown, former police officers sued for July 2016 suicide response

January 12, 2018 - 10:47am
The city of Bardstown is facing a federal lawsuit from the John Royalty-era in response to actions by his former interim police chief. The suit stems from a controversial decision by Bardstown Police to toss a pepper spray bomb into a vehicle with a suicidal person in July 2016. 2018-01-12T08:04:16-05:00

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