Kentucky Press News Service

Georgetown College's probation lifted

June 15, 2018 - 11:30am
Georgetown College is no longer on probation. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges announced Thursday morning the organization was convinced Georgetown College’s administration was doing all it can to restore financial stability and viability to the college. Georgetown College has been on probation for several years for its “failure to comply” with accreditation requirements on financial resources and stability and a financial stability standard. 2018-06-15T08:42:09-04:00

Franklin Humane Society takes in 101 animals in five seizures

June 15, 2018 - 11:30am
The Franklin County Humane Society recently has seen an uptick in animal confiscations. Kerry Lowary, Franklin County Humane Society manager, said the group has assisted in five different animal seizures since May 30 and has taken in 101 animals as a result. Normally, the group helps in one to two cases a year. “As long as I’ve been with the Humane Society, I’ve never seen anything like this,” Lowary said. 2018-06-15T08:37:22-04:00

Buffalo Trace continues expansion as trade war looms

June 15, 2018 - 11:30am
Expansion plans are still on track at Frankfort's Buffalo Trace Distillery. As threats escalate again of a trade war that could put U.S. bourbon exports at risk, the distiller chose this week to update “thirsty drinkers,” in a news release, about its planned $1.2 billion of capital investment over the next decade. Last July, Buffalo Trace announced that it had broken ground on its first new warehouse since 1951 — part of a plan to construct a warehouse every four months for the next several years. 2018-06-15T08:31:48-04:00

Man indicted for 2017 wreck that killed Danville man

June 15, 2018 - 8:30am
A man accused of causing a multiple-vehicle crash in 2017 that resulted in the death of a Danville veteran was indicted by a Casey County grand jury on Tuesday. John L. Whitaker, 37, of Frankfort, was indicted for second-degree manslaughter, three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of driving under the influence. 2018-06-15T08:24:31-04:00

Woman second charged for murder of Lincoln woman April Neikirk

June 15, 2018 - 8:30am
Details about the murder of a Lincoln County woman continue to unfold as police made a second arrest in connection with the case this week. Whitney D. Soard, of Ferguson, was arrested by Kentucky State Police at about 2:13 p.m. on June 13, according to the arrest citation, and charged with murder, abuse of corpse and tampering with physical evidence. Those were the same charges brought against Otha G. Wesley, of Somerset, who was the first to be arrested for the murder of April Lynn Neikirk on June 7. 2018-06-15T08:20:00-04:00

Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal recalled after Salmonella outbreak in 31 states

June 15, 2018 - 8:30am
If you have boxes of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, throw them out or take them back to the store, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging. An outbreak of 73 Salmonella infections in 31 states has been linked to the cereal. One case has been reported in Ohio, one in Kentucky and three in Indiana. Twenty four people have been hospitalized. 2018-06-15T08:14:38-04:00

Couple renews vows at Beech Bend during Hot Rod Reunion

June 15, 2018 - 8:30am
After 30 years of marriage, Danny and Jeanette Nowlin renewed their wedding vows at a place most people would never consider but which made perfect sense to them: the drag strip at Bowling Green's Beech Bend Park. The Nowlins, from Columbia, Mo., have been regulars at the Holley Hot Rod Reunion for eight years and, when their 30th anniversary was around the corner, decided to renew their vows on the drag strip at Beech Bend. 2018-06-15T08:10:05-04:00

Bevin makes appointments to state boards and commissions

June 14, 2018 - 5:29pm
Gov. Matt Bevin made several appointments to various state boards and commission on Thursday. 2018-06-14T16:49:27-04:00

UofL trustees committee approves budget with 5 percent cut, 4 percent tuition hike

June 14, 2018 - 5:29pm
The finance committee of the University of Louisville board of trustees approved a proposed budget for the next fiscal year at the meeting on Wednesday, which institutes a 5 percent cut in general fund spending and a 4 percent increase in student tuition. 2018-06-14T15:43:07-04:00

A peek inside Old Forester Distillery, which returns to Louisville's Main Street after nearly 100 years

June 14, 2018 - 5:29pm
From 1882 to 1919, the Old Forester Distilling Co. had a presence on Louisville’s Main Street, nicknamed Whiskey Row, at the very same address where its new $45 million, 70,000-square-foot distillery opened Thursday, which fittingly happened to be National Bourbon Day. 2018-06-14T15:37:00-04:00

Things that go bump in the night

June 14, 2018 - 2:29pm
Depression. It’s hard to talk about. It was tough to write that word. There’s a stigma that’s associated with people who have had it. However, it seems someone famous is killing themselves every other day. It’s not talked about, but it happens just as much in the southern Pennyrile. I hope you’re reading these words. Bad times can overcome anyone. Even if you have no one to talk to, though, remember that there are options. There are people to help. Before you take that final step, please call 1-800-273-8255. 2018-06-14T14:19:09-04:00

Tribute to WWI veteran very moving

June 14, 2018 - 2:29pm
World War I was one of the bloodiest conflicts since the Civil War. The “war to end all wars” was fought to stop the Germans and their allies and used what was referred to as trench warfare. U.S. and coalition armies fought in trenches, in some cases only a few hundred yards from German, Austrian, Ottoman and Bulgarian forces. World War I, in which more than 5 million service members from both sides were killed, lasted for more than four years. Thanks to the hard work and research of local history buff Ray Buckberry, it was revealed in this newspaper that 71 men from Warren County fought and died in World War I. Buckberry’s research showed that four of the brave men killed in that war from Warren County were African-Americans. Without Buckberry, it is possible this information might have never been uncovered. 2018-06-14T14:09:06-04:00

In the race between us and nature, I wouldn’t bet on us

June 14, 2018 - 2:29pm
I spent part of a weekend morning pulling weeds out of the flower bed. I wonder what would happen, though, if I just let them go, and let them grow. I don’t think it would take too long — a handful of years, maybe, before it would be well on the way to wildness. Never bet against Mother Nature. We may think we’re the dominant species on the planet, but it’s just not true. 2018-06-14T13:53:29-04:00

Treat all smoking in the same manner

June 14, 2018 - 2:29pm
Elizabethtown City Council is applauded for taking action to clear the air on questions some users of alternative smoking devices and others might have had regarding the city’s long-standing ban on smoking in public places. Prompted by the Lin­coln Trail District Health Depart­ment, council members approved an amendment adding electronic cigarettes and vaping devices to its no-smoking ordinance. The amendment will further protect the general public from the dangers of second hand smoke regardless of the delivery method the smoker choses to use. 2018-06-14T13:37:20-04:00

Child abuse becomes U.S. border policy

June 14, 2018 - 2:29pm
Anyone with a shred of empathy must be sickened by what our country is doing at the border. Science tells us that childhood trauma causes lifelong physical and emotional harm, even alters human DNA. When U.S. authorities strip children from their immigrant parents and house them in settings that resemble dog kennels, we are inflicting a harsh punishment on innocents. Families that are refugees from violence are being separated, while in the past they were first given a chance to make their case for asylum. 2018-06-14T13:24:58-04:00

Bowling Green schools to add online safety tip form

June 14, 2018 - 2:29pm
Students and parents in the Bowling Green Independent School District will soon be able to pass on information about bullying, potential school threats and other safety issues through a new online anonymous tip form. “It really provides an avenue for young people (and) parents to reach out when they need some help,” said D.G. Sherrill, the district’s director of pupil personnel who recently underwent training for the service. 2018-06-14T13:17:32-04:00

Bowling Green airport's wildlife problem leading to $1.5 million fence project

June 14, 2018 - 2:29pm
As development along booming Lovers Lane sees cows being replaced by bulldozers and trees being replaced by steel-framed buildings, the area’s wildlife is seeking refuge in the largest remaining patch of green space – otherwise known as the 566-acre Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport. But wildlife and airplanes are not a good mix, which is why the airport is now planning a roughly $1.5 million project to tear down and rebuild roughly 20,000 feet of fencing around the airport’s perimeter. Animals on the airport grounds are so common that a U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist has been contracted to come out three times per week to trap animals and relocate them. 2018-06-14T13:13:04-04:00

Program to restore 1,000 bridges statewide

June 14, 2018 - 2:29pm
With a renewed focus on safety and protecting critical transportation assets, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced in a news release Thursday it's launching Bridging Kentucky – a statewide bridge program that will rehabilitate or replace more than 1,000 bridges. The program will address bridges in each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. 2018-06-14T13:07:06-04:00

Wayne Lewis: Without state help, JCPS incapable of making needed changes

June 14, 2018 - 2:29pm
Wayne Lewis, interim commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, urged the Louisville community to focus less on his possible motivation for the proposed state takeover and more on the deficiencies within Jefferson County Public Schools. Kentucky’s education leader said he recommended a state takeover of JCPS because, without the state’s help, district management is incapable of formulating and implementing a desperately needed improvement plan. 2018-06-14T12:41:14-04:00

Governor appoints new Todd County judge-executive

June 14, 2018 - 2:29pm
The new Todd County Judge-Executive is Todd Mansfield. He was officially appointed Wednesday afternoon and should be sworn in sometime in the following days at a ceremony. Magistrate Jimmy Turner was the interim Judge-Executive ever since Daryl Greenfield resigned from the position on March 23. Mansfield will fill out the remainder of Greenfield’s term before officially starting his term in January. 2018-06-14T12:33:07-04:00

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