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Six Nations: Jeremy Guscott analyses where England go next after 'massive reality check'

Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 4:26pm
England have been rocked to the core and must use the summer tour to South Africa to rebuild their confidence, says Lions great Jeremy Guscott.

Nineteen law enforcement executives graduate from state's advanced leadership course

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
Nineteen law enforcement executives from agencies across Kentucky graduated Friday from the Criminal Justice Executive Development program, an advanced leadership course designed for supervisors at small- and medium-size agencies from across the state. 2018-03-19T15:45:06-04:00

Bill mandating mental health professionals in schools is a good move

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
Friday the state House of Representatives passed legislation mandating mental health professionals in Kentucky schools. The measure, aimed at improving school safety, passed almost unanimously. It was introduced shortly after the school shooting in Marshall County. HB 604 requires mental health professionals in schools where funding is available. We believe the next steps is finding a way to make funding for this very critical addition to our public schools mandatory. 2018-03-19T14:29:49-04:00

Cowardice on pensions spells disaster for state

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
We keep a September 27, 2013, essay by the Pew Charitable Trusts tucked away on our desk. We keep it as a reminder. The headline reads: "Kentucky's Successful Public Pension Reform." This is followed by a subhead, which reads: "The Bipartisan Effort in 2013 Resulted in Fair and Effective Retirement System for Employees and Taxpayers Alike." The fawning report by the left-leaning Pew organization referred to changes to Kentucky's public employee pension program adopted by lawmakers during the second term of former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. Beshear proclaimed at the time that he had "fixed" the troubled pension system. 2018-03-19T14:25:06-04:00

NRA losing its grip on Kentucky politicians

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
State Rep. Chris Harris, a Pike County Democrat, isn’t the only Bluegrass State lawmaker bucking the NRA. At least nine Democratic candidates for the legislature in rural, conservative western Kentucky are refusing to fill out those surveys the NRA sends around every election cycle. 2018-03-19T14:17:06-04:00

Matt Bevin, it's appalling how much these 'selfish' Kentucky teachers give their kids

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
I got to thinking about what Gov. Matt Bevin said on Wednesday about all the “selfish” teachers in Kentucky public schools. You know the ones he’s talking about. The ones who are so self-centered that they don’t want to accept cuts to the pension benefits that were promised to them years ago. So I decided to go out and find some of the horrible people who are teaching this state’s children. Quite frankly I was appalled at what I found. 2018-03-19T14:07:56-04:00

With their pension overhaul stymied, Kentucky Republicans should try what’s worked before

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
Kentucky Republicans frustrated by their stymied pension overhaul should flip back through 30 years of the legislature’s greatest hits. Successful reforms enlisted stakeholders from the beginning — not just as tokens, but deeply, to identify priorities, build consensus, hammer out details. None of that happened with Senate Bill 1, the 289-page plan to fix ailing pensions by cutting billions in benefits. Unveiled halfway through this session, it was recently declared all but dead by Senate President Robert Stivers after failing to earn enough support even among Republicans to risk a vote. 2018-03-19T13:56:34-04:00

Students are free to express ideas

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
Hundreds of high school students walked out of morning classes last Wednesday at Elizabethtown Independent, Hardin County Schools and LaRue County Schools districts in participation with tens of thousands of others at schools across the country. Whether organizing with their peers outdoors or gathering inside a school assembly area, their message was mostly the same: Bring an end to school shootings and killings, make schools safer places for students, teachers and staff, and enact stricter gun control. Even if there’s no agreement on necessary steps to achieve these goals, keeping guns out of the hands of convicted felons and the mentally ill are universally shared objectives. 2018-03-19T13:51:12-04:00

Try not to miss life’s ‘flowers’

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
At one time or another, almost everyone has been told the old cliché to make sure you “stop and smell the roses.” But, in today’s fast-paced, 24-hour, all-go world, it may be more apt to make sure we don’t forget to notice the flowers in the first place. It is very easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and take for granted the people around us, life’s simple pleasures and all the miracles this great world has to offer. It’s really a constant battle for me, personally, as I sometimes allow work to upset the balance between my personal and professional life, but it is one challenge I work hard to overcome. 2018-03-19T13:46:45-04:00

Sunshine laws promote government transparency

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
The media is very fortunate to have what are known as sunshine laws. Sunshine laws are a vital part of transparency and openness in government functions and records. These laws make meetings, records, votes, deliberations and other official actions available for public observation, participation and/or inspection. 2018-03-19T13:42:20-04:00

Jurors start deliberating if Indiana nurse was insane when he killed Versailles boy

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
Ronald Exantus should be found guilty of murder in the 2015 stabbing death of 6-year-old Logan Tipton, a prosecutor told a jury Monday. “Is he insane? I don’t think so,” Woodford County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Keith Eardley said in his closing argument. But public defender Kim Green said in her closing that Exantus should be found not guilty by reason of insanity — that mental illness prevented him from obeying the law. 2018-03-19T13:21:02-04:00

Trains collide in Scott County, leading to fire, evacuations

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
UPDATED: A crash of two freight trains in Scott County forced a derailment and fire overnight, according to the Associated Press. The crash, which occurred near Lisle Road in Georgetown about 11 p.m., caused a temporary evacuation and hurt four people, according to the Georgetown Police Department. All four, including both engineers, were on the Norfolk Southern trains, according to LEX 18. The injuries were minor. At least three of the injured have been released from the hospital, WKYT reported. 2018-03-19T13:15:28-04:00

FDA moves to cut nicotine in cigarettes

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
Cigarettes would contain less addictive nicotine — making them less attractive to smokers — under an “unprecedented” plan the Food and Drug Administration announced last week. Stripping cigarettes of all or most of their addictive power could lead five million adults to quit smoking within a year of the plan going into place and another eight million to quit within five years, according to an analysis published in The New England Journal of Medicine. By 2100, the plan would prevent 33 million people who are now children or young adults from ever taking up tobacco, saving eight million lives, officials said. 2018-03-19T13:07:49-04:00

Man charged with tax crimes, selling counterfeits

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
A Barren County man already under indictment on allegations of selling counterfeit merchandise as legitimate designer-brand goods has now been accused of underreporting his business income on tax documents. Yan Chen, of Cave City, was charged Friday in a superseding federal indictment with five counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods and three counts of aiding or assisting in preparing and presenting a false return to the IRS. Chen is accused of selling or attempting to sell off-brand goods with counterfeit labels on five occasions between Nov. 28, 2014, and May 26, 2016, at Flea Land Flea Market in Bowling Green, Retail and Wholesale Market in Cave City and an unspecified Nelson County location. 2018-03-19T13:03:16-04:00

Police seek information on 1972 homicide

Kentucky Press News Service - March 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
The Bowling Green Police Department is looking for new information on a 46-year-old homicide. On March 27, 1972, Monty Coyle, 24, was closing the Adams Street Liquor Store at the corner of East 10th Avenue and Adams Street where he was a part-time employee when he was approached from behind by a man who shot him in the back and robbed him, according to a release from BGPD. Police etectives are poring over the evidence and re-interviewing several people related to the case. 2018-03-19T12:56:41-04:00

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon to run for NY governor

World News - March 19, 2018 - 3:45pm
Cynthia Nixon played Miranda Hobbs on the hit television show Sex and the City.

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon to run for NY governor

Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 3:45pm
Cynthia Nixon played Miranda Hobbs on the hit television show Sex and the City.

St Leonards shooting: Man charged with double murder

Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 3:35pm
Craig Savage is accused of murdering a mother and daughter who were shot dead at their Sussex home.

Trump: Get tough and execute drug dealers

World News - March 19, 2018 - 3:25pm
The US president claims other countries with a zero tolerance approach 'have no drug problem'.

John Lewis boss: There's still a role for shops

Business - March 19, 2018 - 3:21pm
As John Lewis opens its 50th store, boss Paula Nickolds says how customers use shops is changing.