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Advocate will be valuable tool in schools

Kentucky Press News Service - September 21, 2018 - 4:03pm
The Clark County Board of Education recently approved adding a new job description for the district that could have an immeasurably positive impact. At its meeting Tuesday, the board voted to add a student advocacy specialist. This person would be dedicated to working collaboratively with the school’s staff to provide preventative support and assistance to all students experiencing emotional, educational, cultural, personal, social or mental challenges. 2018-09-21T14:00:25-04:00

Second person charged for video of teen

Kentucky Press News Service - September 21, 2018 - 4:03pm
The second woman charged with making an explicit video of an intoxicated juvenile is in custody.Constance Haggard, 23, was arrested Wednesday on an indictment warrant charging her with use of a minor in a sexual performance. Haggard and her co-defendant Deanna Brock, 29, were indicted in July by the Clark County grand jury, but Haggard’s indictment was sealed by the judge. According to court documents, Winchester Police officers executed the warrant Wednesday. 2018-09-21T13:55:32-04:00

Siblings indicted in Simpson homicide

Kentucky Press News Service - September 21, 2018 - 4:03pm
Two siblings from Tennessee have been indicted by a Simpson County grand jury on murder charges. Amie Jean Alford, 52, and Jordan Glenn Alford, 23, both of Franklin, Tenn., are scheduled to appear Oct. 15 in Simpson Circuit Court to be arraigned. The pair are accused of causing the death of Damian Cook, 19, of Franklin, who was assaulted Aug. 7 in a garage at Broderson Mobile Home Community at 225 Brown Road in Franklin. Cook died four days after the incident at TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. 2018-09-21T13:18:39-04:00

Churchill Downs constructing $5M rooftop lounge

Kentucky Press News Service - September 21, 2018 - 4:03pm
Churchill Downs Inc. continues its investment into improvements at the historic racetrack. The company announced Friday that it will spend $5 million to construct and build a gigantic 20,000-square-foot rooftop lounge and garden. The new area will sit atop Starting Gate Suites, which includes 32 luxury suites and were part of $69 million worth of capital projects Churchill Downs is completing this year. Construction of the rooftop lounge will begin after Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 2-3 and will be completed sometime before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2019. 2018-09-21T13:00:53-04:00

Rod Rosenstein denies voicing plot to remove Trump

World News - September 21, 2018 - 3:25pm
The deputy US attorney general denies a report he suggested secretly recording President Trump.

Rod Rosenstein denies voicing plot to remove Trump

Top Stories - September 21, 2018 - 3:25pm
The deputy US attorney general denies a report he suggested secretly recording President Trump.

Brexit: What happens next?

Top Stories - September 21, 2018 - 1:46pm
With Brexit talks in deadlock, what might happen between now and the official departure day next March?

Anxious wait for relatives in Tanzania ferry disaster

World News - September 21, 2018 - 1:40pm
Dozens of people have died after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in Tanzania.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill to ask for January move

Top Stories - September 21, 2018 - 1:20pm
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill says he will ask for a move away from the club in January if he continues to be left out of the first team.

Sources: Deal to save Jewish Hospital in trouble; parties preparing for ‘Plan B’

Kentucky Press News Service - September 21, 2018 - 1:03pm
The deal to save Jewish Hospital and other local health care facilities is in trouble, four sources told Insider this week, and some of the potentially affected parties are preparing for the downtown hospital’s closure. “Everybody at this point is pretty much preparing for the worst,” one source familiar with the matter told Insider this week. Two other sources told Insider that the deal, which involves the New York-based hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management acquiring Jewish and other Louisville facilities owned by KentuckyOne Health, is dead. The sources asked to remain anonymous as they would be affected by how the situation plays out. 2018-09-21T12:34:07-04:00

Paul maintains support for Kavanaugh

Kentucky Press News Service - September 21, 2018 - 1:03pm
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will not withdraw his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Bowling Green Republican said Thursday. “I think there’s a very good chance that within a week or two that we’ll have a final vote actually and that he’ll be approved,” Paul told reporters at the Knicely Conference Center on Thursday evening. With only about seven weeks left until the midterm elections – when some observers believe Republicans potentially could lose their Senate majority – the GOP is eager to swiftly confirm President Donald Trump's nominee. But Kavanaugh’s nomination has been rocked since a California woman, professor Christine Blasey Ford, alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the Washington, D.C., area. 2018-09-21T11:22:52-04:00

Former Estill judge-executive indicted for theft of county funds

Kentucky Press News Service - September 21, 2018 - 1:03pm
Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced the indictment of a former Estill County judge-executive for alleged theft of funds belonging to Estill County. A Franklin County grand jury indicted Wallace Taylor, 56, of Irvine, Tuesday on one count of abuse of public trust over $10,000, a Class C felony, according to a news release from the attorney general. 2018-09-21T11:18:58-04:00

You could be paying more next year on your energy bill

Kentucky Press News Service - September 21, 2018 - 1:03pm
Gas and electric customers could see monthly bills go up about $4 to $5 a month as soon as next year if a Louisville Gas & Electric proposal expected this month is approved by state regulators. The utility, along with sister Kentucky Utilities, announced in a Wednesday news release that they intend to raise rates in order to fund "investments in safe, reliable service." The last utility rate increase went into effect in July of last year. The increase LG&E plans to propose would mean 14 cents more per day for residential electric customers and 16 cents more per day for its residential natural gas customers. KU customers, meanwhile, would see an increase of 32 cents per day under the plan. 2018-09-21T11:06:03-04:00

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief

World News - September 21, 2018 - 12:49pm
Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel.

Katie Summerhayes: British freestyle skier ruptures knee ligament for third time

Top Stories - September 21, 2018 - 12:40pm
Two-time Olympic freestyle skier Katie Summerhayes ruptures her anterior cruciate ligament for the third time.

Octopuses on ecstasy drug 'become more social'

World News - September 21, 2018 - 12:37pm
The experiment may give insights into how social species have evolved, US scientists suggest.

Sparks fly from Canvey Island power lines in high winds

Top Stories - September 21, 2018 - 12:22pm
A fault in overhead cables sets off an unusual light show on a street in Essex.

England call up Rory Burns, Joe Denly & Olly Stone for Sri Lanka tour

Top Stories - September 21, 2018 - 12:11pm
England call up uncapped Surrey opener Rory Burns in the Test squad to tour Sri Lanka this winter, following the retirement of Alastair Cook.

Kik chat app 'involved in 1,100 child abuse cases'

Top Stories - September 21, 2018 - 12:01pm
Police describe getting information from the messaging app as a "bureaucratic nightmare".

'Snapchat queen' Fatima Khan jailed for killing boyfriend

Top Stories - September 21, 2018 - 12:01pm
Fatima Khan, 21, filmed Khalid Safi as he lay dying in a pool of blood in west London.

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