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Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi 'found off South Korea'

World News - July 18, 2018 - 12:59pm
The vessel is rumoured to have been carrying gold when it sank 113 years ago - but no proof exists.

Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi 'found off South Korea'

Top Stories - July 18, 2018 - 12:59pm
The vessel is rumoured to have been carrying gold when it sank 113 years ago - but no proof exists.

'Stupid statements' - Trump WW3 jibe stuns Montenegro

Top Stories - July 18, 2018 - 12:40pm
The US president's remarks on a new Nato member shock people in the Balkan republic.

'Stupid statements' - Trump WW3 jibe stuns Montenegro

World News - July 18, 2018 - 12:40pm
The US president's remarks on a new Nato member shock people in the Balkan republic.

Thai cave rescue: What we learned as boys tell of ordeal

World News - July 18, 2018 - 12:24pm
The boys and their football coach describe their remarkable experience in public for the first time.

The Open 2018: Ash Turner’s journey from cerebral palsy to his first golf major

Top Stories - July 18, 2018 - 12:15pm
Ash Turner recounts his unlikely journey from childhood cerebral palsy sufferer to professional golfer ahead of his first Open.

Sam Warburton: Flanker ranks alongside legends of Welsh rugby

Top Stories - July 18, 2018 - 12:10pm
BBC Sport Wales assesses the contribution of Sam Warburton to Welsh and Lions rugby as the flanker announces his retirement at just 29.

Nick Grimshaw and Greg James found after 'biggest game of hide and seek'

Top Stories - July 18, 2018 - 12:09pm
Nick Grimshaw and Greg James found by listener after 'biggest game of hide and seek'.

Company files lawsuit to release nurses from non-compete

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
A team of former Western State Hospital nurses who lost their jobs at the end of June are still hoping to be released from a non-compete contract with Guardian Angel Staffing. Their wish might come true Thursday in Christian Circuit Court, as another staffing agency has filed a motion with the court to reject the non-competes. Lexington attorney James M. Morris, counsel for Management Registry, said Guardian Angel is unlawfully hindering the nurses from working because Kentucky law requires that a company have a valid business interest in order to enforce a non-competition provision of an employment contract.Management Registry Inc., a government staffing agency based in Louisville, is one of the nine companies awarded contracts with the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services to staff Western State facilities, and is interested in bringing the nurses back to Western State. 2018-07-18T11:28:14-04:00

Holidays, hot weather and less rain: Bigger risk of fire

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
For many of us, the recent July 4th holiday was pretty much a time for family festivities and good cheer. But for our local firemen it was a time to be on alert. When you throw in 90º weather and less rain, fireworks, campfires and more people making their way through the woods; forest fires are a very real concern. This sincere threat is indeed a reason to stop and thank our hard working firemen. I say hard working because the work goes on even when there are no fires to fight. 2018-07-18T11:15:27-04:00

Frankfort High School turns heads with academic innovation

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
These are heady times for Frankfort High School. Shortly after being named one of Kentucky’s 20 best high schools by U.S. News and World Report, FHS was part of even more select company last week in Orlando. Frankfort High was one of just seven schools to receive the Gene Bottoms Pacesetter School Award from the Southern Regional Education Board. The school has completely revamped its curriculum and processes to align with an overriding mission of preparing students for career success. 2018-07-18T11:10:26-04:00

Farmers Bank sale OK’d by regulators; class-action suit by ‘serial plaintiff’ seeks to block it

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
Filed in the same week that federal regulators blessed a West Virginia bank’s acquisition of Frankfort-based Farmers Capital Bank Corp., a class-action lawsuit seeks to block the deal. The complaint in Franklin Circuit Court alleges that Farmers Capital, the holding company of United Bank, and WesBanco were “materially misleading” in their disclosures to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and seeks an injunction to halt the approximately $378.2 million deal. The deal would expand WesBanco’s reach by 34 offices located throughout the Cincinnati, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville markets, the banks said previously. 2018-07-18T11:05:25-04:00

Pendleton County grandfather and grandson shot during altercation

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
A mixture of alcohol, a High Point .380 pistol and generational work ethic differences led to the shooting of two Butler men around 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Bobby Taylor, grandfather, and Troy Rose, grandson, live in Butler where law enforcement has been called for arguments a couple times over the past year. According to Pendleton County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Adams, both Taylor and Rose had been drinking when a verbal argument over Rose being "lazy" led to a physical altercation with shoving and pushing around. 2018-07-18T10:59:01-04:00

New creamery gives hope to industry in Henry County

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
Bourbon isn’t the only new industry coming to Henry County. A dairy processing plant, which will produce cheese, butter and ice cream, will set up shop in the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg come 2019. The Rowlett family, soon-to-be-owners of The Milkhouse Creamery, saw a need this year to diversify their dairy farm’s services. On July 9, they signed an option agreement with Henry County Fiscal Court on a 2.23-acre plot in the commerce park. 2018-07-18T10:55:17-04:00

Habitat building on success

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
It’s a concern grabbing national headlines: Affordable housing is hard to come by. Fortunately, Habitat for Hu­manity of Hardin County is continuing its mission to provide low-cost housing solutions for needy families in its service area. Habitat recently concluded its multi-year project of constructing multiple homes which transformed the Haycraft neighborhood in Elizabethtown and it soon will be starting construction in Vine Grove. 2018-07-18T10:50:15-04:00

Hanson WWII vet pinned with Purple Heart

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
On Wednesday of last week, Dawson Springs native and former prisoner of war Dudley Riley received a new pin to his already decorated vest. He was surprised with a ceremony at the Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, where he resides. Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Adams III pinned a Purple Heart to Riley’s vest. “We’re very proud of you, sir,” Adams told Riley that day. Riley, 95, joined the Army in August 1940 and served in the North Africa campaign of World War II. He spent two and a half years overseas before he was captured by the Germans during a battle in February 1943. For the next two and a half years, he was in a Nazi prison camp and then taken over by the Russians. 2018-07-18T10:44:41-04:00

Local farmers could be casualties of trade war

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
A recent dry spell could be the least of the worries for southcentral Kentucky farmers. Increasingly dependent on soybean crops in an era of depressed milk and corn markets, those bean growers now find themselves caught in the crossfire of a trade war between the U.S. and China. Responding to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese exports to the U.S., the Chinese are fighting back with taxes of their own that are hitting America right in the farm belt. 2018-07-18T10:27:29-04:00

Nobel Prize winner speaks at WKU

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
When physicist John Michael Kosterlitz got a phone call naming him a winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in his field, the news left him in stunned silence for about 30 seconds before he could muster his reply – “Jesus!” “At this point I was absolutely astonished,” said Kosterlitz, speaking during a lecture Tuesday at Western Kentucky University. Matter occurs in different phases, such as a solid, liquid or gas. The core of Kosterlitz’s work focused on studying the unusual phases matter may experience at very low temperatures, according to the Nobel Prize’s official website. 2018-07-18T10:21:35-04:00

Man who allegedly attacked his ex-wife with a hammer to go on trial

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
A man police say attacked his estranged wife with a hammer will go on trial Oct. 2-5 for attempted murder. Graves Circuit Judge Tim Stark had set a final review in the case to see if the prosecutor and defense attorney were able to reach a plea deal, but they reported they were unable to do so. "I think, judge, I asked for this date thinking we might have something worked out," defense attorney Dennis Null said. "I was wrong." 2018-07-18T10:18:41-04:00

Rand Paul's defense of Trump has demoted him from a bulldog to a poodle

Kentucky Press News Service - July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
Rand Paul used to be a bulldog when it came to Donald Trump. In one presidential debate he accused him of buying politicians. In another, he criticized Trump for his childish personal attacks on others’ appearances. “Short, tall, fat, ugly, my goodness that happened in junior high,” Paul said. And then in an appearance on Comedy Central, Paul opened up on Trump, calling him “a delusional narcissist … A speck of dirt is way more qualified to be president.” But now, it appears, Paul's rubbing his muzzle against Trump's leg and has become the president's chief defender against what is indefensible. 2018-07-18T10:09:04-04:00

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