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Investigation finds safety violations in lineman's death

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:19:08 GMT

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has concluded its investigation into the death of a Jackson Purchase Energy Corp. lineman and found that several federal, state and local codes were violated. Lineman Josh Franklin was injured Jan. 6 after making contact with a live power line he was working on.




Trump to Nominate Amul Thapar to 6th Cir.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:49:48 GMT

President Trump will nominate Amul Thapar to the Sixth Circuit, the White House announced on Tuesday . Thapar currently sits on the District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.




Beshear announces "Voice of Justice" video contest

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:19:13 GMT

The Kentucky attorney general's office is enlisting the help of students in their latest effort to stop campus sexual assaults. On Wednesday at the University of Louisville, Andy Beshear announced that his office is sponsoring a video contest to raise awareness of campus assaults.




Kentucky Chamber of Commerce top spender on lobbying in state legislature

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:34:31 GMT

Information gathered by the outside firm hired by JCPS to conduct a comprehensive salary study was seriously flawed and resulted in a $40 million error, Superintendent Donna Hargens told the school board Tuesday. Information gathered by the outside firm hired by JCPS to conduct a comprehensive salary study was seriously flawed and resulted in a $40 million error, Superintendent Donna Hargens told the school board Tuesday.




Trump sidesteps Russia inquiry at Kentucky rally

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:16:20 GMT

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers testified before the House Intelligence Committee Monday about an issue long dismissed by President Donald Trump as a "ruse" and "fake news" concocted by his political adversaries: Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and alleged connections between Trump associates and the country. The president - who prides himself on counterpunching - and his aides have hit back hard, calling for the discussion to instead focus on what they call illegal leaks of classified information, as well as an unsubstantiated insistence that Trump was surveyed by order from the previous administration.




Local residents attend Trump rally

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:29:48 GMT

As supporters of Donald Trump during the election, Deb Atchison and her husband, Mark, a U.S. Air Force veteran, couldn't wait to see the president in person Monday night in Louisville, Kentucky. Trump spoke to a packed crowd of around 18,000, including many Hoosiers, at a campaign-style rally at Freedom Hall, while around 1,200 protesters lined up outside to make sure their voices were heard.




Ray Wilder

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:10:40 GMT

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard D. Wilder and Maud Davis Wilder; brothers, Worden Wilder , Lewis Wilder , Harley Wilder , Walter Wilder, Edgar Kirby , Rufus Wilder, Glenn Miracle and Sherman Wilder ; sisters, Ida Wilder Davis Hoskins , Mildred Wilder Shelton , Gladys Wilder McDonald , Alice Wilder Maggard , Amy Wilder , Bernice Violet Wilder, Jolene Wilder Moreland , Leavere Wilder Miracle , Georgia Wilder .




Proposed DRA cuts could impact local communities

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:12:51 GMT

If Congress makes no intervention, federal budget proposals will likely have a significant economic impact along the Mississippi River Delta corridor, which includes western Kentucky.




Hargens: Outside firm made $40 million mistake in JCPS salary study

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:40:07 GMT

Information gathered by the outside firm hired by Jefferson County Public Schools to conduct a comprehensive salary study was seriously flawed, causing the district's employees to feel underappreciated, Superintendent Donna Hargens told members of the school board on Tuesday night. Hargens said the district recently learned that during Management Advisory Group International 's salary study of JCPS, "it grossly overestimated, by tens of millions of dollars, the salaries our district paid compared to benchmark districts and industry salaries for non-teacher positions."




Kentuckya s 225th anniversary -

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:56:01 GMT

Photo courtesy of the Bell County Historical Society. Esther Prentiss Low's map of Kentucky and neighboring Territories did not yet include the westernmost part of Kentucky, or West Tennessee, controlled by the Chickasaw Nation until 1818.




Hardin Co. man accused of online solicitation of minor for sex

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:56:00 GMT

According to investigators with the Cybercrimes Unit of the Kentucky Attorney General's Office, Timothy Walters, 50, posted ad online on March 20. An undercover officer responded to the ad and pretended to be a minor.




Alpha Bits daycare worker charged with assaulting three babies

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:55:59 GMT

A Queen City woman was arrested this morning after an investigation into allegations she allegedly assaulted three children at the Alpha Bits Learning Center in Manchester, according to police. About two weeks ago, Manchester Police's child abuse task force began investigating allegations of inappropriate care at Alpha Bits Learning Center.




Who is this legislature working for?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:21:54 GMT

As this session of the General Assembly winds down, its recurring theme has been the transfer of power to those who already have it. The dramatic rush of legislation in early January produced the new Republican majority's crown jewel, a right-to-work law weakening the labor unions that represent Kentucky workers.




Five stories in the news today, March 21

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:47:12 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to shift his focus to renegotiating trade deals, after a bumpy patch marked by controversy involving Russia and internal debates over an unpopular health bill. Trump told a rally crowd in Kentucky Monday that he soon wants to get to the North American Free Trade Agreement and tax cuts.




Norway overtakes Denmark at the top of United Nations happiness scale

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:47:11 GMT

"All of the top four countries rank highly on all the main factors found to support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance", the summary explained. Norway was named the world's happiest country for the first time, taking the title from Scandinavian neighbour Denmark - which did not appear to begrudge them the victory.




Trump nominates Indian-American to top judicial post

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:31:44 GMT

An Indian-American legal luminary has been nominated by United States President Donald Trump to a key judicial position on the powerful US court of appeals. Amul Thapar, 47, who in 2007 became the first South Asian Article III judge when he was appointed as a US District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, is the first Indian-American to be nominated by Trump for a top judicial post on Monday.




Hospital offers free diabetes classes -

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:27:06 GMT

The classes will be held on six consecutive Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. in the TLRMC cafeteria classroom. Participants who complete all six classes will be awarded a graduation certificate at the end of the program.