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CNN reporter plans wedding at old Kentucky home

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:56:41 GMT

Her father, then-Gov. John Y. Brown Jr., announced her impending arrival on April 15, 1983, with a joke: "I'm happy to announce I'm pregnant - that is, Phyllis is." So it's not surprising that Pamela Brown, a graduate of Henry Clay High School, is returning to Lexington for her wedding in June.

Tobacco-tax advocates suffer from policy schizophrenia

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:16:11 GMT

Paducah Sun executive editor Steve Wilson's recent missive in favor of raising Kentucky's cigarette tax by a Cuban cigar-sized 40 percent was in response to my recent column calling on policymakers to leave "any and all" tobacco-tax increases out of Frankfort's tax-reform conversation altogether and instead focus on pro-growth opportunities. Wilson offers arguments filled with policy schizophrenia that endorses unfair and unproductive policies of raising taxes on the backs of poorer Kentuckians - who are disproportionately impacted by cigarette taxes - while cloaking such passion for giving government more of taxpayers' hard-earned money to spend within claims that it's all about making our smoking-crazy state healthier.

Today is 25th anniversary of Gov. Bert Combs drowning death

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:27:35 GMT

Today is 25th anniversary of Gov. Bert Combs drowning death Kentucky's 50th Governor one of Kentucky's greatest. During his tenure, December 8, 1959-December 10, 1963, he was a champion of public schools.

November 2016 Activity and Safety Checkpoint Locations

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:42:23 GMT

Kentucky State Police Post 3 Commander Captain John Clark is reporting the following activity by the Troopers and Detectives for the month of November 2016. Citations: 1376 Speed: 481 Seatbelt: 116 DUI Arrest: 20 Complaints: 1093 Collisions Investigated: 80 Criminal Cases Opened: 51 Criminal Arrest: 137 The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Radio Room is reporting the following activity for the month of November 2016.

8 Strategies for Confronting Hate

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:54:05 GMT

There's no denying it anymore: Hatred is erupting all over the United States, after having long simmered beneath the social surface. In less than one week, the Southern Poverty Law Center has tallied more than 400 incidents of "hateful intimidation and harassment"-and millions of Americans now fear becoming victims of verbal and physical assaults, possibly thanks to some threatening and violent language coming from the very top of our society.

The Center to celebrate youth programs -

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:21:51 GMT

Photo submitted The Center for Rural Development's Rogers Scholars program provides valuable leadership skills and expert-led instruction in what it is like to work in the health-care field as one of three career majors in the intensive, one-week summer program. Rogers Scholars, open to rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky, emphasizes technological skills development and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, and commitment to rural Kentucky.

B.C. Farm Bureau recognized for outstanding membership & program achievement

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:16:43 GMT

Butler County Farm Bureau was recognized during the 97th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville for its outstanding membership and program achievement in 2016.

KSP Troopers armed with Teddy Bears

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:55:55 GMT

Kentucky State Police will soon be armed with a new tool to help bring peace to children in traumatic situations. KSP has relaunched it's Trooper Teddy bear program.

Four Locations Bid For New U.S. Four-Star

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:40:17 GMT

The Tryon International Equestrian Center will host the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, and they are also bidding to hold the second North American four-star. Photo courtesy of TIEC.

Deputy: Confronted Kinman about mishandling of evidence

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:44:12 GMT

That's how then-Deputy James Thomas "J.T." Shaw described his reaction when he discovered an evidence bag from a case he had worked in the back of a Chevy Tahoe during an inspection of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office vehicle on Dec. 4, 2013. Shaw, a key witness in the trial against Sheriff Jamie Kinman, was on the witness stand for more than six hours Wednesday, describing the events that led to a 2014 indictment against Kinman, 39, who is charged with tampering with evidence, a felony, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor.

Authorities recover $250K in stolen property from theft rings spanning 2 states

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:02:03 GMT

According to a press release, the stolen property included a Polaris four wheeler, Hustler Raptor zero-turn mower, Dixie Chopper zero-turn mower, three flatbed trailers, one box trailer, electric winch, weed eaters, hunting gear, Yeti cooler, saws, generator, and lawn tools. Marcus McKay, 31, from Clarksville, and Jerry Lee Baker, 40, from Henrietta, have been arrested in connection with the crime.

Viewers join former Miss America to help local couple living in shed

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:59:42 GMT

One day after WAVE 3 News showed how their home-repair nightmare left them living in a shed, people from across WAVE Country have come forward to offer help. And now, the wheels are in motion to get the couple back into the house that was destroyed more than a year ago.

Body found in central Ky Id'd as missing Florence woman

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:49:21 GMT

A body found off the Salt Lick exit off Interstate 64 in central Kentucky on Monday has been identified as Crystal Warner, the Florence woman who went missing in July with her boyfriend, according to Bath County Coroner Robert Powell. The coroner identified Warner through dental records, according to KSP.

Author-mom delivers for Kentucky kids at Christmas

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:38:04 GMT

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. It's also the reason Jennifer Sierra became a children's book author.

Some Ky. farmers may be eligible for drought-related aid

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:10:27 GMT

Agriculture officials say farmers in 10 southeastern Kentucky counties may be eligible for federal aid as part of an agricultural disaster declaration due to the drought. State Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the drought has hurt crops and forced livestock producers to feed hay earlier than usual because their pastures are depleted.

Kentucky state workers won't get early pay for Christmas 2017

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:10:26 GMT

By Jack Brammer-Lexington Herald Leader- via Kentucky Press News Service Christmas -- at least the pay -- won't come early next year for Kentucky's 34,000-plus state workers. State Personnel Secretary Thomas B. Stephens is going to stop in December 2017 "the long-standing tradition" of rearranging the regular pay schedule in the last month of the year to pay state employees prior to the Christmas holiday.

Guest Comment

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:44:02 GMT

The author, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield, lives in Chico and teaches English at Gridley High School. How could the prognosticators get it so wrong? A common hypothesis from both conservative Fox News and left-leaning CNN coalesced around a belief that the voters from rural America - such as those in Nebraska, Kentucky and so many others - turned out the vote to tender a message to America, a clarion call from the cornfields.