VAN NEWBERRY http://wkms.org en Newberry and Harnice Deny Deal and Go to Trial in McCracken Zoning Case http://wkms.org/post/newberry-and-harnice-deny-deal-and-go-trial-mccracken-zoning-case <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge Doug </span>Harnice<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will head to trial after rejecting a </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/commonwealth-attorney-offers-deal-newberry-and-harnice-zoning-misconduct-case" style="line-height: 1.5;">plea deal</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> over allegations </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/newberry-faces-zoning-allegations" style="line-height: 1.5;">the two illegally changed zoning maps.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commonwealth Attorney G.L.&nbsp;</span>Ovey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is prosecuting Newberry and </span>Harnice<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on felony charges affecting at least 500 pieces of property.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:11:40 +0000 Lance Dennee 41766 at http://wkms.org Newberry and Harnice Deny Deal and Go to Trial in McCracken Zoning Case Genova to Start Production in Paducah Mid-July http://wkms.org/post/genova-start-production-paducah-mid-july <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The McCracken County Fiscal Court approved a lease to </span>Genova<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Products, a Michigan-based vinyl and plumbing products company, for the former Infiniti building for ten years with an option to renew at $298,000 annually during a special meeting last night. Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor said </span>Genova<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can start manufacturing by the middle of the month.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:26:30 +0000 Lance Dennee 41719 at http://wkms.org Genova to Start Production in Paducah Mid-July Commonwealth Attorney Offers Deal to Newberry and Harnice in Zoning Misconduct Case http://wkms.org/post/commonwealth-attorney-offers-deal-newberry-and-harnice-zoning-misconduct-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and deputy judge Doug </span>Harnice<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were offered a deal by the Commonwealth in Circuit Court Friday. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Special prosecutor G.L. </span>Ovey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> would not elaborate on the details of the offer.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:06:41 +0000 Lance Dennee 40950 at http://wkms.org Commonwealth Attorney Offers Deal to Newberry and Harnice in Zoning Misconduct Case Settlement Possible in Newberry Zoning Case http://wkms.org/post/settlement-possible-newberry-zoning-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a court date looms for McCracken County Judge&nbsp;Executive Van Newberry regarding </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/mccracken-county-officials-indicted-zoning-case" style="line-height: 1.5;">allegations of zoning misconduct</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Commonwealth's Attorney G.L. </span>Ovey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says there is potential for a settlement.</span></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:02:52 +0000 John Null 40655 at http://wkms.org Settlement Possible in Newberry Zoning Case Jail Largest Expenditure in McCracken County Fiscal Court Budget http://wkms.org/post/jail-largest-expenditure-mccracken-county-fiscal-court-budget <p>The McCracken County Fiscal Court voted on the first reading of a 2014-2015 budget&nbsp;Monday&nbsp;that totals $32m, including over $6m &nbsp;for the McCracken County Jail. The jail has a large number of employees and houses more than 450 inmates.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 14:54:36 +0000 Lance Dennee 40526 at http://wkms.org Jail Largest Expenditure in McCracken County Fiscal Court Budget McCracken County Judge Executive Race Set With Three Candidates http://wkms.org/post/mccracken-county-judge-executive-race-set-three-candidates <p></p><p><em>Updated 5 p.m.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The stage is set for the next McCracken County Judge Executive race, with two candidates filing their letter of intent by today's deadline.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s&nbsp;</span>2<sup>nd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;District Senator Bob&nbsp;</span>Leeper filed his candidacy statement this morning, and current Judge Executive Van Newberry filed at 3:25 p.m.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:26:10 +0000 Whitney Jones 39610 at http://wkms.org McCracken County Judge Executive Race Set With Three Candidates Discovery Period Extended in Van Newberry Zoning Case http://wkms.org/post/discovery-period-extended-van-newberry-zoning-case <p>Discovery continues in a lawsuit regarding potential&nbsp;zoning misconduct case involving McCracken County's Judge Executive and his deputy.&nbsp;</p><p>The case's first pre-trial conference took place this morning.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:36:35 +0000 Rob Canning 39401 at http://wkms.org Discovery Period Extended in Van Newberry Zoning Case Pretrial Conference Set in McCracken County Zoning Case http://wkms.org/post/pretrial-conference-set-mccracken-county-zoning-case <p>A pretrial conference is set in the zoning misconduct case involving the McCracken County Judge Executive and his Deputy. &nbsp;</p><p>The attorney for Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice says the defense will meet with the prosecution before the judge on&nbsp;March 21 to determine the proceedings for the trial. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:21:23 +0000 Rob Canning 38883 at http://wkms.org Pretrial Conference Set in McCracken County Zoning Case New Judge Appointed to McCracken County Zoning Case Against Newberry, Harnice http://wkms.org/post/new-judge-appointed-mccracken-county-zoning-case-against-newberry-harnice <p></p><p>A new judge has been appointed to a <a href="http://wkms.org/post/newberry-faces-zoning-allegations">zoning case</a> against McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice.</p><p>Newberry’s attorney Will Kautz said Marshall County Chief Circuit Judge Dennis Foust will hear the case after McCracken County Judges Craig Clymer and Tim Kaltenbach recused themselves. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:48:01 +0000 Whitney Jones 38181 at http://wkms.org New Judge Appointed to McCracken County Zoning Case Against Newberry, Harnice Newberry Switches to Independent for Third Run at Office http://wkms.org/post/newberry-switches-independent-third-run-office <p>McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry is running for a third term, and will do so as an independent.</p><p>Newberry was a Democrat and says he has considered the party switch since 2010. He says county level officials should be nonpartisan. Newberry's party switch, at present, allows him to avoid a primary race against Democrat Jeff Hines.</p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 22:01:41 +0000 John Null 37734 at http://wkms.org Newberry Switches to Independent for Third Run at Office