Frankfort, KY – Some recent disasters are drawing attention to a 25-year old program aimed at protecting and preserving Kentucky's treasure trove of public documents. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says alarm bells are sounding over declines in funding for the program.
Paris, TN – Henry County Tennessee Sheriff's Department supervises inmates taking rehabilitation into their own hands. They grow vegetables on three small plots of land around the Community of Paris. The produce is primarily used for the jail cafeteria though a few weeks ago they began giving away produce to local residents. Paco Long-Mendez has the story.
Paris, TN – Tennessee U.S. Senator Bob Corker told a town hall gathering Wednesday that he hopes legislators in Washington will work toward a more moderate stance to health care reform when they returned from their August recess. The junior senator addressed a crowd of some 200 at the Henry County Courthouse. Corker says he is spending his recess on a 28-county listening tour of the state. The Paris Post Intelligencer reports the audience was well-behaved, in contrast to crowds elsewhere in the nation.
Bardwell, KY – Kentucky's waste management division has finished its emergency cleanup work at a Carlisle County demolition site. The agency removed about 2,500 tons of debris contaminated with asbestos. Deena Products in Arlington, the one-time electroplating operation where lamp fixtures were made, closed in the late 1980s. A recent demolition of some remaining buildings led to the discovery that asbestos was present in some of the debris. Cleanup cost the state about $400,000.
Paducah, KY – McCracken County Commonwealth Attorney Tim Kaltenbach has been appointed 2nd Judicial Circuit Judge for Division 1, which covers McCracken County. Governor Steve Beshear announced the appointment yesterday. Kaltenbach replaces Judge R. Jeffrey Hines, who resigned earlier this year.
Paducah, KY – A former McCracken County Sheriff's deputy released on shock probation after serving part of his sentence for shooting himself and falsely reporting that he was shot by an assailant has been sent back to jail. Benny Harding, was arrested Wednesday on a probation violation for failing to make restitution payments. He had been free after being granted shock probation last year.
Paris, TN – Police arrested two Henry County residents Wednesday for manufacturing meth, and their three young children were taken into state custody. 30-year-old Monika Hall and 43-year-old Thomas Hall were arrested after a tip led local law enforcement to search the Norwood Road residence. Thomas Hall was also charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. The Paris Post Intelligencer reports the children in the home ranged in age from 6 months to 6 years old.