Caldwell County

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  A petition is circulating that urges Caldwell County judge-executive Ellen Dunning to move the fiscal court’s monthly meeting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jeff Simms, a Princeton banker, started the Change.org petition and says Caldwell County residents who might not be able to attend the morning meetings deserve more access to their local government.

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Caldwell County’s former animal shelter is embattled in a federal lawsuit seeking damages for what she claims is a wrongful termination. 

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A recent indoor air quality study in Caldwell County shows county workplaces have a high level of fine particle air pollution from secondhand smoke, 1.6 times higher than the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for outdoor air. The air pollution was also 2.8 times higher than Georgetown and 3.1 times higher than Lexington after implementation of their smoke-free laws

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Caldwell and Lyon county residents will soon be able to purchase affordable high-speed Internet.

The two Kentucky counties have received a grant from the Delta Regional Authority to improve Internet service in underserved areas.

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Caldwell County School officials are waiting to increase the district's minimum dropout age because the district is not prepared to implement a program to prevent students from dropping out past the age of 16.

More than 100 districts have increased their dropout age to 18 voluntarily, in part, to receive a $10-thousand incentive from the Commonwealth.

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A multi-vehicle accident on I-69 involving a semi-truck has blocked traffic around the crash site. Southbound and westbound traffic is being detoured at Exit 12 through Princeton. The delay and detour are expected to last until around 9 a.m.

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Kentucky State Police are looking into the death of an Eddyville two year old following an accident Friday. Charles Bobinsky was riding with his grandfather on a skid steer loader when he fell off, receiving a massive head injury.

Citizens Group Recommends Caldwell County Smoking Ban

Oct 24, 2012
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A citizens group says the Caldwell County Fiscal Court should consider a county-wide smoking ban. The CaldWELL Committee surveyed around 300 people in the county on health issues. The survey showed the top issue was banning smoking in public places. Caldwell County Judge-Executive Brock Thomas says the fiscal court will study the issue before they decide to take any action.

KY airports receive federal grants for upgrades

Aug 31, 2012

Princeton’s airport is among the nine across Kentucky are receiving a share of grants totaling $2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration.  Governor Steve Beshear announced the grants Thursday.  The Princeton-Caldwell County Airport will receive $105,000 for runway, taxiway, and runway lighting improvements.  Beshear says the money will help keep the state's airports safe.

Princeton & Sturgis Alcohol Vote

Aug 6, 2012
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Residents of both Princeton and Sturgis Kentucky  go to the polls tomorrow to decide the fate of alcohol sales in their cities.

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