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Health
3:42 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Christian Healthcare Supporters Rally In Wake of Judge's Ruling

A judge’s order blocking a Christian health sharing group from doing business in Kentucky has rallied supporters.

This week, Judge Thomas Wingate ordered Christian Care Medishare to stop operating in the commonwealth immediately as part of an on-going legal battle between Medishare and the state.

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Government
11:58 am
Wed October 3, 2012

If Beshear Appoints Williams to Judgeship, Stivers Will Likely Lead Senate

Robert Stivers
KY LRC

Kentucky Senate Republicans have established a succession plan in the case their current leader, David Williams, is appointed into an open judgeship in his district.

Williams is considered a leading candidate for the open circuit court judgeship that covers his home county.

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Government
8:31 am
Wed October 3, 2012

New Positions at Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office Have No Extra Cost

Recent promotions and newly-created titles at Montgomery County, Tennessee’s Sheriff’s Office won’t cost the agency extra money.  Officials with the department say they’ll actually cut costs. 

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Government
6:37 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Paducah City Commission Passes Olivet Church Road Widening

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court and Paducah’s City Commission met jointly Tuesday to discuss land transactions as well as improvements to Olivet Church Road.  The Court and Commission held an executive session to talk about the sale or acquisition of certain real estate.  In open session, they passed a joint resolution to widen Olivet Church and improve its curbs and gutters.  City Commissioner Gayle Kaler said the project would increase access to one of the city’s major hubs.

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Government
1:42 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Princeton Passed Second Reading of Alcohol Ordinance

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Princeton’s city council voted last night to pass the second reading of their new alcohol ordinance. Mayor Gayle Cherry says applications will now be accepted for the city’s two available liquor store licenses. She says it will be at least a couple of months before the stores open. City residents voted in August to go wet. The proposed measure allows businesses to sell alcohol from 7 a.m. to midnight, except on Sunday. Liquor stores may not be located within 1,000 feet of a school or within 200 feet of a church.

Government
9:00 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office Undergoes Major Change

The Sheriff’s Office in Montgomery County, Tennessee, is seeing massive leadership changes with the retirement of its No. 2 officer and the promotion of two captains to the new title of assistant chief deputy. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports one of the promoted captains is County Mayor Carolyn Bowers’ husband. Capt. William Bowers was named Assistant Chief Deputy for Enforcement and Courts.  Capt. Doug Tackett was appointed Assistant Chief Deputy for Detention. Former Chief Deputy Ed Patterson retired last month, and was succeeded by Lt. John Smith.

City Clerk Fired
4:00 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Fired City Clerk Will File Lawsuit Against Murray

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Former Murray City Clerk Harla McClure will file a lawsuit against the city for wrongful termination. Attorney Thomas Clay says Mayor Bill Wells declined to reinstate McClure as city clerk. Wells fired McClure in early September on allegations of lying about the theft of a $50 city sticker. McClure denies any dishonesty and says it was a misunderstanding.

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Government
11:54 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Princeton City Council Hears Second Reading of Alcohol Ordinance

The Princeton City Council holds the second reading of its proposed alcohol ordinance tonight. City residents voted in August to go wet. The proposed measure allows businesses to sell alcohol from 7 a.m. to midnight, except on Sunday. Liquor stores may not be located within 1,000 feet of a school or within 200 feet of a church.

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Government
8:44 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Democratic Attorneys General Association names Conway Co-chairman

The Democratic Attorneys General Association has named Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway as its co-chairman. Conway is in his second term in state office and will serve alongside California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Delaware Attorney Beau Biden. Conway is also on the executive committee of the National Association of Attorneys General.  He is co-chairman of their consumer protection and substance abuse committees.

Government
7:26 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Sturgis plan to consildate water system makes economic sense

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The city of Sturgis’s plan to shut down its water plant and move to the county water system is a good economic decision. That’s the opinion of Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder. He said the 34-year old Sturgis water plant spends 40-thousand dollars a year to meet current cleaning standards. Wilder said it’s cheaper for Sturgis to connect to the Morganfield plant than to build a new local one.

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