Society

Crime
7:56 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Parole Denied to Man Convicted of Kidnapping

One of seven people charged in the disappearance and death of a western Kentucky woman has lost his first bid for parole.

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Society
2:52 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Kentucky Non-Profit Gives Grants to Public Libraries to Expand Collections, Improve Literacy

Non-profit Kentucky Book Fair is giving three of its seven grants to public and community college libraries in our region.

Livingston County Public Library is receiving one of the largest grants with 15-hundred dollars to purchase more books about the arts for adults and children.

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Society
3:46 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Guess, Daughter Make National Headlines as Part of Anti-Bullying Effort

Credit Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation Facebook

Paducah mother, business woman and Murray State Board of Regent's member Susan Guess and her daughter Morgan are getting national attention for their efforts to make Kentucky a leader in anti-bullying efforts.

Susan and Morgan wrote opinion pieces published in national online news website Huffington Post Tuesday, and the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation was featured in a bullying article on CNN.com just last week.

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Religion
2:42 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Paul Claims War on Christianity

Kentucky’s junior senator told a conference of social conservatives in Washington Friday there’s a worldwide war on Christianity.

Republican Rand Paul was speaking to the Value Voters Summit hosted by the Family Research Council. He said the war is being waged by a fanatical element of Islam.

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Society
4:53 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Madisonville Chamber Director on the I-69 Development Conference

Kate Lochte speaks with Hopkins County-Madisonville Chamber Director Lee Lingo about its upcoming I-69 Kentucky Development Conference presented by Rogers Group. The purpose of the Conference, presented by Rogers Group, Inc. is to help communities prepare for the economic benefits and transitions of the I-69 Corridor that is a planned 55 mile freeway overlapping portions of I-24 and the Western Kentucky Parkway, to improve trade and travel across western Kentucky. The Conference is on Tuesday, October 15, from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the Ballard Convention Center in Madisonville. Click here to find out more about the event and how to participate.

Society
4:04 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Louisville Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Ohio County

Ohio County Sherriff's deputies have seized a half-million dollars worth of heroin and methamphetamine as part of an undercover operation.

Police arrested 23 year-old Leon Mays of Louisville Tuesday at a truck stop on the Western Kentucky Parkway. 

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Arson
6:49 am
Thu October 10, 2013

KSP Makes Arrest In Murray Arson

The Kentucky State Police arrested 39 year old Stewart Odom of Murray yesterday in connection with an early morning Arson Fire that occurred on Oct. 6th in Murray, and an attempted Arson Fire at another location on Oct. 8th.

Both incidents occurred on Hamilton Avenue. Odom is charged with Arson in the First Degree, Attempted Arson in the First Degree, and two Counts of Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction, Third Degree.

The investigation continues by State Police Detective Frank Gresham.

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Health
11:19 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Special Needs Folks Demonstrate Therapeutic Riding Saturday

Credit horsesinc.org

HORSES, Inc's name is actually an acronym:  Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services.  It offers therapeutic horseback riding classes for people with physical, mental or emotional challenges.  Today we meet one of its Board Members, John Maldaner, to speak about the Boots & Bridles Competition Saturday at Carson Park in Paducah.  The all-day event is actually a celebration of the riders with a couple of participation events as well.
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Society
11:02 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Shut Down Wednesday

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connecting western Kentucky with southeast Missouri will be out of service early Wednesday for required maintenance.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said normal operations should resume by 1 p.m.

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Society
7:20 am
Tue October 8, 2013

TN Data Shows High Number Of Drug-Dependent Newborns

Credit womenshealth.gov

New data from the Tennessee Health Department shows more drug dependent newborns in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011.

By the first week of this month, 643 babies were born dependent, compared with 629 two years ago. Commissioner John Dreyzehner says at that rate the department is projecting more than 800 drug-dependent newborns by year end.

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