Society

Society
4:32 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

US 60 Ledbetter Barges/Crane on Track to Reopen

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to resume hanging steel on the new US 60 Ledbetter Bridge next Monday. C.J. Mahan Contracting has had construction crews working on other phases of the project while a salvage team has been working to re-float a crane barge at the site.

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Fair Housing Workshops for LGBT
11:07 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Fair Housing Workshops for LGBT Community

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 1:33 pm

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is offering education workshops on fair housing to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals across the commonwealth this week.

The commission is working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to present the workshops. HUD recently changed its policy, to prevent discrimination against LGBT people.

Kentucky does not have a similar state-wide plan, but three cities—Louisville, Lexington and Covington—have fairness ordinances that protect the LGBT community.

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Fire
7:21 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Bridge Fire Closes Road

Hickman County Emergency Management Agency

KY-1037 (also known as Gore Road and Crap Shoot Road) remains closed for the several days near Clinton due to an early morning fire on a wooden railroad overpass. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the fire mostly damaged the railing; and the fire may have been deliberately set. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Canadian National Railroad, and local officials are working to replace the bridge with a modern concrete structure. Construction is expected to start sometime late this year or early next year.

Crime
7:16 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Former Social Worker Indicted for Tampering

A former Christian County social worker has been indicted on a charge of tampering with public records.  A grand jury handed down the felony indictment Friday against 41-year-old Donna Currey of Hopkinsville.  

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Health and Welfare
7:14 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Foundation Posts New Community Health Directory

Wikimedia Commons

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has released a new online directory of community groups that could provide support for patients and their families. 

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Boating
7:08 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Missing Boater's Body Found

The body of a Lovelaceville boater missing since Friday was found on Big Turner Lake late last night. Ballard County Coroner Bob Morrow tells the West Kentucky Star 48-year-old Barry Hammonds’ body was found around 9 pm near where his boat flipped late Friday night. 

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Society
12:14 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Plans to clean up bridge debris begin

Marshall and Trigg Counties’ Judge Executives are talking with representatives from Foss Maritime about handling the wreckage left from  Eggner’s Ferry Bridge collapse. 

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Jobs
9:13 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Jobless Rates Fall

wikipedia.org

Kentucky's jobless rate fell again last month. The latest figures from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training say the May rate was down to 8.2 percent, a tenth of a percent decrease from April. 

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Crime
9:06 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Jail Escapee Captured in Mayfield

wikipedia.org

An inmate who walked away from a detention center in Murray yesterday is now back in custody. 

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Taxes
9:01 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Gas Tax on the Rise

wikipedia.org

Gas taxes are headed up this summer in the commonwealth. On July 1st, Kentucky’s gas tax will increase 2.1 cents per gallon. 

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