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  • On the job

    While Marion County students enjoyed a break from classes last week, many of them found another way to continue their education. Several students in Project Lead the Way participated in co-ops at local businesses and industries.
    At Angell Demmel, junior Chris Piekarski and senior Brandon O’Daniel were assigned with coming up with a way to ship parts for a Lexus vehicle overseas without damaging them. They also got to try their hand at designing a crate in AutoCAD (a computer-aided design and drafting program).

  • A perfect match

    Peeing on the operating table might be an embarrassing moment for most people, but it was a miracle for Julia Browning Devine.
    Devine, 44, who has suffered from kidney disease since she was 15, received her second kidney transplant on Aug. 26, which was her late Grandmother Inez Browning’s birthday.
    From the moment Devine received the long awaited phone call that she might be getting a kidney, everything seemed meant to be. But, her journey to that fateful day included lots of ups and downs.

  • Campbellsville man charged in murder-for-hire attempt

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with attempting to hire people to kill a local woman.
    Timothy R. Davis, 27, of Lyon Street, was arrested Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. at his home.
    According to his arrest warrant, Davis is accused of making numerous threats while he was incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center to kill a local woman when he was released. The warrant states that Davis also allegedly attempted to hire other inmates to murder the woman.

  • Kentucky Dairy Queen stores hit by hackers

    Kentucky Press News Service

    More than 50 Kentucky Dairy Queen stores are among several hundred DQs nationwide that have been hit by hackers.
    On its website, International Dairy Queen said customers’ names, payment card numbers and expiration dates were hacked. No Social Security numbers, PINs or email addresses were involved.
    Dairy Queen customers can go to: www.dairyqueen.com/datasecurityincident/ for more information.

  • Ebola a non-issue in Kentucky, health workers say

    By Victoria Aldrich
    The Advocate-Messenger

    The Ebola virus is a living horror movie.
    Once infected, your body slowly melts from within until you crash, or bleed out, oozing a hot trail of infectious death.
    That’s the bad news. The good news is, ignore the hype and carry on, according to Boyle County Health Department Public Health Director Brent Blevins.

  • Suspect caught in Hardin County field after hit-and-run, assault

    By Judah Taylor
    The News-Enterprise

    A Kentucky State Police K-9 unit alerted police Monday evening to a man hiding in the woods after a hit-and-run turned manhunt left a Hardin County elementary school “locked out” and an Elizabethtown neighborhood shut down.

  • Kentucky is sixth poorest state in the nation, website says

    By Monica Spees
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Kentuckians are among the poorest people in the country.
    Kentucky was listed as the sixth poorest state in the nation in WalletHub’s “2014’s Richest and Poorest States.” WalletHub is a financial website that explores economic factors that affect Americans.

  • Kentucky's Internet speed, price among worst in America

    By Monica Spees
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Kentucky is among the worst states in the nation for Internet service and prices.
    A recent study by Blue Fire Broadband, a satellite Internet company that offers service in rural areas where cable and DSL aren’t readily available, listed all 50 states from best to worst in four categories: broadband speed increase from 2010 to 2014, average broadband speed in 2014, average price drop per megabits per second and average price per Mbps in 2014.

  • Runaway boy, 15, drove stolen dump truck 130 miles from Glasgow to Richmond, police say

    By Jim Warren
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A 15-year-old boy apparently drove a stolen dump truck from Glasgow all the way to Richmond before being stopped early Monday on Interstate 75, state authorities said.
    Kentucky State Police said the juvenile, who has not been identified, apparently had run away from his foster family.

  • Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes take their talking points face to face

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    There were a few skirmishes but little new ground was broken as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes delivered their well-worn attack lines to each other's faces Monday night on statewide television.