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  • Police, Fort Knox officials searching for missing soldier

    By Gina Clear
    The News-Enterprise

    Radcliff police are investigating the disappearance of a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Knox who resides in Radcliff.
    Spc. Sean Monahan, 25, was last seen around 8 p.m. Saturday. He was wearing a blue and green flannel shirt, blue jeans and boots, according to police. He has blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds.
    He is believed to be driving a 2011 Dodge 1500 Ram truck with Kentucky license plate 723LPZ, the release said.

  • Widow of slain Bardstown officer talks to police chaplain group

    By Franklin Clark
    The Cadiz Record

    Communications between law enforcement departments and families, and between law enforcement officers and their spouses, are of the utmost importance.
    That was one of the takeaway lessons from a meeting of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, held in Cadiz. Amy Ellis, the widow of slain Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, Tania Pineiroa, wife to a Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy, and Bardstown Police Captain Tom Roby spoke to the group of police officers, family members and chaplains.

  • McConnell lauds Supreme Court decision striking down aggregate contribution limits

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hailed a decision April 2 by the U.S. Supreme Court that strikes down aggregate limits on how much donors can give to political parties and committees in a two-year election cycle.
    The court kept in place limits on what a donor can give to individual candidates and committees, but the ruling in McCutcheon v. the Federal Election Commission will let someone give to an unlimited number of candidates and committees.

  • U.S. Senate candidate speaks at pro-cockfighting rally

    By Dean Manning and Trent Knuckles
    Corbin/Whitley News Journal

    U.S. Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin’s itinerary listed a recent event at The Arena in Corbin as a “states rights rally,” but event organizers say the sole purpose was to build support to legalize cockfighting in Kentucky.
    Bevin addressed the crowd of about 700 people at the event, which was closed to the media.

  • Legislative session brings winners and losers

    By Mike Wynn and Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – With only two days left in the 2014 General Assembly, major bills on heroin, juvenile justice and the state road plan remain in limbo while others have been deemed victorious or sent to the morgue.
    The House and Senate broke for a 10-day recess on Tuesday as Gov. Steve Beshear considers vetos, and lawmakers aren't scheduled to return until April 14.

  • Sun, warm weather expected for Thunder over Louisville

    By Mark Boxley
    The Courier-Journal

    After a week mostly filled with dreary days and rain, Louisville is expected to see a break in the weather just in time for Thunder Over Louisville Saturday.
    There is a chance of rain almost every day this week but Saturday is forecast to be sunny with highs in the 70s. This year's Thunder is expected to be much warmer than the 2013 event, which started the day with temperatures in the 30s and didn't break out of the 50s all day.

  • PETA submits formal complaint claiming Turtleman broke animal cruelty laws

    By Pam Wright
    The Advocate Messenger

    Ernie Brown Jr., also known as the Turtleman, is in deep water this time.
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has launched an investigation into allegations of animal cruelty during filming of his Animal Planet reality series “Call of the Wildman.”

  • Study: Voting process in Kentucky lags nation's

    By Sharon Coolidge
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Over the last two presidential elections, Ohio and Kentucky officials improved election performance, shrinking wait times and cleaning up voter registries.

  • Kynect enrollment extended through April 11

    STAFF REPORT

    The Governor’s Office has announced that enrollment for health insurance through kynect has been extended through April 11 for Kentuckians who had trouble starting or completing their applications.
    Kentuckians who completed their applications by March 31 can visit kynect.ky.gov to select a plan by midnight April 15 for coverage that could start May 1.

  • Congressman Massie supports raw deal for milk

    By Brad Bowman
    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky U.S. Representative Thomas Massie has introduced legislation aimed at protecting farmers and keeping the federal government out of your milk.
    On Thursday, March 27, Massie joined a bipartisan effort of 19 other legislators for two bills: The Milk Freedom Act of 2014 and the Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014, which would allow consumers to buy raw, unpasteurized milk across interstate lines.