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  • 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.

  • Police searching for Springfield Nursing and Rehab robbers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Springfield Police responded to a 911 call in regard to a robbery at Springfield Nursing and Rehab at about 4:40 a.m. on Saturday. No injuries were reported from the incident, which remains under investigation.

  • Former deputy pleads guilty to drug crimes

    A former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold has pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes. And, he now faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.
    Former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William "Billy" Rice, 38, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty.

  • Voter registration deadline approaching

    Landmark News Service

    The final day to register to vote in the May 20 primary election is April 21.
    Eligible Kentucky voters must be at least 18 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and live within the state for a minimum of 28 days before the election, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

  • Born to care

    Maybe nursing is in her blood, or maybe she just knew from a young age what she wanted to be. Regardless of the reason, Connie Higdon said she can’t see herself being anything other than a nurse.
    And after spending 37 years of her 38-year career working in labor and delivery, she can’t imagine working anywhere else, either.
    “Seeing a newborn baby, every delivery is just like the first one. It’s just a miracle,” Higdon said.