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  • Health cabinet appeals ruling on child abuse records

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is appealing a recent court decision in a five-year legal battle over newspaper access to child abuse records.
    Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd found last year that the cabinet "willfully circumvented" the Open Records Act by failing to fully release files on child abuse fatalities and near deaths.

  • Blame all around in Fruit of the Loom closure

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal

    The Democratic frontrunner to take on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell placed blame for the closure of Jamestown’s Fruit of the Loom factory squarely on the Republican’s shoulders Friday, citing past votes against legislation aimed to keep companies on U.S. soil.

  • State police K9 officers file suit seeking overtime for taking care of their dogs

    By Jim Warren
    Lexington Herald Leader

    Nine officers in the Kentucky State Police K9 unit allege in court that the state police violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to let them claim overtime for maintaining their dogs.
    Originally filed in Franklin Circuit Court, the lawsuit was transferred this week to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
    Plaintiffs in the case are Stephen Burke, a state K9 officer from Bowling Green, and eight other officers from across Kentucky.

  • KSP warns of possible scam

    The Crittenden Press

    The Kentucky State Police is advising the public of a possible scam.
    Over the weekend, KSP Post 2 Madisonville was contacted by a concerned citizen in reference to a possible scam. The person advised that they received a call from Louisiana. A male caller stated that they were going to send the potential victim money from a pharmaceutical company because of faulty mesh from a surgery many years ago.

  • Bevin seeks to close on McConnell as May 20 primary looms

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    And down the stretch they come.
    There are only six weeks until the May 20 primary between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican challenger Matt Bevin.
    For Team Mitch, the next few weeks are about executing the final stage of a plan that began as long ago as May 2010, when Rand Paul defeated Trey Grayson in the GOP Senate primary.

  • Mid-continent University acting to shore up its finances

    By Kathleen Fox
    The Paducah Sun

    As officials at Mid-Continent University work on submitting the correct paperwork to release federal funding, acting president Ken Winters has announced several money-saving steps.
    Winters met privately with faculty and staff members April 1. He told the group about several actions the school has taken, including temporarily laying off about 40 staff members, selling property and vehicles, and freezing new admissions. Winters was given broad authority to act on behalf of the Mid-Continent Board of Trustees.

  • 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.