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Posted June 22, 2018 Ledger Independent ]  

KSP says it's investigating former Fleming school district official

Conway Conway The Kentucky State Police Morehead Post is conducting an investigation regarding the finances of the Fleming County School district. Detective Brian Cooper with KSP said an investigation is underway regarding Fleming County Schools finances and declined to comment further on the matter. According to Fleming County Schools Superintendent Brian Creasman, former Director of Districtwide Operations and Finance Greg Conway no longer works with Fleming County schools. Creasman made no further comments regarding Conway’s resignation.

 

Posted June 22, 2018 Bowling Green Daily News ]  

Former Bowling Green officer charged in Tennessee with threatening Trump

     A former Bowling Green Police Department officer made threats against President Donald Trump on social media around the time the president visited Nashville in May, federal prosecutors said. Andrew Long Ryan, 37, was indicted Wednesday on two counts of making threats against the president, the U.S. attorney's office in Nashville said in a statement. Ryan is in federal custody and he plans to plead not guilty in a future hearing, his public defender, Andrew Brandon, said Thursday.

Posted June 22, 2018 Courier-Journal ]

Kentucky Democrats see drop in voter registration

     Democratic voter registration is decreasing in Kentucky, which could possibly signal a difficult time for a “blue wave” of liberal candidates in the midterm elections. Democrats are now 49.9 percent of the 3.3 million registered voters in Kentucky, according to state data released this month. Republicans now make up 41 percent.

Posted June 22, 2018 Courier-Journal ]

Nun says she caught killer’s eye in court

     Sister Susan Gatz and other members of Kentucky’s Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have had a long journey to forgiveness since the summer of 2016, when they learned about the killing of two Roman Catholic nuns, including one of their own. Forgiveness around something so painful is not easy, Gatz said. But at the same time, she said, “if we’re going to be true to who we want to be and who we say we’re following, we felt that we had to do it.” At a sentencing hearing on Thursday, Gatz faced for the first time the man who admitted to killing Sisters Paula Merrill and Margaret Held, a member of the School Sisters of St. Frances in Milwaukee.

    Posted June 22, 2018 Courier-Journal ]

GOP chief: Ruling may kill pension reform

     If a court ruling that struck down Kentucky’s controversial pension law is upheld, Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer said Thursday he has no interest in passing new reforms – and he doubts other state lawmakers do, either. “I don’t see much inclination out there to open this thing up and deal with it again, so that just means our pension systems are going to continue to spiral downward and our bond rating will continue to decrease,” said Thayer, R-Georgetown. “If this decision holds ... the defenders of the status quo c

Posted June 22, 2018 Lexington Herald Leader ]  

Coach accused of asking students for nude photos

     A Bell County teacher and assistant basketball coach has been indicted on multiple federal child pornography charges after being accused of asking two high school students to send him explicit pictures. Jordan Ryan Turner, 30, is accused of using Facebook messenger to ask two Bell County High School students, both males, for nude pictures, according to a federal affidavit.

 

Posted June 22, 2018 Kentucky Enquirer ]

Sports betting in Ky. could begin next summer, legislator says

     Following the May 14 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to decide their own fate of sports betting, a bipartisan, nine-member panel has formed to draft and file legislation to implement legal sports betting in Kentucky. These legislative efforts in Kentucky will be aimed toward professional sports, and possibly some limited instances of college sports, while banning wagering on high school or below level sports, according to a Legislative Research Commission press release.

Posted June 21, 2018 The Farmer's Pride ]

SAYING GOODBYE: Lutz family holds on as neighbors sell cattle, close dairies

     Robert Lutz thumbs through a book filled with signatures and recalls the travelers who have visited from across the globe to learn about dairy farming. The walls in his office are covered in photos of dams that represent eight generations of quality, registered Holstein genetics. “We haven’t bought a cow since 1978,” he says, then tells how experts at the University of Kentucky and Alltech would send visitors to his farm. Nelson County has always been in the top five when it came to milk production in Kentucky. Thirty years ago, Nelson County dairy farmers produced more than 94 million pounds of milk annually. Now, if Robert Lutz closes his doors, there will be two dairy farms remaining in Nelson County.

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