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  • Conway, P’Pool face off in the attorney general race

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P’Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P’Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general’s office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Treasurer candidates promise more with fewer dollars

    ERIN L. MCCOY

    Landmark News Service

  • Trimble considers Sunday wine sales

    The Sunday sale of wine is a step closer to reality in Trimble County.

    Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday approved the first reading of an ordinance allowing the sale of wine at the Little Kentucky River Winery south of Bedford.

    Hours for Sunday sales would be from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. if fiscal court adopts the ordinance following a second reading during its next meeting on Nov. 21.

  • New winery opens on the Little Kentucky in Trimble

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    Landmark News Service

    When David and Teresa Weyler first bought 475 acres along the Little Kentucky River in Trimble County back in 2003, the Louisville couple planned mostly to use the property for hunting.

    But after delving into the history of their newly acquired house at 3289 U.S. 421 South, just about 3 miles south of the Bedford city limits, they decided to renovate the dilapidated property that once belonged to Bessie Hunter and do something more with it.

  • Sparta man indicted for filing false tax returns

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) jointly announced today that an indictment was unsealed yesterday charging a Sparta, Ky., man with filing false tax returns.

    The indictment alleges that Meredith L. Lawrence, 61, filed false tax returns in 2005, 2006, and 2007. According to the indictment, Lawrence’s income was greater than he reported on his returns.

    Lawrence was arraigned yesterday and entered a plea of not guilty to each count of the indictment. Trial is scheduled for December 21, 2011.

  • Most Kentuckians aren’t going to vote on Nov. 8

    From The State Journal

    Without a hot race to motivate voters, Kentucky is caught in a political malaise that will drive down turnout on Nov. 8, the state’s chief election officer predicted Monday.

    Secretary of State Elaine Walker said she expects between 25 and 28 percent of the state’s registered voters to decide whether to re-elect Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear or replace him with one of two challengers, Republican David Williams or Independent Gatewood Galbraith.

  • Beshear announces 45 new jobs in NKy.

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced Johnson Controls Inc. will expand its Northern Kentucky automotive battery operation, creating 45 new jobs.

    The company’s $24.2 million investment will increase the plant’s square footage to accommodate additional production lines and warehousing space.

  • Veteran Kentucky AP photojournalist Ed Reinke dies Tuesday at age 60

    By JANET CAPPIELLO

    Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE — Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer who traveled worldwide and was known for his striking pictures of Kentucky news and sporting events, died Tuesday following an injury, according to his family. He was 60.

    Reinke was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood on Oct. 2 after he fell and suffered a head injury while covering the IndyCar race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.

  • Statewide smoking ban likely to be discussed

    By ROBYN L. MINOR

    The Daily News, Bowling Green

    A statewide smoking ban will again come before lawmakers when they head back to Frankfort in January, but just how much support such a measure will have is unclear.

    “There is no question that it would save the state money in terms of what it pays out for Medicaid,” said state Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green.

  • Edelen, Kemper face off in race for state auditor’s post

    By Jesse Osbourne

    Landmark News Service

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

     

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he’s had a lot of experience in both business and government.