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  • 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.

  • New book details the dwindling of rural Kentucky

    By Greg Kocher

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    RICHMOND — Kentucky is still rural, as evidenced by 310 million chickens raised for meat or eggs in a state of 4.3 million people. But a new book documents what’s left behind as more people trade the countryside for jobs in cities.

  • Bus crash documentary underway

    By Jeff D’Alessio

    Landmark News Service

    Now that Quinton Higgins has the future of his own children to worry about, he spends more time thinking about the 1988 bus crash in Carroll County that he survived.

    Twenty-seven people perished on that dark interstate.

    “I don’t know why it is, but I tell my kids all the time about it,’’ he said. “I think more about what happened now than ever.’’

  • One person dies in motorcycle crash in Trimble County

    Kentucky State Police Troopers from Post 5 responded to a fatal collision  at 9:38 p.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Trimble County.

    The investigation revealed that Patrick Moore, 27, of Sulphur, was operating a motorcycle near the 9900 block of U.S. 421 in Milton when he apparently failed to negotiate a curve, resulting in impact with a nearby guardrail. Both Moore and his passenger, Catherine Nicole Straw (27 years old from Sulphur), were thrown from the motorcycle during impact, according to a state police news release.

  • ELECTION 2011: Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    By Stephen Lega

    Landmark News Service

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.

  • ELECTION 2011: Agriculture Commissioner

    James Comer

    Republican candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

     

    1. Why are you seeking this office?

    JC: I've been a lifelong farmer. I'm a fifth generation farmer. I love agriculture. I love farmers and farm communities, and I know I can make a difference and take agriculture to the next level.

     

    2. What experiences and qualifications have prepared you to serve as commissioner of agriculture?

  • ELECTION 2011: Agriculture Commissioner

    Bob Farmer

    Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

     

    1. Why are you seeking this office?

    BF: Well, you I come at it from a different angle than a lot of people seeking office. I've had my own business for 30 years, marketing, advertising, public relations. And I want to use my life skills as a business person, a marketing person, 'cause that's a big big part of this job, marketing, to help the people of Kentucky and rural Kentuckians, in particular.

  • ELECTION 2011: Its Farmer vs. a farmer in race for agriculture commissioner

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service


    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.

    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.