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  • Two meth labs discovered in Owen County

    Kentucky State Police discovered two meth labs during the night resulting from investigative efforts conducted in Owen County, one near Gratz and one in New Liberty.

    Justin Rapp, 25, of Owenton and Amber Rapp, 25, of Owenton were arrested after a lab was discovered outside the home located at 2145 Highway 355 near Gratz. Three children that live in the home were reportedly unharmed and not exposed to the lab. 

  • 2012 hopefuls filing for next election

    Candidates who intend to run on the 2012 primary or general ballot have begun filing their paperwork with Secretary of State Elaine Walker’s office in Frankfort. Qualified candidates will appear on the May 22 primary or the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

  • Kentucky Speedway season tickets, campsites go on sale Nov. 14

    Kentucky Speedway placed season tickets and campsites for its five NASCAR event 2012 campaign on sale Nov. 14. Tickets and campsites can be reserved at www.kentuckyspeedway.com, (859) 578-2300 and the speedway corporate offices at 1 Speedway Drive in Sparta, Ky., just off Interstate 71 Exit 57.

  • Cook’s Pharmacy arrest made by Henry officials

    A bit of luck and some good, old-fashioned police work led to the arrest of the man who allegedly robbed Cook’s Pharmacy employees at gunpoint on Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Detective Danny Stivers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Brandon L. French, 31, of Bagdad was arrested Friday night, Nov. 11, while being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Stivers said after the robbery, he had contacted Officer Rodney Kidd of the Simpsonville Police Department, which had been investigating a similar crime there.

  • Hope Clinic serves area residents

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    The waiting room at the Hope Health Clinic in Oldham County was crowded Monday morning — but it wasn’t full of patients.

    It was packed with excited supporters, volunteers and workers, all there for a special announcement.

    “They always told me to speak softly and carry a big check,” said Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

  • State to get $24 million to help families heat homes

    From KPA News Content Service

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Monday announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.

    The U.S. Department for Health and Human Services released funding for states’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs, which help families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

  • Campbellsburg woman drowns in Little Ky River

    Kentucky State Police are conducting a death investigation after a woman was found floating in the Little Kentucky River near the Sulphur dam Friday, Nov. 4. Post No. 5 dispatchers received a 911 call at 12:48 p.m. reporting that a body had been located floating in the water near the dam.

    Following an autopsy by the Louisville Medical Examiner’s  office, investigators determined that Mamie G. McCane, 70, of Campbellsburg died from drowning, according to the news release. Preliminary findings indicate that no foul play is suspected.

  • Gunman holds up Cook’s Pharmacy taking prescription pills Thursday

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    Landmark News Service

    It only took about two minutes for a lone gunman to rob Cook’s Pharmacy on Main Street in New Castle of prescription pills, according to Detective Danny Stivers of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Report: Kentucky college student debt on the rise

    From The Kentucky Enquirer

    More than half of Kentucky’s 2010 class incurred debt to pay for college and the number of those who borrowed grew by 4 percentage points over the previous year.

    While 54 percent of students who graduated with four-year or more degrees had student debt in 2009, 58 percent did in 2010, according to data released Thursday by the Project on Student Debt. The average debt of graduates also grew slightly, from $19,112 to $19,375.

  • More Kentucky Adult Education programs earn performance funding

    From the KPA News
    Content Service

    Frankfort - The Council on Postsecondary Education Monday announced that 29 county Kentucky Adult Education programs have earned a total of $343,501 for demonstrating excellent performance in the 2011 fiscal year. This year’s total represents an increase of five programs that demonstrated excellent performance from one year ago.