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  • 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.

  • Survey shows more than half of manufacturers plan to hire 2012

    Fifty-eight percent of Kentucky manufacturers surveyed for the recently conducted 2011 Annual Manufacturing Wage and Benefits Survey said they are planning to hire between one and 19 employees in 2012, up one percent from last year’s results. The annual report, sponsored by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), was released on Oct. 31.

  • Beshear, Galbraith, Williams vie for the governor’s mansion

    James Roberts

    Landmark News Service

    Three candidates are seeking the governor’s seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses. Their answers are posted in their entirety at www.cknj.com.

    Steve Beshear

  • 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.