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  • Panel’s report doesn’t offer changes in child death reports

    By BETH MUSGRAVE

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — An external panel created to review child-abuse deaths and serious injuries did not make specific legislative or policy changes in its first annual report as required by law.

  • Trimble man charged with murder

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark Content Service

    A Trimble County man was arraigned Tuesday morning in Trimble County District Court charged with the Nov. 27 murder of 24-year-old Angela Long.

    Robert Louis Baldwin III, 25, made the appearance in court via videoconference from the Carroll County Detention Center where he is being held on a $1 million bond.

  • Dark reality: Northern Kentucky heroin plan will need millions

    By Terry DeMio

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A solution to Northern Kentucky’s heroin epidemic won’t come cheap, a new study warns.

    It will, in fact, cost at least $16 million over four years just to reduce and stabilize heroin usage, a report from the Leadership Team of the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact and Response Workgroup states.

    But the cost of doing nothing could be higher.

  • KDH will hold ground-breaking ceremony for new cancer center on Nov. 11

    King’s Daughters’ Health will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its new Cancer Treatment Center at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at its hilltop campus, 1373 East State Road 62, Madison. The ground-breaking ceremony will occur on the northeast side of the hospital, the physical location of the new cancer center. Construction on the center is scheduled to begin in January 2014 and be completed by January 2015.

  • Post 5 arrests 11 during ‘Operation Black Friday’

    KSP initiated “Operation Black Friday” on Friday, Nov. 1 by using every available sworn unit within the agency to arrest 479 individuals in what is the largest one-day drug round-up in agency history. All KSP Posts, the KSP Drug Enforcement Special Investigations (DESI) Branch, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, along with assistance from local law enforcement, ATF, DEA and U.S. Marshal’s Service began arresting individuals before daybreak.

    Locally, through KSP Post 5, there were 11 arrests in Carroll, Trimble, Henry and Gallatin counties.

  • Former Carroll pastor dies at 103

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Carl Allen, longtime Milton resident and former Whites Run Christian Church pastor, has passed from the local scene at age 103. The affable educator, preacher and musician died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind.

  • McConnell, Rand, Massie highlight GOP rally at Sligo

    By JONNA SPELBRING PRIESTER

    Landmark News Service

    Buoyed by clear skies and cool, autumn-like weather, a boisterous crowd gathered Friday at the Multi-County GOP rally in Sligo.

    It was a rare event for this part of rural Kentucky — both U.S. senators were on hand, stumping for one another and against President Barack Obama and his policies.

  • Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to ‘fall sweep’ roadsides

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to “fall sweep” Carroll County’s highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week is Sept. 15-21.

    Adopt-A-Highway groups in Carroll County are Friends Of Butler, Dow Corning, Kentucky Utilities, The Ira Louden Family and Carrollton Main Street Program.

  • Rep. Massie’s Town Hall covers variety of issues

    By TEENA DRAKE

    Special to The News-Democrat

    “If you want your opinion heard in Washington, call your Congressman.”

    That statement was one of many messages Kentucky’s 4th District Representative Thomas Massie strongly emphasized during a Town Hall meeting Thursday at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Special session aims to untangle redistricting fight

    By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal
     

    Lawmakers will return Monday for a special session to tackle legislative and judicial redistricting, a typically contentious issue that appears less so based on proposed maps introduced by House and Senate leadership.