Tuesday, January 25, 2011
East Kentucky Broadcasting Capsule News...Kentucky
- A public meeting is scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Pikeville College to discuss the U.S. Postal Service’s proposal to move some mail processing operations to Charleston, W.Va.
- An electronic medical record system is being implemented by U of L Physicians in Louisville as more than 500 health care professionals will be able to access records covering nearly 225,000 patients in the Louisville area.
- Voters in Kentucky this year not only get to choose among the candidates running for office, but they also can help pick the slogan that will be used to encourage them to vote. Anyone can vote in the contest by visiting http://www.sos.ky.gov/sloganpoll by Feb. 11.
- A state highway in western Kentucky has been reopened after a tractor-trailer truck carrying livestock drifted off the right edge of Highway 339 near the Fancy Farm community of Graves County.
- An Alabama law firm has filed a lawsuit claiming that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef." The lawsuit does not seek monetary damages, but asks that Taco Bell be honest in its advertising.
- The National Archives says 78-year-old Thomas P. Lowry of Woodbridge, Va., a longtime Abraham Lincoln researcher, has confessed to tampering with a Presidential pardon so he could claim credit for finding a document of historical significance.
- Jacob Allen Conder, a former youth minister already convicted of sex abuse, has pleaded guilty to four more counts in Daviess Circuit Court, adding three years to a one-year sentence received in December in Letcher County.
- Effective immediately and through the rest of the flu season, the Pike County Health Department's flu vaccinations will be free of charge and available on a walk-in basis.
- After five days of battling the latest winter storm, highway crews of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today completed the job of clearing roadways of snow and ice.
- On Monday, January 31, KY 292 in South Williamson a flood gate will be closed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 noon so that a trial closure exercise can be performed at the trolley flood gate.
- A Pikeville City Commission special called meeting will be held today at Pikeville City Hall meeting room. The meeting will start at 4 pm. The meeting will be held at City Hall 118 College Street, Pikeville, KY, 2nd floor meeting room.
- Prestonsburg High School Senior and basketball player, 18 year old Warren Blackburn, is due in court on February 2nd after police charged him with trafficking marijuana in a Hardee's parking lot, within 1,000 yards of school property.
- Emir Dadanovic, a Bosnian war refugee from Indianapolis, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted for heading a drug ring which supplied cocaine from connections in Mexico to dealers in six states, including Kentucky.
- Christopher Andrew Minks has been arrested after police say he broke into Mountain Clinic Pharmacy in Hazard and stole several pills. Shana Renee Spencer was charged with public intoxication, and Brian David Smith was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in connection to the stolen pills.
- Kentucky State Police continue to investigate after a hunter came upon a campsite on Johnson Road in Fleming County Sunday and found military gear, including a live hand grenade.
- Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says he will appoint a task force in the next two weeks to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of redesigning and renovating Rupp Arena and the Lexington Center. The study will be financed by private donations.
- U.S. Senator Rand Paul has unveiled his proposed "Cut Federal Spending Act of 2011" plan to cut $500 billion in federal spending over one year. Paul says, by rolling back to 2008 levels and eliminating the most wasteful programs, we can still keep 85 percent of our government funding in place.
- Officials say 43 year old Teddy Allen Belcher of Albermarle, South Carolina, the driver of a West Atlantic tractor trailer who was found dead in his truck on the side of Interstate 64 in Louisville Tuesday morning, apparently had a pre-existing heart condition.
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