Saturday, January 29, 2011
East Kentucky Broadcasting Capsule News...Kentucky....1-29-'11
- Kentucky's three Republican candidates for governor say sparking the state's sluggish economy is the key issue of their campaign. Republicans David Williams, Phil Moffett and Bobbie Holsclaw told about 200 voters at a political forum in Paducah that creating jobs is a top priority in a state where one in 10 workers is unemployed. The McCracken County Republican Party arranged Friday night's faceoff at the Carson Center. It was the first forum involving all three GOP hopefuls.
- A 41-year-old western Kentucky woman has died after a tractor carrying her and two young children went off the road and turned over in a field. Kentucky State Police say Barbara Byler was driving the tractor east on Kentucky 848 southeast of Trenton in Todd County when she lost control. Police say the tractor then went across the other lane and off the road, turning over onto Byler. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
- A Jefferson County judge has sentenced a Carroll County man to 15 years in prison in the death of a Louisville woman 20 years ago. The Courier-Journal reports Circuit Judge Charles Cunningham sentenced 48-year-old David Hawkins on Friday. Hawkins had pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the beating and strangulation of 52-year-old Karen Goodman.
- Vice President Joe Biden will speak in Louisville next month in a program at the University of Louisville. Tickets are free but are required to attend the talk and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Shuckman's Fish Co. & Smokery Inc. of Louisville is recalling its 8-ounce packages of Mooney's Kentucky Bourbon Cheese and ValuMarket Beer Cheese Spread because they may contain undeclared soy. People who have allergies to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the products. Shuckman's said no illnesses have been reported.
- Governor Steve Beshear today announced an additional $2.8 million in federal appropriations to be allocated to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Kentucky’s allotment is part of $200 million in emergency LIHEAP funding announced Jan. 24 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help eligible low-income families meet their home energy assistance needs. Kentucky’s cumulative amount from HHS this fiscal year, combined with carry-forward money from the prior year, is $64 million.
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