Daily Archive: April 26, 2016

Apr 26

French prosecutor: Paris attacks suspect moved to France

PARIS (AP) — The French prosecutor’s office said that key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was transferred to France Wednesday morning and was to go before investigating judges for eventual charges. Abdeslam, who was arrested in Belgium last month after four months on the run, was wanted in France for his role in the Nov. …

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Apr 26

Comment on KY part of multistate settlement with children’s vitamin manufacturer by John Teagle

The reality is that the FDA takes no responsibility for the systematic poisoning of residents and maintains it is a matter for the States and local municipalities as stated below: The 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act gave regulatory oversight of public drinking water (tap water) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). FDA has responsibility …

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Apr 26

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2am Wednesday

Overview: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Central and Eastern Kentucky until 2am Wednesday. Rain and thunderstorm chances continue tonight, with more rain and thunderstorms possible for Wednesday and Thursday. Drier weather briefly returns on Friday, with another round of rain showers likely this weekend. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper …

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Apr 26

Bryan Station Teacher Receives Award

A high school secretary in Lexington is the winner of a statewide award. Allison Marcum of Bryan Station won the 2016 Wanda Luttrell Office Professional Award. The award is to an education office worker who contributes significantly to the leadership team. Marcum received the award on Tuesday afternoon. The post Bryan Station Teacher Receives Award …

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Apr 26

Regulators approve tuition caps for colleges, universities

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State regulators have approved maximum tuition increases of about $500 a year for students at Kentucky’s colleges and universities. The Council on Postsecondary Education approved tuition increases of up to $547 per student per year for the University of Kentucky and $527 per student per year for the University of Louisville. …

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Apr 26

Judge lets 3 Democratic lawmakers join lawsuit against Bevin

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A state judge has ruled three Democratic state lawmakers can join a lawsuit seeking to stop Gov. Matt Bevin from cutting spending on state colleges and universities. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has cut state spending by nearly $18 million for colleges and universities this year. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear sued …

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Apr 26

Kentucky Noah’s Ark attraction gets tax incentive approval

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A battle over a Kentucky tax incentive for a religious theme park featuring Noah’s Ark has ended in a win for the big boat. A state tourism board this week approved a sales tax rebate incentive worth about $18 million for the 510-foot-long Ark Encounter attraction, tourism spokesman Garry Gupton said. …

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Apr 26

Sheriff’s dept. phone rings off the hook after scam in Jessamine Co.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- Callers posing as sheriff’s deputies are offering an ultimatum in Jessamine County: thousands of dollars in cash or jail time for missing jury duty. There’s one problem, according to the department. It wouldn’t call you for that. Many folks across Jessamine County started getting the calls Friday, according to Chief Deputy Allen …

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Apr 26

$8M senior living community breaks ground in Richmond

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Dominion Senior Living leadership team gathered at the site of its new Richmond assisted living and memory care community on Meridian Way for a ceremonial groundbreaking on Tuesday. The $8-million senior living community will provide care for up to 84 residents across 50,000 square feet. The property used to be …

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Apr 26

Elementary students meet their high school pen pals in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -Pen pals became in-person friends at Athens-Chilesburg elementary on Tuesday. 9th and 10th graders from Henry Clay High School have been writing the second-graders at AC over the course of the school year.  Teachers say the students talk about school, sports, hobbies in their communications, and have bonded with each other by …

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