At Thursday night’s Leitchfield Utilities meeting, Utilities Supervisor Dwight Embry reported to the Commission on the research he completed concerning the purchase of a UTV for the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). (MORE)
Utilities Supervisor Dwight Embry (l) congratulating Water Plant supervisor Darren Dennison (r)
Leitchfield Water Works received a statewide award for its Optimization Program, given to only one small water plant in the state for maintaining outstanding water quality in addition to having a record of compliance. (MORE)
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says there will be lane closures on Interstate 65 in northern Hardin County during the next couple of weeks. The northbound lanes will be affected starting Sunday night, with the inside ...(MORE)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — School officials say a kindergartner and a first-grader took two handguns — one of them loaded — to an eastern Kentucky elementary school. Knox County schools spokesman Frank Shelton says a student saw the guns on ...(MORE)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in parts of Kentucky affected by severe winter storms. The White House said the disaster declaration was signed Thursday, ordering federal aid to help state and local recove ...(MORE)
PARIS, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky company says it's expanding its operation in Paris, Kentucky, a move that's expected to create up to 30 jobs. Paris Machining LLC says it will invest $4.2 million to expand its automotive products facili ...(MORE)
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IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra
BAGHDAD (AP) - Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday, while in neighboring Syria the group's fighters killed dozens of pro-government forces in the ancient town of Palmyra. Islamic State fighters combed Palmyra, detaining and killing dozens of people two days after seizing the town, which is home to one of the Middle East's most famous archaeological sites, activi...
Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a multistate manhunt, authorities tracked the suspect in the deaths of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper to a motel parking lot, trailing him and four others through a meandering route before arresting the emotionless ex-convict, officials said. Police have not detailed why Daron Dylon Wint - a welder who once worked for the victim - would want to kill 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos; his 47-year-old wife, Amy; their son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Fig...
Obama's Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits. Senators also plan to address the government's soon-to-expire authority to collect bulk data on Americans' phone records....