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  • KSP investigates animal cruelty complaint

    A Munfordville man was charged with cruelty to animals after Kentucky State Police investigated a complaint on Johnson Cemetery Road near Bonnieville.

    Post 3 in Bowling Green had received prior animal cruelty complaints mentioning the same Hart County address but the instances were unsubstantiated, police said. When Trooper Jonathan McChesney arrived Wednesday, he found animal remains in a wooded lot next to the residence, according to police.

  • Embry files bill to make synthetic drugs controlled substances

    A bill filed by state Rep. C.B. Embry Jr. would expand the number of illegal controlled substances in Kentucky to include synthetic drugs.

    Embry, a Republican from Morgantown whose district stretches into western Hardin County, has filed HB 198 to amend the state’s controlled substance schedule to include synthetic cannabinoids and piperazines.

  • Legislation filed in House, Senate to clear up unification concerns

    Legislation aimed to clear up any unification miscommunication has been presented in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly.

    State Reps. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, and Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, have sponsored HB 190 in the Kentucky House of Representatives that would exempt any city that votes no on unification from participating in a unified local government.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, has presented an identical bill, SB 78, in the Senate.

    The House version has been assigned to the Local Government Committee.

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  • United Way surpasses last year's campaign total

    United Way of Central Kentucky is inching closer to its record-setting goal for the 2011 fundraising campaign.

    The agency has surpassed last year’s total, collecting $947,650 as of Thursday afternoon, according to Executive Director Christopher Wilborn. The 2010 campaign finished around $942,000.

    Wilborn said the total is more than 92 percent of the $1,025,000 the campaign hopes to collect by the close of its campaign at the end of February. If successful, it would shatter the previous record of $1,013,779 collected in 2007.

  • Education officials request state money

    Area educators agree with colleagues across the state who are stressing the importance of providing more money for education.

    All superintendents and a staff member from each district throughout the state were invited to join the Kentucky Education Association in a news conference Wednesday morning.

    The conference’s aim: Helping convince state legislators and Gov. Steve Beshear there is an urgent need for school funding. Educators encouraged officials to reverse four years of state cuts to services they say support teaching and learning in public schools.

  • Abdullah White captured at Louisville motel

    Late Wednesday night, police arrested a Radcliff man seen fleeing in a white Toyota Camry at the site of Kristie Allen’s death last Friday in LaRue County.

    No one has been charged in her death.

    Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Abdullah White, 35, at an Econo Lodge Motel on Preston Highway in Louisville. He is charged with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.

    A combined effort led to finding White.

  • Radcliff health expo offers info for all ages

    Hardin County residents looking for a fresh, healthy start in 2012 can gain some helpful hints Saturday at Radcliff’s Health and Wellness Expo at Colvin Community Center.

    For the last four years, Radcliff has organized its health expo in early January, said Lori Jury, recreation director at Colvin. This year the event is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    “January seems to be the time of year for health and wellness,” Jury said.

  • A life transformed: Cancer prompts Magnolia man to re-evaluate health

    For Eli Whitlock, a cancer diagnosis led him to one of the healthiest times in his life.

    The 25-year-old Magnolia resident lost more than 100 pounds after deciding to change his lifestyle after receiving a cancer diagnosis four years ago.

    Whitlock was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the summer of 2008 and had surgery days after learning of the disease. He didn’t need any other treatment to become cancer-free and he felt he “got off pretty lucky with that,” he said.

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