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2007-09-07 03:18:40

By Greg Kocher, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Sep. 7--HIGH BRIDGE -- A Nicholasville man plunged to his death yesterday after accidentally falling from a railroad bridge that spans the Kentucky River. Timmy Williams, 18, died after falling from a platform about 75 to 100 feet below the top of High Bridge, said Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman. Williams landed on the ground below, falling perhaps an additional 150 to 200 feet. The fall was witnessed by three people accompanying...

2007-08-29 03:19:28

By Andy Mead and Greg Kocher, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 29--IT'S NOW MANDATORY -- Kentucky American Water customers may use water outdoors only during certain days and hours or risk a fine. Faced with falling Kentucky River levels and a forecast that offers little or no hope for rain, Mayor Jim Newberry invoked a Lexington ordinance that could get police knocking on doors of scofflaw sprinklers and car washers. He also said the water shortage underscores the urgency of...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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