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2008-08-04 21:00:21

By Mary Meehan, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 4--The back-to-school supply list seems to get a longer every year, and it raises the question that if millions in tax dollars are spent on schools then why, in addition to paper and pencils, do lists include items like cleaning supplies and ink cartridges. It's trickle-down economics, say teachers, parents and administrators. School budget reductions put financial pressure on principals who put pressure on teachers, many of whom...

2008-07-31 21:00:27

By Brandon Ortiz, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 31--Only five lawsuits remain from the families of passengers who died in Comair Flight 5191 crash at Blue Grass Airport in 2006. Three cases were settled in 24 hours as of Thursday morning, airline spokeswoman Kate Marx said. She said negotiations with plaintiffs continue. The remaining liability claims are scheduled for trial Monday in U.S. District Court in Lexington. Comair has said that it hopes to settle with the...

2008-07-26 15:00:23

By Jim Niemi, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 26--When nationally acclaimed Christian author and inspirational speaker Beth Moore takes to the stage at Louisville's Southeast Christian Church on Aug. 1-2, thousands of women like Karen Allen will tune in. Allen, a member of Versailles Baptist Church, is inspired by Moore's teachings on a weekly basis. Her church is among the dozens in Central Kentucky that use her videos, cassettes and books to create Sunday school and Bible school...

2008-07-23 21:00:26

By Greg Kocher, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 23--A Richmond couple was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after leaving their 8-month-old daughter unattended in an apartment, police said. Tiffiny Alcorn, 22, and James D. Williams, 25, were arrested early Wednesday morning after officers found the two arguing outside an apartment at 103 Manna Drive, said Richmond police spokesman Sgt. Willard Reardon. "A third party" -- Reardon said he thought it was a neighbor --...

2008-07-19 00:00:37

By Beth Musgrave, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 18--State officials confirmed Friday that one of the top inspectors for nursing homes has been fired after investigators said he may have been living rent-free in a Lexington house owned by a nursing home owner. Moses Young, who was an assistant director in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Office of Inspector General, was fired May 21 after an internal investigation into Young's relationship with Ralph Stacey Jr., an owner...

2008-07-17 21:00:23

By Cassondra Kirby-Mullins, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 17--Family members of a mother and son killed in an apartment fire in Pike County have filed a lawsuit against the building's owner. Tammy Lockhart, 41, and her son Justin, 17, died from smoke inhalation in the blaze that broke out on July 8, destroying all nine apartments in the two-story building on Hibbard Street, Pike County Deputy Coroner Zeb Hampton said. State fire officials have said the fire, which began in the...

2008-07-17 03:00:27

By Jennifer Hewlett, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 17--A face lift for Blue Grass Airport's front entrance is a step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a large federal grant. Gov. Steve Beshear and other state officials were on hand at the airport Wednesday for the presentation of a $586,233 ceremonial check representing the federal money. "Folks, you only get one chance to make a first impression, and we intend to make a great impression and a lasting impression," said...

2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Rich Copley, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 11--When someone in Smoke on the Mountain says, "Let's pray," you may just find yourself bowing your head and closing your eyes. That's a big sign the Lexington Stage Co. cast is fulfilling creator Alan Bailey's and writer Constance Ray's intent for the show: transforming the theater into a rural North Carolina church, circa 1938. The Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe is a bundle of nerves at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church's first Saturday...

2008-07-04 03:00:24

By Greg Kocher, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 4--DANVILLE -- A judge appointed a Lexington-based mental health organization to assume control of New Hope Agency, the troubled private provider of care to mentally disabled people. On Thursday afternoon, the Bluegrass Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board took over the Burgin operation, which has 17 residents and 22 employees. Had Judge Bruce Petrie not appointed Bluegrass as receiver, the state Cabinet for Health and...

2008-07-04 03:00:22

By Andy Mead, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 4--Kentucky Utilities has announced that it will ask state regulators for a rate increase that could push a residential customer's bill up by 7.3 percent. If approved by the Public Service Commission, the average customer, using 1,000 kilowatts, would pay $4.50 more a month. The overall money collected by the company -- its base rate -- would increase by 2 percent. Officials stressed that specific rates for classes of customers still...