Frank Boyett, The Gleaner http://weku.fm en Caffiene Kick in Ohio River Water http://weku.fm/post/caffiene-kick-ohio-river-water <p><a href="http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/aug/21/river-water-contaminants-contain-a-kick/">A lot more contaminants are being </a>found in water from the Ohio River these days — and some of them might surprise you. "The last numbers I saw ... caffeine was the No. 1 thing that was showing up," Henderson Water Utility General Manager Bruce Shipley said during a public hearing Monday. "I forget what the numbers were, but it would take 10 cups of coffee to equal the amount of caffeine that you would be getting in a cup of water. That is the most prevalent, highest level of contaminant that's being seen at this point."</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:36:26 +0000 Frank Boyett, The Gleaner 31631 at http://weku.fm Counties Consider Coal-Tax Giveaways http://weku.fm/post/counties-consider-coal-tax-giveaways <p><a href="http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/apr/28/no-headline---gl_fisct_advance/">When Henderson Fiscal Court</a> meets Tuesday it will consider giving away $720,000 in coal severance tax revenues &mdash; but it will be a joint effort with Union and Webster counties. The money comes from what are known as multi-county funds, and the fiscal courts of all three fiscal courts must pass resolutions supporting the request before the funds would be released by the state Department for Local Government. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:05:55 +0000 Frank Boyett, The Gleaner 25675 at http://weku.fm State Auditor Vows Crackdown on Special Districts http://weku.fm/post/state-auditor-vows-crackdown-special-districts <p><a href="http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/apr/19/auditor-vows-crackdown-on-special-districts/">State Auditor Adam Edelen plans</a> in the near future to launch a &quot;massive undertaking&quot; to bring the state&#39;s special taxing districts to heel, but he&#39;s going to need your help to do it. That&#39;s the message he brought to the Henderson Rotary Club Thursday. There are 45 different categories of special taxing districts governed by about 50 different state laws, he said. &quot;We&#39;re going to find out who has been audited as they should be by law and who has not filed the proper documentation with the Department of Local Government.&quot; Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:47:56 +0000 Frank Boyett, The Gleaner 25219 at http://weku.fm Sen. Ridley Predicts Vote on Expanding Gaming http://weku.fm/post/sen-ridley-predicts-vote-expanding-gaming <p><a href="http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/nov/29/ridley-predicts-vote-on-expanded-gaming/">The Nov. 8 election may have done more than dash</a> Senate President David Williams&#39; hopes for the Governor&#39;s Mansion, according to state Sen. Dorsey Ridley, it may have also unclogged the major obstacle to a full Senate vote on expanded gaming in Kentucky. Past legislative sessions have seen expanded gaming proposals bottled up by Williams&#39; opposition, but his defeat by Gov. Steve Beshear has diminished his power, Ridley told Henderson Lions Club on Tuesday.</p><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:59:31 +0000 Frank Boyett, The Gleaner 17139 at http://weku.fm Voters Pick Statewide Officers http://weku.fm/post/voters-pick-statewide-officers <p><a href="http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/nov/07/voters-to-the-polls-today-to-pick-statewide/ "><strong>Voters in Kentucky pick a governor</strong></a> and other major statewide officers today. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. There are three choices for governor, including an independent; three choices for state treasurer, where a Libertarian is on the ballot; and three choices for state auditor, where there is a write-in candidate running. Other than that, though, the races mainly come down to Republicans and Democrats. Tue, 08 Nov 2011 15:25:21 +0000 Frank Boyett, The Gleaner 15831 at http://weku.fm Voters Choose Statewide Offices Tuesday http://weku.fm/post/voters-choose-statewide-offices-tuesday <p><a href="http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/nov/06/voters-to-pick-statewide-offices-tuesday/">Voters will help choose the entire range of state</a> government&#39;s top elected officials on Tuesday, but have few choices when it comes to local races. The turnout is not expected to be all that great. &quot;I think it will be better than it was in the primary (when it was about 7 percent), but it still will be low,&quot; said Webster County Clerk Valerie Franklin Newell. Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:06:19 +0000 Frank Boyett, The Gleaner 15757 at http://weku.fm Jailers Plan to Campaign Across State http://weku.fm/post/jailers-plan-campaign-across-state <p><a href="http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/oct/18/jailers-plan-to-campaign-across-state/">Henderson Fiscal Court heard the opening salvo </a>Tuesday of a campaign jailers plan to use to sway the General Assembly next year. In a nutshell, Kentucky jailers maintain that House Bill 463 -- a recently enacted major overhaul of the criminal justice system -- is going to have a negative impact on the jails across the state. The way around that problem, they say, is allowing the state&#39;s current contracts to expire next year with Corrections Corporation of America, which has prisons in Marion and Floyd counties. The inmates in the Marion Adjustment Center and the Otter Creek Correctional Center would then be transferred to county jails. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:29:40 +0000 Frank Boyett, The Gleaner 14605 at http://weku.fm Sewer Clerk Indicted for Missing Funds http://weku.fm/post/sewer-clerk-indicted-missing-funds <p>The city of Corydon&#39;s sewer clerk, who has been on administrative leave since January, was indicted Tuesday for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. That&#39;s a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison. Melissa Clark, 47, was placed on leave a month before the state auditor&#39;s office released a damning report in February that showed more than $81,000 unaccounted for in the city&#39;s finances. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:31:19 +0000 Frank Boyett, The Gleaner 11967 at http://weku.fm