Becca Clemons, Lexington Herald-Leader http://weku.fm en Transy Professor Receives Grant for Research http://weku.fm/post/transy-professor-receives-grant-research <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/05/1800368/transy-professor-gets-national.html ">A Lexington archaeologist has received a grant</a> from the National Geographic Society to advance his search for a &quot;lost city&quot; in Honduras. Christopher Begley, an associate professor of anthropology at Transylvania University and director of the Exploration Foundation, will use the research grant and 3-D technology to examine ancient artifacts in the Honduran rainforest, near the Mosquito Coast. The area is the rumored location of a lost city from ancient times. Tue, 05 Jul 2011 14:11:35 +0000 Becca Clemons, Lexington Herald-Leader 7901 at http://weku.fm Transy Professor Receives Grant for Research Lexington Man Allegedly Bites Officer http://weku.fm/post/lexington-man-allegedly-bites-officer <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/04/1799130/lexington-man-faces-list-of-charges.html">Lexington police say an officer was</a> bitten Saturday after chasing down a man who had been pulled over for reckless driving. Glenn Curtis Whittenburg, 40, of Lexington was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, fleeing and evading police, resisting arrest, reckless driving and no operators license, according to police records. Lexington police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said the incident began with a traffic stop for reckless driving, and then Whittenburg &quot;jumped out of the car and fled on foot.&quot; When the officer caught up with Whittenburg, Whittenburg bit him. Mon, 04 Jul 2011 14:44:51 +0000 Becca Clemons, Lexington Herald-Leader 7843 at http://weku.fm More Guilty in KY Oil and Gas Scheme http://weku.fm/post/more-guilty-ky-oil-and-gas-scheme <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/01/1795888/two-more-are-sentenced-in-kentucky.html">The former vice president of a Kentucky oil and gas company</a> and a former geologist were sentenced Thursday for defrauding hundreds of investors nationwide out of millions of dollars. Christopher Cello Smith, 50, of Prestonsburg, was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted by a federal jury of seven counts of mail fraud last July, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney&#39;s Office. Smith served as vice president of Target Oil and Gas Co. in Albany from 2003 to 2008. He also was sentenced to three years supervised release and a $500 mandatory assessment. U.S. District Senior Judge Joseph M. Hood imposed a a forfeiture judgment in the amount of $3 million. Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:34:27 +0000 Becca Clemons, Lexington Herald-Leader 7711 at http://weku.fm Hundreds Gather at Kentucky's Camp Nelson http://weku.fm/post/hundreds-gather-kentuckys-camp-nelson <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/05/31/1758209/hundreds-gather-near-at-kentuckys.html">Jean Miller celebrated Memorial Day</a> at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville in honor of her husband and brother-in-law, who are both buried there. She and friend Dottie VanWinkle, both of Lexington, braved the early afternoon heat to be part of the annual memorial service that included stories from veterans and music by the West Jessamine High School Band. Tue, 31 May 2011 12:17:05 +0000 Becca Clemons, Lexington Herald-Leader 5102 at http://weku.fm School Secretary Guilty of Student's Rape http://weku.fm/post/school-secretary-guilty-students-rape <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/05/27/1753679/school-secretary-pleads-guilty.html">A Madison Central High School secretary</a> admitted Thursday that she&#39;d had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student and pleaded guilty to rape and sodomy charges. Lynda Chase, 37, is set to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. July 7 in Madison Circuit Court. The prosecution, which opposes probation, has recommended that Chase serve three years in prison. She also would have to register as a sex offender and receive treatment as a sex offender. &quot;I had an inappropriate relationship with a minor,&quot; Chase said Thursday in court. Fri, 27 May 2011 13:34:03 +0000 Becca Clemons, Lexington Herald-Leader 4814 at http://weku.fm Rowan Animal Shelter Gets Makeover http://weku.fm/post/rowan-animal-shelter-gets-makeover <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/05/26/1752777/rowan-animal-shelter-gets-a-makeover.html">With help from national groups</a>, the Rowan County K-9 Shelter is undergoing an extreme home makeover of sorts. The animal shelter is getting new beds, new roofing and other repairs that will benefit its inhabitants, now numbering about 30. The shelter takes in roughly five dogs a week and sees hundreds each year, said Vicki Fragasso, director of development for Petfinder.com Foundation. Thu, 26 May 2011 18:36:18 +0000 Becca Clemons, Lexington Herald-Leader 4716 at http://weku.fm Distinctive Pharmacy's Future Unclear http://weku.fm/post/distinctive-pharmacys-future-unclear <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/05/25/1751347/future-of-bondurants-unclear-owner.html">Bondurant&#39;s Pharmacy owner Eric Brewer</a> advised customers to pick up their prescriptions Tuesday, but he declined to comment when asked about media reports that the distinctively shaped pharmacy might be closing. Customers who called the pharmacy Tuesday were told it would be open until 6 p.m.; then it would close for good. When asked whether Tuesday would be the pharmacy&#39;s last day open, Brewer said he didn&#39;t know. The independent pharmacy was built in 1974 in the shape of a giant mortar and pestle. Wed, 25 May 2011 14:16:31 +0000 Becca Clemons, Lexington Herald-Leader 4658 at http://weku.fm