Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic en State Senator at Odds With Treasurer <p><a href="">State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown</a>, has prefiled legislation that would eliminate the constitutional office of state treasurer. The legislation proposes an amendment to the state constitution, which voters would have to decide on at the polls in November. The move echoes a campaign promise of Libertarian Ken Moellman, who ran against Republican K.C. Crosbie and incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach in the November election. Sun, 01 Jan 2012 18:21:40 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 18955 at Lawmakers Prefile Legislation Regulating Sudafed <p><a href="">Although he acknowledges methamphetamine manufacturing</a> is a &quot;growing problem&quot; in Scott County, one local lawmaker said he would oppose legislation some lawmakers believe will stem the tide of the homemade drug. Among the bills prefiled for the General Assembly&#39;s 2012 session, three address the sale of psuedophedrine, an active ingredient used in the production of methamphetamine, but state Sen. Damon Thayer-R. Georgetown, said he will support only one of them. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:32:01 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 18719 at Algae Issue Closes Georgetown Spring <p><a href="">The bad taste and odor evident</a> in the city&rsquo;s tap water late last week pose no health concern, Georgetown Municipal Water and Sewer Service officials said Tuesday.The water utility is addressing an issue with algae in Royal Spring, the city&rsquo;s primary source of water. On Monday, Georgetown Municipal Water and Sewer Service officials took the spring offline until the problem is corrected, General Manager Billy Jenkins told water board members at the body&rsquo;s monthly meeting Tuesday. Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:38:57 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 18534 at Retailers Banking on Solid Holiday Sales <p><a href="">Although Christmas merchandise encroaches</a> deeper into the fourth quarter of the calendar, Black Friday still is considered the traditional opening to the Christmas shopping season, and local retailers have ramped up their efforts to go after consumers&rsquo; dollars.&nbsp;Walmart will begin its Black Friday early &mdash; on Thursday &mdash; with its Black Friday deals beginning at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving day. The store will be open all day Thursdsay. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:42:26 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 16796 at Blackburn Escapees Sighted <p><a href=" "><strong>After searching for more than five hours,</strong></a> police officers and sheriff&rsquo;s deputies were unable to find two escaped inmates who had been spotted at a Scott County rest area Monday morning. &ldquo;We put a good hard day into it,&rdquo; said Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton. &ldquo;We did a pretty extensive search in the air and on foot.&rdquo; Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:36:25 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 13661 at Blackburn Escapees Sighted Scott Magistrate's Dual Role is No Conflict <p><a href="">There is no conflict of interest between Scott County</a> Magistrate Bill Parker&rsquo;s position on fiscal court and his job with Georgetown-Scott County Parks and Recreation, said the state attorney general&rsquo;s office. In an informal opinion written by Assistant Attorney General Aaron S. Ament, the attorney general&rsquo;s office determined that because parks and recreation is a joint agency of the Georgetown and Scott County governments, Parker&rsquo;s position on fiscal court and in parks and recreation did not violate the Kentucky Constitution. Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:41:02 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 13110 at Filmmaker-Turned-Author Probes 62-year-old killing <p><a href="">When Georgetown filmmaker Michael Crisp</a> made his documentary The Very Worst Thing about the 1958 school bus crash in Prestonsburg, he was intrigued by another local story, the 62-year-old unsolved murder of Muriel Baldridge. That killing, the resulting investigation and trials are the subject of Crisp&rsquo;s first book, Murder in the Mountains: The Muriel Baldridge Story.</p><p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:01:42 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 12946 at State Police Investigate Scott County Jailer <p><a href="">Kentucky State Police say they are</a> investigating allegations that Scott County Jailer Larry Covington told employees to record overtime that they didn&#39;t actually work as a way of compensating them for not getting raises. At the request of Scott County Judge-Executive George Lusby, County Attorney Glenn Williams filed a complaint in April with state police about excessive overtime among jail employees, Lusby confirmed. A jail employee came to Lusby in April as a whistleblower, the judge-executive said.</p><p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:49:59 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 12058 at Famed Thoroughbred Gets 2nd Farewell <p><a href=" "><strong>In life, Hall of Fame thoroughbred Noor</strong></a> always seemed to play second fiddle to Seabiscuit, both owned by Charles Howard. But Noor finished ahead of Seabiscuit on Tuesday, becoming the first Hall of Fame racehorse to be re-interred at a special memorial garden set up at Old Friends thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 14:02:42 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 11670 at Famed Thoroughbred Gets 2nd Farewell Training for Female Peacekeepers <p><a href="">Female police officers from close</a> to 60 nations are in Lexington for training.&nbsp; Among them are officers with the United Nations police division.&nbsp; U-N gender officer Lea Biason&nbsp;says some of the training is for international peacekeepers.&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;These are the minimum requirement skills needed for police officers to be deployed in international peace keeping operations,&rdquo; said Biason.</em></p><p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:50:17 +0000 Stu Johnson, WEKU & Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 11024 at Power Restored in Scott Co. After Outages <p><a href="">Power was restored by Monday</a> to nearly all Kentucky Utilities customers in Scott County who were affected by a thunderstorm that hit central Kentucky on Saturday evening. Scott County was the hardest-hit county in central Kentucky, said KU spokesman Cliff Feltham. More than 7,200 KU customers lost power as a result of a lightning strike. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:29:01 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 10669 at Prescription Drug Abuse & Sales in Scott Co. <p><a href="">Robbery reports and drug arrests were up</a> and driving under the influence arrests were down in Scott County in 2010, according to a new Kentucky State Police report of statewide crime statistics, but officials at the Georgetown Police Department and Scott County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office said prescription drug sales and abuse is the biggest crime problem facing the county. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:27:32 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 10276 at Scott Co. Magistrate in Conflict <p><a href="">The Kentucky attorney general&rsquo;s office</a> says Scott County Magistrate Bill Parker&rsquo;s employment with Georgetown-Scott County Parks and Recreation is a conflict of interest. &ldquo;It is our belief that it would be a conflict to hold both the position of fiscal court magistrate and work as an employee for a county parks and recreation board,&rdquo; Aaron S. Ament, an assistant attorney general, wrote to Commonwealth&rsquo;s Attorney Gordie Shaw.</p><p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:49:35 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 8765 at Apples Deemed Most Tainted by Pesticides <p><a href="">Apples are squarely in the cross-hairs of a recent report </a>released by the Environmental Working Group. The fruit has been targeted as the &ldquo;most dirty&rdquo; on the EWG&rsquo;s &ldquo;Dirty Dozen&rdquo; list of fruits and vegetables that it says are the most tainted by pesticides. Scott County fruit growers consider the data suspect, however, and adamantly defend their product. Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:26:06 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 7505 at Firefighters Provide Relief in Joplin <p><a href="">&ldquo;Absolute, complete devastation&rdquo;</a> is how Georgetown firefighter David Raisor described the scene in Joplin, Mo., Wednesday morning. Raisor and three fellow firefighters, Capt. Revel Oliver and firefighters Matt Marshall and Wade Calvert, arrived in Joplin Monday night and got to work the next morning, assisting in search and rescue operations along with firefighters from about 50 other fire departments across the country. Thu, 26 May 2011 13:20:18 +0000 Thomas Musgrave, Georgetown News-Graphic 4693 at