The Kentucky Enquirer http://weku.fm en Kentucky College Student Debt on the Rise http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-college-student-debt-rise <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111103/NEWS0103/111040334/Report-Ky-college-student-debt-rise?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|">More than half of Kentucky&#39;s 2010 class incurred debt to pay for college</a> and the number of those who borrowed grew by 4 percentage points over the previous year. While 54 percent of students who graduated with four-year or more degrees had student debt in 2009, 58 percent did in 2010, according to data released Thursday by the Project on Student Debt. The average debt of graduates also grew slightly, from $19,112 to $19,375. Kentucky ranks 43rd for student loan debt among last year&#39;s graduates. The national average was $25,250, up from $24,000 in 2009. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:03:28 +0000 The Kentucky Enquirer 15628 at http://weku.fm Proper Burial Sought for Supper Club Rescuer http://weku.fm/post/proper-burial-sought-supper-club-rescuer <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111026/NEWS0103/110270315/Proper-burial-sought-Snow?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|">More than 34 years ago, </a>Willie Snow rescued complete strangers from the burning Beverly Hills Supper Club, now thanks to his longtime friend and co-worker strangers are helping to find a final resting place for Snow. Snow, of Bond Hill in Cincinnati, died in August. He was 80. Since then no one has claimed his body, said his friend Dave Brock, of Independence. Snow&#39;s family does not have the money to pay for a funeral or burial, said Brock, who worked with Snow in the kitchen of the Supper Club.</p><p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:25:00 +0000 The Kentucky Enquirer 15133 at http://weku.fm Proper Burial Sought for Supper Club Rescuer Thank Boehner, McConnell for Obama's visit http://weku.fm/post/thank-boehner-mcconnell-obamas-visit <p>The fact that the Brent Spence Bridge sits squarely between the home states of House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is not just a coincidence -- it&#39;s the reason for the president&#39;s visit on Thursday, a White House spokesman said.&nbsp;&quot;It says a lot that the bridge that would connect the states of two such powerful leaders would be considered functionally obsolete,&quot; White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer told the Enquirer in an exclusive interview Tuesday. Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:21:54 +0000 The Kentucky Enquirer 12957 at http://weku.fm Gallatin County Sheriff Shot, Recovering http://weku.fm/post/gallatin-county-sheriff-shot-recovering <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110921/NEWS010703/110921003">The sheriff of Gallatin County is</a> recovering at home after a gunman opened fire on him late Tuesday during a domestic violence situation and then killed himself, according to Kentucky State Police. Sheriff Josh Neale, who is in his mid-to-late 30s, was shot in the abdomen just before 10:30 p.m. at a home on Kentucky 16 near Glencoe. He was airlifted to University Hospital, state police said in a prepared statement. He was treated and released just after 3 a.m. Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:23:09 +0000 The Kentucky Enquirer 12843 at http://weku.fm National Guard Leaves for Iraq http://weku.fm/post/national-guard-leaves-iraq <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110827/NEWS0103/108280350">A National Guard battalion based in Independence</a> got a grand sendoff Saturday at the Bank of Kentucky Center before departing to serve in Iraq. A public departure ceremony was held at the arena for the nearly 600 soldiers from the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion. The battalion is made up of soldiers from Kentucky, Alabama, Florida and Maryland, with approximately 325 from Kentucky. Sun, 28 Aug 2011 15:29:25 +0000 The Kentucky Enquirer 11391 at http://weku.fm National Guard Leaves for Iraq Kentucky School Rank Improves http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-school-rank-improves <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110710/NEWS0102/107110303">Kentucky&#39;s national education ranking </a>has risen more dramatically than virtually any other state since 1990. That&#39;s according to the Index of Educational Progress prepared by researchers at University of Kentucky. The index combines multiple educational attainment and achievement factors. Kentucky climbed from 48th in 1990 to 33rd in 2009. Only one other state (North Carolina) advanced out of the bottom 10 with double-digit gains.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:02:22 +0000 The Kentucky Enquirer 8278 at http://weku.fm Police Officer Killed in Afghanistan http://weku.fm/post/police-officer-killed-afghanistan <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110607/NEWS0103/305050045/Funeral-set-ex-Kenton-County-officer?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Funeral arrangements have been set</a> for former Kenton County Police Sergeant Brett Benton, who was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday while working for a contractor. Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at First Church in Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the church with burial at Richmond Cemetery immediately following. Benton, 37, was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle near Alingar District, Langham Province. Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:42:59 +0000 The Kentucky Enquirer 5853 at http://weku.fm You Asked for It: Sunny, Hot, Humid http://weku.fm/post/you-asked-it-sunny-hot-humid <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110529/NEWS01/110529006/You-asked-Sunny-hot-humid?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Summer heat and humidity settle</a> into the region through at least Thursday. The National Weather Service is calling for a high near 90 today, and temperatures should climb into the mid-90s for Monday&rsquo;s Memorial Day celebrations, said Myron Padgett, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s above normal, but we&rsquo;re not quite setting records,&rdquo; Padgett said. Sun, 29 May 2011 18:41:48 +0000 The Kentucky Enquirer 4977 at http://weku.fm