Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun http://weku.fm en New Clark Medical Center Dedicated http://weku.fm/post/new-clark-medical-center-dedicated <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-new-clark-regional-medical-center-dedicated-at-ribboncutting-ceremony-20120317,0,3325296.story">Ninety-five years after the original </a>Clark County Hospital opened on Wainscott Avenue, local and state officials gathered with community members to celebrate the completion of the new Clark Regional Medical Center on Lexington Road. &ldquo;Boy, what a project it&rsquo;s been,&rdquo; hospital CEO Kathy Love said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve had incredible partnerships, incredible vision and incredible foresight.&rdquo; LifePoint Hospitals purchased Clark Regional Medical Center in May 2010 and construction began in September 2010. The facility is licensed for 100 beds and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, allowing staff to expand medical services. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 18:49:31 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 23402 at http://weku.fm New Clark Medical Center Dedicated Senator Readies Bill for Gaming Vote http://weku.fm/post/senator-readies-bill-gaming-vote <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-palmer-drafts-gambling-amendment-20120110,0,945091.story">A constitutional amendment dealing</a> with expanded gambling in Kentucky could come before the General Assembly as early as this week, state Sen. R.J. Palmer II, D-Winchester, said. &ldquo;I think the people of the commonwealth have made it pretty clear that they are ready to vote on this issue. There has to be a constitutional amendment passed by the General Assembly before it can be voted on by the people of the state,&rdquo; Palmer said. Currently, Palmer is working on a draft of an amendment that he hopes to sponsor, getting input from Republicans, gambling industry insiders and the governor. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 19:49:31 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 19491 at http://weku.fm Senator Readies Bill for Gaming Vote Winchester Warehouse Will Create Jobs http://weku.fm/post/winchester-warehouse-will-create-jobs <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-warehouse-could-create-30-jobs-20120104,0,3888362.story">A new warehouse and distribution center</a> in the Winchester-Clark County Industrial Park could bring as many as 30 new jobs to Clark County, Industrial Development Authority Director Todd Denham said. The Winchester-Clark County Planning Commission approved preliminary development plans Tuesday submitted by Rocky Mountain ATV for a 13-acre facility. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 20:36:26 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 19166 at http://weku.fm State Rep. Seeks Change in Medal Qualifications http://weku.fm/post/state-rep-seeks-change-medal-qualifications <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-state-denies-medal-to-sgt-hunter-20111212,0,279344.story">There is a picture Tom Hunter likes to look at of his son.</a> The little boy is 3 years old, with platinum blond hair and Mickey Mouse house shoes. This photo, Tom Hunter says, is Jimmy, before he was Staff Sgt. James Hunter, decorated Army journalist, casualty of war. &ldquo;I think this shows his personality, even then,&rdquo; Tom Hunter said, pointing to James Hunter&rsquo;s small hand, slightly covering the right side of his face. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:53:54 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 17857 at http://weku.fm Clark Co. Board of Health Protects Smoking Ban http://weku.fm/post/clark-co-board-health-protects-smoking-ban <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-clark-health-board-joins-other-boards-to-help-protect-smoking-ban-20111202,0,6137807.story">The Clark County Board of Health is moving forward</a> with plans to assist in a challenge to a Bullitt County court&rsquo;s decision to overturn a smoking ban. Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress overturned the ban passed on March 23 after the Bullitt County Fiscal Court and the county&rsquo;s eight cities challenged the health board&rsquo;s authority to enact the ban. The Bullitt County Board of Health is appealing that decision, and the Woodford, Clark and Madison boards of health plan to file an amicus brief, as well, because the court&rsquo;s decision would impact smoking bans in those counties. Mon, 05 Dec 2011 14:58:57 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 17418 at http://weku.fm Filmmaker Seeking Help for Project Grant http://weku.fm/post/filmmaker-seeking-help-project-grant <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-20111125,0,5071405.story">Winchester director Jason Epperson is seeking community </a>support for his latest project. A friendship with Carrollton bus crash survivor Harold Dennis led to Epperson&rsquo;s involvement in a documentary about what remains the worst drunk driving accident in United States history. Twenty-seven Hardin County residents died in a fatal church bus wreck on I-71 in 1988.With more than a month remaining in 2011, Lexington is having the eighth-wettest year on record (tied with 1950), with 58.67 inches of precipitation as of Friday. Central Kentucky probably can expect another inch or two of rain as storms move through the area between late Saturday and Tuesday, meteorologist Chris Bailey said. After that, temperatures will drop, and precipitation for the rest of the year is likely to come in the form of snow or a wintry mix, which holds less moisture than rain, Bailey said.</p><p> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 17:21:05 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 16958 at http://weku.fm State Program Drills Parents on Child Care http://weku.fm/post/state-program-drills-parents-child-care <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-20111107,0,4940333.story ">At 2 1/2 years old, Caleb Hisle&nbsp;likes to sing</a> &ldquo;The Itsy Bitsy Spider,&rdquo; holding his Elliot the Elephant and playing blocks with his dad. HANDS program home visitor Amber Azbill said all those activities can be used to further Caleb&rsquo;s development, and help him bond with his parents. The state program was created in 2000. HANDS, Health Access Nurturing Development Services, is free to all new parents, regardless of income. Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:44:53 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 15775 at http://weku.fm State Program Drills Parents on Child Care KY Teacher Shares Knowledge in Ghana http://weku.fm/post/ky-teacher-shares-knowledge-ghana <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-a-calling-to-teach-madison-hohman-educating-young-students-in-ghana-20111029,0,5110972.story">For Madison Hohman, the past two months of teaching math</a> at a Christian school in Accra, Ghana have been &ldquo;an immeasurable blessing.&rdquo; Hohman, a 2006 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, wanted to pursue her passions for learning, children and helping others. After graduating from the College of Charleston with degrees in mathematics and chemistry, she decided to head to Africa. &ldquo;Not much else seemed to make sense but teaching,&rdquo; Hohman said in a recent email. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:30:03 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 15330 at http://weku.fm KY Teacher Shares Knowledge in Ghana Veterans Honored with Free Tour http://weku.fm/post/veterans-honored-free-tour <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-local-veterans-honored-with-free-flight-tour-of-washington-20111008,0,871354.story">&ldquo;He&rsquo;s my hero,&rdquo; Frank Farmer said </a>of fellow World War II veteran Ernest Snowden. Thanks to the Bluegrass Chapter of Honor Flight, Snowden and Farmer, along with 17 other central Kentucky veterans, were honored for their service to their country. Any interested veteran was provided the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., Thursday to visit the World War II Memorial, and other war monuments, free of charge. Sun, 09 Oct 2011 16:28:43 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 13957 at http://weku.fm Veterans Honored with Free Tour Clark Co. Helps Bullitt Co. Fund Smoking Ban Appeal http://weku.fm/post/clark-co-helps-bullitt-co-fund-smoking-ban-appeal <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-clark-helps-fund-bullitt-smoking-ban-appeal-20110930,0,6718678.story">The Clark County Board of Health will support </a>the Bullitt County Board of Health as it appeals a Bullitt Circuit Court decision ruling a county-wide indoor smoking ban was unconstitutional. The Clark County board voted to provide the Bullitt board with $5,000 - money the Clark board earned for providing consulting services to UK. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:27:18 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 13462 at http://weku.fm "Apathy" Biggest Problem for Elderly http://weku.fm/post/apathy-biggest-problem-elderly <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-commissioner-apathy-among-top-issues-faced-by-elderly-kentucky-residents-20110824,0,6314317.story">Of all the issues facing the</a> elderly today, Kentucky Commissioner of Aging and Indpendent Living Deborah Anderson said apathy is the one that she fears the most. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s actually apathy that scares me to death,&rdquo; Anderson said. The commissioner spoke in Winchester at a panel discussion about senior citizen issues.</p><p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:04:36 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 11227 at http://weku.fm "Apathy" Biggest Problem for Elderly "Clogger" Virus Hits Rowan, Clark Counties http://weku.fm/post/clogger-virus-hits-rowan-clark-counties <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-health-officials-deal-with-clogger-virus-20110823,0,6132511.story">Health department officials from</a> Clark and Rowan counties believe norovirus is responsible for an outbreak of gastrointestinal symptoms in both counties. After a clogging competition at the Morehead Conference Center Saturday, Aug. 13, several dancers and spectators started experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms. Dancers from Winchester&rsquo;s Studio One School of Dance were among the cloggers attending the competition.</p><p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 20:14:34 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 11086 at http://weku.fm Major Savings for East KY Power Cooperative http://weku.fm/post/major-savings-east-ky-power-cooperative <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-credit-terms-could-save-east-kentucky-power-cooperative-5-million-each-year-20110815,0,2971653.story">East Kentucky Power Cooperative will save</a> approximately $5 million per year after renegotiating the terms of a three-year $450 million credit facility, according to a statement released by the company. The cooperative closed on the credit facility in 2010 to provide &ldquo;the liquidity from day-to-day to make sure we have the cash in hand that East Kentucky needs,&rdquo; Nick Comer, EKPC representative, said in a recent interview. &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t have a group of shareholders like Microsoft or Walmart or Ford Motor Co.&rdquo; Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:36:28 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 10673 at http://weku.fm GRC Athletes Coached on Concussions http://weku.fm/post/grc-athletes-coached-concussions <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-clark-county-high-school-athletes-given-crash-course-on-dangers-of-concussions-20110810,0,2834560.story">When Daniel Cowan was a soccer player </a>at George Rogers Clark High School, suffering a concussion was just par for the course. &ldquo;Back then, it was just sit out of practice a couple days and you&rsquo;re good to go. You might miss one game. It wasn&rsquo;t a big deal,&rdquo; Cowan said. Now Cowan is in a different position, coaching the GRC boys junior varsity soccer team, and concussions, he said, are something that he and coaches in all contact and collision sports are taking much more seriously. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:38:26 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 10362 at http://weku.fm GRC Athletes Coached on Concussions Teacher Guides Missionaries to Kenya http://weku.fm/post/teacher-guides-missionaries-kenya <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-teacher-returns-to-kenya-with-12-members-from-her-church-20110629,0,3261789.story">After one trip to Africa,</a> Clark County&#39;s Jennifer Watson knew she had to find a way to go back. A three-week trip to Kenya last summer has turned into a three-year teaching stint for the Hannah McClure Elementary School teacher. &ldquo;Once I got back, I just loved the country, and I tried to figure out how to go back and support myself,&rdquo; Watson said. Watson said that, since teaching is her career in America, it made sense that teaching also would be a way to live permanently in Africa. In January, she was accepted to teach for three years at Rosslin Academy, an international Christian school in Nairobi. However, Watson said she &ldquo;wouldn&rsquo;t be surprised&rdquo; if her stint in Africa extended beyond the three years. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:36:16 +0000 Rachel Parsons, The Winchester Sun 7647 at http://weku.fm