Katie Perkowski, The Winchester Sun http://weku.fm en President Obama Congratulates Kentucky Wildcats http://weku.fm/post/president-obama-congratulates-kentucky-wildcats <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-president-barack-obama-congratulates-2012-kentucky-wildcats-commends-their-teamwork-20120504,0,3744600.story">The Big Blue Nation invaded</a> the East Room of the White House Friday afternoon as President Barack Obama honored the 2012 National Championship team in front of a packed room filled with cheering fans, family members and friends. Obama especially commended the players&#39; ability to play as a team and said because of that ability, they were able to &quot;do something special right away.&quot; Sun, 06 May 2012 17:27:08 +0000 Katie Perkowski, The Winchester Sun 26025 at http://weku.fm Emergency Officials Offer Winter Advice http://weku.fm/post/emergency-officials-offer-winter-advice <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-emergency-officials-issue-warning-get-ready-for-winter-20111201,0,3970222.story">December often brings predictions of snow and ice</a>, and emergency management officials want people to be prepared for the worst winter weather emergencies. &ldquo;Snow and driving doesn&rsquo;t mix in Kentucky. People here do not know how to drive (in snow) in Kentucky,&rdquo; said Gary Epperson, director of the Winchester/Clark County Emergency Management Office. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s just a lot of things people can do that don&rsquo;t require a lot of effort to make them more prepared. When the electric goes off, like the ice storm we had a couple years ago, nobody&rsquo;s prepared like they should be.&rdquo;</p><p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:24:54 +0000 Katie Perkowski, The Winchester Sun 17243 at http://weku.fm Clark County Considers Going Paperless http://weku.fm/post/clark-county-considers-going-paperless <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-court-may-go-paper-free-20111111,0,3198713.story">In an effort to save paper, time and money</a>, Clark County officials are considering going paperless through the iPad. Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham and Clark County Attorney Brian Thomas pitched the idea to county commissioners during a Fiscal Court meeting. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:12:17 +0000 Katie Perkowski, The Winchester Sun 16219 at http://weku.fm Tax Falls Short on City Revenue http://weku.fm/post/tax-falls-short-city-revenue <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-state-telecom-tax-falls-short-on-revenues-for-kentucky-cities-20111025,0,1681755.story">The state has conceded that cities</a> are receiving 15 percent less tax revenue than before the 2006 enactment of a state telecom tax, a move that over the last five years has cost Winchester about $125,000. Because there has been a 15 percent shortfall in the tax revenue cities have received, Winchester, along with Greensburg, Mayfield and Florence, filed a lawsuit last month asking the Franklin Circuit Court to deem the tax unconstitutional. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:39:59 +0000 Katie Perkowski, The Winchester Sun 14989 at http://weku.fm State, Locals Disagree over Wet-Dry Precincts http://weku.fm/post/state-locals-disagree-over-wet-dry-precincts <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-lykins-park-alcohol-waiver-brings-dry-wet-precincts-into-question-20111012,0,6160869.story">Confusion about which Clark County</a> precincts are wet or dry surfaced recently when special permission was given by the parks board for alcohol to be sold in a park during the John Michael Montgomery Country-Fest. The Winchester Sun began researching which precincts are wet or dry after a resident raised questions about the Ecton precinct, which includes Lykins Park, and offered evidence that suggested the precinct might be dry. That is not the case, but The Sun found inconsistent record-keeping between the state office of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the county.</p><p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:06:24 +0000 Katie Perkowski, The Winchester Sun 14228 at http://weku.fm State, Locals Disagree over Wet-Dry Precincts Clark Co. Park and Rec. React to Legal Threats http://weku.fm/post/clark-co-park-and-rec-react-legal-threats <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-thomas-parks-board-faced-specific-threats-about-alcohol-20111011,0,6178841.story">The Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation Board</a> said it received several specific legal threats about allowing alcohol sales in Lykins Park, which justified a closed discussion of the matter during a meeting, according to a letter sent to the Kentucky Attorney General&rsquo;s office. The letter was the board&rsquo;s response to The Winchester Sun&rsquo;s question of the closed meeting&rsquo;s legality. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:06:53 +0000 Katie Perkowski, The Winchester Sun 14149 at http://weku.fm Winchester Files Lawsuit Against Telecom Tax http://weku.fm/post/winchester-files-lawsuit-against-telecom-tax <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-winchester-files-lawsuit-against-state-over-telecom-tax-20111001,0,1567188.story">Winchester is asking the Franklin County Circuit Court</a> to issue a declaratory judgment that the state telecommunications tax is unconstitutional. Through the Kentucky League of Cities, to which Winchester belongs, the city, along with Greensburg, Mayfield and Florence, filed a lawsuit Sept. 23 because of millions in tax revenue lost since the Jan. 1, 2006, enactment of the legislatio Sun, 02 Oct 2011 18:46:21 +0000 Katie Perkowski, The Winchester Sun 13526 at http://weku.fm Winchester's Crime Rates Among Worst http://weku.fm/post/winchesters-crime-rates-among-worst <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-clark-county-crime-rates-high-in-five-categories-20110727,0,6938097.story">Clark County was classified as having some of the &ldquo;highest&rdquo; </a>reported numbers in robbery offenses, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larcenies and murders in an annual report detailing the state&rsquo;s crime rates. The Kentucky State Police&rsquo;s 2010 Crime in Kentucky Report was recently released, and the numbers reflect offenses reported to or known by police. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:33:33 +0000 Katie Perkowski, The Winchester Sun 9432 at http://weku.fm Updated Firework Ordinance for Winchester http://weku.fm/post/updated-firework-ordinance-winchester <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-winchester-to-draft-fireworks-regulation-ordinance-20110720,0,5956106.story">The Winchester Board of Commissioners</a> will draft an updated ordinance to set specifics for the use of civilian aerial fireworks, including when they can be sold and when they can be set off. Police Chief Kevin Palmer, Fire-EMS Chief Eric Hunter and Fire Marshal Rob Carmichael spoke to the commission Tuesday and expressed safety concerns because of the high level of complaints they received over the Fourth of July, when HB 333 allowed a higher grade of civilian fireworks to be sold in Kentucky. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 17:58:43 +0000 Katie Perkowski, The Winchester Sun 9090 at http://weku.fm