Drug investigators Monday afternoon collected about 800 pounds of methamphetamine lab waste - the largest such site ever found in Warren County - from a rugged stretch of land near Richardsville. A Division of Forestry staff member walked the land Monday marking trees that needed to be cut down when forestry officials found a meth cook site on the private property, Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force director Tommy Loving said. Forestry officials called Kentucky State Police, who in turn called the drug task force.
It may be another week until Black Friday, but the government is already slashing prices and rolling out the deals. The Division of Surplus Property will have a spot bid sale (similar to a silent auction) for the public Wednesday at its warehouse on Frankfort's Chenault Road. It’s an appendage of the Finance and Administration Cabinet for selling excess federal and state property. The warehouse contains everything from old desks and chairs to toenail clippers and pocketknives – all sold at a fraction of the price new.
Garrard County officials are still looking for a place to build a new county animal shelter after the Fiscal Court rejected a plan Monday to move it to the fairgrounds. The Garrard County Fair Board preliminarily agreed to give the county land for the shelter at the back of the fairgrounds if the county would provide funds to pay off the fair board’s $183,600 loan with Whitaker Bank, then accept repayment from the fair board at 0 percent interest. Part of the money to pay off the bank would have to come from the county’s hospital debt-service fund.
The University of Louisville has received a federal grant to help disadvantaged students prepare for college. U of L’s Talent Search program targets middle and high school students and provides them with academic and personal counseling. Roy Sutton is a counselor who plans on working with students from Western Middle School. He’s also a graduate of U of L’s Upward Bound program, which is similar to the new initiative. But with the Talent Search program, counselors will work in the schools to help students recognize that college is an option.
Rabbi Joseph Rapport opened a prayer by saying five score years ago the first memorial to President Abraham Lincoln was created. The structure loomed behind the man as he led a prayer beginning a ceremony observing the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Monday at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park near Hodgenville.
A miner died Monday from injuries he sustained in a strip mine accident 12 days earlier. David J. Middleton, 28 of Baxter, died at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kinsport, Tenn. According to reports from the federal Mine Health and Safety Administration, in the morning of Nov. 2 the victim was involved in an accident at Nally & Hamilton’s Mill Branch Mine near Louellen. The accident occurred when the dozer Middleton was operating overturned several times while reclaiming a slope.
Downtown Lexington's confusing pattern of one-way streets might soon be a thing of the past, as the city moves to implement one of Mayor Jim Gray's first promises upon taking office. Last week, the city advertised for consultants to submit detailed plans to convert the four pairs of one-way streets back to two-way traffic: Short and Second, Main and Vine, High and Maxwell, and Upper and Limestone.
ACS is hiring 200 new full-time, permanent call-center employees in Lexington. The company, which specializes in providing services to other businesses, is bolstering its operations for a consumer-electronics company. The company doesn't publicly identify its customers. The company plans to hire the employees quickly, and it already has begun to hire some.