This Saturday Lexington will take part, for the first time, in a global rally called Moving Planet. The day of action is meant to spotlight issues surrounding climate change. Moving Planet is an outgrowth of 350.org, an environmental campaign launched by author Bill McKibben. The international rally brings together more than 165 countries and a host of grassroots organizations. This year, Lexington will join those groups, thanks to architect and organizer Clive Pohl.
The investigation into a traffic fatality last week in Park City involving a Kentucky State Police trooper could take a few months to complete, state police spokesman Lt. David Jude said Tuesday. Trooper Jonathan Biven, public affairs officer for the state police post in Bowling Green, was driving south Thursday afternoon on U.S. 31-W north of Park City in a caravan with other troopers when his cruiser crossed the center line and struck a car driven by Nurcan Ceylan, 33, of Riverside, N.J. She died from her injuries.
By Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun & Fred Petke, Winchester Sun
A 26-inch gas line owned by Tennessee Gas Pipeline ruptured early Wednesday morning in Clark County on Irvine Road near Trapp, about five miles from the company’s compressor station. There was no fire from the rupture, no reports of injuries, no reports of damage and no customer impact, according to a pipeline company spokesman. Gary Epperson, Clark County Emergency Management director, said the rupture was heard in at least Montgomery, Powell and Clark counties.
As the U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money by the bagful, the idea of dropping Saturday mail delivery is gaining momentum again. President Barack Obama endorsed the notion Monday as part of his economic growth and debt reduction plan. At the Danville post office Tuesday, Holly Henson reacted passionately to the possibility of losing Saturday mail service. “Sometimes, America just needs to hang on to its traditions,” Henson said. “Even if it doesn’t make financial sense, it makes common sense. It may be broken but don’t fix it.”
People generally do not like to talk about how much money they make. That could explain why it took several weeks for the Kentucky New Era to obtain information about the salaries paid to local public officials working in Christian County. In almost every case locally, that information is not readily available. Most agencies do not list employee salaries on their websites, and a citizen who calls or walks into a public office to ask for the information often has to file an open records request. In some cases, they will be asked to explain why they want the information.