Elizabethtown City Council on Monday chose a successor to replace outgoing Police Chief Ruben Gardner less than a week before he retires after 40 years as a lawman. The council Monday voted 5-1 to appoint former Louisville Metro Police Department Assistant Chief Tracy Schiller to step into Gardner’s shoes — the first change in the department’s top seat in 20 years.
A plea went out Monday for area residents to call lawmakers, the governor’s office or anybody they can think of, to stress how important completing Interstate 65 is for the state. Accidents on the 38 miles that haven’t yet been expanded to six lanes are depleting volunteer resources, Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin told the Barren River Area Development District board Monday.
In the wake of the self-proclaimed “regretted action” of Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Miller, who shot and killed Bart and Renee Lewis’ pet Labrador, Daisy, several training facilities in Shelby County say they will offer classes to law enforcement concerning dealings with domestic animals and their potential to use aggressive behavior. Plus, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said there are some training procedures in the works that his department will go over internally regarding entering a home or yard with the possibility of a pet in the area.
Lucy Magnum, 6, had the bad fortune of being attacked by a shark at North Carolina beach. Her story is a lot like what we've heard in the past: She was in shallow water when a shark came out of nowhere and took a bite out of her leg. She's fine, but she had 90 percent muscle and tendon tear and it'll take physical therapy before she's running around again.
What struck us about her story, though, is what her parents said the 6-year-old said about the shark that attacked her.
The U. S. Department of Justice has joined in a lawsuit against Lexington-based Nurses’ Registry and Home Health Corporation alleging that the firm falsified claims to Medicare. The government joins the suit that was originally filed in March 2008 by two former Nurses’ Registry employees, Alicia Robinson-Hill and David Price.
Rep. David Wu, the first Chinese-American to serve in the House, announced Tuesday that he will resign, ending what seemed to be headed toward becoming another embarrassing congressional sex scandal.
The Oregon Democrat faced a House ethics investigation after allegations surfaced that he had what is being widely described as an "unwanted sexual encounter" with a teenager. The young person was the daughter of Wu's childhood friend.
Chinese moviegoers wear 3-D glasses as they watch <em>Avatar</em> in January 2010.
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The 2009 movie Avatar may have been box office magic, but for me, it was a 3-D exercise in movie theater misery. I felt so nauseated through most of the 162-minute-long running time that I failed to appreciate the vaunted visuals other viewers praised.
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Now it's time for the Beauty Shop where we talk about a few topics that we think could use a woman's touch. Today we want to talk about a story that has captivated and appalled people on two continents, the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid. The accused is the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.