Djuan Trent, Miss Kentucky 2010, put the crown on Miss Bowling Green, Ann-Blair Thornton, after Thornton won the Miss Kentucky Pageant on Saturday at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts.
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Ann-Blair Thornton, a 21-year-old from Bowling Green, was nearly speechless Saturday night after being crowned Miss Kentucky 2011. "I don't know if this is real," she said. "Looking back on all the years I've put into this, I never dreamed it would be real." Shortly after the glittering crown was placed atop her head at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts, Thornton said the first thing she planned to do as Miss Kentucky was "give my parents a hug. This is all their doing," she said.
A Bracken County family is grieving the loss of family member and soldier, Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers. Summers, a U.S. Army soldier serving in Afghanistan was killed July 14, a family member confirmed Friday. His mother told the Lexington Herald-Leader that her son had just re-enlisted in the Army last week.
7H is an herbal incense product sold as "potpourri." Many people looking for a cheap, legal alternative to marijuana are smoking 7H.
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Two hits into an herbal incense packaged as 7H, and Amy, a University of Kentucky sophomore home for the summer in Bowling Green, loses complete awareness that she has a body. Amy is having what some drug users call a “bad trip,” the kind of trip that in Amy’s case ended with an ambulance ride to the emergency room at The Medical Center. Amy, whose name was changed for this story, agreed to speak anonymously to the Daily News to warn other young people about the dangers of smoking incense.
Hundreds of people walk through the parking lot to admire the cars on display Saturday at the National Corvette Homecoming at the Sloan Convention Center.
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Adrian Vergot grew up playing with Hot Wheels and watching the television show “Speed Racer.” He was constantly disappointed that few cars actually resembled his childhood icons, so last year he purchased the ultimate hot wheels. Vergot, of Pittsburgh, brought his 1968 titanic Corvette to the 30th annual National Corvette Homecoming, which wrapped up Saturday at Bowling Green's Sloan Convention Center. Vergot was one of hundreds of Corvette enthusiasts who flocked to the three-day event, showing off their cars that ranged from the newest Corvettes to cars that were manufactured decades ago.
The White House said yesterday that President Obama would nominate former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to run the bureau. But Cordray has to be confirmed by the Senate, and that won't happen this week. It may not happen at all (more on that below).
Kentucky is in for a bruising week of low- to mid-90-degree weather. As a result, a heat advisory - which is issued when high humidity combines with hot temperatures to make it feel as if it is 100 to 105 degrees - will be in effect today.
The Kentucky attorney general’s office says Scott County Magistrate Bill Parker’s employment with Georgetown-Scott County Parks and Recreation is a conflict of interest. “It is our belief that it would be a conflict to hold both the position of fiscal court magistrate and work as an employee for a county parks and recreation board,” Aaron S. Ament, an assistant attorney general, wrote to Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordie Shaw.
Voters in Benham will in November, more than likely, face the ballot question of whether the city should sell its power board to Kentucky Utilities. At a Benham city council meeting Thursday, city officials discussed the dire situation that the board and the distribution system are in. “We buy our power from KU and then resell it. Our computer system being down meant that we went for four to five months without any bills going out or revenue coming in. It also meant that we went for months without making payments to KU,” Power Board Chairman Danny Quillen said.
Scott Smith, 87, of Danville, a fan of Westerns since childhood, hadn't attempted the genre until a few years ago despite a long career in publishing.
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Scott Smith, 87, is a retired newspaperman. He's also had a lifelong fascination with the Old West. Now, the Danville resident has combined his two long held interests and published his first novel - The Bronco Man. Naturally, it's a western.