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WHITLEY COUNTY — A Corbin man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in May before fleeing the scene and eluding police for more than a month was indicted Monday by a Whitley County grand jury.

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GLASGOW — By the end of the calendar year, the Barren River District Health Department will no longer be partnering with school districts in its eight-county service area to provide school health programs. 

GLASGOW – The observation that Barren County has some things most places in the commonwealth don't was made Wednesday by Josh Benton, deputy secretary for workforce development in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

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With only eight months under their belts, new Richmond Mayor Robert Blythe and the city commission have checked one task off their priority list by approving the purchase of the property on Brighton Avenue to become Richmond's new senior center.

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Somerset and Louisville have a difference of about 750,000 people, give or take, several museums, galleries and concert venues, and exactly one gigantic baseball bat.

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Widening of Ky. 461 to four lanes to near Buck Creek as part of the proposed cloverleaf exchange project at the Ky. 80-461 interchange will not involve delaying environmental studies as did the existing bridge over Buck Creek when Ky. 461 was straighten during the 1970s.

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This Saturday, the city of Somerset will host the second installment of what was, in May, only an experimental food truck festival. Somerset presents Streets and Eats as a follow-up to the Foodstock spring event.

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LOUISVILLE Former Daily Independent reporter Carrie Stambaugh has paddled her eight-foot yellow kayak on rivers and tributaries across Kentucky.

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RACELAND Walking through the new middle school under construction in the Raceland-Worthington district Monday, board members looked at concrete block walls and unfinished sheetrock and saw a 10-year vision three months from completion.

State Budget Director John Chilton said Kentucky's tax collections in July increased nearly $15 million from last year.

A lot of residents in Madison County like going to their farmers markets to support and buy local, and with the help of the Double Dollars program, access to market goods are made easily available to those using federal food programs such as SNAP, WIC and Senior nutrition benefits.

MANCHESTER — Offering solutions to the state – and national — drug addiction problem was the focus of state and national leaders as Vice President Mike Pence announced a $400 million allocation of federal grant money to solving the drug epidemic nationwide and $10 million of that coming to Kentucky.

MANCHESTER — Offering solutions to the state – and national — drug addiction problem was the focus of state and national leaders as Vice President Mike Pence announced a $400 million allocation of federal grant money to solving the drug problem nationwide and $10 million of that coming to Kentucky.

GLASGOW — A video for a song that appears on Black Stone Cherry's latest album, “Family Tree,” has been getting an overwhelming response since it was picked up by CMT in late June. 

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WILLARD - State highway crews will temporarily close KY 1496 two miles west of Willard in Carter County on Wednesday, Aug. 7, to replace a drainage pipe under the highway. Work will begin about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at mile marker 5. The road will remain closed until 3 p.m., or until work is c…

CATLETTSBURG The Boyd County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a new ordinance on Monday that would establish a Boyd County tourist and convention commission, ending a tourism partnership between the county and the city of Ashland.

GLASGOW — Adam Doleac, a country recording artist, will perform during the Groove and Glow Fest, a hot air balloon festival set for Sept. 21 at the Glasgow Municipal Airport along Happy Valley Road. 

Two cardiologists named in lawsuits for performing alleged "unnecessary procedures" are now suing a television corporation for broadcasting the claims against them in a 2018 special show.

In mid-July, Gov. Matt Bevin called a special session to address the crippling pension crisis, which left many quasi-government agencies and the state's regional universities, including Eastern Kentucky University, wondering if it would be another repeat of House Bill 358.

As of Aug. 1, 40 people are enrolled in the home incarceration program (HIC), which according to Madison County Jailer Steve Tussey, saves the county jail around $1,000 a day.

GLASGOW — Sheri Donahue, Democratic candidate for state auditor, made a stop at the Fine Arts Bistro on Thursday where she talked about her desire to protect taxpayer dollars.

Two teens from Laurel County have been arrested, following an investigation into a social media video showing a dog being abused that was widely shared Wednesday. The dog was also found with multiple stab wounds later in the day by an East Bernstadt woman and the dog later died.

GLASGOW — It's "hard to believe" that Russia's actions during the 2016 election cycle had a tangible effect on who won the presidential race, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie said Wednesday.

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Obituaries

Robert Ernest Colley 1962-2019 Robert Ernest Colley, 57, of Grayson, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at his residence. He was born April 3, 1962 in Ashland, KY a son of the late Robert Horton Colley and Barbara "Gretchen" Mullins Colley of Grayson . In addition to his father he is preced…

Infant, Finley Scott Antrobus, was carried to heaven by angels Thursday morning, August 15, 2019, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Finley was the son of Todd and Wanda Dean Antrobus of Olive Hill. Finley was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Pat Antrobus, and his m…

Mrs. Lennee Jane Barker Burton, age 70, of Galion Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019, at her residence. She was born July 16, 1949, in Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Burl and Dora Bryant Barker. Lennee was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed spending time with her famil…