Regional News

Single vehicle injury crash

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A single vehicle injury crash occurred on I-75, 6 miles north of London when William Scott Baldwin, age 51 of Seymour (Tennessee) lost control of his SUV on the wet road surface, traveled over a guardrail and overturned. Baldwin had to be extricated and was transported by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment of injuries.


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Farmer, Longmeyer prosecutor retires

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Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, has announced his resignation, effective Friday, January 13, 2017. U.S. Attorney Harvey has served in office since May 14, 2010.

Signature achievements under Harvey’s leadership include:

Securing a number of public-corruption convictions against former state and local officials, including Richie Farmer, former Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture;


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Ball Tries To Hit Woman With Belt

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Michael Ball, age 45, of Keavy Road (London) was arrested after deputies were dispatched to a residence where he had allegedly repeatedly been told to not be. Ball allegedly came through the window and tried to hit a woman with a leather belt. She escaped and went to a neighbor’s and Ball followed her. Ball struggled with deputies and had to be escorted to the police cruiser.


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Letter to the Editor

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By: Jim Host,
Former Kentucky Secretary of Commerce 2003-2005

As we know, Kentuckians as a culture largely avoid change. On November 8, 2016, Kentuckians went against the nearly 100-year grain and elected a Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Kentuckians are ready for a change in House leadership that will bring about a new direction for our Commonwealth through more jobs and business opportunities.


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Hemp for research

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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly triple the number of acres that were approved for the previous year. More than 525,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved for indoor growers in 2017.


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