WRECK IN SOMERSET SENDS SEVERAL TO HOSPITAL -- 12-8-10

According to the Pulaski County Sherriff’s Department they responded to an injury accident 4 miles north of Somerset at the intersection of US 27 and KY 1674. When officers arrived they found that a 1986 GMC pick up being operated eastbound on Kentucky 1674 from the west side attempted to cross US 27. The GMC was being operated by Lilly M. McGlone 27, of Somerset. Her vehicle crossed US 27 into the path of a southbound 2003 KIA passenger car being driven by Datrine V. Vilter 43 of Science Hill. Both drivers along with their passengers were transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Lilly M. McGlone was air lifted from the hospital to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

KNOX COUNTY SCHOOLS ON DELAY -- 12-2-10

Knox County Schools will be on a one-hour delay today, however buses will not run on certain roads that include Ely Hollow, Goodin Creek, Gregory Branch, and 459 Granny Rose Hollow. Also buses will not run in the head of Davis Bend or on South Hwy. 11 below the Dixon Farms. In addition the books and breakfast program that was scheduled at Lynn Camp Elementary this morning has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

JACKSON CO RECEIVES $54,700 FOR ROADS -- 12-2-10

The Jackson County Fiscal Court has been granted $54,700 by the Transportation Cabinet's Department of Rural and Municipal Aid. The money will be used for slide repairs on two county routes damaged by flooding in may- Tussey Hill Road and Lakes Creek Road. Jackson County forces will be responsible for all phases of the work.

KY 92 IN WHITLEY COUNTY TO BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE -- 12-1-10

KY 92 in Whitley County will be reduced to one lane from milepoints 14-15 beginning today at 6PM through Wednesday, December 22 at 6AM. Temporary traffic signals and flaggers will be utilized to maintain the lane closure, which is necessary to allow crews to perform curve widening and slide repairs.

CHRISTMAS ON MAIN -- 12-1-10

London Downtown is presenting the children’s bookwalk and Christmas on Main, this Friday December 3rd. Choirs on the Courthouse steps begin at 5. Book walk begins at 5:30, parade at 7. Finally Santa will be at the Farmers Market after the parade, where participants in the book walk will be eligible to win prizes, books, tickets to the Gusto Theatre or Breakfast with Santa! Maps and more information will be available in front of the Courthouse the day of the event, for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give London Downtown a call at 862-8841

AMBER ALERT CHILD FOUND IN CORBIN -- 11-24-10

The Kentucky State Police, London recieved a request for an officer at the Baptist Regional Medical Center ER in Corbin, in reference to an Amber Alert. Hospital officials stated that a man and child were at the ER, but were acting suspicious, and a check of the Amber Alert WEbsite indicated the child was the subject of an Amber Alert, issued at 6PM on November 22, out of Pickens, South Carolina. Upon arrivial Kentucky State Police determined that Donnie Lee Shelton, 46, of Pickens, South Carolina was wanted on the charges of Assault and Bettery 1st degree and Non-Custodial Abduction of a Child. Shelton was arrested and charged with being a Fugitive from another state and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. The child was treated, for a minor illness, and released from BRMC ER into the custody of the Cabinet for Families and Children's Whitley County Office pending arrivial of the childs mother.

LAUREL COUNTY BRINGS UP MERIT SYSTEM -- 11-24-10

At the request of Laurel County district 1 magistrate Roy Crawford, County Attorney Elmer Cunnigan presented an outline of creating a merit system for Laurel County Employees which includes a merit system board, to oversee disciplinary action of the county employees. The purpose of the merit system in to protect county employees from any type of negative action without a cause, this will require the Fiscal Court to appropriate money for the expenses of the board, in order for the Merit System to take effect it will first have to be drawn up into an amendment then read twice and voted on in a Fiscal Court Meeting.

SHERRIFF'S DEPARTMENT BUDGET -- 11-24-10

The Laurel County Sherriff Elect John Root presented the Sherriff’s Department 2011 calendar year budget at last night’s fiscal court meeting. Sherriff Elect Root proposed budget is for $2.5 million with $613,000 coming from the Fiscal Court, it was approved.

FATE OF THE PENNINGTON HOUSE -- 11-23-10

The fate of the Pennington House is still in the air, however the fate will be known in 2 weeks. Last night the Laurel County Project Development Board had a special called meeting and allowed London Downtown and the Main Street Program 14 days to come up with a concrete plan as to what they can do with this house. Laurel County Judge Executive Laurence Kuhl recapped one of the options. The Second option is to find another location for the Pennington House and move it by December 6th. London Downtown Director Chris Robinson said “we hope that in 14 days we can come back with progress that shows the Project Development Board that this is realistic.” When asked what could go into the Pennington House if London Downtown did obtain the house. He listed Offices for the Main Street Program; Home for the artisan’s center or it could be restored to its original stat and be a great site to see said Chris Robinson, only time will tell if this historic building will be able to remain standing or if a parking lot will replace it.

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL IN LAUREL COUNTY -- 11-23-10

The Laurel County Board of Education voted last night to create 2 Middle School Volleyball head coaches and two Middle School Assistant volleyball Coaching positions. Head coaches make $1,000 per school year with assistants making $500 per school year. According to District Athletic Director Randy Ledger in middle school girl’s volleyball is a spring sport. The district is hoping to have the programs ready by this spring.