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This year’s Adult Literacy Ball has raised over $20,000. Ron Saunders from Adult Literacy Barrow claims this year’s ball has brought in 30 more guests than the one from last year. He says last year’s event raised just $16,000.
As he continues leading the Winder Downtown Development Authority, Chris Maddox has laid down the law. At the first meeting of the year, Maddox has talked about the DDA’s changes to making it better. He has given all of the authority’s members a draft of a facade rehabilitation grant. Maddox says the funding for the […]
Barrow County’s commissioners have examined restoring the fire tax district. They say it would more easily show the spending of money on fire services. However, it would also limit the tax revenue the department could spend. The commissioners intend to receive more information on possible changes before delving back into the matter at next month’s […]
Interesting education proposal. Kentucky Senate President Pro Tem David Givens says he thinks students who study computer programming should be given credit for a foreign language, since computer language is certainly not English. It’s mostly numbers and symbols. The Greensburg Republican calls computer programming a language of its own and very useful one for entry […]
Armed and loaded with drugs. A suspected drug dealer caught speeding in E’town — doing 17 over the speed limit. Officers searched 35 year old Donald Butts and found two guns, and 17 baggies of cocaine, plus pot and pills. Butts is a convicted felon so having a gun is a violation. Facing several charges […]
It’s the end of the line for Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe (KOH-bee) Bryant — at least for this season — after undergoing rotator cuff surgery. The team insists its 36 year-old leader’s career is not finished. Coach Byron Scott says time and rehab will tell…
Governor Beshear is heading across the pond this weekend. Will Clark reports…
A new study has defined three Kentucky cities as “Bible minded”…
A County Judge-Executive will spend 87-months in federal prison.…
A Corbin man is behind bars this afternoon following his arrest on an outstanding warrant. 27 year old James Philpot was stopped on a traffic violation. It was then discovered that he was wanted for failure to appear in court for a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence. Philpot was also charged with […]
If you plan on partying over Superbowl Weekend, listen up… Police are making plans too. The Blair County DUI Task Force will be on area roads during what is being called a special operation this weekend, looking for impaired drivers. They say that the Super Bowl ranks right up there with Thanksgiving and New Years […]
State Treasurer Rob McCord, who has been in office for six years, this morning told reporters that he’s stepping down. McCord will leave office on February 12th. In his statement, he said that while it has been his privilege to serve Pennsylvania as State Treasurer for the past six years, his goals have been achieved, […]
The Henry County commissioners on Tuesday, awarded a bid for an air trailer. The winning bid was for a Black Swamp Air Trailer and the winning bidder was Fire Safety Services of Huntsville. The cost… $99,105. What is an air trailer, why does the county need one, and what is it used for? Good questions, […]
A Fulton County man was taken by air to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo on Tuesday morning, after he was critically injured in a three-vehicle crash on I-75. 22 year old Christopher Henderson of Archbold was pulling back onto the interstate from the berm, when he was hit by another vehicle driven by […]
Five people have been caught up in a drug investigation in Fulton County that included the discovery of an active meth lab in Defiance on Tuesday, and a stolen vehicle in Montpelier. 21 year old Schuylar Winkler of Defiance; 19 year old Kylie Cranson of Bryan; 28 year old Misty Lane of Edgerton; 22 year […]
A Williams County Grand Jury met Tuesday and handed down 42 indictments on a long list of charges. According to the law, many of those indicted have not been arrested, and until they are, their cases are not permitted to appear publicly. As soon as official charges have been filed in any of the cases, […]
A state senator is pushing a ban on lighting up electronic cigarettes in public places in California. The bill would classify the devices that heat liquid nicotine into vapor as tobacco products similar to cigarettes. That would prohibit Californians from vaping in restaurants, buses, hospitals and other places they cannot smoke. Senator Mark Leno of […]
Hunting has fallen out of favor in California, while sportsmen try to keep it alive, forces pull from all sides to silence the guns in favor of anglers. In 1970 there were 700 thousand hunters in the state, Last year there were only 250 thousand.….a 70 percent decline. In California, hunting advocates say sportsmen are […]
The Lake County Asscociation of Realtors has recently reported over a ten percent increase in Median Home Sales Prices in 2014 compared to two years ago. In Lake County, prices rose from $149,000 in 2013 to $169,000 for 2014, a 13.4-percent increase. Foreclosures dropped from 10.5 percent in 2013 to 26.4 percent last year. The […]
The Ukiah Brewing Company has closed it’s doors, but will soon be replaced with a new restaurant. The new eatery will be opening next week and will include an eclectic menu that will change seasonally and will be based on what local farmers, ranchers and fishermen provide. Craft beer will continue to be brewed at […]
A crash sent two people to the hospital and shut down a busy road near Bloomsburg. Route 11 in Scott Township was closed in both directions between Shaffer Road and Bissets Lane after a box truck and a pickup truck collided just before 6:30 this morning. Police said one man was ejected and another was […]
Following through on a campaign promise, New Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order restoring a ban on gas drilling leases on public lands. The order will supersede one signed by former Governor Tom Corbett in May. Corbett’s order authorized state officials to negotiate new leases for gas extraction in state forests and other […]
Governor Steve Beshear is leaving Saturday for an economic development trip to Germany and Sweden.The Governor’s office said, that the governor has been invited to speak at a symposium in Germany, where he will discuss Kentucky’s role in the global auto industry. Beshear will also promote Kentucky to potential new businesses and strengthen ties with […]
Police in Harrodsburg are searching for a missing woman. Her name is Jessica Crawly, She is 25 years old, 5 feet tall, 130 pounds with blue eyes and strawberry blonde shoulder length hair.. She was last seen wearing a gray, white and black sweater type jacket and wearing orange and gray Nike sneakers. If anyone […]
A California man has pleaded guilty to growing more than 3,700 marijuana plants on a national forest northwest of Lake Tahoe. Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Alejandro Soto-Silva changed his earlier not guilty plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Sacramento. He faces up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and possible deportation […]