Inspections and maintenance ensure safety at Carr Creek Lake

July 12, 2013
Park Manager Willie Whitaker (foreground, right) observes as officials pump water from the lake’s stilling basin in preparation for inspection. (Photo by Karen Cody)

By KAREN JONES CODY Guests at the tail waters of Carr Creek Lake on Monday couldn’t help but notice a loud pump and a group of official-looking men and women crowded around the base of the dam. Anyone who saw them should not be alarmed. Corps of Engineers employees were conducting a routine inspection...

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Inmate death reported at Ky. River Regional Jail

July 12, 2013

On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at approximately 11:03 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard was contacted by the Kentucky River Regional Jail, advising that they had an inmate who had been found unresponsive. KSP units, along with Perry County EMS, were dispatched to the detention center.  The inmate, Larry J. Trent, age...

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Coal severance funds given to Rupp Arena renovation project

June 13, 2013

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted from the June 12 edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader, with their permission. By JOHN CHEVES Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration is taking $2.5 million from shrinking coal severance tax funds and giving it to Lexington to help pay for the planning and design of Rupp Arena’s renovation. The...

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Carrie man injured in ATV crash

June 13, 2013
Carrie man injured in ATV crash

  An ATV accident Friday sent a Carrie man to the hospital with a serious leg injury. The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Hwy. 550 W near Carrie Loop. According to Knott County Sheriff Deputy Robby Slone, A.B. Patrick, 71, of Lick Branch was traveling eastbound toward Carrie Loop when he veered off...

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Former East Ky. doctor sentenced in drug case

June 13, 2013

(AP) — A former eastern Kentucky doctor has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for dispensing thousands of prescription painkillers. U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced 66-year-old Richard Albert of Paintsville on Wednesday in court in Lexington to 75 months in prison to be followed by three years’ supervised release. The...

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