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Clark County

Ginseng harvesting banned in Daniel Boone National Forest for 2017

Ginseng is a slow-growing perennial plant. It is frequently collected and used in drinks or dietary supplements. Anyone buying and selling ginseng, other than harvesters, need to be licensed in Kentucky. A ban prohibiting ginseng harvest in the Daniel Boone National Forest has been extended through the 2017 harvest season, from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1.

Madison County

Driver says he fell asleep when truck crashed into Madison house

An 81-year-old man and his daughter visiting from Ohio were injured Tuesday when a truck crashed into a rural Madison County house. The daughter, Ann Nebraski, suffered two broken legs, said her father, Russell Hurt. Nebraski was listed in critical condition at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Her father suffered cuts on his head and right arm.

Crime

Lexington’s Most Wanted: July 25, 2017

Lexington’s Most Wanted is a service of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and the Lexington Herald-Leader. (Like the sheriff’s office on Facebook.) Each week, a new photo lineup features mug shots of fugitives and information about them and warrants issued for their arrests.

Crime

Director of Democratic PAC aimed at millennials charged with theft, forgery

Grace Wise, the director of a political action committee geared toward recruiting millennial Democrats to run for office, has been charged with theft by deception and forgery. Wise, 25, director of Back the Bluegrass PAC, was arrested Monday and charged with four counts of theft by deception, to include cold checks, under $10,000 and one count of theft by deception, to include cold checks, $10,000 or more. He also was charged with one count of second-degree forgery.

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Woodford County courthouse clock tower repairs underway

The Woodford County Courthouse clock tower is being worked on for the damage that has slowly occurred to it over time.
Jessee Lynch jlynch@herald-leader.com
Woodford County courthouse clock tower repairs underway 1:38

Woodford County courthouse clock tower repairs underway

Lexington couple tracks gun violence nationwide 3:15

Lexington couple tracks gun violence nationwide

His grandson was accidentally shot. He wants tougher penalties. 0:49

His grandson was accidentally shot. He wants tougher penalties.

A grandfather's plea: Store your guns properly to prevent child shootings 0:54

A grandfather's plea: Store your guns properly to prevent child shootings

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