Police seized marijuana, cocaine, a handgun and $32,000 in cash at a residence on Letcher Drive in Richmond. Amy Miller, 26, and Christopher Cummings, 29, were arrested and charged with drug trafficking.
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.
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.
Rick Wade remembers when Woodford County’s third courthouse was destroyed by a 1965 fire. Now he has an important role in repairing the fourth courthouse that opened in 1970. As county maintenance superintendent, Wade is overseeing the project that will replace the roof and the clock tower’s wood structure.
Three Kentuckians received national awards in Phoenix, Ariz., earlier this month at Kappa Delta’s biennial national convention for their accomplishments in academics, community service, operations and in other areas.
Central Kentucky events in the week ahead include Pioneer Life Week at Carter Caves State Park, ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’ playing at Pioneer Playhouse, Food Truck Friday, a bug search at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day at the Kentucky Horse Park and Kentucky football media day.
When New York Yankees outfielder and Kentucky product Earle Combs crashed into an outfield wall chasing a hard-hit ball on July 24, 1934, it left him with a fractured skull and broken collarbone. Over the next months, as the Yankees engaged in an ultimately unsuccessful duel with the Detroit Tigers for the 1934 American League pennant, Combs was stuck in the St. Louis hospital. In that time, letters from Lou Gehrig were Combs’ lifeline to the Yankees. Combs’ family still cherishes those letters.
Tens of thousands of Americans are shot every year. Who tracks the carnage? Gun Violence Archive, a website based in Lexington, fills a real-time information gap left by government, law enforcement and academic researchers. “Mass shootings drive much of the traffic to our website,” says Mark Bryant, who runs GVA. “Children getting shot is second.”
A group of investors are the new owners of the castle on U.S. 60 in Woodford County. Tom Post, the Miami lawyer who turned the property into a boutique inn and called it CastlePost, said he sold the property for $8.7 million.