Madison County

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.

Mark Story

The letters from Lou Gehrig that Earle Combs’ Kentucky grandson cherishes

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.

Madison County

Suit: Woman’s collapse, death due to negligence at Berea church

The estate of a woman who died last year after collapsing at a Native American church seeks damages from the Berea church, its owners and its affiliated nonprofit organization in Utah. A lawsuit filed last month by Katherine Lowry Logan, a court-appointed representative of the family, alleges in the suit that Lindsay Marie Poole, 33, of Anderson, S.C., died of “negligence.”

Education

Graduation 2017: Every name of Central Kentucky’s high school graduates, part two

A list of Central Kentucky high school graduates from Bourbon County High School, Boyle County High School, Bryan Station High School, East Jessamine High School, Frankfort High School, Franklin County High School, George Rogers Clark High School, Henry Clay High School, the KORE Academy, Lafayette High School, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington Christian Academy, Madison Southern High School, Paris High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the Sayre School, Scott County High School, Tates Creek High School, Trinity Christian Academy, West Jessamine High School, Western Hills High School, Woodford County High School

Education

Graduation 2017: Every name of Central Kentucky’s high school graduates

A list of Central Kentucky high school graduates from Bourbon County High School, Boyle County High School, Bryan Station High School, East Jessamine High School, Frankfort High School, Franklin County High School, George Rogers Clark High School, Henry Clay High School, the KORE Academy, Lafayette High School, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington Christian Academy, Madison Southern High School, Paris High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the Sayre School, Scott County High School, Tates Creek High School, Trinity Christian Academy, West Jessamine High School, Western Hills High School, Woodford County High School

Madison County

Benches delivered in Richmond honor slain police officer Daniel Ellis

Slain Richmond police officer Daniel Ellis has received several posthumous honors. On Wednesday, 13 benches made from recycled plastic and dedicated to his memory were delivered to various places in Madison County. More than 80 third-graders at Glenn R. Marshall Elementary School spearheaded an effort to raise money and collect plastic lids as a recycling project.

Other Sports

Tyler Swafford came to EKU to play quarterback; he’s leaving as a student of the world

Tyler Swafford came to Eastern Kentucky University determined to carve out a memorable career as a quarterback. Instead, the Franklin, Tenn., product used resources available to him as an EKU student to engage the world. While at Eastern, Swafford has visited Casablanca, NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, the Dachau concentration camp and played in an all-star football game in China. Now, he is giving up his final two seasons of football eligibility at Eastern to study in Ireland as one of 12 winners of the prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

Videos

Demolition of the Greek towers on Eastern Kentucky University's campus

The demolition of the Greek towers has begun.
Jessee Lynch jlynch@herald-leader.com
Demolition of the Greek towers on Eastern Kentucky University's campus 0:36

Demolition of the Greek towers on Eastern Kentucky University's campus

Baddie Winkle: 'the Rihanna of the 60-100 age bracket' 1:22

Baddie Winkle: 'the Rihanna of the 60-100 age bracket'

Slain officer's widow talks about students' efforts to honor him 1:12

Slain officer's widow talks about students' efforts to honor him

EKU pedway reopens 0:41

EKU pedway reopens