One dies in plane crash north of Lebanon
Lebanon: An airplane crash about 4 miles north of Lebanon on Tuesday killed one person, state police said.
Steve Oglesby, Region 11 response manager with Kentucky Emergency Management, said the name of the pilot who died in the crash has not been released pending notification of kin.
"The victim has been removed from the aircraft and is in the custody of the State Medical Examiner's office," Oglesby said.
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According to state police at Post 15 in Columbia, a call from the state Emergency Operations Center at 4:10 p.m. said a small Piper 28 airplane had disappeared from Federal Aviation Administration radar logs about 4 miles west of the Lebanon Springfield Airport airfield.
Oglesby said those logs are consulted when a plane is reported overdue. He declined to say who reported that the plane had not come in.
Police said they are not sure what time the crash occurred but that the plane was traveling from Alabama to the Lebanon Springfield Airport with one occupant.
Oglesby said investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board would begin investigation Wednesday morning.
Kentuckian dies in Afghanistan
Camp LeJeune, N.C.: Military officials said a North Carolina-based Marine has died while fighting in southern Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense said on Tuesday that 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Matthias N. Hanson of Buffalo, Ky., died Sunday in Helmand province, Afghanistan, site of a major offensive by U.S. and Afghan forces against the Taliban.
Other details were not immediately available
Hanson was a rifleman assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune. He joined the Marine Corps in June 2008.
'Dusty Dan' pleads guilty
Lexington: Former local radio personality Roy Daniel Baldridge pleaded guilty in Fayette Circuit Court on Friday to two counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
Two other counts of the same charge were dismissed. Prosecutors recommended he be sentenced to five years in prison on each count.
Police said they found more than 500 images of child pornography and erotica at Baldridge's home on Malabu Drive after they arrested him on unrelated firearms and stolen property charges in October. A grand jury dismissed the firearms and stolen property charges. Baldridge, formerly known as "Dusty Dan" on country station 98.1 The Bull and a former personality on WLAP radio, is scheduled to be sentenced April 9.
Mayoral forum Wednesday
Lexington: Lexington's mayoral candidates will participate in a digital forum from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Awesome Inc., a technology incubator at 348 East Main Street. Candidates for mayor — Skip Horine, Jim Gray, Teresa Isaac and Jim Newberry — will answer questions from a panel of traditional and digital media representatives. Though seating is limited, those interested can watch the forum on line at these locations:
■ Twitter: hashtag #lexmayor
■ Herald-Leader columnist Tom Eblen will tweet during the forum at twitter.com/tomeblen. He also plans an update after the forum on his blog, tomeblen.bloginky.com.
■ Facebook: Join the event "Awesome Issues: Digital Democracy"
■ Cover it Live: Go to www.kykernel.com, then to Cover It Live
■ Ustream: Watch live video blogging at www.ustream.tv/channel/awesome-issues-digital-democracy;
■ WKYT News Stream: Go to www.wkyt.com.
Churchgoers disarm man
Ellisburg: Members of a small central Kentucky church successfully disarmed a man who rode horseback to morning services, then walked into the church with a holstered gun.
Police said the man, Donald Howard Goode, 43, of Ellisburg, was arrested about an hour later at a house and charged with public intoxication.
The Advocate-Messenger of Danville reported Monday that local and state police were called to Ellisburg Baptist Church after Goode arrived, disrupting the service. Cindy Adams, wife of pastor Jerry Adams, said several men led him outside and talked him into giving up his gun and a rifle he had also brought on the horse.
Psychiatrist is accused of attacking patient with sword
Covington: A psychiatrist in Northern Kentucky has been charged with stabbing a woman with a sword in his office.
The Kentucky Enquirer reports Douglas H. Rank, 51, of Cincinnati was charged with first-degree assault after being arrested Sunday night. Kenton County Jail records listed Rank as still in custody Tuesday on $50,000 bond.
Police were called to Rank's office about 7:45 p.m. Police spokesman Spike Jones said officers found a 32-year-old woman with stab wounds to the chest. The woman was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.
Jones said the relationship between Rank and the woman was unclear, but police recovered the sword they believe was used in the attack.