Officer hit as car flees, leads police in chase
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A Paris police officer was struck by a fleeing vehicle Saturday night, authorities said. Detective Shaun Moore was treated at Bourbon Community Hospital and released. Police said that when Moore approached the vehicle's driver he thought he saw a weapon and told the driver and passenger to put their hands on the dashboard. When Moore reached for the driver, he sped off, striking the officer with his vehicle. A short pursuit started with the suspect almost hitting an approaching marked patrol unit head-on. The suspect's vehicle stopped at Gano and West Seventh streets. The passenger jumped out and ran and the driver, Bush Warfield, was taken into custody. Warfield was charged with improper parking, fleeing and evading, wanton endangerment and first-degree assault. He was taken to the Bourbon County jail. Paris police said Sunday night they were not sure they would press charges against the passenger.
University chef at Olympics
Athletes and reporters at the Beijing Olympics will be getting a taste of Kentucky hospitality. Mike Haynes, executive chef at Morehead State University, is one of several top chefs overseeing food preparations for the world's elite athletes at the 2008 Olympic Games — and for the journalists there to cover them. At Morehead State, he manages dining services for college students. In Beijing, Haynes will be one of 40 executive chefs chosen from the ranks of Aramark, the international company that contracts to provide food services to Morehead State. Each executive chef will oversee anywhere from 50 to 75 cooks and will be responsible for supplies, logistics and kitchen operations. Many of the athletes are on specialized diets, with dietitians on staff to create menus. Haynes won't know the exact scope of his duties until he arrives. ”That's part of the challenge, to hit the ground running,“ he said.
Killing follows argument
A Henry County man was shot to death Sunday after an argument with an acquaintance, Kentucky State Police said. Joseph D. Burch, 31, of New Castle was shot at a New Castle apartment complex. Police arrested Robert Steven Elston, 54, who lives at the complex, and charged him with second-degree murder. Burch was pronounced dead at the scene by the Henry County coroner.
ATV rider thrown, killed
An Eastern Kentucky man has died after being thrown from an all-terrain vehicle. Police say Jonathan Justice, 27, of the small Pike County community of Stopover, was driving an ATV on Ky. 194 late Saturday when he lost control on a curve, struck the guardrail and was thrown. Justice, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Coroner Ernie Casebolt. The wreck remains under investigation.
Mosquito spray schedule set
This week the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will continue spraying for mosquitoes. Here is the schedule:
■ Monday: 9 p.m.-midnight: ZIP codes 40502, 40503, 40514.
■ Tuesday: 3-6:30 a.m.: 40507, 40508. 9 p.m.-midnight: 40504, 40510, 40511 and 40513.
■ Wednesday: 3-6:30 a.m.: 40515, 40517. 9 p.m.-midnight: 40505, 40509, 40516.
■ Thursday: 3-6:30 a.m.: 40502. 9 p.m.-midnight: 40503, 40511, 40514.
■ Friday: 3-6:30 a.m.: 40507, 40508.