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SECOND UPDATE 08/22 9:47PM: A prominent Madison County businessman was arrested late Wednesday evening after a grand jury indicted him on multiple counts of child pornography possession, distributing obscene matter, using electronic communication to procure a minor, use of a minor in a sexual performance and tampering with physical evidence.

While his daughter Betty Lou might have been beautiful, Horace was strongly against her marriage to Leroy because he was absolutely convinced that it wasn't her figure that Leroy found so alluring. That, rather, it was Horace's figure that Leroy found so attractive -- and they ran into millions and millions of dollars. Consequently, Horace wrote out a will in which he disinherited his daughter if she ever married Leroy, which in disregard of her father's wishes, that's exactly what she did.

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Kentucky State Police arrested a man on a plethora of charges, including 100 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, after Post 11 in London received a call about him speeding and driving recklessly through the Rockcastle work zone on Interstate 75 while workers were present early Wednesday morning.

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ASHLAND– An Ashland man admitted in federal court that he unlawfully used funds paid on behalf of individuals living in a local personal care home, federal officials said.

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Increased pension costs for the Boyd/Ashland Health Department could feasibly prompt layoffs at the health department next year if financial relief for the department can't be found.

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It's official — Boyd County withdrew from a long-standing tourism alliance Monday with the intention of promoting more events and tourism resources in the county.

GLASGOW — By the end of the calendar year, the Barren River District Health Department will no longer be partnering with school districts in its eight-county service area to provide school health programs. 

Kentucky's farmers are among the best in the world. It's no surprise agriculture leaders from around the country are looking to the Bluegrass State and our prospering hemp industry. Right now, hemp is growing in 101 of our 120 counties and $100 million worth of Kentucky grown and processed hemp products are expected to be sold this year alone.

Herman, a religious businessman, didn't believe that being a successful businessman and being religious were incompatible. Consequently, in business, he turned right and proceeded straight forward while amassing a small fortune along the way, which in his will, he left to a charitable trust. The purpose of the trust was to conduct scientific research as to the existence of the soul which leaves the body upon death.

GLASGOW – The observation that Barren County has some things most places in the commonwealth don't was made Wednesday by Josh Benton, deputy secretary for workforce development in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

With only eight months under their belts, new Richmond Mayor Robert Blythe and the city commission have checked one task off their priority list by approving the purchase of the property on Brighton Avenue to become Richmond's new senior center.

Somerset and Louisville have a difference of about 750,000 people, give or take, several museums, galleries and concert venues, and exactly one gigantic baseball bat.

Widening of Ky. 461 to four lanes to near Buck Creek as part of the proposed cloverleaf exchange project at the Ky. 80-461 interchange will not involve delaying environmental studies as did the existing bridge over Buck Creek when Ky. 461 was straighten during the 1970s.

This Saturday, the city of Somerset will host the second installment of what was, in May, only an experimental food truck festival. Somerset presents Streets and Eats as a follow-up to the Foodstock spring event.

LOUISVILLE Former Daily Independent reporter Carrie Stambaugh has paddled her eight-foot yellow kayak on rivers and tributaries across Kentucky.

RACELAND Walking through the new middle school under construction in the Raceland-Worthington district Monday, board members looked at concrete block walls and unfinished sheetrock and saw a 10-year vision three months from completion.

State Budget Director John Chilton said Kentucky's tax collections in July increased nearly $15 million from last year.

A lot of residents in Madison County like going to their farmers markets to support and buy local, and with the help of the Double Dollars program, access to market goods are made easily available to those using federal food programs such as SNAP, WIC and Senior nutrition benefits.

MANCHESTER — Offering solutions to the state – and national — drug addiction problem was the focus of state and national leaders as Vice President Mike Pence announced a $400 million allocation of federal grant money to solving the drug problem nationwide and $10 million of that coming to Kentucky.

GLASGOW — A video for a song that appears on Black Stone Cherry's latest album, “Family Tree,” has been getting an overwhelming response since it was picked up by CMT in late June. 

GLASGOW – Glasgow High School graduate Aaron Flener credits his family for sparking his interest in golf and for supporting his passion for the game.

CATLETTSBURG The Boyd County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a new ordinance on Monday that would establish a Boyd County tourist and convention commission, ending a tourism partnership between the county and the city of Ashland.

GLASGOW — Adam Doleac, a country recording artist, will perform during the Groove and Glow Fest, a hot air balloon festival set for Sept. 21 at the Glasgow Municipal Airport along Happy Valley Road. 

Two cardiologists named in lawsuits for performing alleged "unnecessary procedures" are now suing a television corporation for broadcasting the claims against them in a 2018 special show.

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Dennis Arko Lawson, age 64, of Gray, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at his home. He was a retired EMS worker having worked for ambulance services in Jellico, TN and Knox and Jackson Counties. Dennis was a US Marine Veteran and also served two years in the Army National Guard. He was …