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Convenience store exit issue may be settled
Richmond’s Planning Commission approved plans Thursday for a convenience store at the former Jack’s BP location.
Mike Eaves, attorney for the developer, said Estepp’s C-Store was approved because he and City Attorney Garrett Fowles reached a compromise on an issue relating to existing entrances on the property.
Judge grants 21-day delay on same-sex marriages
U.S. District Judge John Heyburn agreed Friday to allow Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Gov. Steve Beshear three weeks to implement his order entered Thursday requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Officer injured in foot pursuit
A Richmond police officer suffered a broken wrist Thursday in a fall while pursuing a man accused of attempting to shoplift a TV from Walmart.
‘Don’t Monkey Around, Be A Children’s Champion’
You don’t have to wait around to be a children’s champion and you shouldn’t have to think about it, said Raelynn Miller, 11, a fifth-grader at Daniel Boone Elementary.
“You just do it — like the Nike concept,” she said explaining her winning poster entry “Don’t Monkey Around” in the annual Be A Children’s Champion billboard contest.
She tries to be a children’s champion each day, she said, by “cheering kids up when they’re feeling down.”
State legislation could open schools on Election Day
Proposed legislation in Frankfort could hurt turnout when voters go to the polls for the May 20 primary, according to Madison County County Clerk Kenny Barger.
Three bills, two in the House and one in the Senate, would grant school districts emergency authority to remain open on Election Day to make up for one of the many days school has been canceled, Barger said.
Man indicted on attempted murder charge for stabbing
A Madison grand jury has indicted a man on an attempted murder charge in connection with a stabbing that occurred last summer on Peytontown Road.
Jason Keith Blair, 38, of Mount Vernon, also was indicted on charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and three counts of first-degree persistent felony offender.
Director of small business development center dies
Michael Rodriguez, a man at least partially responsible for more than 30 new businesses opening in a 15-county region, will be sorely missed by his coworkers and clients alike, according to the staff of the Small Business Development Center at Eastern Kentucky University.
Same-sex marriage now legally recognized in Kentucky
At least for the time being, same-sex couples with valid marriage licenses from other states must be legally recognized as married in Kentucky.
Federal Judge John Heyburn Thursday entered a final order on his Feb. 12 ruling that Kentucky’s ban on recognizing such marriages violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Debate ensues over juvenile court proceedings opening to public
Some juvenile court proceedings may soon be open to the public, but the measure still faces some stiff opposition in the state Senate from some.
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved Senate Bill 157, sponsored by Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, to allow the Supreme Court to designate between three and seven areas for a four-year pilot program.
Medical marijuana bill clears House panel
Stephanie Shown knows it was a small victory in a war she and others calling for legalization of medical marijuana are likely to lose this year.
But the 39-year-old restaurant worker from Whitesville who has suffered from bi-polar, manic-depressive disorder since childhood was elated. She couldn’t suppress the wide smile any more than she could stop the tears from running down her cheeks.
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