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Jury recommends life for Shayna Hubers; penalty phase includes emotional testimony from families

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor A Campbell County jury recommended a sentence of life in prison for Shayna Hubers at Wednesday’s penalty phase of her trial. A day earlier, the jury found Hubers guilty of murder in the killing of attorney Ryan Poston. Katie Carter, Ryan Poston’s sister, clutches the teddy bear she brought to the witness stand with her, as the family answers questions...

Jury finds Shayna Hubers guilty of murder in death of Ryan Poston, sentencing recommendation today

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor It took a Campbell County jury less than five hours to convict Shayna Hubers of murder Tuesday in the October, 2012 killing of attorney Ryan Poston in his Highland Heights apartment. A mugshot photo of Hubers (file photo). The two-week trial included defense claims of physical and mental abuse, testimony about Hubers’ failure to achieve orgasm and a claim...

Constance Alexander: Conflict and compromise come alive on Western Kentucky History Day

For the fourth year in a row, students from elementary, middle, and high schools in Western Kentucky made the past come alive on History Day. The annual event, sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, brought approximately seventy-five youngsters to Murray State University’s Crisp Center in Paducah last week, where they competed for opportunities to showcase their history projects at a statewide...