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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seize meth embedded at candles, dishes in Erlanger facility

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers based in Northern Kentucky intercepted two shipments containing a total of 11 pounds of smuggled methamphetamine at a local express consignment facility. Meth packaged inside these candles was seized by U.S. Customs in Erlanger. (Customs photo) 
One shipment, labeled as “candles and crafts,” was being imported from San...

Methamphetamine shipments seized in Erlanger by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at an Express Consignment Operations hub in Northern Kentucky seized 50 pounds of methamphetamine that was hidden in soap. There were two shipments that arrived at the Erlanger facility on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Those two shipments came from the same shipper in Mexico. Meth was hidden in soap packages like these. (U.S....

Research by University of Ky. scientists shows ways to build more effective monarch butterfly gardens

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Installing gardens with milkweed and other flowering plants is a way for the public to help conserve the monarch butterfly, but University of Kentucky scientists have found not all gardens are equal when it comes to attracting them. A new study conducted by Adam Baker, UK doctoral student, and Daniel Potter, UK entomology professor, suggests that garden layout...

Kentucky by Heart: Sister Juana Mendez offers hope and direction to members of Hispanic community

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared at KyForward.com on August 14, 2018 Steve Flairty KyForward Columnist Juana Mendez remembers well the difficult conditions her family faced while growing up in the American territory of Puerto Rico in the 1950s. “We lived in the country and we didn’t have running water or electricity,” she said. “We didn’t want to leave Puerto Rico but my...

Central Motor Wheel of America to add 145 full-time jobs, nearly double its Paris facility size

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced the scope of Central Motor Wheel of America’s expansion project in Paris will more than double to $111.9 million and create 145 full-time jobs, 60 more than initially anticipated. “Kentucky’s automotive industry remains in high gear, and this expansion by Central Motor Wheel of America is the latest example of a thriving industry,” Bevin said. “The Bourbon County...

Henry Clay High School senior adopts ELL Camp at elementary alma mater, provides needed support

In a clever example of paying it forward, a rising senior helped support a summer program at his former elementary school. When Joseph Craven, who is in the Liberal Arts Academy at Henry Clay High School, contacted the Family Resource Center coordinator looking for an opportunity to volunteer at The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek, she paired him with July’s ELL Camp. The grant-funded, two-week...

A spectacle in the sky: Jets Over Kentucky week scheduled in July at Lebanon-Springfield Airport

The world’s grandest jet event rolls, loops and spins its way over the skies of Lebanon in July when the 14th annual Jets Over Kentucky week gets underway. Scheduled for July 8-15 at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport, the largest remote control jet show on the planet features nearly 200 pilots from around the world, an aerobatic jet show, private plane tent tours and more. Casual fans and remote...