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Owensboro residents discuss meth at community forum; police say they’re losing battle with drug

The methamphetamine problem is so bad in Owensboro that the city commissioner hosted a community forum to discuss it, Katie Pickens reports for the Owensboro Times. “This issue affects almost everyone in this community,” Commissioner Larry Conder told a crowd of more than 100 at the Sept. 10 forum. Methamphetamine is also called meth, crystal, chalk and ice, among other things. It is an extremely...

Louisville-based Dogs Helping Heroes accepting application for emotional support, service dogs

Dogs Helping Heroes, a local nonprofit organization, is actively looking for heroes in need of a service or emotional support dog. Interested first responders – fire, police and EMS – military, and Gold Star Families may complete an application by the deadline of Monday, September 26. The organization will train a total of eight (8) service dogs that will be gifted at no cost to the awarded recipients...

Five officers to be honored at Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony on May 24

Five Kentucky law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty will be honored at the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony on May 24 at the memorial monument site in Richmond. The name of Louisville Metro police officer Nicholas Rodman, who died in the line of duty March 29, 2017, will be added to the memorial. Additionally, Louisville police officer James Harrison, Clarkson...

Keven Moore: It’s time for all of us to show more appreciation for our law enforcement representatives

I don’t make it a habit to divulging my charitable giving or acts of kindness, as I was raised to be humble and quiet when giving. It’s better instead to let the joy of the Lord fill your heart for having the opportunity to help someone in a time of need or desperation.   But I’m going to make an exception this time. It was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day this past Monday and I...

First responders to receive free admission to Newport Aquarium in recognition of Patriot Day

In recognition of Patriot Day on Sept. 11, 2016, Newport Aquarium will offer free admission to first responders this weekend. Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water, including the enormously popular “Sweet Pea” and “Scooter,” the stars of the first shark ray breeding program in the world. Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, state...