Remaining overflow space, gyms to be used for excess inmates

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Metro Corrections is preparing to make use of every bit of available space to house its steadily rising inmate population. Steve Durham, assistant director at Metro Corrections, tells The Courier-Journal that a broken pipe delayed the Monday opening of the only remaining unused space in the 1950s-era jail above Louisville Metro Police headquarters. Nearly 100 inmates…

Students might need to add a class to get scholarship aid

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Some Mississippi college students will need to add an extra class in order to receive state scholarship money this fall. The change comes after the Mississippi Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board modified the definition of a full-time student for the purposes of receiving state financial aid from 12 credit hours to 15 credit hours. Dr. Terry…

Woman accused of embezzling from management companies

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Police say a 59-year-old Biloxi woman is accused of embezzling more than $60,000 from two companies where she worked. The Sun Herald reports Susan Kim Moore, of D’Iberville, was arrested Monday on a charge of embezzlement of greater than $25,000. In May, police say A.H. Lank Patterson Co. Inc. and Patterson Apartments, which are sister companies,…

Police: Boy left in truck while couple ate dinner

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) – A woman and her boyfriend each face a misdemeanor child neglect charge after police they say they left her 9-year-old boy in a hot pickup truck while they went to a restaurant. Police Chief Mike DeNardo tells The Sun Herald police had been looking for the parents about 45 minutes Sunday when the unidentified…

Kentucky stepping up push to stop gas pump fraud

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials say they are ramping up efforts to stop scammers from stealing consumers’ credit card numbers at gas pumps. News outlets report that for the first time, inspectors who normally check pumps for gas quality and quantity will now also be looking for small electronic devices called skimmers that capture data from…

Louisville sewage rates to rise 6.9 percent in August

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District’s board has chosen to increase sewer rates and drainage fees by 6.9 percent starting Aug. 1. The Courier-Journal reports that that’s the largest increase the board can impose without the approval of the Louisville Metro Council, which had rejected the board’s earlier vote to raise rates 20 percent to pay for…

Mugshots : Madison County : 06/27/16 – 06/28/16

1/18Adam NunnerySimple Domestic Assault; Interfere With Emergency Call (911 Calls) 2/18Angela WilliamsNo Charges 3/18Brandee LathamFailure to Appear 4/18Christina ClementViolation of Probation 5/18Daniel ClimerViolation of Conditions of Community Supervision 6/18Dominic JonesNo Charges 7/18Freddie WeddleFailure To Appear; Violation of Conditions of Community Supervision 8/18Gina HaysSimple Domestic Assault 9/18Heath RansomSolicitation of Person Under 18 Yers of Age; Contributing Delinquency of a Child; Fabricate/Tamper/Destroy…

WEATHER UPDATE

THE MORNING CLOUDS AND FOG HAVE CLEARED OUT OF THE AREA LEAVING US WITH BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE AND DRY WEATHER.  HIGH TEMPERATURES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 80S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE 60S.  THURSDAY MORNING RAIN CHANCES WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE LATER IN THE DAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND AS A COLD FRONT SAGS SOUTH…

State closes Green River ramp due to concrete damage

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the Old Eastwood Ferry Boat Ramp on the Green River in Webster County has closed because of damage to the concrete. A recent drop in the river level made damage to the last several feet of the ramp apparent. The ramp is known locally as the Sebree…

Manhattan Project Park looks back at secrecy, security

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) – A program being presented at Oak Ridge next month is designed to provide insight into life there during the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park program is scheduled for 3 p.m. July 8 at the Turnpike Gatehouse. The program is free and open to the public, but parking is limited. The park says…