Kentucky judge refuses to hear adoption cases involving gay parents

As ‘a matter of conscience,’ a Kentucky judge refuses to hear adoption cases involving gay parents By Samantha Schmidt May 1 at 4:22 AM Two years after a Kentucky county clerk stirred national attention for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a family court judge in the same state announced he will no …

Green is the new orange: Barren County’s sustainable jail garden

BY WILL PERKINS [email protected] Sep 22, 2016 GLASGOW – With the sun beating down on their faces and fresh air filling their lungs, Barren County Detention Center inmates Melissa House and Andrea Borgemenke shoveled dirt into a wheelbarrow. When it was full, they wheeled the dirt over to a large mound in the new addition …

Barren County Man Pleads Guilty to Huge Marijuana Grow

  BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The last of eleven defendants charged in one of the state’s largest indoor marijuana grow operations pleaded guilty this week in United States District Court before Chief Judge Thomas B. Russell to manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance, money laundering and possession of firearms by a convicted felon, announced David …

Barren appeals, continues to resist records request

  Two attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division disclosed in court filings last month the existence of a federal criminal investigation into allegations of civil rights violations at the jail. By JUSTIN STORY The Daily News [email protected]/ The Barren County Fiscal Court will continue to fight an open records request relating …