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Bevin tries again to explain claim that teacher protests caused child sexual assaults
Bevin tries again to explain claim that teacher protests caused child sexual assaults

Gov. Matt Bevin revisited Tuesday the firestorm he created last weekend when he linked teacher protests to the sexual assault of children. Bevin said he simply was trying to make the point that "when children are left home alone, that's not healthy." He acknowledged that he "clearly did not communicate that well" and "a lot of people were hurt and angered by that." He added that he was "sincerely apologetic to folks like that."

Board of Education holds April meeting, prepares for ribbon cutting
Board of Education holds April meeting, prepares for ribbon cutting

The Carlisle County Board of Education had their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 12. Those in attendance were Superintendent Jay Simmons, board members Tiffany McCuan, Scott McIntyre, Steve Draper, Brian Grogan and John Matt Fourshee, Rachel Bowles, and Chris Woods of KY Publishing.

Container barge company is coming to Cairo
Container barge company is coming to Cairo

Pace reported that letters of support for the authority have been sent to all area riverport authorities from Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois. The letter shows support for the establishment of riverports in the tri-state area. At Pace's request, the board voted to add Tennessee to their list of riverports that will be involved in the letter of support.

Hepatitis A cases diagnosed in McCracken, Ballard
Hepatitis A cases diagnosed in McCracken, Ballard

Three confirmed cases of hepatitis A -- a highly contagious but vaccine-preventable disease spread through physical contact with contaminated objects -- have been found in this area, and one other case is pending confirmation in McCracken County. And there are two confirmed cases in Ballard County, an official said.