Wednesday February 19, 2014

New information was released yesterday about the investigation of a child who was found on a strip job last week in Perry County. Sheriff's Deputies say they believe due to the distance from the home and terrain, someone might have picked up Aiden Wallen and dropped him off at the site. Last Wednesday, the three-year-old went missing from a home in the Dwarf Community while his step-mother was reportedly taking a nap. The child suffered only minor cuts.
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An investigation is underway following an overnight robbery at an Eastern Kentucky convenience store. It happened just before midnight Tuesday morning at the Cardinal Country Mart near the Perry-Knott County line. The man ran from the scene before police were able to get there, according to Kentucky State Police. Police are looking for a tall slender white man, last seen wearing a black hoodie, gray ski mask and jeans with a design on the back pocket.
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The Healthcare provider that includes two hospitals in Eastern Kentucky, announced layoffs this week. They did not specify how many people would be laid off or locations that would be affected. Employees will receive severance pay based on a number of factors along with other services to help them find new jobs. In January, the company announced a $218 million deficit. Kentucky One operates hospitals in Martin City and London.
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Military officials say a Marine master sergeant based at Camp Lejeune has died in Afghanistan. 36-year-old Master Sgt. Aaron Torian of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15 of wounds sustained during combat operations in Helmand province. Torian was assigned to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. He joined the Marine Corps in March 2003. Torian was promoted to master sergeant last September. Among Torian's awards is a Purple Heart.
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The Kentucky Historical Society has approved a proposed highway marker to honor country music entertainer Louis "Grandpa" Jones at his birthplace. Linda Hallmark, vice president of the Henderson County Historical and Genealogical Society said the approval will allow the group to start fundraising for the project, which is expected to cost about $2,500. Jones was born on Oct. 20, 1913 in the Niagara community of Henderson County in western Kentucky.