Sunday, August 12, 2001

Kentucky News Briefs

Lightning strike injures 10 at burial

        DRESDEN, Tenn. — Ten people, including a young boy, were taken to the hospital Saturday after lightning struck at a burial.

        Dresden police officer Britt McClain said family and friends of Larry Young, 40, a former sports reporter for The Paducah (Ky.) Sun, had gathered to bury him at Sunset Cemetery.

        Dickie Young, brother of the deceased, said lightning apparently struck the antenna of a parked van about 3:30 p.m. then spread to some of the people who were holding umbrellas.

        The injured, whose names were not released, were taken to Methodist Volunteer Hospital in Martin. Officer McClain said some were treated and released, and others may be kept overnight.

Man sought in fatal stabbing of roommate

        LEXINGTON — Police have a murder warrant for a Lexington man who lived and worked with another man found stabbed to death early Saturday.

        Officers were responding to a call of a man down at 3:30 a.m. when they found Juan Jose Gabriel Reynosa lying inside an apartment. Mr. Reynosa had multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

        Lexington Police say they are looking for Mr. Reynosa's roommate, Marciano Santos-Vasquez, who worked with Mr. Reynosa at a factory in Nicholasville.

        Mr. Santos-Vasquez, 22, is 5-foot-8 and weighs 135 pounds.

Woman sues to have her property rezoned

        VERSAILLES, Ky. — The mother of state Rep. Joe Barrows and a development corporation have sued the city for denying a zone change on property she owns.

        Josephine Barrows and Bluegrass Tradition LLC want a judge to overturn the city council's denial of the zone change.

        Josephine Barrows owns a 48-acre farm now zoned for agricultural use. The lawsuit asks a judge to reinstate the recommendation of a local planning commission that the property be rezoned for residential use.

        The Barrows and another family had hoped to build 161 single-family homes and townhouses on the property.

        But opponents said the plan was only sprawl disguised as “smart growth.”


The big drain for flash floods
Age catching up with Ohio River dams
River system varies as power source
All are welcome at restaurant
Brief storm deluges Tristate
Fish fest called a hit in Newport
More schools get gay-straight alliances
Spare my old house, owner asks
Tristate A.M. Report
BRONSON: Vacation
CROWLEY: Dogfight days
PULFER: Stem-cell funds
Floods can't stop museum programs
Health Alliance proposes Mason outlet
No. 2 man could get top job in Lebanon
Charges filed in gasoline throwing
Egg farm still without dumping permits
Governor reviews van ban
Holmes High School has roots in 'castle'
- Kentucky News Briefs
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