Kentucky News Now – November 30th 2015
New app developed to help homeless people
(Information in the following story is from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com)
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — A new app developed at Northern Kentucky University aims to help homeless people in the Cincinnati area.
The Kentucky Enquirer reports the Street Reach app allows members of the public to report when they see a homeless person. The electronic report goes to street outreach services.
Kevin Finn, president and CEO of Strategies to End Homelessness, said people who use the app can ensure that homeless people they encounter get aid, especially as winter arrives.
NKU professor of social work Rachael Winters said the app also educates the public about resources available for homeless people.
The free app is available in the Android store or on the web at www.streetreachcincy.com .
Man found dead was to be witness in court-martial case
(Information in the following story is from: Kentucky New Era, http://www.kentuckynewera.com)
PEMBROKE, Ky. (AP) — A man found dead in his home as police investigated remains found in a burnt vehicle was scheduled to testify in an upcoming court-martial at Fort Campbell.
The Kentucky New Era reports 59-year-old Calvin Lee Phillips was listed as a witness for the prosecution and the defense in the case of Maj. Christian Martin, who is charged with sexual assault and mishandling classified information.
Army Lt. Col. Chevelle Thomas said Phillips was on the prosecution's list of potential witnesses, and defense attorney Bill Summers said Phillips was going to testify on Dec. 1 in his client's defense.
Detectives with the Christian County Sheriff's Department found Phillips body on Nov. 19 while investigating the remains of two people found in a burnt vehicle. Those remains haven't yet been identified.
LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES-BRIDGE
Main span coming soon for new Land Between the Lakes bridge
AURORA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials say engineers are planning to place the main arch for a new bridge at Land Between the Lakes this week if weather conditions are right.
The bridge will replace the Eggner's Ferry bridge that spans the Kentucky Lake-Tennessee River navigation channel and connects Aurora, Kentucky, to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
A statement from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says engineers plan to put the 550-foot main span into place on Tuesday.
He says placing the 110-foot-tall arch between the main piers is expected to take up to 12 hours and will require near-perfect weather conditions. The current bridge will be closed to motorists for up to 24 hours. Marine traffic on the navigation channel also will be halted for up to 48 hours.
Louisville beats Saint Louis 77-57 in Brooklyn
NEW YORK (AP) — Trey Lewis had 22 points and Mangok Mathiang had career highs of 17 points and 13 rebounds as Louisville pulled away for a 77-57 victory over Saint Louis on Saturday night in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at Barclays Center.
The Cardinals (5-0) were in a back-and-forth game with the Billikens (4-1) until they turned to full-court pressure and kept up their huge rebounding advantage.
Louisville led 30-27 at halftime and the lead was the same when the Cardinals finally put a run together. Lewis and Damion Lee, the two graduate transfers on Louisville's roster, had four points each in a 10-0 run that made it 51-38. The Billikens never got closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
Mike Crawford led Saint Louis with 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 4 of 5 on 3s. Milik Yarbrough added 14 points.
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