In a barn on a hill in Marshall County, a modern moonshiner has turned what was once the art of outlaws into a legitimate business. Spencer Balentine is cooking up a batch of LBL’s Most Wanted (according to the label, anyway) Kentucky moonshine in a square copper pot still in the middle of his barn. Balentine says he’s carrying on a tradition that’s been in his family for generations. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all had connections to moonshining. Balentine says he decided to revisit the tradition a few years ago after a visit to a whiskey distillery.
Murray State University point guard Isaiah Canaan has been named to the All-American team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches . The Murray State junior led the Racers to their 15th appearance in the NCAA tournament. Both the Sporting News and USBWA have named Canaan to their all-American squads. Canaan is also up for a number of collegiate awards, including the Wooden, Cousy and Henson awards.
A national animal rescue group wants strong punitive charges against a woman accused of animal abuse in Graves County. The Animal Rescue Corps sent a letter to Graves County Attorney, John Cunningham calling for heavy punishment of Shannon Lacewell. She stands accused of housing nearly 100 dogs in unsanitary conditions at her Wingo home. The ARC is requesting Lacewell be charged with a 2nd degree misdemeanor for each of the dogs found on the property in addition to a felony animal abuse charge.