A Corbin eighth-grader will be traveling to Washington, D.C., next month to represent Kentucky in the national finals of the National Geographic Bee.
Nikhil A. Krishna, who attends Corbin Middle School, won the 2014 Kentucky Geographic Bee in Bowling Green. Louisville Farnsley Middle School student Andruw T. Stewart took second place, and third place went to a student from Lexington's Winburn Middle School, Zsombor T. Gal. They were among 82 students competing Friday.
The winner received $100 and a paid trip to Washington for the national finals May 19 to 21.
First prize in the national competition is a $50,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, with $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to the next two finishers.
A Corbin Middle School language arts teacher and a Daviess County elementary school teacher are receiving honors for their excellence in the classroom. Corbin's Kristal Doolin was named Kentucky Teacher of the Year on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. The honor comes with a $10,000 cash prize.
A biofuel company is planning to build a new plant in southern Kentucky that would convert sugar beets into fuel over the next two years if it can get approval from the state. Patriot Bioenergy Corp., which has an office in Williamsburg, wants to locate the facility in Whitley County if the infrastructure is built and the Kentucky Economic Development or Energy Incentives boards approve of the project.
The charges stem from an investigation by the new Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit , which was created last September. The Corbin, Kentucky Social Security Administration Office reported suspected fraud during a continuing disability review. Authorities say the defendants were involved in a scheme to cash a Supplemental Security Income check issued to Eric Partain, after he died.