Bourbon County

Citizens Speak Out Against Proposed Bluegrass Station Airport

by Sara Gordon and Katie Petrunyak  PARIS, KENTUCKY--Citizens of Bourbon County, Central Kentucky and beyond are banding together under a newly founded nonprofit organization to combat a proposed expansion of Bluegrass Station. Many are concerned that this project could involve the use of eminent domain, the government's power to purchase private property for public use, and local farmers and horsemen fear it would cause irrevocable damage to their environment and community. A 63-page report on the proposed expansion, which calls for the acquisition of an initial 2,000 acres for the...

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Bourbon County Sheriff Investigating Horse Abuse Case

The Bourbon County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation that involves dead and malnourished horses found March 19 at a Thoroughbred farm in Paris, Kentucky. According to the police report, that property was owned by Steve Johnson, who had leased it to Xavier McGrapth. According to his Facebook page, McGrapth is the owner of McGrapth Breaking and Training. The TDN was unsuccessful in its efforts to reach him. In a statement released Tuesday, the Sheriff's office said that the investigation was ongoing and that a suspect had been identified and...

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