3 kids test positive for meth, mother charged

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky mother is facing charges after three of her children tested positive for methamphetamine, records show.

Malayanah Root, 27, of Elizabethtown was charged Monday with four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, news outlets reported, citing an arrest warrant. She has four children, ages 5, 3, 2 and an infant, according to records.

The warrant said three children tested positive for methamphetamine and two tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, records show. Authorities were not able to test the infant.

Officer John Thomas with the Elizabethtown Police Department says police believe all four children "were in dangerous proximity” of drugs and Root was their primary caretaker.

It wasn't immediately clear if Root has an attorney.

Federal grant to help veterans pursue agriculture careers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal grant is being used to help establish and improve farming opportunities for veterans, officials said.

The $746,567 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be administered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and several partners, the state agency said.

Funding will be used to provide education, training and networking, that will prepare veterans for agriculture-related careers.

“Creating more opportunities for our military veterans is vital for the men and women who have served this country,” Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “Being able to combine this endeavor with increasing agriculture pursuits is a great benefit for veterans and Kentucky."

'13 Slays Till X-mas" premieres this weekend

Blood Moon Pictures' "13 Slays Till X-mas" will premiere this weekend at Kentucky Wesleyan College in the school's activity hall, formerly Legacy Church, at 3300 Frederica St. 

The anthology film is about five men who are invited to a dive bar by a mysterious email on Dec. 24. They pass the time by telling scary stories, and the film features all 13. 

The indie horror movie created by local filmmakers PK Starks and Eric Huskisson will have two shows Friday and Saturday, one at 7 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the showings are $13 each and are available at bloodmoonpictures.com, or by visiting https://ticketbud.com/events/255d82b0-1d7c-11eb-a39c-42010a71700d.

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