Kuttawa, KY – The Kentucky State Police now say Interstate 24 near Kuttawa, Kentucky will remain closed in both directions for one to three days. A chemical used in the manufacture of pesticides has been burning at the scene, the result of a fire that broke out in the truck hauling the substance.
Frankfort, KY – Millionaire businessman and former political candidate Bruce Lunsford announced today that he is supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Ernie Fletcher. Lunsford ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat in the May primary, before dropping out of the race.
Fletcher says he accepts Lunsford's support and he maintains the support is an indication that his campaign is able to build a consensus.
Karbala, Iraq – The Department of Defense says three 101st Airborne Division soldiers were killed in a firefight in Karbala. Forty three year old Lieutenant Colonel Kim Orlando of Tennessee was Commander of Fort Campbell's 716th Military Police Battalion. Twenty eight year old staff sergeant Joseph Bellavia of Wakefield, Massachusetts, was a military police team leader. Officials say twenty four year old Sean Gilley of San Bernadino, California was a team leader with the same company.
Bowling Green, KY – The Executive Committee of Western Kentucky University's Governing Board has approved a mid-year tuition increase. The panel voted for the two hundred dollar per semester increase after hearing a presentation from University President Gary Ransdell.
Lexington, KY – A University of Kentucky Hospital Spokesperson says Breathitt died shortly before midnight, last night. The former Kentucky governor had been in a coma since Friday, when he collapsed during a dinner speech at the University of Kentucky.