The Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Company agreed this week to settle its imported wood case with Federal investigators who raided the firm and confiscated pieces of ebony that were going to be used for guitar fingerboards. U.S. Senator Rand Paul told WKU Public Radio that he doesn't blame Gibson for paying three hundred thousand dollars to settle a case that could have cost millions in legal fees.
A report released by State Budget Director Mary Lassiter reveals that receipts from both the state's sales and income taxes declined in July. Lassiter says she still expects the state to meet projections of modest revenue growth over the remainder of the new fiscal year, despite declines in general fund revenue for three of the past four months.
So far this year, 23 children nationwide have died from being left alone in cars in the summer heat. In most cases, children are unknowingly left behind, but regardless, parents experience the life-long grief of losing a child.
A federal judge Friday morning sentenced Ft. Campbell Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo to two consecutive life sentences, plus 60 years in prison for plotting to bomb and shoot Fort Hood soldiers in 2011. Abdo, who represented himself at the sentencing hearing after dismissing his court-appointed lawyers last month, told U.S. District Judge Walter Smith that he remains committed to “jihad,” an Arabic word meaning struggle, that in some Islamic contexts can mean holy war.
A judge is expected to decide soon whether all notes and recordings taken during an investigation into the Barren County Detention Center are public records and if any of the files will be edited before release.