Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is happy with a New York judge's ruling that a lawsuit against the maker of the painkiller oxycontin will be heard in the Commonwealth. Kevin Willis has more.
Bowling Green, KY – Tobacco retailers in Kentucky will be inspected to help ensure they are complying with new marketing and sales standards in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009. Under the contract from the federal Food and Drug Administration, ABC investigators will conduct undercover buys, as well as advertising and labeling tobacco inspections each month.
Bowling Green/Louisville – General Electric accepted six thousand job applications in about fifty minutes this morning in Louisville. The company had previously indicated it would only accept six thousand applicants, and that number was reached quickly after GE opened the process at 6:30 am. The company is adding 480 new positions in Louisville to work on a new refrigerator model and a hybrid water heater product. The positions are expected to start in February and will pay thirteen dollars per hour.
Questions about the role of public employee unions have prompted controversy in several states this year. State lawmakers in Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin have been involved in heated debates over a number of issues relating to union membership and the future of public employee unions.
Dan Modlin produced this special report on the history of organized labor in the U.S.
Bowling Green/Owensboro – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a contractor will finish work ahead of schedule on Owensboro's "Blue Bridge", allowing the structure to be available to pedestrians and bicycles before it re-opens to automobile traffic on Friday night. The bridge, which will be known as the KY 2262 Ohio River Bridge, has been closed for deck repairs. Local officials are designating Friday as "Bridge Day.
Bowling Green, KY – A new type of artificial turf, which is made in part from soybean products, is now on the home field of the Kansas State Wildcats. Soybean producers from across Kentucky and the nation have invested in new product development, and the turf is just one of several innovative uses now being promoted for soy products. Dan Modlin has more on the story....