The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled at least three other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg, in Letcher County.
Authorities say crews will start removing hazardous materials next week from a train that derailed on the outskirts of Louisville nearly two weeks ago. A spokeswoman for the Louisville-Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency says the plan to transfer hydrogen fluoride and butadiene from stricken rail tank cars has been approved.
U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler says he's not sure what the future holds for him after he leaves elected office in January. Chandler told the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal that he hasn't made up his mind about what he'll do, but he has several options. Some of those include a possible appointment to a government position, lobbying or practicing law.
A ceremony at Fort Knox has honored the work of a special solider as she was retired from service. WDRB-TV reports that 10-year-old Mandy, a Belgian Malinois, was honored at the central Kentucky post during a ceremony for her years of service, which included tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Tennessee Department of Health reports that the number of patients sickened during the outbreak has increased from 80 to 81 in the past day. The number of deaths from the outbreak remains at 13 statewide.
Gov. Steve Beshear has scheduled an election for Dec. 18 to replace former state Sen. David Williams in southern Kentucky's 16th District. Two potential candidates have already announced they will seek the Republican nomination for the seat left vacant when Williams accepted an appointment to become a circuit judge.
Less combat means more school for soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division as the Army's only helicopter-based assault force intensifies training for the kind of fast air-led deployment of troops and equipment that helped launch the Iraq war.
A statewide telethon hosted by Kentucky coach John Calipari for victims of Superstorm Sandy has raised $500,000. Part of the event on Wednesday was broadcast on WKYT-TV and featured Kentucky players taking phone calls and donations. Terry Burkhart, who is Bluegrass Region of the American Red Cross CEO, called it "an amazing night of support."
A longtime member of the Kentucky Senate and a political newcomer running for the state House aren't conceding after Tuesday's election results showed them trailing their opponents by slim margins. Democratic Sen. Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville said Wednesday he will request a recanvass of votes. He trailed Republican challenger Whitney Westerfield by 297 votes out of 36,617 cast.