Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, in a tight race with Republican challenger Andy Barr, tried to shirk President Barack Obama's shadow during the final full day of campaigning ahead of the general election Tuesday.
The Courier-Journal and AP are reporting that Dixie Highway, which has been closed for a week in southwest Louisville because of a disastrous train derailment and chemical fire, will reopen by 6 a.m Tuesday, officials said at a Monday morning press conference.
A pair of Iraqi nationals who pleaded guilty to conspiring to send weapons, cash and explosives to al-Qaida in Iraq will be sentenced together in January. U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell has delayed the sentencing of 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and co-defendant, 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi from Dec. 5 to Jan. 3 in federal court in Bowling Green.
Democratic U.S. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr were preparing for their final full day of campaigning before Tuesday's election. Both have been making their final sweep across the 6th District in a bus tour, hitting small towns throughout central and eastern Kentucky.
A Colorado company is seeking a permit to develop a fertilizer coating facility and barge terminal on 104 acres along a bend of the Ohio River near the Meade County town of Brandenburg. Agrium Advanced Technologies of Loveland, Colo., asked the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the permit for the project.
Gov. Steve Beshear has pledged $1 million in coal severance revenue to be used in Pikeville's push to get an airline to serve far eastern Kentucky. Pikeville officials have been trying to get passenger air service to their local airport for more than two years.
A University of Kentucky professor has received a $1.4 million grant to conduct a multiyear study of health and safety practices of the Thoroughbred industry. Jennifer Swanberg, a professor of social work and executive director of the Institute for Workplace Innovation at the university, received the funding for the Thoroughbred Worker Health and Safety Study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The remains of a Kentucky soldier who died in the Korean War in 1950 have been identified and are returning to Kentucky to be interred. Sgt. Stanley Wayne Bear was almost 19 years old when he died Sept. 4, 1950, in South Korea as a member of the 25th Infantry Division.
Evacuations have been lifted and homeowners are being allowed back into the town of West Point four days after a chemical fire started at the site of a train derailment. The Louisville mayor's office said in a release Sunday that two rail tank cars containing hydrogen fluoride were moved and stabilized and all restrictions have been lifted, including a 1.2-mile evacuation zone and a shelter-in-place restriction for anyone within five miles of the site.
Kentucky has fired football coach Joker Phillips, a day after an embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt. Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced Phillips' dismissal Sunday in an open letter on the athletic department's web site.