Associated Press

Pages

Politics
8:48 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

NRA-Backed Amendment on Ballot Tuesday in Kentucky

Voters across the state will cast ballots on Election Day to decide whether hunting and fishing should be a constitutional right in Kentucky. The effort is backed by the National Rifle Association, which has pushed similar measures in 12 other states as a way to stop any possible effort in the future to ban hunting.

Read more
Politics
8:44 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Ex-Indiana Senator Bayh Keeping Options Open

Former Indiana Democratic Senator Evan Bayh

Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh is keeping his options open for his future as he holds onto about $10 million in campaign money. Bayh, who left the Senate two years ago, has no publicly stated plans for using that cash beyond providing aid to other Democrats.

Read more
Regional
8:39 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Crews Continue Clean-Up Efforts at Site of Kentucky Train Derailment

Crews are continuing efforts to move tanker cars near a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment in Louisville. Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan said Saturday that some cars have already been moved away from the site, but workers decided to delay relocating tankers containing the dangerous chemical hydrogen fluoride until debris from the derailment could be cleaned up.

Read more
Regional
6:33 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Kentucky Evacuees Miss Their Dogs, Clothes, Beds

Crews worked this week to put out a fire that resulted from a train derailment and chemical spill.

Roger Jacobs left behind a warm bed, clean clothes and his dog Zoey when a chemical fire from a derailed tanker car in Kentucky forced him from his apartment. On Friday, the 50-year-old West Point man was still wearing the same clothes he left with three days ago. He wondered if Zoey, a Labrador-mix, had enough water, though his father has been able to make brief daily visits to check on her.

Read more
Elections
6:28 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Judge Delays Ruling in Kentucky Senate Residency Case

A Jefferson County judge wants to look at utility bills of two addresses connected to a Republican candidate for state Senate before ruling in a challenge to the candidate's residency. Circuit Judge Charles L. Cunningham Jr. delayed ruling on a request that Louisville businessman Chris Thieneman's name be removed from Tuesday's ballot or that votes cast for him not be counted.

Read more
Regional
10:52 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Fort Knox's Patton Museum Closes Main Exhibit

The Patton Gallery features many personal effects and memorabilia from General Patton.
Credit generalpatton.org

Fort Knox says the main exhibit at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership is being closed as the facility undergoes major renovations. In a statement, the central Kentucky Army post also says hours at the museum will be reduced as crews work to transform the facility over the next seven months.

Read more
Health
7:36 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Kentucky Managed-Care Company Files Medicaid Complaint

The company managing Medicaid in the Jefferson County area for 15 years has filed a formal protest of the process that awarded next year's contract to four companies.

Read more
Regional
7:02 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Crews Believe They May Have Finally Contained Chemical Fire

A train derailment Monday morning in southern Jefferson County led to a chemical leak and fire.

Emergency workers in Kentucky were increasingly confident that fire crews had contained a blaze spewing flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car, allowing them to focus on untangling other stricken rail cars loaded with toxic chemicals nearby.

Read more
Politics
6:51 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Stivers Hopes to be Unopposed for Kentucky Senate President

Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers is hoping to run unopposed for Senate president. The Manchester Republican said Friday he's unaware of anyone else in the running. The presidency is expected to open up on Friday when Sen. David Williams resigns to become a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.

Read more
Environment
9:45 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Chemical Fire Continues to Burn at Site of Kentucky Train Derailment

Update at 11:15am:

Authorities in Kentucky say a fire at the site of a train derailment is expected to continue burning throughout the day. Officials had initially said that the fire, fueled by a pressurized chemical that was being carried by a railcar, would burn itself out within two hours. However, Doug Hamilton with Metro Louisville Emergency Management says the fire is expected to continue burning through the day Thursday.

Read more

Pages