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.
A new Murfreesboro mosque that faced vocal opposition from some community members is requesting a permit for a cemetery. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro withdrew a similar request two years ago while the future of the building was uncertain due to a lawsuit in chancery court.
State officials are calling high school students' attention to their futures with this month designated College Application Month in Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear, lawmakers and education officials announced the proclamation this week in Frankfort.
Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky is in pretty good shape in the wake of superstorm Sandy. The storm that swept across the northeastern U.S. has affected states as far west as Wisconsin and as far south as the Carolinas.
Three children injured in the crash of a school bus carrying preschoolers remain hospitalized. A 4-year-girl was upgraded to stable and a 3-year-old boy upgraded to good condition Wednesday in the intensive care unit at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, hospital spokesman Steve Menaugh said.
Three workers were severely burned in a fire that erupted Wednesday while contractors were removing debris from a train derailment in southwest Louisville, officials said. The workers were critically injured with second- and third-degree burns covering 90 percent of their bodies, said Doug Hamilton, director of the Louisville Emergency Management Agency.
An Indiana Republican Senate candidate’s comments that a pregnancy resulting from rape is something “God intended” might not help Democrat Joe Donnelly break away from his tea party-backed opponent as much as he would like.
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday he appointed his chief Republican rival in the Legislature to a judicial post because he was the best qualified applicant for the job, not because getting him out of the way would improve the chances of legalizing casino gambling in the state.
A forensic pathologist says an autopsy shows a southern Kentucky judge’s death was linked to tainted steroid shots at a Tennessee clinic. George Nichols II performed the autopsy of Eddie Lovelace’s body at the request of the judge’s family.
Tennessee election officials are hoping to break another record when the early voting period ends on Thursday, but they acknowledge remnants of superstorm Sandy could affect voter turnout in the northeastern part of the state.