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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.