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.
Alpha Natural Resources is closing its Still House Branch Mine in Cumberland, leaving 40 miners without jobs. Alpha spokesman Rick Nida told the Harlan Daily Enterprise that another 40 workers will be reassigned to its Cloverlick mines in Harlan County and Northfork mines in Letcher.
Members of a Christians-only health insurance plan will lose their coverage on Thursday under a judge's order to cease operations. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate found that Medi-Share doesn't comply with Department of Insurance regulations and won't be allowed to operate in Kentucky.
A former Kentucky congressman whose political career ended in scandal some 20 years ago is attracting big money from donors who want to help him win a seat in the state Senate where he began a tumultuous trek in 1968. Democrat Carroll Hubbard is hoping voters in far western Kentucky will overlook past transgressions that landed him in prison for a couple of years and give him another shot at public service.