Federal, state, and local agencies are meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the progress made so far in cleaning up Monday’s train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County. The derailment, which occurred near the northern Hardin County line, involved a toxic chemical spill.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is expecting a record number of voters to cast ballots in next week's general election. Grimes, the top state election officer, said Tuesday that legislative races seem to be generating enthusiasm among Kentucky voters.
Kentucky State Police say the two children who were killed in a school bus crash were both 3 years old. Police identified the young victims from Monday’s crash as Ryder Deitz and Caroline Tuttle, both of Carrollton.
With Kentucky slowly rebounding from recession, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr sparred Monday over government's role in job creation. Chandler credited government intervention with rescuing the U.S. auto industry with a financial bailout in 2009, saving thousands of jobs in a state that's home to Toyota, Ford and General Motors manufacturing plants.
Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order directing the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transportation of emergency supplies to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The order directs the cabinet to waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying relief supplies such as food, water and medicine.
Kentucky has made inroads in its fight against illegal drug abuse, and the momentum against drug pushers has gained steam thanks to a new law aimed at reversing a trend in which the state became a "prescription drug playground," Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday night.
The Kentucky attorney general's office has ruled in favor of the Lexington Herald-Leader in the newspaper's attempt to see documents from Eastern Kentucky University about the departure this year of the school's arts center director.
Flights to and from Nashville International Airport are being canceled as the threat of Hurricane Sandy looms along the east coast. Several flights to and from Nashville are already affected, and more are sure to follow throughout the week.
Two young men were struck and killed by a train in McCreary County just a day after a 14-year-old was killed by a train in Madison County. Sheriff Gus Skinner told the Lexington Herald-Leader the 20 year olds, whom he did not identify, were walking on the tracks at Whitley City at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when they were struck from behind by a Norfolk Southern train.
Owensboro Grain Co. is exploring the possibility of using natural gas-fired turbines to generate its own electricity for a soybean plant. CEO Jeff Erb called the idea "pie in the sky" for now, but the company's board has approved looking into the co-generation option.