Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to senior voters with an initiative she has dubbed "Grannies for Grimes."
Grimes' 83-year-old maternal grandmother, Elsie Case, will lead the effort. Case, who is especially popular with Grimes supporters, has appeared in campaign ads on behalf of her granddaughter and has been a regular on the campaign trail.
As head of Grannies for Grimes, Case will use Twitter and Facebook to provide updates from the campaign trial and to encourage other seniors to get behind Grimes who has promised to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicaid.
Grimes, the Democratic front-runner, is seeking to replace Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's election. McConnell also has a Republican primary opponent, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.
More than 17 years after a fatal fire at a hotel he co-owned in Bowling Green, prosecutors are ending their efforts to find and prosecute Sharma in connection with the blaze and deaths of four people. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Ream has asked a judge to dismiss an arrest warrant for Sharma, saying a case can't be proven after nearly two decades.
Sharma was co-owner of the Howard Johnson's in Bowling Green in 1996, along with his brother-in-law, Shuresh Kumar of Nashville, Tenn. Kumar and a maintenance worker, Joe A. Logan, were convicted of conspiracy and arson resulting in a death and sentenced to life in federal prison.
Sharma fled the country in 1996, one day after giving a statement to investigators.
Three Fort Campbell soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense reported the deaths on Sunday of the servicemen, all assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.
The department identified the casualties as 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera of Caldwell, Idaho.; 22-year-old Sgt. Jamar A. Hicks of Little Rock, Ark.; and 26-year-old Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr. of Baytown, Texas.
Herrera and Grace died in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, while Hicks was evacuated to Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost, Afghanistan, and later died.
The soldiers died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire.
Work has begun on a veteran's center planned in Hardin County even though officials are still awaiting final approval from federal officials.
Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Ken Lucas told The News-Enterprise that the project in Radcliff has gotten preliminary approval and there's no indication that it won't get final approval soon.
A construction bid for the Radcliff Veterans Center nursing facility has already been awarded and excavation at the site, which is adjacent to the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central, is underway.
Lucas says the final cost of the facility is estimated at $40 million, with the state paying 35% and the federal government paying 65%.
He said it will be the fourth nursing center in Kentucky authorized specifically for veterans.