Patriot Coal Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week as it deals with reduced demand for coal and rising costs. Patriot has three operations in Henderson and Union counties in western Kentucky.
Some changes in tobacco laws governing underage sales are prompting some new training sessions in the Commonwealth. Some local health departments and regional prevention centers are offering the training free of charge.
Hooked by a neighboring state’s success, Kentucky is gearing up for its inaugural season of high school bass fishing. Come next spring, a skillful flick of the wrist for casting a line or reeling in a big one could land students on school teams competing for the state championship.
A Louisville firefighter arrested last week after police say they found guns, cash, drug paraphernalia, and 31 pounds of marijuana in his home will be arraigned Tuesday in Jefferson District Court. According to the Associated Press, officers served a search warrant on the home of 45 year old Sgt. Willie McBride Jr. on July 3rd.
The Associated Press reports that a Federal Appeals Court will take up the case of a Kentucky mother who is suing the U.S. government over her son's shooting death at Fort Bliss. The U.S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has scheduled an oral argument date for July 17th in the lawsuit brought by Renee Richardson of Louisville.
Searchers have resumed looking for a mother last seen July 4 in Otter Creek Park near Brandenburg. Kentucky State Police say 37-year-old Carrie Ruffra entered the park around 1 a.m. EDT Wednesday and the park director found her vehicle parked near a boat ramp leading to the Ohio River around 11:30 a.m. EDT that same day.
A southern Kentucky office where visa requests are processed had to evacuate and workers were decontaminated after two suspicious packages turned up at the facility. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird told The Times-Tribune that three workers at the Kentucky Consular Center were isolated, decontaminated and medically cleared after opening the packages.
Parts of southern and western Kentucky have nearly exhausted the 270 area code and are in line for an additional one. The Kentucky Public Service Commission is weighing a request to make the next area code available to all new phone customers throughout the region, rather than to apply it geographically.
A Libertarian candidate from LaRue County says he is planning to run for the Second District U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Brett Guthrie. Craig Astor, the former Chairman of the LaRue County Republican Party, says he will make his candidacy official next Monday.