A federal prosecutor says an Iraqi man who was arrested in Kentucky targeted a U.S. Army captain with a bomb during an insurgent attack because his group "despised" the military officer and knew the attack was going to take place. U.S. Justice Department attorney Larry Schneider on Tuesday told U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell that 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi was involved in the attack on the unnamed captain after the American-led invasion of Iraq.
The police chief of Owensboro is retiring. Colonel Glenn Skeens will leave September 1st to spend more time with his family. He tells the Messenger-Inquirer he has no immediate plans but wants to stay active in the community.
A Louisville Boy Scout leader says he was forced to resign after telling executives of the organization that he is gay. Greg Bourke, who has been a registered Scout volunteer for five years, told The Courier-Journal that he relinquished the role last week after the pastor at the church where his troop meets said the facility might lose its Scouting charter if he stayed.
An organization trying to raise money to build a new museum at Fort Campbell says it has scaled back plans for the project. Fort Campbell Historical Foundation Executive Director Robert Nichols told The Leaf Chronicle that changes in the design will cut the cost for the Wings of Liberty project in half.
Governor Steve Beshear says he's interested in a so-called hybrid approach to pension reform. Lawmakers are discussing how to fix the flailing public pension plans for state and county employees. They'll make recommendations at the end of the year.
Skeptical justices on the Kentucky Supreme Court are weighing claims by a death row inmate that a missing right frontal lobe of his brain played a role in his attack on a mother and children near Fort Campbell in 2008.