The Department of Defense has announced four units--including two from Ft. Campbell, Ky--will deploy to Afghanistan this year. The scheduled rotation involves more than 11,000 soldiers from the four units that will start deploying between spring and winter.
A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a Kentucky inmate over whether his outgoing legal mail must be left open for inspection by prison officials. The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday concluded that 66-year-old Raymond Miller showed enough evidence that his legal mail had been reviewed by prison employees to raise a claim under the first amendment.
The mayor of Evansville says a sports and entertainment stadium that’s been in use since 1956 needs to go. Lloyd Winnecke believes plans to re-build or reconfigure Roberts Stadium simply aren’t feasible. Instead, the mayor wants Roberts Stadium to become Roberts Park, with picnic areas, bike trails, and a dog park.
Wednesday is the 68th anniversary of D-day, invasion of Normandy during World War Two. A non-profit is giving veterans the gift of seeing the World War Two Memorial in the nation's capitol. Honor Flight is flying 30 veterans from Kentucky to spend the day in Washington, D.C. Captain Brian Duffy is president of the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, which has made 18 flights over the past two and a half years.
Record low water levels on the Tennessee River are creating big challengers for the operators of the Kentucky Hydro Plant at the Kentucky Dam. Plant Manager Bill Stallion told the Paducah Sun that maintaining levels on the river as well as Kentucky Lake is a balancing act of keeping the minimum levels necessary for the dam while making marinas, boaters, and fisherman happy.
Jury duty: some people like it, a lot of people hate it. Regardless of their thoughts on the issue, many of those who are called for jury duty won’t ever take part in a trial. That’s at least partly because—for better or worse—so many cases result in plea bargains that are arranged by the prosecutors and defense attorneys ahead of time.
A Hart County Jail inmate walked away from the facility Monday and is still on the run. Twenty-five year old Jared Fox was last seen wearing a blue and white or gray shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a jacket.