The remains of a Kentucky soldier who died in the Korean War in 1950 have been identified and are returning to Kentucky to be interred. Sgt. Stanley Wayne Bear was almost 19 years old when he died Sept. 4, 1950, in South Korea as a member of the 25th Infantry Division.
Evacuations have been lifted and homeowners are being allowed back into the town of West Point four days after a chemical fire started at the site of a train derailment. The Louisville mayor's office said in a release Sunday that two rail tank cars containing hydrogen fluoride were moved and stabilized and all restrictions have been lifted, including a 1.2-mile evacuation zone and a shelter-in-place restriction for anyone within five miles of the site.
Crews are continuing efforts to move tanker cars near a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment in Louisville. Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan said Saturday that some cars have already been moved away from the site, but workers decided to delay relocating tankers containing the dangerous chemical hydrogen fluoride until debris from the derailment could be cleaned up.
Roger Jacobs left behind a warm bed, clean clothes and his dog Zoey when a chemical fire from a derailed tanker car in Kentucky forced him from his apartment. On Friday, the 50-year-old West Point man was still wearing the same clothes he left with three days ago. He wondered if Zoey, a Labrador-mix, had enough water, though his father has been able to make brief daily visits to check on her.
Kentucky officials are once again facing the prospect of lawsuits over efforts to expand managed health care within Medicaid. This time, it's Passport Health Plan that is threatening to sue, based on what they call broken rules and promises made to them.
Fort Knox says the main exhibit at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership is being closed as the facility undergoes major renovations. In a statement, the central Kentucky Army post also says hours at the museum will be reduced as crews work to transform the facility over the next seven months.
Emergency workers in Kentucky were increasingly confident that fire crews had contained a blaze spewing flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car, allowing them to focus on untangling other stricken rail cars loaded with toxic chemicals nearby.
A new Murfreesboro mosque that faced vocal opposition from some community members is requesting a permit for a cemetery. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro withdrew a similar request two years ago while the future of the building was uncertain due to a lawsuit in chancery court.
All throughout rural parts of our listening area, motorists are probably noticing an increased number of dead deer on the side of the road. Deer movement peaks in late October, lasting into December. WKU Public Radio recently met a Hardin County man who got a very up-close look at the impact of Kentucky’s increasing deer-crossings.