Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is asking lawmakers to pass legislation next year to ensure that Kentucky soldiers deployed overseas are able to cast ballots. One of the measures Grimes proposed during a Capitol press conference on Wednesday would allow soldiers to return absentee ballots via email, lifting a requirement that ballots be send back via the U.S. Postal Service.
Female soldiers from Fort Campbell deploying to Afghanistan will field test the first Army body armor that is shorter and better tailored specifically to fit women's physiques. Members of a female engagement team from the 101st Airborne Division, who will be directly interacting with Afghan women during the coming deployment, have been equipped with the female prototypes of the newest generation of Army tactical vests.
Potential future operators of Kentucky Kingdom are getting a look at the old amusement park. The gates were opened Tuesday for prospective bidders to inspect the vacant rides and buildings on the property.
A petition drive to reinstate a Louisville Boy Scout leader who said he was forced to resign because he is gay has gathered more than 2,000 signatures. Greg Bourke, who had volunteered with the organization for five years, stepped down recently after the pastor at the church where his troop meets said the facility might lose its Scouting charter if he stayed.
Three men from eastern Kentucky are putting together a documentary about a town's recovery from a devastating spring tornado. WYMT-TV reports that Paul Lyons, Nathan Lewis and Timothy Boatright usually spend their time making videos of weddings and about tourism, but decided to work together on a documentary after the tornado destroyed part of their hometown of West Liberty.
A pair of Iraqi nationals who pleaded guilty to conspiring to send weapons, cash and explosives to Al-Qaida in Iraq will be sentended together in December. U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell has delayed the sentencing of 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan from October 2nd to December 5th in federal court in Bowling Green.
Several replacement service medals have been presented to Warren County, Kentucky military veteran Karl Hopper. He was a radar operator in World War Two and served at the Battle of the Bulge. Hopper says he's humbled to receive the medals, and stresses that people from all walks of life contributed to the war effort in the 1940s.
Commissioner Jonathan Gassett has spent more than $71,000 to attend meetings across the country during a time of financial belt-tightening across state government. That's far more than even the governor's chief industrial recruiter whose job requires extensive travel.
Police say a man has been arrested following the death of a Hodgenville police officer who crashed his car during a chase. Police say Jason L. Avis stole a woman's car early Sunday and was being pursued by Officer Mark Allen Taulbee, who lost control of his vehicle during the chase and crashed. Taulbee was transferred to University of Louisville Hospital where he later died.