Kentucky veterans suffering from substance abuse who are charged with crimes will soon be able to enter a treatment program through a new statewide partnership. The Veterans Treatment Court is starting in Louisville. It’s a partnership by the statewide drug courts, Morehead State University and the veterans’ administration.
Flights to and from Nashville International Airport are being canceled as the threat of Hurricane Sandy looms along the east coast. Several flights to and from Nashville are already affected, and more are sure to follow throughout the week.
Officials tell the Courier-Journal that evacuees could return home tonight under a 'best-case scenario.' Meanwhile, with Dixie Highway near Katherine Station Road expected to remain closed until Tuesday, motorists who normally travel south on Dixie Highway (US 31W) to Hardin County should detour via I-265 east to I-65 south. Motorists who travel north on Dixie Highway should detour via KY 313 (Joe Prather Highway) in Hardin County to I-65 north.
Two young men were struck and killed by a train in McCreary County just a day after a 14-year-old was killed by a train in Madison County. Sheriff Gus Skinner told the Lexington Herald-Leader the 20 year olds, whom he did not identify, were walking on the tracks at Whitley City at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when they were struck from behind by a Norfolk Southern train.
It’s election season, and the Kentucky Public Service Commission is on the road with a campaign of its own. The PSC has meetings this week in Bowling Green and Elizabethtown to explain to the public why western Kentucky needs a new area code and what options exist.