October 27, 2010 RSS feed / News

Burning banned by Ward

Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward has declared a burning ban.   Ward said because of current and predicted weather conditions and the extreme danger of forest fires in Letcher County, he issued an executive order effective on Oct. More...

Paul volunteer ordered to court

LEXINGTON   The volunteer with Rand Paul’s Republican U.S. More...

Where there’s smoke …

… there’s usually fire, which was the occasion at Sandlck on the afternoon of Oct. 21. More...

United acquires met coal complex

SOPHIA, W.Va.   A demand for metallurgical coal has prompted one producer to buy a southern West Virginia mine that’s been closed since 1985 with plans to reopen it.   More...

Justices drop plan to open up courts

LOUISVILLE   An effort by Kentucky justices to make state courts more open has been dropped more than a year after being proposed.   More...

Powder River coal prices increase 67%

DENVER   The cost of coal used to power many of Colorado power plants is on the rise.   The Denver Post reports that the price of coal from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin has risen 67 percent to $13.80 a ton.   More...

Bedbugs ‘creep out’ tourists

NEW YORK   New York City’s bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into landmarks like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale’s and Lincoln Center, causing fresh anxiety among tourists who are canceling Big Apple vacations pl More...

Needed rains fall in much of state

JACKSON, Ky.   Welcome rain has been falling in Kentucky. The heaviest of it is along the Tennessee border. More...

Poorer beef expected on market

AINSWORTH, Neb.   In this Great Plains ranching town, cowboys still lasso steers as part of their daily routine and cattle producers like Bob Sears still take pride in the long tradition of raising American beef.   More...

Alpha cited for digging into old W.Va. mine

IAEGER, W.Va.   Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources says one of its subsidiaries has been cited for an imminent danger after inadvertently cutting into an abandoned mine in southern West Virginia.   More...

Conway, Paul trade barbs in final debate

LEXINGTON   Republican U.S. More...

Student collects bottle lids for children with cancer

Trevor Hardin, a fourthgrade student at Jenkins Independent School, decided one day to begin collecting plastic bottle lids when he found out that donating these would enable children with cancer to receive their treatments.   More...

Dogs tree bear at Eolia

This black bear appeared in the backyard of the Shelton home at Eolia early Tuesday morning. Pat Shelton said the bear “came from the woods around 3 a.m. Our dogs (5 of them) had it treed. More...

1 in 3 still not decided

WASHINGTON   One in three people has yet to lock onto a choice in the Nov. 2 congressional elections, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll. More...

GOP fears tightening races for U.S. Senate

BLUE BELL, Pa.   To understand Republicans’ nagging fear that the Nov. 2 elections might not be quite the massive triumph that many have predicted, check out Pennsylvania’s perplexing Senate race.   More...

Home sales grow 10% after bad summer

WASHINGTON   Sales of previously occupied homes rose last month after the worst summer for the housing market in more than a decade. More...

Conway explains policy on coal

HARLAN, Ky.   Democrat Jack Conway is promising to be an advocate for strong mine safety laws who will also protect the coal industry if elected.   The U.S. More...

Man recounts 6 months on Appy Trail

BURLINGTON, W.Va.   A photogenic bear. Weather that ranged from four feet of snow to 100 degrees in the shade. Mice nibbling on his hair. More...

Governors’ races off er some of the sharpest skirmishes

WASHINGTON   Some of the sharpest bare-knuckle skirmishes this election season are the races for governor, especially in states shouldering the highest unemployment rates and largest tax increases. More...

Poll shows Chandler, Barr have tight race

LEXINGTON   A poll shows a close race for the 6th Congressional District seat in central Kentucky.   More...

Grandson of EKU boss dies Sunday in shooting

RICHMOND, Ky.   The grandson of Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock has died in a shooting that appears accidental. More...