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Will Kentucky's early prisoner release system work?

Updated: 01/04/2012 - Tuesday, the state released more than 900 inmates in a cost-cutting, early release program. Kentucky is joining the ranks of about a dozen other states that have tried similar measures to combat government budget cuts and overcrowding in prisons.

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Iowa: Santorum, Romney leading the tight vote

Posted: 01/03/2012 - The winner could claim bragging rights - and perhaps much more - as the Republican nominating campaign makes the turn to primaries in New Hampshire on Jan. 10, then South Carolina and Florida before the end of January.

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Lee Overstreet dies at 91

Posted: 01/03/2012 - Lee Overstreet passed away this week at age 91. She worked for more than a decade at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington.

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Kentucky has long history of pipeline explosions

Updated: 01/04/2012 - The investigation into Monday night's, gas pipeline explosion could take weeks, if not months to get to the bottom of what happened. A preliminary inquiry started by the company that operates the line will likely lead to a federal investigation by the Department of Transportation, which is common in cases like these.

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Officials say Kentucky is a hub for natural gas lines

Updated: 01/03/2012 - Officials with the Public Safety Commission say Kentucky is a hub for natural gas lines. Although the lines are quite safe, a few people living near them have some concerns in the wake of the Estill County explosion Monday.

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Escaped inmates now back in custody

Posted: 01/03/2012 - Police arrested 24-year-old Josh Abner and 26-year-old Phillip Wells Monday night in Dickson, Tennessee. Investigators say the two men escaped from the Powell County Detention Center last month.

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Police searching for sexual abuse suspect

Posted: 01/03/2012 - Kentucky State Police say 51-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Roe, of Grayson, is charged with sexually abusing a child under the age of 12.

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Light snow, cold weather causes travel woes in Ky.

Posted: 01/03/2012 - A winter weather advisory remains in effect in central and most of the eastern counties of Kentucky, but drier air is moving into the commonwealth and snow flurries are ending.

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Hours from voting, some Iowans are still undecided

Updated: 01/03/2012 - Many Iowa GOP voters still haven't settled on a favorite, just hours before the state's caucuses begin. More than a-third of them say they could change their minds.

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Slick roads blamed for tanker accident

Updated: 01/03/2012 - Kentucky State Police say slick roads caused the tanker's driver to lose control near mile marker 28 in Laurel County Monday night.

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Wintry weather makes life rough for drivers

Updated: 01/03/2012 - Driving was slow-going Monday night because of slick roads and crashes. Kentucky State Police in Morehead, Richmond, Dry Ridge, London, and Frankfort. They all say roads are slick and hazardous.

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