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Army suicides to top 2008, but progress reported

Posted: 11/18/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Soldier suicides this year are almost sure to top last year's grim totals, but a recent decline in the pace of such incidents could mean the Army is starting to make progress in stemming them, officials said Tuesday.

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Virginia Tech to study mine ventilation systems

Posted: 11/18/2009 - BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Researchers at Virginia Tech will study how explosions and other serious accidents affect ventilation systems at underground mines.

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Byrd becomes longest-serving Congress member

Posted: 11/18/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd became the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history Wednesday, a milestone to be marked with a morning of Senate tributes and a special resolution.

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Manslaughter suspect pleads guilty in court

Updated: 11/18/2009 - After two days of testimony from police and witnesses, the manslaughter case against Sheila Whitler took a turn on Wednesday as she changed her plea in court.

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Homeowner attacked in home invasion

Updated: 11/18/2009 - A terrifying night for the people inside a house on Henry Court in Nicholasville, after a man who lives inside the house was attacked while his 8 year old daughter was in the home.

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Police make arrest in Harlan County fires

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Police say a 61-year-old woman is responsible for setting forest fires that threatened homes today in the Watts Creek area of Harlan County.

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Kentucky one of most obese states

Updated: 11/18/2009 - Obesity is one of Kentucky’s primary concerns, according to the report. It increased 148 percent between 1990, when 12.2 percent of the state’s residents were considered obese, and 2009, when 30.2 percent were deemed obese.

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Toxic toys

Updated: 11/17/2009 - Federal consumer officials are looking into toy warnings from a California health group just ahead of the holiday shopping season.

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3 killed in northern Ky. crash

Updated: 11/17/2009 - Three people have died in northern Kentucky from a collision between a package delivery truck and a pickup truck near Verona in Boone County.

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Library book causes controversy

Updated: 11/18/2009 - The latest chapter in the continuing controversy over what children should or should not see in a public library is about to unfold in Nicholasville.

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Nine counties to give immediate bail on minor charges

Posted: 11/17/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Some people who get arrested for nonviolent crimes in nine Kentucky counties will be able to post bail immediately instead of going to jail, under an initiative that court officials hope will help slow down the rising cost of locking people up.

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