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UK wins grant to study obesity, heart disease

Updated: 12/16/2013 - The University of Kentucky has landed an $11.3 million federal grant to support research on two health issues plaguing the state - obesity and cardiovascular disease.

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Big Rivers meeting reset for Monday in Henderson

Posted: 12/16/2013 - A public meeting on a proposal to increase Big Rivers Electric Corp. rates is being held Monday in Henderson, with a public comment session in Frankfort linked by video to Owensboro, Paducah and Brandenburg on Jan. 8.

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Several opportunities available to watch eagles

Posted: 12/16/2013 - Eagle watching is on the calendar early next year in western Kentucky, where several weekend viewing trips are available through Kentucky State Parks and Land Between the Lakes.

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Derby Museum opens research library to public

Posted: 12/16/2013 - The Kentucky Derby Museum is allowing the public access to more than 10,000 items related to Kentucky Derby history with many of the items digitized and available online.

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Principal takes on rare challenge

Posted: 12/15/2013 - When most new principals are hired, they walk into a position that comes with an existing student body, staff and building. If it's a new school, they at least have an existing school model with which to work.

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Federal inmates making Christmas toys

Posted: 12/15/2013 - Inmates at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington have spent the past year building, knitting, carving and sewing Christmas gifts that will go to the needy.

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Hiker survives 60-foot fall at Red River Gorge

Updated: 12/15/2013 - On Saturday, rescue crews from across eastern Kentucky worked tirelessly to help a man who suffered life-threatening injuries at Red River Gorge.

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Body of second hunter found in Taylor County

Updated: 12/15/2013 - Officials with search crews in Taylor County tell WKYT that they have located the body of a second hunter who went missing Friday evening.

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Collins proposes stricter DUI law

Posted: 12/14/2013 - A western Kentucky lawmaker is proposing that Kentucky adopt stricter regulations when it comes to drunken drivers.

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