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President Obama to banks: ease lending to businesses

Posted: 12/14/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama challenged top bankers Monday to explore "every responsible way" to increase lending, saying they were obliged to help after being rescued by taxpayers. He asked them to "take a third and fourth look" at their small-business lending.

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Third graders donate toys to sick kids

Updated: 02/05/2010 - When the field trip they had raised money for was canceled a group of Morgan County students decided to use the money to buy toys for sick kids.

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Jackson schools still without water

Updated: 12/11/2009 - Parts of one eastern Kentucky county are still without water this afternoon and it could be that way through the weekend.

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Census needs hundreds of people

Updated: 12/15/2009 - Hundreds of people are needed in Pulaski County to fill temporary jobs with the United States Census.

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General fund increases in November

Posted: 12/11/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's general fund receipts rose 2.4 percent in November from the previous year, marking the first revenue increase in 11 months.

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Feds visit Kentucky to push black lung battle plans

Posted: 12/11/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The nation's mine safety czar said Friday that the U.S. must put a stop to black lung disease, a work-related illness that has killed roughly 10,000 coal miners this decade.

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Union files a lawsuit against American Standard

Posted: 12/11/2009 - A union files a lawsuit against American Standard, claiming they did not pay Johnson County employees severance money when they shut down the plant in Hager Hill last year.

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Mayor is indicted

Updated: 12/15/2009 - An indictment is handed down against the mayor of Mount Vernon in Rockcastle County.

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Crash closes road

Posted: 12/11/2009 - There was a big mess on a southern Kentucky road Friday as a truck carrying rocks spilled its load.

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Mayor arrested on several charges

Updated: 12/11/2009 - An indictment has been handed down against a Kentucky mayor. Mount Vernon Mayor Clarice Kirby now faces several charges.

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Attempted abduction suspect calls 27 NEWSFIRST

Updated: 02/05/2010 - While police search for man who allegedly tried to abduct a woman Thursday in Lexington, the suspect calls 27 NEWSFIRST to tell his side of the story.

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