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FDA gets tighter controls on tobacco

Updated: 06/23/2009 - With the stroke of a pen today, President Obama gave the FDA something it's never had before - tighter controls over the tobacco industry.

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President Obama, citing his smoking woes, signs tobacco law

Posted: 06/22/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Lamenting his first teenage cigarette, President Barack Obama ruefully admitted on Monday that he's spent his adult life fighting the habit. Then he signed the nation's toughest anti-smoking law, aiming to keep thousands of other teens from getting hooked.

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Gambling proposal runs out of luck in Ky. legislature

Updated: 06/22/2009 - The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee voted 10-5 to reject legislation that would have created a financial windfall designed to help Kentucky's struggling horse racing industry compete on a national level.

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People asked to evacuate as crews work to prevent dam break

Updated: 06/20/2009 - Letcher County officials say a local dam is in danger of breaking, which could flood several homes below it. People in the Crafts Colly community were asked to leave their homes until officials can control the flow of water.

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Woolery visits Morehead State University

Posted: 06/19/2009 - If you are a fan of TV game shows, then you will recognize the well known celebrity who made his way back to the mountains tonight.

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FEMA officials: Still time to apply for aid

Posted: 06/19/2009 - Many people are still recovering from the Mother's Day weekend flood. FEMA officials say they've handed out more than ten million dollars to flood victims so far.

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Congressman Rogers announces funding for Daniel Boone National Forest upgrades

Posted: 06/19/2009 - WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the U.S. Forest Service has awarded $3,696,700 toward numerous improvement projects in the Daniel Boone National Forest (DBNF) including debris removal for trail and road restoration, forest thinning to resist the Gypsy Moth, stream and ecosystem monitoring, and dump clean ups with Kentucky PRIDE.

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Attorney's push back court date in Gillispie lawsuit

Posted: 06/19/2009 - Attorneys for both the University of Kentucky and former basketball coach Billy Gillispie are requesting more time in a lawsuit by the former coach against the university.

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Nestle recalls several cookie brands

Posted: 06/19/2009 - SOLON, Ohio (AP) - Nestle USA says its baking unit has voluntarily recalled Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after a number or illnesses were reported by those who ate the dough raw.

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People enjoy local pool during heat

Posted: 06/19/2009 - The rain finally moved out of the area and the sunshine and summer like heat brought people to the pools Friday.

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Possible conflict with new judge in bid rigging case

Posted: 06/19/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Defendants in a bid-rigging case involving a former state transportation secretary and a road builder say there's a conflict of interest with a new judge assigned to the case.

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