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Former Forestry Firefighter Pleads Guilty

Posted: 03/03/2009 - State police say witnesses caught 30 year old Christopher Little deliberately setting a fire in the Hellier community in November.

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Layoffs Hit Coal Industry

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Rhino Energy, based in Lexington, says market conditions and permit approval delays led them to re-align Central Appalachian Mining in eastern Kentucky.

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EEC Files Complaint After Diesel Pollutes Water Supply

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Office of General Counsel Monday filed a verified complaint in Franklin Circuit Court against Childers Oil Inc. and Mountain Rail Properties.

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Top Obama Officials Defend Tax Hikes As Necessary

Posted: 03/03/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's call to raise taxes on high earners and greenhouse gas polluters met fierce opposition Tuesday from congressional Republicans and also a few Democrats.

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Statewide Tornado Drill

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The start of March means the start of Severe Weather Awareness month here in Kentucky.

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Child In Amber Alert Found Safe In Mexico

Updated: 03/04/2009 - A Tennessee bus ticket agent was able to help authorities find a 2-year-old Kentucky girl who had been missing since last week, Frankfort police said Tuesday.

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TARP Overseer Joins Board of Firm With Bank Ties

Posted: 03/03/2009 - After helping oversee the Wall Street bailout, Former Sen. John Sununu is joining the board of ConvergEx Holdings -- a company affiliated with a bank that got $3 billion in federal money.

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Citigroup to Lower Some Mortgage Payments

Posted: 03/03/2009 - Struggling bank Citigroup says it will lower mortgage payments for some homeowners to an average of $500 a month for three months as part of a new program to help the unemployed.

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Mug For A Mug Give-A-Way

Posted: 03/03/2009 - We have a new giveaway on Mountain News This Morning. Every weekday morning, one lucky winner will receive a WYMT coffee mug, an on-the-go McDonald's coffee cup and a coupon for a free medium McCafe coffee.

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One in 35 Kentuckians Locked Up or on Probation

Posted: 03/03/2009 - A new study paints a grim picture about crime here in the bluegrass state. The recent study says one out of every 35 Kentuckians was either locked up or on probation. The Pew Center study also shows one out of 92 people in this state was either in prison or jail.

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Relay for Life Kick-Off

Posted: 03/03/2009 - Relay for Life kicked off their fundraising season Monday night in Perry County.

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Dawahare Considers Senate Race

Posted: 03/02/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A familiar name in Kentucky retailing could end up on the election ballot next year.

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Lt. Governor Mongiardo Hires Blagojevich Consultant

Posted: 03/02/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo has hired former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's political consultant to handle polling in his U.S. Senate race.

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Flu Cases Increasing In Kentucky

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Health officials say flu cases are increasing across Kentucky. At least 75 cases are confirmed statewide, putting Kentucky in the CDC's second-highest category for flu activity.

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Pulaski Family of Five Hurt When Train Hits SUV

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Police say they don't know why the truck carring John and Tabitha Morrison and three children collided with the train. The accident happened at the Stanford Street crossing in Science Hill.

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