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Spending for Iraq, Afghanistan Under Spotlight

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Two Pentagon auditors say wartime contracts, including reconstruction funding and planning in Iraq and Afghanistan, suffer from poor planning, greed and weak oversight.

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Man Charged With Selling Alcohol In Dry Area

Posted: 01/30/2009 - Officials with the Knox County Sheriff's Department say Coleman H. Trosper was arrested Thursday night at a home on Fawn Branch Road in the Bryant Store community.

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Final Days At Perry Manufacturing

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Perry Manufacturing officially closes its doors Saturday, but most of the plant's 142 employees finished their work earlier this month.

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RNC Elects First Black National Party Chairman

Posted: 01/30/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee has elected former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele the first black Republican National Committee chairman.

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RNC Chairman Abandons Re-Election Bid

Posted: 01/30/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Duncan, former President George W. Bush's hand-picked national party chairman, abandoned his re-election bid Friday after his support steadily erode over three rounds of balloting, ensuring a fresh face at the beleaguered GOP's helm.

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Economy Likely Shrank at Fastest Clip Since '82

Posted: 01/30/2009 - The Commerce Department is set to release a report Friday that's expected to show the economy shrank at a pace of 5.4 percent in the October-December period. That's a much faster descent than the 0.5 percent decline logged in the prior quarter.

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Generators Hard to Find

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Generators are one of the hottest items after the ice storm, and many people in the Big Sandy say they are hard to find.

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Minister Is Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison

Posted: 01/29/2009 - LONDON, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a southeastern Kentucky minister to more than 16 years in prison for laundering drug money and hiding a federal fugitive.

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School Loses Funding

Updated: 01/29/2009 - As school systems across the state face budget issues, officials with one Eastern Kentucky school system came together today to approve its draft budget.

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Inmate Dies

Posted: 01/29/2009 - A Big Sandy Federal Prison inmate is dead. The Martin County facility is on lockdown.

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Better Business Bureau Warns Of Potential Scams

Posted: 01/29/2009 - In the wake the winter storm, the Better Business Bureau is urging homeowners to carefully check out contractors before hiring someone to repair ice and snow damage.

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Senate GOP leader says party must change

Posted: 01/29/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - After crushing defeats in back-to-back elections, the top Senate Republican warned Thursday that the GOP risks remaining out of power in the White House and Congress unless it better explains its core principles to woo one-time faithful and new loyalists.

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Kentucky Declared Federal Disaster Area

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Late Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed a request from Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear for federal emergency declarations.

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