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Forest Fire Season Heating Up

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Officials say at least 20 new fires popped up Wednesday alone across Southeastern Kentucky.

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Trial Is Delayed Again

Posted: 11/05/2008 - The Hazard Herald reports the trial against Charlotte Crawford, Billy Crawford, and Penny Ford is now set for January.

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Forest Fire Creates Health Concerns

Updated: 11/06/2008 - More than ten fires over the last two days are keeping rangers in the Kentucky River Forestry District very busy.

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County Receives Land At No Cost

Updated: 11/05/2008 - The state transportation cabinet is giving millions of dollars worth of land in Scott Fork to the county.

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Gay Activists Jarred By California Marriage Defeat

Posted: 11/05/2008 - In a heartbreaking defeat for the gay-rights movement, California voters put a stop to gay marriage, creating uncertainty about the legal status of 18,000 same-sex couples who tied the knot during a four-month window of opportunity opened by the state's highest court.

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State Steps In To Help Letcher Water Situation

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Officials say the ongoing water emergency situation in Letcher County might last longer than expected. Now the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management is stepping in to help.

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Jury Sends Strong Message About Drug Trafficking

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A Lawrence County jury has sent a strong message that drug trafficking will not be tolerated by recommending a repeat offender should spend at least 20 years in jail.

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Community Copes With Water Situation

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Thousands of people in Letcher County remain without water, after the City of Whitesburg's water system was shut down due to petroleum contamination.

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Railroad Construction To Close Cumberland Ave. In Knox Co.

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Construction by the CSX Railroad will close KY 3439 Cumberland Avenue in Barbourville near G&M Oil Company bulk plant in Knox County to repair the crossing, on Wednesday November 5th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

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Rock Climbers Found Dead

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A death investigation is underway in Wolfe County after two rock climbers are found dead.

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Letcher County Water Problem Cancels Class

Updated: 11/04/2008 - An official with the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College called the station to tell us that class is cancelled at the SKCTC Whitesburg Campus in Letcher County.

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Senator McConnell Wins 5th Term

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Voters also re-elected Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell over Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford in a race that turned into the most expensive ever in Kentucky at $25 million and counting.

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Obama Takes Formidable Lead For White House

Updated: 11/04/2008 - Barack Obama seized command of the race for the White House Tuesday night, defeating John McCain in Ohio and Iowa and building a near insurmountable Electoral College advantage in his historic bid to become the first black president.

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President-Elect Obama Faces Daunting Challenges

Updated: 11/05/2008 - His storied election behind him and weighty problems in his face, Barack Obama turned Wednesday to the task of building an administration in times of crisis as Americans and the world absorbed his history-shattering achievement as the first black leader ascending to the presidency.

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