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Independent files for open legislative seat

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Anti-gambling advocate John-Mark Hack has filed candidacy papers to run as an independent for a vacant legislative seat in central Kentucky.

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SC teacher who stomped flag gets $85,000 payment

Posted: 05/07/2013 - A South Carolina high school teacher removed from the classroom when he stomped on an American flag while discussing freedom is being paid $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge.

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Miller, others to push for industrial hemp in DC

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Former state Treasurer Jonathan Miller will join two other state officials on a three-day Washington trip this week in hopes of getting the federal government to allow industrial hemp farming in the state.

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New W.Va. law provides for deputies body armor

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin held a ceremonial signing Monday for the legislation. It requires that county sheriffs statewide provide bullet-resistant vests to deputies.

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Teen charged with killing girlfriend's baby

Updated: 05/07/2013 - State Police say the baby, who was 2-and-a-half months old, was beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend, Brett Thompson, 18, of Stanton, Ky.

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Bowling Green school ranked best in US again

Posted: 05/07/2013 - For the second year in a row, Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green has been named the best high school in America by a national news magazine.

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Kerry meeting with Putin on Syria

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Secretary of State John Kerry is making the case to Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia should take a tougher stance on Syria at a time when Israeli air strikes against Syria have added an unpredictable factor to the talks.

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Little league baseball burglary

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Little league baseball players in Letcher County are missing brand new bats, equipment bags and gloves. The little league president says it is going to be hard to replace everything they lost.

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Medicaid managed care group announces layoffs

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Centene Corp., announced last fall that would exercise a contractual right to end its contract with the state effective July 5.

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