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“Blitz to 96” school district initiative

Updated: 06/27/2013 - The Kentucky Department of Education is giving $10,000 to school districts participating in the “Blitz to 96” initiative. Governor Steve Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday's goal is to keep students in the classroom.

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Two schools merging in Floyd County

Posted: 06/27/2013 - The Floyd County Board of Education approved the merger of South Floyd high school and middle school at the meeting in June.

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Senate passes immigration bill

Posted: 06/27/2013 - The vote was 68-32, far more than the majority needed to send the measure to the House. Prospects there are not nearly as good and many conservatives are opposed.

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Expansion plans revealed for Kentucky Kingdom

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Ed Hart, who heads the group, said Thursday it's part of an aggressive plan to introduce new attractions each season to win over visitors and keep them coming back.

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Groups sue over water pollution from W.Va. mine

Posted: 06/27/2013 - The Sierra Club, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition filed the complaint Thursday in federal court in Huntington.

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Dozens of Kentucky schools raise dropout age

Posted: 07/26/2013 - Within two days of a new state law going into effect, 54 public school systems in Kentucky voted to raise the dropout age to 18. See a list of which schools have voted in favor of the change.

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Target cuts ties with Paula Deen

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Target Corp. is announcing Thursday that it is ending its relationship with celebrity cook Paula Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past.

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Prescription drug battle

Posted: 06/27/2013 - We went looking for answers and found one woman who says drugs turned her life upside down. She says new prescription drug regulations, like House Bill 1, would not have stopped her.

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Federal agency finds lax regulation of chemicals

Posted: 06/27/2013 - A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant says the regulation of dangerous chemicals falls under a "patchwork" of U.S. standards that are decades old and weaker than those used elsewhere.

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10 things to know for Thursday

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.

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Woman found dead along I-65 identified

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Kentucky State Police say the woman has been identified as a 27-year-old Egyptian native, who had been living in Nashville.

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