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House passes redistricting plan over GOP protests

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic leaders in the House have won passage of a legislative redistricting plan that could strengthen their majority by forcing 11 Republicans to run against each other next year.

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Supporters continue to push for smelter bill vote

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Supporters of an endangered western Kentucky aluminum smelter are pushing for a House vote on a bill that would allow the plant to buy cheaper electricity.

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Two face meth charges

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Two men face charges after sheriff's deputies say they found an active meth lab at a Southern Kentucky home.

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Former coal miner training for new career

Updated: 03/06/2013 - Thousands of miners have been laid off across the region in the past couple of years, but one Letcher County man is finding a new life above ground after 13 years of hard labor digging coal in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

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Murder trial has been delayed

Posted: 03/06/2013 - The trial of a man accused of killing a Clay County sheriff more than 43 years ago has been delayed.

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Mild winter means bigger budgets

Updated: 03/07/2013 - With warmer weather on the way and an overall mild winter some county budgets could benefit.

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Kentucky lawmakers debate gun laws

Posted: 03/07/2013 - The State Senate passed a bill that would essentially allow Kentuckians to ignore federal gun laws passed after the first of this year.

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Mother petitions White House to bring child home

Updated: 03/06/2013 - A mother is petitioning the White House to help bring her daughter home from Mali after the five-year-old was illegally taken there by her father in 2011.

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Panel passes hemp bill, uncertain future awaits

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky has cleared a House committee - but it still faces an uncertain future in the full chamber.

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2nd year of statewide teacher survey underway

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky teachers are being asked for the second year in a row to take a survey on working conditions, and cash prizes are being offered to increase participation.

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Hemp proposal up for committee vote on Wednesday

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The House Agriculture and Small Business Committee is expected to vote Wednesday on a proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky.

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3-day W.Va. mining symposium starts Wednesday

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are on deck for Thursday, while Reps. Shelley Moore Capito, David McKinley and Nick Rahall have been invited Friday.

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10 Things to know for Wednesday

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday.

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