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Report: Underage tobacco sales at record lows

Posted: 08/27/2013 - A federal report issued Tuesday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration says that the rate of retail tobacco sales to underage users nationwide has fallen from about 40 percent in 1997, to 9.1 percent in the last fiscal year.

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2 officers named in W.Va. indictment face lawsuits

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Federal prosecutors accused both officers of helping Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury attempt to frame his romantic rival for drug possession, larceny and assault.

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Conservative group presses McConnell on health law

Posted: 08/27/2013 - The Senate Conservatives Fund is spending nearly $50,000 on the ad that will begin airing on Tuesday in Kentucky. The ad calls on McConnell to lead the fight on the issue that has divided Republicans.

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Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghan war veteran

Posted: 08/26/2013 - Obama says Carter "displayed the essence of true heroism." The Oct. 3, 2009, battle occurred while Carter was stationed at Command Outpost Keating. U.S. troops were vastly outnumbered by 400 Taliban fighters.

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Former Hill aide enters agreement in theft case

Posted: 08/26/2013 - Javier Sanchez of Virginia was arrested in July. Court documents say that after two reports of thefts of cash from Bachman's office, police put $200 in envelopes marked "petty cash" and "birthday money" in a drawer. A hidden camera recorded Sanchez taking the money.

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Burglary arrest in Cumberland

Posted: 08/26/2013 - A Harlan County man is in jail, accused of breaking into a store and then threatening the man who called police.

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2 officers named in W.Va. indictment face lawsuits

Posted: 08/26/2013 - The Charleston Gazette reports West Virginia State Police Trooper Brandon Moore and Gilbert Police Officer Nathan Glanden are accused in separate federal lawsuits with beating criminal suspects.

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Rivals come together to help coach battle cancer

Updated: 08/26/2013 - School staff and the football program of Perry County Central High School purchased $1,000 worth of t-shirts for the Hazard High School fundraiser for Chuck Fugate's medical bills.

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Beshear announces $41M education grant

Posted: 08/26/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday that the consortium of Kentucky districts snared the largest grant in the national competition for district-level awards.

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