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Ky. asks judge to lift bar to executions

Posted: 03/07/2013 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a judge to lift an order barring executions in Kentucky and said attorneys for Kentucky's death row population are trying to create a legal "Catch 22" that would prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment.

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James River Coal idling mines, reducing production

Updated: 03/07/2013 - The Richmond-based company mines thermal coal used for power generation and metallurgical coal that's used to produce steel. It has operations in Kentucky, West Virginia and Indiana.

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Missing couple died of blunt-force trauma

Posted: 03/07/2013 - A coroner says an eastern Kentucky couple whose remains were found nearly six months after they were reported missing died of blunt force trauma.

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Stumbo calls for conclusion to pension issue

Posted: 03/07/2013 - House Speaker Greg Stumbo is calling again for passage of a measure to shore up government pensions in the waning days of the legislative session.

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Multiple vehicles involved in crash

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Officials with the Pike County Sheriff's Department tell Mountain News that police are working a crash involving multiple cars on U.S. 119

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Hikers travel the Great Eastern Trail

Updated: 03/07/2013 - Two hikers are attempting to hike the entire Great Eastern Trail, which begins in Alabama and ends in New York.

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10 Things to know for Thursday

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.

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Corps completes barrier wall at Wolf Creek Dam

Posted: 03/06/2013 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District poured concrete for the last pile of the barrier wall Wednesday, which completes the last and most critical component of the dam safety project

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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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