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GOP chair sends letter to Dems about Ashley Judd

Posted: 03/05/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State GOP Chairman Steve Robertson has sent a letter to Democratic lawmakers raising concerns about actress Ashley Judd as a potential U.S. Senate candidate.

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Governor says Judd would be formidable candidate

Updated: 03/05/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has talked a second time with actress Ashley Judd and says she would be "an effective and formidable" challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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Three arrested in Boyd County burglary case

Posted: 03/05/2013 - In fact, deputies also say two of the suspects were actually held at gunpoint by a neighbor of the victim until officers arrived at the scene.

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Sheriff's deputies find meth in Whitley County home

Posted: 03/05/2013 - Sheriff Colan Harrell tells Mountain News he and one of his deputies responded to a complaint of someone making meth at a home on Ben Jones Loop just south of Williamsburg Monday night.

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Harlan Co. officials to study feasibility of withdrawing from CVD Health Dept.

Updated: 03/05/2013 - Officials in one eastern Kentucky county authorized a feasibility study regarding the possible withdrawal from the Cumberland Valley District Health Department. Ken Fiser, a financial consultant for health departments in more than one dozen counties, was hired Monday night by the Harlan County Board of Health to conduct the study.

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Meth lab found near cemetery

Updated: 03/05/2013 - Some people in London say they saw a car throw a plastic bottle that was a meth lab out of a car, near New Salem Cemetery in London. Police say they do not have any leads.

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Hemp proposal in Ky. not up in smoke after all

Updated: 03/04/2013 - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky is scheduled for a vote in the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee later this week.

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Rape crisis center in Hazard rebrands itself

Posted: 03/04/2013 - The Rape Crisis Center in Hazard has a new name. It's now called The Rising Center. Officials held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the move. Hazard Mayor Nan Gorman did the honors.

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Statewide tornado drill scheduled

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Storm sirens across the commonwealth will sound off Tuesday for severe weather awareness month.

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Nominee for head of EPA announced

Updated: 03/04/2013 - Controversy has surrounded Kentucky coal and the Environmental Protection Agency for months, and now a new nominee for head of the EPA has many in the coal business worried that the industry will continue to decline.

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Religious freedom bill could threaten to derail fairness laws

Updated: 03/04/2013 - A religious freedom bill is making its way through the General Assembly. Some say the bill will protect individuals from government interference in matters of faith, but others worry it will take away other civil liberties.

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Hemp proposal in Ky. not up in smoke after all

Posted: 03/04/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky is scheduled for a vote in the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee later this week.

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