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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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2 sentenced in plot to ship aircraft to Iran

Posted: 03/04/2013 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An Iranian national received 23 months in federal prison and an American citizen who worked as an airline pilot has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for their roles in a plot to ship helicopters and aircraft parts to Iran's state-run civilian airline in violation of the U.S. trade embargo.

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Pilot teacher evaluation program gets raves

Posted: 03/04/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A pilot program using new ways to evaluate teachers is drawing raves from some of those using it as the state continues to work toward standardizing educator assessments across Kentucky in 2014.

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Record 259 nominations for 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: 03/04/2013 - The Norwegian Nobel Committee says a record 259 nominations have been received for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, with publicly disclosed candidates including a Pakistani teenager shot by Taliban militants and a U.S. soldier accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks.

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Several jails in Southwest Virginia expanding

Posted: 03/04/2013 - The Bristol Herald Courier reports the project will add 512 new beds to Southwest Virginia Regional Jail facilities in Abingdon, Haysi and Duffield.

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Five injured in Laurel County crash

Posted: 03/03/2013 - The Laurel County Sheriff's Department is investigating a car accident that left five people seriously injured.

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