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Father and gun owner speaks about AR-15 debate

Updated: 12/19/2012 - Nationwide the debate is on about high-powered rifles like the AR-15, and a Georgetown father and gun owner weighs in on the weapon at the center of the controversy.

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Gov. Beshear Announces Grants to Clean Up Illegal Dumps

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Governor Steve Beshear announced that approximately $2.1 million in grant funding has been awarded by the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 172 illegal dumps in 26 counties across the Commonwealth.

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Beshear signs emergency regulations to combat synthetic drugs

Updated: 12/19/2012 - In the ongoing fight against synthetic drugs, Governor Steve Beshear signed emergency regulations Tuesday, reclassifying some newly-identified substances as Schedule 1, and opening the door for more prosecutions.

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Utility to close 800-megawatt coal plant in Ky.

Posted: 12/19/2012 - A utility company says an 800-megawatt coal-fired power plant in eastern Kentucky that was once slated for costly environmental upgrades will instead be shut down.

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School officials and law enforcement meet in Johnson County

Updated: 01/23/2013 - Johnson County School officials and Paintsville Independent School officials came together with local law enforcement Wednesday morning to discuss school safety after last week's tragedy in Connecticut.

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Boehner: Obama should support fiscal cliff plan

Posted: 12/19/2012 - House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama should support a Republican plan to avoid January tax increases on everyone but those earning over $1 million.

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President Obama pressing for policy changes after shooting

Posted: 12/19/2012 - President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

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Penn State voted AP sports story of year again

Posted: 12/19/2012 - In both years, the scandal was picked as the top sports story, the first time since the AP began conducting its annual vote in 1990 that the same story was selected twice in a row. The results of this year's tally were announced Wednesday.

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Police investigating Pikeville shooting

Updated: 12/19/2012 - Preliminary indication indicates that a man has turned a gun on himself in the parking lot of the Big Sandy Technical School .

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Obama tapping Biden for gun violence policy review

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Sources confirm to CBS News correspondent Major Garrett that Mr. Obama is tasking Vice President Joe Biden, a longtime gun control advocate, with spearheading the effort.

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W.Va. unemployment rate dips in November

Posted: 12/19/2012 - WorkForce West Virginia said Tuesday that the number of unemployed state residents fell by 1,500 to 58,700, while total employment decreased 900.

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