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State senator to bring hemp bill up for vote

Posted: 01/28/2013 - A senate committee chairman is sounding upbeat about prospects for a bill that would regulate industrial hemp production in Kentucky if the federal government lifts its ban on the crop.

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Background checks peak in week after Conn shooting

Posted: 01/28/2013 - The FBI says the week following the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting massacre saw the greatest number of background checks for firearms sales and permits to carry guns conducted within a one-week period since 1998.

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Hazard boy collects pennies to help hospice patients

Updated: 03/07/2014 - The next time you see a penny on the ground, pick it up and give it to Nick Hoskins. In the past five years he has collected nearly $2,000 in coins - mostly pennies - and donated all of it to hospice care patients in Perry County.

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Family, county in dispute over cemetery move

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Michael and Marcia Caudill of Letcher County say a "burial is a sacred contract" and the hilltop Caudill-Hall Cemetery near Whitesburg shouldn't be relocated.

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Kentucky-North Carolina renew rivalry next season

Posted: 01/28/2013 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The rivalry between two of the most tradition-laden basketball programs will renew next season as Kentucky and North Carolina have agreed to a two-year, home-and-home series beginning in the 2013-14 season.

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Iran: Monkey successfully sent into space

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Iranian state TV says the country has successfully sent a monkey into space in what's described as another step toward Tehran's goal of a manned space flight.

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House forging ahead with redistricting proposals

Posted: 01/28/2013 - The Lexington Herald-Leader reports House Speaker Greg Stumbo sent a letter to House members asking them to submit proposed boundaries for new legislative districts by Feb. 1.

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Police in Harlan County expand mission to mentor kids

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Officers John Teagle and William Clogston say the Evarts Police Department in Harlan County has organized anti-bullying sessions with students and a new "Cops and Kids Fishing" program.

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Economists growing more upbeat about year ahead

Posted: 01/28/2013 - A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economists released Monday shows half of the economists polled now expect real gross domestic product - the value of all goods and services produced in the United States - to grow between 2 and 4 percent this year.

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Billions in gas drilling royalties transform lives

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming some lives even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.

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Leslie County mining accident kills one

Updated: 01/28/2013 - A man has died after a mining accident in Leslie County. The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing is investigating the death of Perry County man, Jerry Watts.

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