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Desert tortoise faces threat from its own refuge

Posted: 08/25/2013 - Developers have taken pains to keep the desert tortoise safe. But the pampered desert dweller now faces a threat from the very people who have nurtured it.

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Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states

Posted: 08/25/2013 - Legislatures granted them access decades ago on the premise that they serve governments and the public. In many cases, such access also includes state health care benefits.

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US official: chemical weapons likely used in Syria

Posted: 08/25/2013 - A senior administration official says there is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime against civilians in an incident that killed at least a hundred people last we

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Paintsville Lake Car Show held

Posted: 08/25/2013 - Many folks were out at Paintsville Lake on Saturday but not for boats. It was the 12th annual Paintsville Lake Car Show. Organizers say the event features antique cars to brand new 2014 models and everything in between.

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Obama weighs which Dems to help in key races

Posted: 08/25/2013 - Both candidates could use Obama's help. But Democrats concede they'll probably lose to Republican Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey, meaning an Obama visit is unlikely unless the race tightens.

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Clintons holding DC fundraiser for foundation

Posted: 08/25/2013 - Chelsea Clinton will join her parents for a reception and dinner on Sept. 9 in Washington. That's according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press.

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Half marathon held on Pine Mountain

Updated: 08/24/2013 - Saturday marked the first annual Master of the Mountain Half Marathon Trail Run on Shepherd Trail on Pine Mountain.

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House speaker orders letter sent to staffers

Updated: 08/26/2013 - That letter also advised staffers of their right to a harassment-free workplace and advised them that retaliation for reporting harassment won't be tolerated.

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Kentucky children's hospitals announce partnership

Updated: 08/26/2013 - Officials at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville and the University of Kentucky HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington said on Thursday that they have signed a letter of intent.

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California vies for new space industry

Posted: 08/24/2013 - State legislators are debating a bill that will shield spaceship manufacturers and parts suppliers from lawsuits if someone gets killed or injured on a voyage.

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House speaker orders letter sent to staffers

Posted: 08/24/2013 - That letter, made public Friday, also advised staffers of their right to a harassment-free workplace and advised them that retaliation for reporting harassment won't be tolerated.

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Tenn. lawmakers drafting hemp bill

Posted: 08/24/2013 - Republican Sen. Frank Nicely said Kentucky and six other states have passed measures legalizing hemp even though federal law prohibits it.

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Injured dog found on top of coal train

Posted: 08/24/2013 - A small dog was found injured on top of a coal train. Officials at the Floyd County Animal Shelter are trying to piece together how this could have happened.

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Pair charged with wire, mail fraud in buying plot

Posted: 08/23/2013 - David and Carson Cameron of Vevay, Ind., face federal charges of mail fraud and wire fraud. In two criminal complaints, the U.S. Secret Service says the men pocketed as much as $1.3 million in profits off merchandise from Home Depot stores around the country over a four-year period.

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Ky. children's hospitals announce partnership

Posted: 08/23/2013 - The Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader report officials at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville and the University of Kentucky HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington said on Thursday that they have signed a letter of intent.

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