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Judge executive signs spending freeze order

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Under the order, no purchases can be made on the counties behalf with the exception of food prepared and served by the senior citizens program or purchased for re-sale by the Sportsplex.

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Poll shows support for raising taxes on the rich

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Americans prefer letting tax cuts expire for the country's top earners, as President Barack Obama insists, while support has declined for cutting government services to curb budget deficits, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Fewer than half the Republicans polled favor continuing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.

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Education officials defend test data to board

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Some Kentucky board of education members are asking whether the state's new assessments set goals high enough to lift up low-performing schools.

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Ky. school shooter seeks to take back guilty plea

Posted: 12/05/2012 - A man who killed three of his classmates at a Kentucky High School in 1997 is fighting to take back his guilty plea and get a trial, arguing that his schizophrenia made him incompetent and unable to accept responsibility for the crime.

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Kentucky school shooter appealing guilty plea

Posted: 12/05/2012 - A federal appeals court panel is considering whether a man who shocked the nation in 1997 by killing three classmates in a Kentucky high school should be allowed to take back his guilty plea and get a trial.

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Fire destroys West Virginia home

Posted: 12/05/2012 - The fire was reported about 4:25 p.m. along Buffalo Creek Road in Wayne County, West Virginia.

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Shots fired at troopers in Logan County, WV

Posted: 12/05/2012 - According to Capt. Nelson with the West Virginia State Police, John C. Watkins, 24, of Logan is being charged with four counts of wanton endangerment.

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Tri-City Empty Stocking Fund celebrates 32 years

Updated: 12/05/2012 - Officials with the Tri-City Empty Stocking Fund wrapped up night two of their annual auction Tuesday night on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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$1.5B worth of marijuana confiscated in Appalachia

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Aerial spotters guided ground crews to more than 750,000 plants during the 2012 growing season in the mountains of Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, one group says.

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Civil rights film wins award

Updated: 12/05/2012 - A documentary by a Kentucky educator has won an award at a Florida film festival.

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Doctors: Teen injured in fall 'a walking miracle'

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Nineteen-year-old Paige Raque, of Louisville, fell from a five story window in October. On Wednesday, she's expected to go home for the first time since her injury.

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10 Things to know for Wednesday

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Wednesday.

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