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Number of Ky. coal jobs lowest since 1927

Posted: 08/07/2013 - The Energy and Environment Cabinet says eastern Kentucky mines cut 916 jobs from April through June, while western Kentucky mines added 65 jobs, an increase of 1.5 percent. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the jobs lost in eastern Kentucky followed steep declines in 2012.

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Groups protest gas pipeline at Ky. Capitol

Updated: 08/07/2013 - Some land owners spoke during a brief rally Wednesday afternoon about their fear of the proposed underground pipeline, which is being developed by a partnership of two energy companies. The more than 1,000-mile pipeline would carry a byproduct of the natural gas refining process from the northeast to the Gulf Coast.

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Name of person killed in Leslie Co. accident released

Posted: 08/07/2013 - It happened around 6 p.m. in the Helton Community on Highway 421. Kentucky State Police say Tracey Collett, age 39 of Warbranch, KY, crossed the median and hit another car head on. Collett was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Local coal company lays off 55

Posted: 08/07/2013 - A Hyden company laid off more than 50 people Tuesday. Its owners says it has not received payments for its coal.

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Yemen claims it foiled al-Qaida plot

Posted: 08/07/2013 - A Yemeni government spokesman claims authorities have foiled a plot by al-Qaida militants aimed at taking control of two cities in the country, then storming strategic ports and bombing gas facilities.

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Obama to meet troops at Camp Pendleton

Posted: 08/07/2013 - The White House says the president wants to thank the service members and military families for their service to their country.

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Nunn's ex-wife launches her book

Posted: 08/07/2013 - Tracey L. Damron was married to former Rep. Steve Nunn, the son of the late former governor Louie B. Nunn, while he served in state government. A news release says the book, "Trail of Feathers," covers "love, death, murder, political power, deception, the supernatural and ultimately spiritual consciousness."

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Creepy crawlies big attraction at Kentucky park

Posted: 08/07/2013 - Natural Bridge State Resort Park has set aside Aug. 23-24 for guided caterpillar walks and butterfly expeditions, both of which proved especially popular last year for children with a fascination for creepy crawlies.

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Meeting held as KY-92 renovation moves forward

Posted: 08/07/2013 - State transportation officials held a meeting Tuesday to share with property owners their plan to renovate a stretch of Kentucky 92 west of Williamsburg.

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Two injured in Harlan County accident

Updated: 08/06/2013 - Kentucky State Police say Ryan Long pulled into the path of another vehicle driven by Howard Smith. Long and his passenger were both flown to Holsten Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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