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McConnell, challengers set for political showdown

Posted: 08/03/2013 - Like spectators to a pro-wrestling SmackDown, people have been streaming into the normally quiet western Kentucky community of Fancy Farm to see Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell face two top challengers at, of all places, a church picnic.

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Ohio kidnapper moved to correctional institution

Posted: 08/03/2013 - A Cleveland man sentenced to life in prison for holding three women captive over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been moved to a correctional institution.

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FDA links stomach bug in 2 states to Mexican farm

Posted: 08/03/2013 - Federal health officials are apparently zeroing in on the source of at least some of the cyclospora infections that have sickened more than 400 people in 16 states.

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Court reinstates preacher's free speech challenge

Posted: 08/02/2013 - The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday found that the university's free speech policies are vague and inconsistently enforced. Judge Boyce F. Martin wrote for the court that the policy requirements "threaten to chill free speech."

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Four car accident near London

Posted: 08/02/2013 - The Laurel County Sheriff's office says a Chevy Truck ran out of room on the road and clipped the front of a semi. This caused the pick up truck to spin out in front of the semi-truck.

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Theft at Harlan football stadium

Posted: 08/02/2013 - Harlan City Police say the thieves have broken into the high school football stadium twice in recent weeks.

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Community reacts to triple shooting and suicide

Updated: 09/10/2013 - Friday’s shooting not only affected four families, but an entire community. We talked to folks in downtown Jenkins about what some call the worst crime in recent memory.

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Kentucky Theater gets $15K for renovations

Posted: 08/02/2013 - The Kentucky Theater has been trying to raise a million dollars for theater renovations with a big boost from Columbia Gas of Kentucky.

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Ex-judge, 5 others released from prison

Posted: 08/02/2013 - One-time Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle and his co-defendants were released from federal prisons across the country Thursday evening by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Wier.

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New Pike County Judicial Center open for business

Updated: 08/02/2013 - Officials say the first court proceedings in the new building took place on Wednesday with arraignments. The first hearings in the new court rooms will take place on Friday.

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Fla. boy survives being sucked into drainpipe

Posted: 08/02/2013 - A young boy is recovering in a southwest Florida hospital after he was sucked into a drainpipe while playing with other children and carried several hundred yards.

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Senate candidates to share stage at annual picnic

Posted: 08/02/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, up for re-election next year, will share a stage Saturday afternoon with his top challengers at an always raucous church picnic known for spicy barbecue and even spicier speeches.

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McConnell's chief of staff moving to campaign side

Posted: 08/02/2013 - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's chief of staff will step down temporarily on Friday to take a more active role in the Kentucky lawmaker's re-election campaign as a senior adviser.

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Local west Ky. calls to break in 10-digit dialing

Posted: 08/02/2013 - Local telephone calls in western Kentucky will soon require dialing 10 digits, but customers will have a six-month period to get used to the change, starting Saturday.

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