The carelessness of a methamphetamine cook led to a group of children finding a meth lab Wednesday just a few feet from a rock where they had sat down to rest inside Brookwood Mobile Home Park off Morgantown Road. Twins Sean and Stephen Claborn, 10, of Lot 248, had been walking with several other children when Stephen saw a plastic bottle with liquid inside and a piece of tubing coming out of the top. The children talked among themselves about the bottle just before Stephen picked it up. Something on the outside of the bottle felt like sand, he said.
The state announced Thursday the planned installation of new weather detection technology – Automated Weather Observation Systems or AWOS – to improve safety at 14 Kentucky airports. With AWOS, aircraft can receive weather information at altitudes up to 10,000 feet and distances up to 25 nautical miles from each installation. The airports were selected for AWOS upgrades based on recent inspections of existing airport weather observation systems.
The 28th Breeders’ Cup Championships get underway today at Churchill Downs. The event includes 15 races over two days, featuring some of the world’s top thoroughbred champions. Breeders’ Cup President Craig Fravel says one of this year’s big story lines is the return of Goldikova, the six year old Irish mare seeking a fourth straight Cup victory.
Due to overpopulation, there are more wild horses in captivity in the United States than there are running wild. The federal Bureau of Land Management is hoping to unload horses and burros and will offer them for adoption tomorrow at the Gatewood Arena in Dry Ridge. There will be about 30 animals available for adoption—several burros, mares, geldings and yearlings. The animals are wild, and were taken from herds that roam ten western states.