Here's some interesting news about the car market in the United States: Citing increased competition, Honda said it is taking the unusual step of redesigning its Civic sedan months after a unveiling its 2012 model this summer.
"The penalty means Ohio State automatically is out of the running for any bowl, or a Big Ten or national championship next year, just as newly appointed head coach Urban Meyer is wooing recruits to the Buckeyes."
During the years before the Civil Rights movement got underway, segregated American cities helped give birth to a touring circuit that provided employment for hundreds of black musicians and eventually brought about the birth of rock 'n' roll. Today, rock historian Ed Ward looks at two books, Preston Lauterbach's The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll and Fever, Susan Whitall's biography of Little Willie John, one of the Chitlin' Circuit's last stars.
Seeking to overturn the Citizens United case, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., filed a bill Tuesday that would amend the U.S. Constitution to get money out of politics by toppling key provisions of the Supreme Court’s controversial decision. The bipartisan legislation was introduced alongside U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-Nc., and establishes that financial expenditures and in-kind contributions do not qualify as protected free speech under the First Amendment. It also makes Election Day a legal holiday and enables Congress to establish a public financing system that would serve as the sole source of funding for federal elections.
Education – for both residents and city staff – will be the next step for Frankfort and the pay-as-you-throw garbage ordinance, says Public Works Director Jeff Hackbart. During Monday’s City Commission meeting, the new garbage ordinance amendment was approved by a 3-2 vote. After the nearly yearlong discussion, Commissioners Sellus Wilder, Katie Hedden and Michael Turner voted for the system, while Commissioner Bill May and Mayor Gippy Graham opposed it.
After nearly a year of turmoil within its police department, Lancaster City Council brought in a veteran outside lawman to help restore order. Rodney Kidd, a retired sergeant who worked 18 years for Louisville Metro Police, was hired Monday to become Lancaster’s first official police chief since Mayor Brenda Powers dismissed longtime chief Ronald Lamb in January.
CNN's Piers Morgan has been testifying today before the British Parliament about the country's phone hacking scandal. Morgan, who was the editor of two British tabloids, became a figure in the scandal when a British politician said Morgan had "boasted" about hacking into phones.
Officials from local, state, and federal agencies are watching over the cleanup of a mercury spill at Eastern Kentucky University. Last Thursday, mercury leaked from a broken barometer inside the Moore Science building. The incident occurred as equipment was moved into E-K-U’s new science facility. Some contamination was detected in both structures. E-K-U spokesman Marc Whitt says the all clear could come this week at the new science building.
It’s pretty much crunch time for those mailing holiday greetings and the delivery men and women who move parcels from spot to spot. The overall volume of mail is down slightly in Lexington. Postal officials in Lexington project overall mail volume will be down almost two percent, as compared to last year. Post office spokeswoman Susan Wright says seasons greetings delivered via the internet continue to eat into the traditional holiday mailings.