10:18am

Tue February 21, 2012
Digital Life

How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online

Originally published on Wed February 22, 2012 12:01 pm

Ugurhan Betin iStockphoto.com

One of the fastest-growing online businesses is the business of spying on Internet users. Using sophisticated software that tracks people's online movements through the Web, companies collect the information and sell it to advertisers.

Every time you click a link, fill out a form or visit a website, advertisers are working to collect personal information about you, says Joseph Turow, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. They then target ads to you based on that information.

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10:02am

Tue February 21, 2012
The Commonwealth

Univ. of Pikeville discussed on KET's "Kentucky Tonight"

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss a proposal to make the University of Pikeville a state school.

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9:58am

Tue February 21, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Watershed Protections Blocked by Appeals Court

An appeals court has struck down a rule that state regulators used to restrict surface mining in a Floyd County watershed where some residents fought to block coal companies from stripping the hills. The regulation had been put in place so the state could impose additional safeguards rather than ban mining altogether, said Tom FitzGerald, head of the Kentucky Resources Council. The three-judge panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals said the regulation made state law more stringent than federal mining rules. That is barred under a separate state law.

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9:56am

Tue February 21, 2012
Mountain Kentucky

Much of Eastern Kentucky Still Without Power

Eastern Kentucky counties continued to dig out Monday from a weekend snow that left more than 34,000 customers without power at one point. Hardest hit were Perry, Knott, Leslie and Letcher counties, where 6 to 8 inches of snow brought down tree limbs and utility lines. Breathitt, Pike and Floyd counties also had significant outages.

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9:54am

Tue February 21, 2012
Education

Diabetic Boy v Scott County Schools

An ongoing dispute between a second-grader at Anne Mason Elementary School and the Scott County Board of Education is emerging as an issue with potential national implications, pitting the board against the U.S. government and the American Diabetes Association. The case involves a 7-year-old, fitted with an insulin pump, who wants to attend school with his siblings and friends at Eastern Elementary.

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9:51am

Tue February 21, 2012
Mountain Kentucky

Heavy Snow Prompts Power Outages in Harlan County

The county received several inches of snow, creating a beautiful backdrop with trees laden with snow drapping the roadways. The Harlan County Road Department cleared roads throughout the county, making traveling easier for those driving to work on Monday.
Nola Sizemore Harlan Daily Enterprise

Approximately 1,200 homes in Harlan County were reported without electricity on Sunday as snow blanketed the area. Kentucky Utilities spokesman Cliff Feltham said less than 50 homes were still left without power on Monday.

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9:42am

Tue February 21, 2012
Education

Hindman School Director Dies

Mike Mullins of the Hindman Settlement school on tuesday June 19, 2001 in Hindman, Ky.
Lexington Herald Leader

Mike Mullins, who took over the reins of Hindman Settlement School in Knott County in 1977 and helped turn it into a regional cultural and educational center, died Sunday night, apparently of a heart attack. He was 63. As executive director of the school, Mr. Mullins' tasks ranged from fund-raising to fixing broken pipes. He tackled each with a hands-on, no-nonsense and down-to-earth approach, according to his friends. His impact extended far beyond Knott County and Eastern Kentucky.

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9:40am

Tue February 21, 2012
The Two-Way

U.S. General Apologizes To 'Noble People Of Afghanistan' For Quran Burnings

An Afghan demonstrator holds a copy of a half-burnt Quran, allegedly set on fire by soldiers at Bagram Air Field, during a protest outside the base today.
Massoud Hossaini AFP/Getty Images

9:38am

Tue February 21, 2012
Lexington/Richmond

Tanks for the Traffic Jam

After traveling through Lexington on Man o' War Boulevard from Versailles Road to the Hamburg area, a 200-foot-long tractor-trailer went down the ramp leading to Interstate 75 and Richmond, its ultimate destination.
Lexington Herald Leader

A big rig monopolized major thoroughfares in Lexington and Richmond during Monday evening rush hour as it transported a piece of equipment for the chemical-destruction plant in Madison County. The 200-foot-long tractor-trailer carrying an empty 100-ton steel vessel arrived at Man o' War Boulevard in Lexington shortly before 4 p.m., nearly an hour earlier than expected, officials said. About 6 p.m. the truck arrived at Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County, where the vessel will be installed in a plant that will destroy chemical weapons.

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9:09am

Tue February 21, 2012
The Commonwealth

Small Quake Along New Madrid Fault

Some western Kentucky residents may have felt a rumble this morning as US Geological Service officials say a magnitude 4 earthquake took place in Southeast Missouri. Reports say the quake started around four o’clock this morning, about 5 miles north of East Prarie, Missouri. The epicenter was around 3 miles deep. There are no reports of damage at this time.

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