More than 100 lawsuits filed by people from throughout the country — who claim they or their loved ones have been hurt by the pain relievers Darvon and Darvocet and other drugs containing propoxyphene — have poured into the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Kentucky since August. That's because U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves, who holds court in Covington, has been selected by a federal panel to refine the issues and streamline pretrial proceedings.
More than 34 years ago, Willie Snow rescued complete strangers from the burning Beverly Hills Supper Club, now thanks to his longtime friend and co-worker strangers are helping to find a final resting place for Snow. Snow, of Bond Hill in Cincinnati, died in August. He was 80. Since then no one has claimed his body, said his friend Dave Brock, of Independence. Snow's family does not have the money to pay for a funeral or burial, said Brock, who worked with Snow in the kitchen of the Supper Club.
Lynda Chase, center, with attorneys Michael Eubanks, left and James Baechtold answered questions during a shock probation hearing before Madison Circuit Judge William Clouse in Madison County Circuit Court in Richmond Wednesday.
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A former Madison Central High School secretary serving a three-year prison sentence for having sex with a student might not be legally eligible for shock probation, Madison Circuit Judge William Clouse told attorneys Wednesday. He said he "came across" a chart that appeared to indicate Lynda Chase might would not qualify under state sentencing and probation guidelines. That development came as a surprise because it had been assumed since Chase's sentencing that she would be eligible for probation after serving a month in prison.
LOUISVILLE – A unique three-member partnership utilizing the state’s first active energy services biomass project will bring $22 million in investment and 14 new jobs to Louisville, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday. He joined community leaders and officials from The Lubrizol Corp., Zeon Chemicals and Recast Energy to announce the partnership will also keep 340 Kentucky workers on the job.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told supporters of Republican Todd P’Pool that Kentucky’s attorney general race has national implications for health care and energy policy. Giuliani visited Louisville on Wednesday to back P’Pool, who is running against Democratic incumbent Jack Conway. The former Republican presidential candidate highlighted key parts of P’Pool’s platform, which nationalizes the race and seeks to tie Conway to President Barack Obama
<p>Tuesday in Oakland: An Occupy protester and police.</p>
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Scott Olsen, a 24-year-old veteran of the Iraq War, is hospitalized in Oakland with a skull fracture. Tuesday night he suffered, as the Oakland Tribune says, "the first serious injury nationwide in the Occupy Wall Street movement" when some type of projectile — possibly a tear gas canister fired by police — struck above his right eye.