Joe Paterno's son said his father has lung cancer, but that it was treatable.
The AP reports:
Scott Paterno says in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that "his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery."
A Hopkinsville police officer was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie confirmed. A call came in around 5:30 p.m. that Officer Timothy Leyenaar, 35, was suspected of reckless driving, Howie said. Members of the Christian County Sheriff’s Department investigated the call, and determined there was enough evidence to arrest him on charges of DUI and reckless driving.
Trover Health System has started exclusive negotiations to become part of the Baptist Healthcare System. The board of directors met Wednesday and authorized Trover to enter into nonbinding letter of intent negotiations with the Louisville-headquartered organization. Baptist’s proposal is to acquire all of Trover’s assets and liabilities — essentially buying the Madisonville-based facility. Baptist Healthcare was selected over finalists LifePoint Hospitals Inc. of Brentwood, Tenn., and Owensboro Medical System after a long vetting process.
The Kentucky Horse Council is joining the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and industry groups in conducting an all-breed equine survey. The $600,000 survey was approved Thursday by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.
The Obama Administration is pointing to the success of federal spending in thirteen rural communities, including Bowling Green. The Warren County city was used as a case study in a recent report released by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which includes input from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The government of Myanmar bars or severely restricts reporting by foreign correspondents. NPR is withholding the name of the veteran journalist who recently entered the country and filed this story, in order to protect his identity and his ability to return in the future.
The newest — and nicest — road in Myanmar is, paradoxically, one of the emptiest as well: Only a handful of cars travel along the desolate four-lane highway to nowhere, or so it seems.
Saying it is deeply troubled by "tragic events" alleged to have happened at Penn State, the NCAA has told the school it is launching an examination of whether the university has "institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics program, as well as the actions, and inactions, of relevant ... personnel."
It's hard to miss the irony: Leon Panetta, as President Clinton's budget guru, backed billions of dollars in Pentagon cuts. Now, as secretary of defense, he's warning that the U.S. could become a "paper tiger" if his department's budget is further reduced.
Scientists at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics are now touting a successful second experiment that may challenge Albert Einstein's long-held theory of relativity. The results show that neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light. Guy Raz talks to Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, about the findings.