Several Kentucky electricity co-ops will begin using a new technology called “smart meters” soon. The devices send energy data to power companies—so there’s no need for someone to travel to read the meter. Smart meters also tell consumers more information than traditional meters. With a glance, ratepayers can see how much electricity they’re using, how much it costs and during what times in the day electricity is cheaper.
For the last time, the candidates for governor of Kentucky will meet for a televised debate today. Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear has taken criticism for not showing up to debates and forums. He’ll appear on Kentucky Tonight with Republican challenger David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith.
Kids might be suiting up for trick-or-treating tonight, but Lexington firefighters are already thinking about Christmas. The Fire Department's annual toy drive is already underway. 2011 will mark the 80th anniversary of the Lexington Fire Department's toy drive and organizers are hoping they can meet the increased need. Last year, the department handed out toys to around 3000 children. Lexington firefighter John Durr says that number could be much higher this time around.
Every year during the month of October countless numbers of people don ghoulish costumes, sit through slasher movie-marathons, and crowd into haunted houses. Pamela Burke set out to answer the age-old question: what is it about Halloween that makes some normally sane people enjoy going stark-raving mad?
For Madison Hohman, the past two months of teaching math at a Christian school in Accra, Ghana have been “an immeasurable blessing.” Hohman, a 2006 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, wanted to pursue her passions for learning, children and helping others. After graduating from the College of Charleston with degrees in mathematics and chemistry, she decided to head to Africa. “Not much else seemed to make sense but teaching,” Hohman said in a recent email.
Fifty-eight percent of Kentucky manufacturers surveyed for the recently conducted 2011 Annual Manufacturing Wage and Benefits Survey said they are planning to hire between one and 19 employees in 2012, up 1 percent from last year’s results. The annual report, sponsored by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, was released Monday.
The service and sacrifices of military veterans will be honored with a special parade and other events in downtown Louisville on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday in a press release.
The identities of two miners killed in a highwall collapse at Equality Boot Mine in Ohio County have been released. The men were both from Hopkins County. They have been identified as Darrel Winstead, 47, of Madisonville, and Samuel Lindsey, 23, of Mortons Gap. The men worked for Mine Equipment and Mill Supply Company of Dawson Springs.
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating for the most world-weary adult. When it is a young child, it can be downright seismic for a family and an entire community. "You're going along and things seem perfectly fine and then something like this comes and tears your whole life up," said Vicki Ruiz. Her 3-year-old grandson, Bradlee Aguilar-Moreno of Perryville, has been at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis since Aug. 30 being treated for an aggressive form of cancer called anapestic ependymoma