The state has conceded that cities are receiving 15 percent less tax revenue than before the 2006 enactment of a state telecom tax, a move that over the last five years has cost Winchester about $125,000. Because there has been a 15 percent shortfall in the tax revenue cities have received, Winchester, along with Greensburg, Mayfield and Florence, filed a lawsuit last month asking the Franklin Circuit Court to deem the tax unconstitutional.
Police have recovered some of the wire from an AT&T theft over the weekend, but are still searching for thousands of feet of wire. Winchester Police Capt. James Hall said someone cut through the fence at an AT&T facility, broke into several trucks on site and took approximately 6,000 feet of wire. Hall said the thieves took six large spools, each with 1,000 feet of wire, and several smaller spools of other wire.
A 5-year-old Lexington girl was the first child born from mixing frozen eggs with live sperm. Avery is the first child born of the world's first commercial egg bank. Nonetheless, making babies from frozen eggs is still a somewhat dicey business.
Despite claims to the contrary, a insightful economic analysis suggests that it wouldn't be in most employers' business interests to stop providing health insurance when the main coverage provisions of the federal health overhaul kick in.
In Tunisia, a moderate, once-banned Islamist political party is on track to win the country's first free and democratic election — and the first among the countries of the Arab Spring. On Sunday, Tunisians elected a national assembly that will rewrite the country's constitution.
Despite the strong showing by the Islamists, no party is expected to get an absolute majority in the assembly and the new government will likely to be a coalition of secular and religious parties. And that, it appears, is what most Tunisians want.
Nearly 70 years ago, the Marines became the last branch of the American military to accept blacks into their ranks. The first to serve at the segregated Marine base at Montford Point in North Carolina are relatively little known, compared to their fellow trail blazers in the Army's Buffalo Soldiers and the Air Force's Tuskegee Airmen — until now. Congress voted Tuesday to recognize the Montford Point Marines with the Congressional Gold Medal. Historian Melton McLaurin joins Michele Norris to discuss the black servicemen of the Montford Point Marines.
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And I'm Michele Norris. The company that administers the SAT says it catches hundreds of people a year trying to impersonate test-takers. Officials from the Educational Testing Service spoke at a New York state Senate hearing today, where lawmakers are investigating an alleged SAT cheating ring.
Throughout the presidential campaign, we'll bring you moments from the candidates. Monday night, Jon Huntsman showed off his often mentioned, but seldom demonstrated, knowledge of the Mandarin language on the Colbert Report.
Melissa Block talks to Robert Moore of the University of West Georgia's physics department about a surprising display of the northern lights Monday night that went as far south as Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia itself.