1:21pm

Wed October 26, 2011
The Commonwealth

Conway Warns Students of Drug Dangers

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway speaks Tuesday to Greenwood High School students about the dangers of prescription drugs.
Miranda Penderson Bowling Green Daily News

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway talked Tuesday to students at Bowling Green's Greenwood High School about the state’s growing problem with prescription drug abuse as part of his “Keep Kentucky Kids Safe” awareness and prevention initiative. More people are now killed by prescription drug abuse than by car accidents in Kentucky, Conway said. About 1,000 Kentuckians died in 2009 because of prescription drugs, which is twice as many as a decade ago.

1:17pm

Wed October 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

Companies Search for Employees at BG Job Fair

At least 20 companies will be at a Bowling Green job fair Thursday looking to fill more than 660 jobs. The job fair will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT at Greenwood Mall’s main walkway and is being sponsored by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

1:13pm

Wed October 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

Beshear Praises Florence's Road Renovation

Gov. Steve Beshear was in Florence on Wednesday for the re-dedication of Mall Road. The $13 million renovation project was paid for with state funds and Beshear joined Florence Mayor Diane Whalen and other state and local dignitaries for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that signaled the completion of the 17-month project.

1:06pm

Wed October 26, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Hospital Rehearses for Nerve Gas Victims

Decontamination Tent at Patti A. Clay Hospital
Stu Johnson Weku

Upon entering Patti A. Clay Hospital in Richmond, visitors today may have met a gas-masked attendant.  The Richmond hospital was taking part in an emergency response drill.  The drill, which involved first responders throughout Madison County, rehearsed their response to an accident at the Bluegrass Army Depot.  As part of the exercise, hospital spokeswoman Jill Williams says they treated three victims of nerve gas.

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1:05pm

Wed October 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

Cincinnati/Northern KY Airport Continues to Downsize

As a downsized Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport prepares to consolidate all passenger airline service into Terminal 3, it will study whether to keep the remaining two terminals - or tear them down. In June, the airpoirt launched a $31 million renovation that will bring all of its airlines under one roof in Terminal 3 by mid-2012.

12:59pm

Wed October 26, 2011
Education

New App from Deptartment of Education

That ringing iPhone can now notify Kentucky parents of a changing grade in science class or an absence excuse note that never made it into the teacher’s hands. Detailed information about public school kids’ grades, attendance and homework assignments is now available instantly from any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with a free app provided by the state Department of Education. The information that’s available isn’t new – it’s just taking a new form.

12:55pm

Wed October 26, 2011
The Commonwealth

More Problems Found at Harlan County Mine

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited three Kentucky coal mines for safety violations. They were among 20 nationwide with a history of compliance problems targeted in MSHA’s special impact inspections.  The mines cited were Vision Coal’s Mine #2 in Letcher County, and two Harlan County mines: D&C Mining Corporation’s mine and Linsco Energy LLC’s Mine No. 1.

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12:53pm

Wed October 26, 2011
All Politics are Local

Yarmuth Votes to Honor First Black Marines

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the the nation’s first African-American members of the United States Marine Corps, which includes six Louisville residents.  The Montford Point Marines broke the color line in 1941, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order desegregating the Marine Corps, which was the last branch of the military to do so. At the time, more than 19,000 black marines trained at Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville, North Carolina between 1942 and 1949.

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12:47pm

Wed October 26, 2011
The Two-Way

787 Dreamliner Completes First Commercial Flight

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Tokyo's Haneda airport as fire engines spray it with water during a test flight.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images

Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner completed its first commercial flight today. The All Nipon Airways flight flew from Narita to Hong Kong and took about four hours.

As we've reported, the road to this day has been long and full of troubles. The plane is making its debut years delayed and billions of dollars over budget.

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12:32pm

Wed October 26, 2011
NPR News Investigations

Tribes Question Foster Group's Power And Influence

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 2:46 pm

Children at the Black Hills campus of the Children's Home Society head into the main building for lunch. The home caters to children with special needs, many of whom are Native American.

Laura Sullivan NPR

Part two of a three-part investigation

On a small crest deep in South Dakota's Black Hills, a dozen children jumped on sleds and floated across the snow. They are wards of the state, and this is their home: the western campus of the Children's Home Society.

There are rolling hills, a babbling brook — even a new school.

Children's Home Director Bill Colson says it's a place to help children who can't make it in regular foster homes.

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