Wed October 26, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Supporters Of Health Overhaul Look To Reclaim 'Obamacare'

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 12:33 pm

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President Barack Obama greets people outside the Old Market Deli in Cannon Falls, Minn., on the Aug. 15, during a Midwest bus tour. The same day he said he likes the term "Obamacare."

Samantha Appleton The White House

"Thanks Obamacare." Sounds like sarcasm, right?

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Wed October 26, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Endangered Mussels Released

State and federal biologists have released more than 100 endangered mussels into the Green River by Mammoth Cave National Park.  The pink mucket mussel is a federally endangered species. The mussels used to be abundant in the Green River, but pollution and human interference with the water’s flow decimated the population. Now, scientists hope they can reestablish the population.

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Wed October 26, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Exhibit Recalls Troubled Times of Lincoln's Lady


A new exhibit at Louisville’s Frazier History Museum includes documents that recall a turbulent chapter in the post-Washington life of Mary Todd Lincoln.  It’s the first public display of the papers related to the former first lady’s commitment to an Illinois mental institution, an action initiated by her son.

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Wed October 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

Trover Health System Seeks a Partnership

Trover Health System's board of directors is in the final stages of studying a potential partnership with another organization in order to gain more access to capital and resources.
Jim Pearson Madisonville Messenger

Looming health care reform is driving Trover Health System to seek an alliance with another organization to gain access to more capital and resources. “Regardless of what we do, there is a certain level of risk,” said Trover President and CEO Bert Whitaker. “What we are attempting to do by exploring a partnership, if we can find the right partner, ... is try to maximize our opportunity to be successful.”


Wed October 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Sales Of New Homes Rose In September As Builders Cut Prices

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 10:35 am

There was a 5.7 percent increase in sales of new homes in September from August, the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development report.

The 313,000 (at an annual rate) pace was still down 0.9 percent, however, from a year earlier.

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Wed October 26, 2011
Statehouse News

Giving People with Brain Injuries a Voice

Bob O'Daniel testifies in front of the Health Issues and Aging Subcommittee at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort Wednesday. Sitting beside O'Daniel is Mary Hass, an advocate with the Brain Injury Association of Kentucky.
Stevie Lowery Lebanon Enterprise

When Larry Lee walked away from a personal care home in Falmouth on Aug. 4, no one knew how his story would end. Lee, 32, suffered from a brain injury, schizophrenia, and diabetes, and it was unlikely he would survive long on his own. Lee's family took matters into their own hands and tried to find him. Family, friends, and community members searched for an entire month. Unfortunately, Lee was found dead Sept. 3, near the Licking River, only a few miles from where he went missing. However, Lee's story doesn't end there. Instead, it could lead to new legislation to improve personal care homes throughout the state of Kentucky.


Wed October 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

Hopkinsville Plant Retains Over 200 Jobs

Gov. Steve Beshear visited Propulsys headquarters Tuesday afternoon to announce a $9.5 million expansion for “next-generation” upgrades to the multi-national Hopkinsville plant. Propulsys is one of the largest manufacturers of high-speed, low-torque motors. It has offices in Europe and an additional plant in China. Overall, the company employs 520 people worldwide with 207 workers in Hopkinsville. The expansion is essential to Christian County families since it allows those 207 employees to retain their jobs, Beshear said.


Wed October 26, 2011
The Commonwealth

Interstate-69 Signs Unveiled

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, right, and Federal Highway Administration Administrator Victor Mendez, left, unveil the new Interstate 69 sign signaling a 38 mile section of the Western Kentucky Parkway to be designated as I-69 in Nortonville, Ky.
Darrin Phegley The Gleaner

Under a gleaming October sky, Gov. Steve Beshear in essence saluted the red, white and blue on Tuesday afternoon. It wasn’t the American flag — he was talking about the new Interstate 69 signs that have been placed along 55 miles of the Western Kentucky Parkway and Interstate 24 from just south of Madisonville to just past Eddyville. It marks the first mileage in the state to bear the I-69 shield, and it will soon show up on maps and GPS devices.


Wed October 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Alcohol Killed Amy Winehouse, Coroner Rules

Amy Winehouse in 2007.

Matt Dunham AP

There were no illegal drugs in singer Amy Winehouse's system when she died on July 23, a British coroner reported today.

Instead, the troubled 27-year-old suffered "death by misadventure" — a drinking binge.

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Wed October 26, 2011
All Politics are Local

Henry Co. Votes on Alcohol Sales

On Dec. 13, Henry County voters will decide whether or not alcohol by the drink will be sold in the county. Meanwhile, a local option election for just the city of New Castle is on hold until 2014.