2:04pm

Wed September 21, 2011
The Two-Way

ATF Says Bomb Behind Michigan Car Explosion

A screen shot of the burning car.
screenshot Monroe News via YouTube

1:40pm

Wed September 21, 2011
The Two-Way

It's The End For R.E.M.: Band Decides To 'Call It A Day"

Originally published on Wed September 21, 2011 2:14 pm

R.E.M.'s 15th studio album, Collapse Into Now, was released in March.
Courtesy of the artist

This message has been posted on official website of R.E.M., which as our friends over at NPR Music have said is one of the legendary rock bands of the last 30 years:

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1:35pm

Wed September 21, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Moving Planet Rally Heads to Lexington

This Saturday Lexington will take part, for the first time, in a global rally called Moving Planet. The day of action is meant to spotlight issues surrounding climate change. Moving Planet is an outgrowth of 350.org, an environmental campaign launched by author Bill McKibben. The international rally brings together more than 165 countries and a host of grassroots organizations. This year, Lexington will join those groups, thanks to architect and organizer Clive Pohl.

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1:33pm

Wed September 21, 2011
Statehouse News

Investigation on KSP Trooper Crash May Take Time

The investigation into a traffic fatality last week in Park City involving a Kentucky State Police trooper could take a few months to complete, state police spokesman Lt. David Jude said Tuesday. Trooper Jonathan Biven, public affairs officer for the state police post in Bowling Green, was driving south Thursday afternoon on U.S. 31-W north of Park City in a caravan with other troopers when his cruiser crossed the center line and struck a car driven by Nurcan Ceylan, 33, of Riverside, N.J. She died from her injuries.

1:27pm

Wed September 21, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

No Cause Found in Clark Co Gas Line Rupture

Winchester Fire Department Major Greg Beam, left, talks with Clark County Deputy Sheriff Johnny Graves and Allen Taylor, right, at a road block on Irvine Road a few miles from a natural gas pipeline rupture. Beam, who lives in Camargo, said the windows in
James Mann Winchester Sun

A 26-inch gas line owned by Tennessee Gas Pipeline ruptured early Wednesday morning in Clark County on Irvine Road near Trapp, about five miles from the company’s compressor station. There was no fire from the rupture, no reports of injuries, no reports of damage and no customer impact, according to a pipeline company spokesman. Gary Epperson, Clark County Emergency Management director, said the rupture was heard in at least Montgomery, Powell and Clark counties.

1:24pm

Wed September 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Hewlett-Packard May Tap Meg Whitman To Be Its CEO

Meg Whitman, on April 12, 2011, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Tom Pennington Getty Images

Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO and 2010 Republican candidate for governor of California, may be Hewlett-Packard's next CEO.

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1:19pm

Wed September 21, 2011
Business and the Economy

Rural Areas Affected by No Saturday Mail

As the U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money by the bagful, the idea of dropping Saturday mail delivery is gaining momentum again. President Barack Obama endorsed the notion Monday as part of his economic growth and debt reduction plan. At the Danville post office Tuesday, Holly Henson reacted passionately to the possibility of losing Saturday mail service. “Sometimes, America just needs to hang on to its traditions,” Henson said. “Even if it doesn’t make financial sense, it makes common sense. It may be broken but don’t fix it.”

1:15pm

Wed September 21, 2011
Business and the Economy

Project Outlines Christian County Public Salaries

People generally do not like to talk about how much money they make. That could explain why it took several weeks for the Kentucky New Era to obtain information about the salaries paid to local public officials working in Christian County. In almost every case locally, that information is not readily available. Most agencies do not list employee salaries on their websites, and a citizen who calls or walks into a public office to ask for the information often has to file an open records request. In some cases, they will be asked to explain why they want the information.

1:06pm

Wed September 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Typhoon Roke Lashes Japan With 100 MPH Winds

Typhoon Roke made landfall early this morning, bringing 100 mph winds to central Japan and moving northeast to an area already devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck in March.

Reuters reports on the typhoon's impact:

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11:58am

Wed September 21, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

How You Might Turn Your Health Cost Story Into A Little Cash

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Well, there's at least one good thing about the country's inability to control health costs. If you can write a compelling essay about a problem, you could win a thousand bucks.

Not to be outdone by health care inflation itself, this year's contest sponsored by the nonprofit group Costs of Care is awarding four prizes, up from two last year.

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