Lexington's Urban County Council is moving forward with a plan to fix the city's sanitary sewer system. The Lexington Division of Water Quality recommended to council members Tuesday that improvements to the sewer system be designed to handle up to 3.2 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. Based on weather statistics, that kind of storm happens around once every two years.
Health department officials from Clark and Rowan counties believe norovirus is responsible for an outbreak of gastrointestinal symptoms in both counties. After a clogging competition at the Morehead Conference Center Saturday, Aug. 13, several dancers and spectators started experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms. Dancers from Winchester’s Studio One School of Dance were among the cloggers attending the competition.
LEXINGTON – The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team is set to face a 2011-12 schedule that features three nonconference opponents who finished last year ranked in the top 20, 18 home games – including one in Rupp Arena – and a pair of games on ESPN2, UK head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Tuesday.
Azra Bašic was arrested in Powell County for alleged war crimes in Bosnia.
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An extradition hearing for Azra Bašic, accused of war crimes against civilians during the Bosnian civil war in the 1990s, has been set for Nov. 7 in U.S. District Court in Lexington. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Wier set the date Monday during a status hearing. Bašic, who is being held in the Fayette County jail, appeared in court in jail garb
LOUISVILLE – Highway construction and repairs across the Southeast would have to be canceled or delayed if Congress allows the nation’s federal surface transportation funding program to expire, Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said Tuesday.
FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear Tuesday announced Core Molding Technologies, a plastics molding company, will establish a new operating subsidiary and manufacturing location in Warsaw. The operation, which will support a significant new business venture outside the company’s traditional heavy truck customer base, will create 39 new jobs and entail a more than $3 million investment.
The AP has just provided this video of the White House and the Capitol as the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast. Make sure you watch the roof closely as the security detail reacts to the rumbling:
Update at 4:17 p.m. ET. Earthquake Interrupts DSK Press Conference:
Here's another video of the earthquake interrupting a press conference with Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyer:
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the Northeast Tuesday, sending tremors from New Hampshire to North Carolina. Office buildings were evacuated in major cities and a nuclear plant near the quake's epicenter in Virginia was taken offline.
Prime Minister David Cameron is facing embarrassing new allegations connected to the phone hacking scandal in Britain. Cameron was criticized for hiring former News of The World editor Andy Coulson to be his communications chief. Coulson resigned in January this year. But now, there are reports that Coulson continued to receive payments and benefits from the newspaper — even while working for Cameron's government.
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook the East Coast Tuesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was about 40 miles northwest of Richmond, Va. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Chris Joyce for more.