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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11:33am

Wed September 21, 2011
Statehouse News

Human Trafficking Review

Human trafficking is an activity in Kentucky which authorities admit is another under-reported crime.  The issue was recently discussed before a corrections panel in Frankfort.  Aundria Burkhart is a detective with the Lexington police department.  She says there was a case out of Memphis which had a tie to the central Kentucky area.

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11:06am

Wed September 21, 2011
Living Large: Obesity In America

For Obese, Intimate Lives Often Suffer

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 7:02 pm

In the CBS series Mike & Molly, Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy) and Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell) portray a healthy intimate relationship. While many obese people lead happy and healthy sex lives, therapists are seeing more obese people who say their intimate lives are suffering because of their weight.
Richard Cartwright AP/CBS

Part of an ongoing series on obesity in America

It's well known that obesity can lead to a lot of health problems, but what's rarely talked about is the impact on people's sexual health. As the obesity rate has soared in the U.S., more and more marriage and family therapists are getting questions from obese clients about problems in the bedroom.

It's an issue that Dana Englehardt and her husband, Larry Boynton, of Belmont, Calif., know well.

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10:38am

Wed September 21, 2011
Statehouse News

CNN Highlights Kentucky Lawmaker's Opposition to Bill

Profiling a 14-year-old boy who committed suicide after years of alleged anti-gay taunts at school, CNN’s Anderson Cooper covered opposition to bullying legislation in Kentucky by highlighting state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, who believes homosexuality is a sin.

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10:38am

Wed September 21, 2011
World

Two Americans Held In Iran Released On Bail

A million-dollar bail agreement secured the release Wednesday of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who had been sentenced to eight-year prison terms for illegal entry and espionage. A third American arrested with them, Sarah Shourd, was released last year. All denied any wrongdoing.

10:22am

Wed September 21, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Harlan Judge Agrees to Step Down

An order was issued Tuesday by Chief Justice John Minton Jr., of the Kentucky Supreme Court, in which Minton and Harlan Circuit Court Judge Russell Alred agreed that it would be in the best interest of the citizens of Harlan that Alred step down as judge while his appeal is processed. Minton ordered that Alred be temporarily relieved of his duties as circuit judge. On Monday, a final order was released by the Judicial Conduct Commission, a state panel that oversees judges, calling for Alred to be removed from office

10:18am

Wed September 21, 2011
Statehouse News

Radcliff Man Repays Over $450,000 in Bank Fraud Case

A Radcliff man and former PNC Investments employee was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to 41 months in prison on charges of bank fraud. William T. Hernandez, 41, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Louisville to two counts of bank fraud June 21 for executing a scheme to defraud PNC and its customers. In addition to prison time, the court also ordered Hernandez to pay $453,819.21 in restitution to the bank.

10:14am

Wed September 21, 2011
Statehouse News

Lexington Considers Fireworks Ordinance

After hundreds of people complained that Lexington sounded like a battlefield during the Fourth of July weekend, the city has taken the first steps toward stricter controls on the sale and display of fireworks in Fayette County. The law department has drafted an ordinance to limit when and where fireworks may be set off.

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