11:00am

Wed September 14, 2011
The Two-Way

'Wi-Fi Refugees' Are Moving To West Virginia To Escape Radio Waves

"Dozens of Americans who claim to have been made ill by Wi-Fi and mobile phones have flocked to the town of Green Bank, W.Va.," the BBC reports.

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10:51am

Wed September 14, 2011
All Politics are Local

McConnell Among Richest Members of Congress

An annual list of the richest members of Congress shows lawmakers have continued to prosper while the recession and unemployment rate immobilizes the economy.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was ranked among the wealthiest elected officials.

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10:48am

Wed September 14, 2011
The Commonwealth

Disaster Relief Tools Stolen in Livingston

The Livingston County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of several thousand dollars worth of tools and equipment belonging to the Ohio River Baptist Association's Disaster Relief Team. The tools were stolen from the association's property on Main Street in Salem. The majority of the tools and equipment were donated to the association, which is instrumental in assisting communities with storm cleanup and rebuilding during times of disaster such as ice storms and recent flooding.

10:47am

Wed September 14, 2011
Business and the Economy

International Paper Buys Maysville Factory

Though Temple-Inland, a Maysville corrugated box manufacturer, refused two previous purchase offers from International Paper, the extension of a third and revised merger agreement met with approval. What the agreement means for the Maysville Temple-Inland factory is unclear.

10:45am

Wed September 14, 2011
Business and the Economy

Hopkins Co. Grain Elevator Reopens

Calhoun and Perdue Grain are partnering to reopen the old Peavey elevator in Hopkins County in time for the fall harvest season. This development will cut costs for many farmers, who were faced with trucking grain to elevators in Henderson and Hopkinsville. Alan Lutz, co-owner of Calhoun, said work is continuing this week to prepare the facility to begin accepting corn on Thursday.

10:41am

Wed September 14, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Kentucky Promoted Through Super Bowl

Kent Carmichael, left, Griffin VanMeter and Whit Hiler are trying to raise $3.5 million online to air a Super Bowl ad.
Tom Eblen Lexington Herald-Leader

It is an idea so crazy, it just might work. Griffin VanMeter, Kent Carmichael and Whit Hiler are 30-something marketing guys. They also are native Kentuckians who are proud of their state and think everyone else should be proud of it, too. A year ago, they had this idea: Let's produce a television commercial promoting the "brand" of Kentucky and get it on the Super Bowl telecast. Their goal is to raise $3.5 million in 60 days in order to buy the commercial time. With $3.5 million worth of public momentum, the three marketers said, they think Kentucky producers, directors, writers and actors would rush to help them make one awesome Kentucky commercial. Are you listening, George Clooney, Jerry Bruckheimer and Ashley Judd?

10:35am

Wed September 14, 2011
Sports

UK Athletic Job Goes to AD's Daughter

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, left, talked with Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart during UK's game against Western Ketnucky University at LP Field in Nashville.
Mark Cornelison Lexington Herald-Leader

A divided University of Kentucky Board of Trustees on Tuesday narrowly approved hiring Kirby Willoughby, the daughter of UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, as a graduate assistant in the athletics department. The trustees voted by voice, and no individual votes were counted. When reporters polled trustees as they left the meeting, eight of the 19 who were present said they voted against the hire. Trustees James Stuckert, Pamela May and Sheila Brothers would not say how they voted.

10:33am

Wed September 14, 2011
The Commonwealth

Owensboro Blue Bridge Repairs on Schedule

The summer-long rehabilitation of the Blue Bridge across the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro is proceeding on schedule, and the bridge should reopen in about three weeks, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported Tuesday.

10:31am

Wed September 14, 2011
Business and the Economy

Harlan Zipline Opens Thursday

Tour guide Jason Carver rode one of the lines along the mountainside at Black Mountain Thunder. The new attraction is set to open this week.
Anders Eld Harlan Daily Enterprise

The new zipline at the Evarts Trailhead in Baileys Creek, named Black Mountain Thunder, is set to open Thursday. Members of the Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board Authority describe the opening as a “soft opening.” “We start off soft to get some money rolling in. We will have a grand opening in October,” said board member Ken Crider. Visitors will be taken on a twelve-lines-long zipline tour that takes them along the mountainside and across the valley. A tour for a group of 10 is expected to take about two hours.

10:28am

Wed September 14, 2011
The Commonwealth

Bus Crash Survivors Against Alcohol Sales

Carrollton bus crash survivors lent their voices Tuesday to the opposition of expanded alcohol sales. Lincoln Trail Baptist Church and two survivors of the 1988 Carrollton bus crash held a news conference opposing the pursuit of expanded alcohol sales in Hardin County. A special election to vote on the issue is Oct. 4.

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