11:52am

Thu November 17, 2011
The Two-Way

90 Is The New 85: 'Oldest Old' Population Is Expanding Rapidly

From 720,000 in the year 1980 to more than 1.9 million in 2010, the number of Americans who are 90 years of age or older has nearly tripled, the Census Bureau reports today in its first comprehensive look at the over-90 population.

And according to the Census Bureau, "over the next four decades, this population is projected to more than quadruple."

Read more

11:52am

Thu November 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Occupy Wall Street: As Morning Rush Ends, Things Settle Down

A couple of protesters dance on Wall St.
Eyder Peralta NPR

I took a walk up and down the main arteries into Wall Street and things seem to be settling down. As the protesters dispersed this morning, they made the decision to leave large groups of people at different intersections in New York's Financial District.

What police have done to control the crowds is block access to certain blocks and they've also barricaded protesters in sidewalks. So what you have now is a fractured protest with, for example, 30 protesters at one intersection and 15 at another.

Read more

11:28am

Thu November 17, 2011
Business and the Economy

Missing Bronze Fixture Found in Salvage Yard

A bronze fixture believed to be the one stolen from the Pennyroyal Area Museum was recently found in a Clarksville, Tenn., salvage yard. People from the museum began calling salvage yards in the area, said Janet Bravard, interim director at the museum, and a man at the yard in Clarksville was certain he had the piece. It is a little damaged, Bravard said, but after it is repaired, the entire lamppost should be fixed and returned to its home in front of the museum on Ninth Street.

Read more

11:23am

Thu November 17, 2011
Mountain Kentucky

Pikeville Commissioners Hear Plan for Shopping Center,Hotel

A pair of economic development projects are moving forward in Pikeville and city officials believe the projects’ impact on the region will be “huge.” At a meeting Monday of the Pikeville City Commission, city officials approved the sale of property to pave the way for a shopping development in the area along Thompson Road behind the Pikeville Walmart Supercenter. Pikeville City Manager Donovan Blackburn said the proposed shopping development will result in the creation of about 400 jobs and will further establish Pikeville as a retail hub in the region.

Read more

11:19am

Thu November 17, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Grant Money Used to Clean Illegal Breathitt Dumps

Thanks to some grant money from Frankfort, seven illegal dumps in Breathitt County will be cleaned up. That's because almost $2.1 million were released by the state Monday to the county's Solid Waste organization, as well as 28 other counties in Kentucky. Breathitt's total from the Kentucky Pride Fund comes to $33,916.80. The seven dumps in Breathitt County are part of 171 illegal dumps statewide that will be affected.

Read more

11:14am

Thu November 17, 2011
Business and the Economy

I-D Theft on the Rise and Underreported

A device that can be used to steal radio-frequency tags from credit cards was shown with a fake card at a seminar Tuesday for Kentucky law enforcement professionals.
Charles Bertram, Lexington Herald-Leader

Take out your credit or debit card: Does it display a WiFi icon, which looks like the volume signal on your sound system? A bit of text that says something like "PayWave"? Congratulations: You're now prime identity-theft bait.

Read more

11:10am

Thu November 17, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Bird Flu Research Rattles Bioterrorism Field

Originally published on Sun November 20, 2011 11:23 am

H5N1 avian flu viruses (seen in gold) grow inside canine kidney cells (seen in green).
Cynthia Goldsmith CDC

Scientists and security specialists are in the midst of a fierce debate over recent experiments on a strain of bird flu virus that made it more contagious.

The big question: Should the results be made public?

Critics say doing so could potentially reveal how to make powerful new bioweapons.

Read more

11:09am

Thu November 17, 2011
All Politics are Local

Beshear Announces Inauguration Committee Co-Chairs

On Dec. 13, Gov. Steve Beshear will become only the second Kentucky governor to be sworn in to a second consecutive term. To oversee the state's 59th inaugural celebration, the governor Wednesday named eight inauguration committee co-chairs.

Read more

11:05am

Thu November 17, 2011
Education

Cell Ban on Teachers at Frankfort School

Personal phone calls and text messages are no longer allowed during class time for Frankfort Independent teachers and staff. Board of Education members gave final approval to a new policy Tuesday, banning personal cell phone use by employees during class time. Calls and texts must now wait for planning periods, lunch breaks or before or after school, according to the new rules.

Read more

Pages