The controversial "polarbeargate" investigation into Arctic researcher Charles Monnett originated when allegations of scientific misconduct were made by a "seasoned, career Department of the Interior" employee.
That's according to a new letter sent to Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) from the Department of the Interior's Office of Inspector General.
Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool focused on fighting crime and political corruption in his second television ad released Wednesday. The 30-second commercial will run over Labor Day weekend and bypasses any swipes at Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, even though the two have traded barbs through the media as of late.
Last week, Matthew VanDyke, a freelance journalist and travel writer from Baltimore, went from solitary confinement in one of Moammar Gadhafi's most notorios prisons to one of Tripoli's most luxurious hotels.
VanDyke acknowledges that in early March, shortly after the uprising against Gadhafi began, he arrived in Libya in order to help the rebels.
"I was here to do whatever I could to help the revolution and I'll leave it at that," said VanDyke, who is now a guest at the Corinthia Hotel in the Libyan capital.
A better educated workforce is a major key to helping Kentucky compete in the global manufacturing marketplace. That was the message put forth by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers Thursday during an appearance before the Lexington Forum. K-A-M Vice President Ken Carroll told the civic and business group that Kentucky manufacturers need smart workers; and a lot more of them.
With an Elvis impersonator singing "Viva Las Vegas" in the Terminal Lobby, travelers at Blue Grass Airport got a taste of Sin City Thursday. Allegiant Air announced new service between Lexington and Las Vegas beginning in November. It's the first time central Kentucky customers have been able to catch a direct flight to Vegas without having to first travel to Louisville or Cincinnati.
VP Records is the largest distributor of reggae music, and Warner Music Nashville is a preeminent country label. What could the two have in common? This month, a joint album — Reggae's Gone Country.
Picture this: You're at a massive street dance in Kingston, Jamaica, and the speakers are blaring the latest reggae and dancehall tunes. But the crowd erupts when the DJ drops this one: Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler."
Surprised? Don't be, says veteran Jamaican reggae singer Freddie McGregor. He, like so many West Indians, is a huge country music fan. His favorite singer?
The recognition of the tenth anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks has also focused attention on emergency preparation. September has been proclaimed ‘preparedness month’ at both the national and state levels. Over the last ten years, Lexington director of the division of emergency management Pat Dugger says central Kentucky has built a good line of communications.
Though he said this week that he hasn't decided who he'll vote for in the 2012 presidential race, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said today that shouldn't be seen as some sort of message about his opinion of President Obama — the Democrat who Republican Powell famously endorsed in 2008.
"I'm always undecided in every election" until he knows who the candidates are, Powell told NPR's Steve Inskeep.
Originally published on Thu September 1, 2011 4:34 pm
Goldman Sachs and two other firms have agreed to stop some of their more controversial mortgage-signing practices, New York officials said Thursday.
Goldman's mortgage subsidiary had been under fire for what's been called robo-signing. That's when mortgage company officials sign and notarize foreclosure documents without properly reviewing them. Goldman is one of a handful of mortgage providers accused of the practice.