11:19am

Fri August 26, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Commemorating the Battle of Richmond

Richmond, Kentucky is the place to be this weekend if you have any interest in Civil War history. Alan Lytle explains.  Hundreds of blue and grey-clad re-enactors, and thousands of spectators, will once again gather in Madison County this weekend to commemorate the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Richmond.

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11:13am

Fri August 26, 2011
Statehouse News

Over 600 KY Refugees Could Lose Benefits

Each year, hundreds of refugees come to Kentucky with the approval of the federal government to escape persecution in their home countries. Although they're here legally, up to 605 elderly and disabled refugees in the state stand to lose their Supplemental Security Income benefits if Congress doesn't act by Sept. 30, according to local advocates.

11:11am

Fri August 26, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Harlan Celebrates with Beshear

Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear greeted visitors during the coal and rail event.

Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear attended the Harlan County Coal & Rail Centennial celebration of the first commercial railroad shipment of coal out of Harlan County. During his visit, Beshear gave a speech in front of the courthouse where he stressed the importance of coal to the state and the nation.

10:55am

Fri August 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Rhino Horn Crisis Reaches Into Europe's Museums

In late July, the Brussels Royal Institute for Natural Sciences Museum was among those targeted by horn robbers.
Georges Gobet AFP/Getty Images

The devastating toll that poachers have been taking on Africa's rhinos now has a parallel story in Europe.

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10:53am

Fri August 26, 2011
The Two-Way

52 Dead After Gunmen In Northern Mexico Ignite Fire At Casino

Originally published on Fri August 26, 2011 7:40 pm

Smoke billows from the Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico on Thursday.
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10:17am

Fri August 26, 2011
The Two-Way

No Signs Of New Steps In Fed Chief Bernanke's Address

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's much-anticipated speech this morning on the current state of the economy and Fed policy has just been put online by the Fed.

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10:11am

Fri August 26, 2011
Economy

Bernanke Offers No New Measures To Boost Economy

Chairman Ben Bernanke is proposing no new steps by the Federal Reserve to boost the U.S. economy while hinting that Congress may need to act to stimulate hiring and growth.

Bernanke said Friday that while record-low interest rates will promote growth over time, the weak economy requires further help in the short run. He is speaking at an annual economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

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9:49am

Fri August 26, 2011
Sports

Georgetown Names New Coach

Chris Briggs

Georgetown College Director of Athletics Brian Evans announced the new head men’s basketball coach Thursday afternoon. Four-year Tiger assistant to Happy Osborne, Chris Briggs, will immediately assume the leadership position. Briggs also served as a graduate assistant and student manager for UK coach Tubby Smith.

9:46am

Fri August 26, 2011
Statehouse News

Reducing the Number of Children in Jail

As Northern Kentucky authorities struggle with reducing the number of children jailed for truancy and other behavior not illegal for adults, a report issued Thursday outlines a plan that has reduced that number in other regions of the state. Kenton County has jailed more children for that type of behavior during the last eight years than any of Kentucky's other 120 counties, according to the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice.

9:44am

Fri August 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

Speedway Parking Fix Begins

Traffic creeps out of the infield about 1 a.m. 7/10/11 after the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta. The race ended about 11 p.m. All vehicles must exit the infield through a single tunnel.

The rows of tobacco and corn growing on land across from Kentucky Speedway will be replaced next year by rows of cars. This week the speedway bought a large tract near Ky. 35 in Gallatin County from Jo Wischer. The 84-year-old Florence resident did not say Thursday how much the speedway paid for the "couple hundred acres," but said she knows how it intends to use the property. "The speedway will be taking care of parking with it," Wischer said.

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