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.

9:41am

Fri August 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

Changes for Blue Grass Airport

In the years since the crash, Blue Grass Airport replaced the shorter runway with a longer general aviation runway. The site of Flight 5191's crash is at the bottom of the photo above.

Inside and out, Lexington's Blue Grass Airport has undergone a major overhaul since Aug. 27, 2006, when 49 people lost their lives in the crash of Comair Flight 5191. But most of those changes — in facilities, personnel and customer offerings — have nothing to do with the crash.

9:39am

Fri August 26, 2011
The Commonwealth

Prescription Medicine Abuse in Marshall Co.

Narcotics detectives in Marshall County say they have identified some residents of southeast Kentucky who obtained questionable prescriptions from doctors in Georgia but went to the lakes region of western Kentucky to have them filled.

9:39am

Fri August 26, 2011
The Commonwealth

Prescription Medicine Abuse in Marshall Co.

Narcotics detectives in Marshall County say they have identified some residents of southeast Kentucky who obtained questionable prescriptions from doctors in Georgia but went to the lakes region of western Kentucky to have them filled.

9:37am

Fri August 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

Auto Company Provides Jobs in Berea

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas in Berea, which recently secured a contract to manufacture components for the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid vehicle, will soon begin hiring for about 100 new manufacturing jobs. Depending on the success of the contract, that number could eventually increase to 500, Berea Mayor Steve Connelly said. Berea City Administrator Randy Stone said Hitachi is expanding into a former Panasonic plant in an industrial park off Exit 77 near Interstate 75.

9:37am

Fri August 26, 2011
Business and the Economy

Auto Company Provides Jobs in Berea

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas in Berea, which recently secured a contract to manufacture components for the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid vehicle, will soon begin hiring for about 100 new manufacturing jobs. Depending on the success of the contract, that number could eventually increase to 500, Berea Mayor Steve Connelly said. Berea City Administrator Randy Stone said Hitachi is expanding into a former Panasonic plant in an industrial park off Exit 77 near Interstate 75.

9:04am

Fri August 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Damn Yankees! Bronx Bombers Smash Record Three Grand Slams

Cano, Granderson and Martin aren't a "murderers' row" just yet,

But they did something last night that hadn't been done before, not even by the 1927 Yankees and that team's famed murderers' row of Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri and others.

In a 22-9 shellacking of the Oakland A's, the Yankees' Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin each hit grand slam home runs. It's the first time any Major League team hit more than two in one game.

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