Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway talked Tuesday to students at Bowling Green's Greenwood High School about the state’s growing problem with prescription drug abuse as part of his “Keep Kentucky Kids Safe” awareness and prevention initiative. More people are now killed by prescription drug abuse than by car accidents in Kentucky, Conway said. About 1,000 Kentuckians died in 2009 because of prescription drugs, which is twice as many as a decade ago.
At least 20 companies will be at a Bowling Green job fair Thursday looking to fill more than 660 jobs. The job fair will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT at Greenwood Mall’s main walkway and is being sponsored by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
Gov. Steve Beshear was in Florence on Wednesday for the re-dedication of Mall Road. The $13 million renovation project was paid for with state funds and Beshear joined Florence Mayor Diane Whalen and other state and local dignitaries for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that signaled the completion of the 17-month project.
Upon entering Patti A. Clay Hospital in Richmond, visitors today may have met a gas-masked attendant. The Richmond hospital was taking part in an emergency response drill. The drill, which involved first responders throughout Madison County, rehearsed their response to an accident at the Bluegrass Army Depot. As part of the exercise, hospital spokeswoman Jill Williams says they treated three victims of nerve gas.
As a downsized Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport prepares to consolidate all passenger airline service into Terminal 3, it will study whether to keep the remaining two terminals - or tear them down. In June, the airpoirt launched a $31 million renovation that will bring all of its airlines under one roof in Terminal 3 by mid-2012.
That ringing iPhone can now notify Kentucky parents of a changing grade in science class or an absence excuse note that never made it into the teacher’s hands. Detailed information about public school kids’ grades, attendance and homework assignments is now available instantly from any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with a free app provided by the state Department of Education. The information that’s available isn’t new – it’s just taking a new form.
The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited three Kentucky coal mines for safety violations. They were among 20 nationwide with a history of compliance problems targeted in MSHA’s special impact inspections. The mines cited were Vision Coal’s Mine #2 in Letcher County, and two Harlan County mines: D&C Mining Corporation’s mine and Linsco Energy LLC’s Mine No. 1.
U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the the nation’s first African-American members of the United States Marine Corps, which includes six Louisville residents. The Montford Point Marines broke the color line in 1941, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order desegregating the Marine Corps, which was the last branch of the military to do so. At the time, more than 19,000 black marines trained at Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville, North Carolina between 1942 and 1949.
On a small crest deep in South Dakota's Black Hills, a dozen children jumped on sleds and floated across the snow. They are wards of the state, and this is their home: the western campus of the Children's Home Society.
There are rolling hills, a babbling brook — even a new school.
Children's Home Director Bill Colson says it's a place to help children who can't make it in regular foster homes.