The pilot of a small plane that crashed in a mountainous area of North Carolina, killing four people from Kentucky, reported a fire on board just before the fatal descent, a federal official said Thursday. Authorities did not officially release the names of the victims Thursday, but family members confirmed those who died were three young women from Knott County and the pilot, a Lexington native who had been living in Hazard and working for a flight service there.
A Madison Central High School secretary admitted Thursday that she'd had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student and pleaded guilty to rape and sodomy charges. Lynda Chase, 37, is set to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. July 7 in Madison Circuit Court. The prosecution, which opposes probation, has recommended that Chase serve three years in prison. She also would have to register as a sex offender and receive treatment as a sex offender. "I had an inappropriate relationship with a minor," Chase said Thursday in court.
NEWPORT - Tens of thousands of dollars worth of bail bonds are being turned over to the Kentucky State Treasury each year because people who posted the bonds fail to claim the money after the defendant shows up in court. Campbell Circuit Clerk Taunya Nolan Jack is trying to track down those people and return their money before it has to be turned over to the state treasury. A bookkeeper in the office, Lisa Auteri-McIntyre, has been searching court records, the Internet and reverse directories to try to pair the money with its owners.
OWENSBORO — The founder of the Imperial Klans of America was sentenced Thursday to serve four years in federal prison in connection with trafficking methamphetamine and painkillers. Ron Edwards, who moved his Klan compound from Muhlenberg County to outside of Dawson Springs in 2003, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release once he completes his prison term.
More than 30 million people plan to drive at least 50 miles from home this Memorial Day weekend, according the AAA travel group. The thousands who plan to drive Interstate 71/75 through Northern Kentucky could spend part of their holiday stuck in traffic. State transportation officials say the work to repair and replace concrete on the interstate will continue through the holiday weekend.
Memorial Day weekend is among the deadliest for ATV riders. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 28 people were killed in ATV accidents during the four days surrounding 2010 Memorial Day, which means that there was an average of seven deaths a day nationwide. Five of the cases involved individuals under the age of 16. “We don’t have data on why so many fatalities occur during this time, but the reports we receive clearly show the trend,” said Carl Purvis, with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Australian alt-country singer-songwriter and guitarist Anne McCue is heard here in a performance recorded in 2007 in Charleston, W. Va.
An expressive singer and strong guitarist, McCue spent the early part of her career in an all-girl hard rock band. She then accepted an offer to spend a year in Vietnam, where she performed almost every night, toting her guitar around on the back of a 1965 Vespa, "just like the locals."
Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb military commander, Ratko Mladic, will be extradited to the UN War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague, the Netherlands, to answer charges that he committed genocide and war crimes during the war in the Balkans in the 1990s.
David Rothkopf is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf.
Two years ago, I wrote a post suggesting that there were serious conversations going on at a high level within the U.S. government about whether or not it might someday support the candidacy of a non-U.S. citizen to be the head of the World Bank. At the time, I heard from senior officials that there was a real openness to do so. There was even speculation that Brazil's President Lula might be a candidate.