10:10am

Mon October 17, 2011
The Commonwealth

Mail Carrier Celebrates 56 Years Accident-Free

Bomar Chaudoin loads mail onto a truck at the U.S. Post Office in Elizabethtown to transfer it to Louisville. Chaudoin has driven for Pepper Mail Service, a contract mail service, since 1956.
Jill Pickett The News-Enterprise

Five nights a week, Bomar Chaudoin drives a mail truck from Elizabethtown to Louisville with a Little Debbie snack in his shirt pocket for when he gets hungry later. In fact, the Magnolia man, who turned 82 on Oct. 3, has been driving various routes for Pepper Mail Service, a contract mail service, since 1956. Now in his 56th year, Chaudoin has not had a traffic accident on the job.

10:06am

Mon October 17, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Production Begins on Carrollton Bus Crash Documentary

Now that Quinton Higgins has the future of his own children to worry about, he spends more time thinking about the 1988 Carrollton bus crash that he survived. Twenty-seven people perished on that dark interstate. A documentary, “Impact: After The Crash,” has started production and is expected to be released prior to the 24th anniversary of the nation’s deadliest drunken-driving crash on May 14, 1988.

10:04am

Mon October 17, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Book Explains Dwindling of Rural KY

Once Upon a Place: The Fading of Community in Rural Kentucky was written by Kenneth Tunnell, a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University
Greg Kocher Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky is still rural, as evidenced by 310 million chickens raised for meat or eggs in a state of 4.3 million people. But a new book documents what's left behind as more people trade the countryside for jobs in cities. Sociologist Kenneth Tunnell wrote and took the photographs for Once Upon a Place: The Fading of Community in Rural Kentucky. The idea for the book came to Tunnell as he drove his workday commute on the back roads from southern Garrard County to Richmond, where he teaches in Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Criminal Justice.

10:01am

Mon October 17, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Letcher Co. to Honor Native Giant

Letcher County native Martin Van Buren Bates and his wife, Anna, were known as the "Love Giants" after they married in 1871. His was reported to be as tall as 7-foot-11, and some accounts said she was 8-foot-1.
Patty May Brashear & Nancy Wright Bays Collection

Martin Van Buren Bates was 7 feet, 11 inches tall and weighed more than 500 pounds by some accounts. Now, 92 years after his death, his Letcher County birthplace wants to honor him in a way that befits his stature in county history and his nickname, the Kentucky River Giant. Bates served a noteworthy stint in the Civil War as a Confederate captain before marrying a woman taller than he was. Because of their size, they became international celebrities in the 1800s, traveling as part of a circus.

9:32am

Mon October 17, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Kids As Young As 4 Can Be Diagnosed, Treated For ADHD

Doctors can and should be evaluating their young patients for ADHD as early as age 4, according to new guidelines from a leading group of pediatricians.

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9:25am

Mon October 17, 2011
The Two-Way

VIDEO: 100-Year-Old Man Finishes Toronto Marathon

Originally published on Mon October 17, 2011 4:21 pm

Fauja Singh, 100, celebrates at the finish line after completing the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon AP

Talk about a really amazing race:

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8:40am

Mon October 17, 2011

8:20am

Mon October 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Cardinals Vs. Rangers: Which Team Will Win The World Series?

Now we know the matchup.

So it's time to ask: Will it be the St. Louis Cardinals or the Texas Rangers who win the World Series?

The first game is set for Wednesday evening in St. Louis. We'll keep the question open until then.

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7:58am

Mon October 17, 2011
The Two-Way

American Woman Stricken At South Pole Is Now In New Zealand

"An American woman who became ill while working at the South Pole has been evacuated by plane to New Zealand for medical treatment," The Associated Press reports. "Renee-Nicole Douceur tells the AP in an email sent Monday morning that she has landed in Christchurch and is scheduled for tests on Tuesday."

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7:30am

Mon October 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Drivers Had Safety Concerns Before Race That Took Indy Champ's Life

The car of driver Dan Wheldon bursts into flames during the Las Vegas Indy 300. Wheldon, 33, was killed.

Robert Laberge Getty Images

The fiery 15-car pileup Sunday that took the life of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was the type of disaster that drivers had been concerned about before the race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, WDET's Quinn Klinefelter said earlier on Morning Edition.

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