Wed October 5, 2011
Business and the Economy

Six Harlan Post Offices May Close

Lloyd Fleenor goes to the Lejunior Post Office every day to get his mail. He is opposed to the postal service's plans to close the office. Fleenor believes that the closing would have a negative impact on people in the community.
Anders Eld Harlan Daily Enterprise

In recent weeks, the United States Postal Service has posted proposals of possible closing at six post offices in Harlan County. At the offices in Big Laurel, Closplint, Cranks, Lejunior, Putney and Totz there are now three-page documents hanging in the lobby detailing the reasons for the proposed closing. Public meetings where representatives from the postal service were available to answer questions and provide information have been held at Putney and Totz. But more meetings will be held in the next few weeks.


Wed October 5, 2011

Henry Co. Vet Clinic Tests Stem Cell Therapy

Dr. Clark Slone
Jonna Spelbring Priester

When researchers in Australia were developing what would become adipose stem cell therapy, they tested the procedure on goats. And since introducing the procedure to the world, it’s been used to repair tissue damage in a wide variety of animals: cats, dogs, horses, even camels and a parrot. But until last week in Henry County, despite initially being tested on goats, the procedure had never been done in clinic on a goat anywhere in the world.


Wed October 5, 2011
Statehouse News

Junction City Votes 'Yes' for Alcohol Sales

Voters said "yes" to alcohol sales in Junction City by the slimmest of margins Tuesday. The final tally for the three precincts, all located at First Baptist Church of Junction City, was 198-195. The outcome of the election opens the door for retail beer sales and package liquor stores.


Wed October 5, 2011
The Commonwealth

Florence May Ban Firework Stands

Temporary fireworks stands may soon be banned in the city of Florence - permanently. The Florence City Council has begun to consider regulations that would prohibit seasonal fireworks retail sales anywhere in the city.


Wed October 5, 2011
The Commonwealth

Three Kentucky Towns Vote on Alcohol Sales

A voter fills in his ballot to cast his vote in the election concerning expanded alcohol sales Tuesday at the City Park Precinct in Elizabethtown.
Jill Pickett The News-Enterprise

Elizabethtown may not be eligible for bars and breweries because of its fourth-class status, but it did not stop voters from sending a message that they are ready for increased alcohol availability. Expanded alcohol sales passed with 60 percent of the vote. The measure also was successful in Radcliff and Vine Grove, signaling a clean sweep for expanded alcohol sales.


Wed October 5, 2011
The Two-Way

Georgia Woman Wins $15.1M After Clerk Sells Her Wrong Lottery Ticket

Georgia Lottery
(We're a little behind on this story, but it's too good not to pass along.)

Kathy Scruggs of Lithonia, Ga., has won $15.1 million from the Powerball lottery.

And as it turns out, she didn't even intend to buy a ticket for that game.

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Wed October 5, 2011


Wed October 5, 2011
The Two-Way

Hank Williams Jr.: 'Sorry If It Offended Anyone'

Hank Williams Jr.

Scott Boehm Getty Images

A quick follow to the news that ESPN pulled Hank Williams Jr.'s iconic opening song from this week's Monday Night Football broadcast because he had compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler.

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Wed October 5, 2011
The Two-Way

Occupy Wall Street: College Students Urged To Walk Out Today

Originally published on Wed October 5, 2011 12:02 pm

The scene this week at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan.

Spencer Platt Getty Images

As the Occupy Wall Street protests enter their 19th day and continue to spread well beyond lower Manhattan, there's word from the related "Occupy Colleges" movement that a "nationwide college student walk out" has been called for noon today.

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Wed October 5, 2011
Around the Nation

Clerk Inadvertently Helps Ga. Woman Win Powerball

Kathy Scruggs of Georgia went to the store to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket. By mistake, the clerk gave her a ticket for Powerball. Scruggs decided to buy both. The unemployed woman's Powerball ticket was worth more than $15 million.