Six people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, May 9, through Sunday, May 15. All of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and four of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Carlisle, Estill, Jefferson, Oldham, Perry, and Spencer counties. Alcohol was a factor in the Estill and Spencer county crashes, according to a Kentucky State Police press release.
Kentucky scientists will soon be analyzing cells that flew to space aboard the second-to-last U.S. space shuttle flight as part of their effort to determine whether the growth of brain tumors can be slowed. The space shuttle Endeavour, which lifted off Monday morning, is carrying a biomedical experiment that will investigate whether the combined effects of microgravity and ionizing radiation increase or decrease the survival rate of cancer cells affected by glioblastoma multiforme, said Kris Kimel of Kentucky Space, an independent company started by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. in 2007.
Eric Ward announced Monday that he will step down as Georgetown College’s director of athletics, effective June 30. “I think it’s in my best interest and the best interest of the college,” he said. Ward has been director of athletics at Georgetown for 10 years. During his tenure, he has overseen improvements to the baseball field, hired full-time coaches in positions that had been only part-time, and put in countless hours with “the pedal to the floor,” he said.
Not only do Atlanta rap legend Big Boi and the iconic, ecstatic minimalist composer Terry Riley exist on the same planet, but now we know that they dine, or at least stop off (together?), at the same food court. Moreover, the sublimely ethereal Riley — he of the rainbow-colored accessories and braided beard — is holding a Burger King bag. Could the man who introduced "In C" to the world possibly be a BK fan?
Powell County Judge-Executive Jim Potts, who had served in office only five months, died Monday. He was 67. Mr. Potts, a Democrat, was elected in November, defeating Republican Randy Bowen and write-in candidate Darren Farmer. He took office in January.
As floodwaters recede in western Kentucky, homeowners are reminded that furnaces, water heaters, electric panels and liquefied petroleum gas tanks that have been underwater may need to be inspected after repairs are complete.
President Obama said Tuesday that it is "more vital than ever" for Israel and the Palestinians to restart peace talks, pushing for an outcome that looks more distant than ever as he plunges into an intense period of Middle East diplomacy.
Addressing reporters after a White House meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II, Obama said the U.S. would continue to push for "an equitable and just solution to a problem that has been nagging the region for many, many years."
ABC isn't doing its actual upfront presentations until 4:00 p.m. Eastern (boo!), so we're on a little different schedule than we were with NBC and Fox yesterday. We'll just dive into the long list of clips (where they're available) and the materials the network is releasing to go along with them, and you can see what you think. Please do remember: these are early looks. They're just clips. Upfronts week is just a peek at what's out there, and we won't know until finished pilots arrive how any of this stuff is going to play in the long run. With that said: Onward.
All along the swollen Mississippi River, hundreds of thousands of lives depend on a small army of engineers, deputies and even prison inmates keeping round-the-clock watch at the many flood walls and earthen levees holding the water back.
They are looking for any droplets that seep through the barriers and any cracks that threaten to turn small leaks into big problems. The work is hot and sometimes tedious, but without it, the flooding that has caused weeks of misery from Illinois to the Mississippi Delta could get much worse.
For some time now, the Transportation Security Administration has said its full-body X-ray scanners are safe. But a group of scientists with expertise in imaging and cancer say the evidence provided by the maker and the government is unconvincing. The scientists sent a letter to John Holdren, the White House's science adviser, that also questions why the machines haven't been made available for independent analysis.