1:21pm

Wed October 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Clinton's Condemns 'Dangerous Escalation,' Iran Slams 'Baseless Claims'

Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 1:22 pm

The alleged plot by two Iranians to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, which U.S. investigators say had the support of some "factions" within Iran's government, marks a "dangerous escalation" in that nation's support for terrorism, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said this morning.

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1:18pm

Wed October 12, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Lex. Fire Chief Denied Disability Retirement

Embattled Lexington Fire Chief Bob Hendricks will not be allowed to retire on an occupational disability. The police and fire pension board voted unanimously Wednesday to deny the claim, after reviewing reports from three independent doctors.

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1:16pm

Wed October 12, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Shelby Co. Squire Boone Statue Gains Support

Much like the movement to explore the wilderness west, the proposal for a Squire Boone Statue in Shelby County is gaining steam. Joseph Ruble's idea that hit the public last month of putting up a statue of the founder of Shelby County has caught the collective eye of the community.

1:13pm

Wed October 12, 2011
Business and the Economy

Danville is Per-Capita Capital of Microbrewing

It hasn't taken long for Danville to write some history since going wet last year. In fact, the owners of the town's second and newest brewing operation will tell you last month's opening makes Danville the per-capita capital of microbrewing. "There is one brewery for every 7,500 people now," Lee Rossman said Tuesday, with a smile, before wife and co-owner Ashley added that this moves Danville slightly ahead of Portland, Ore.

1:09pm

Wed October 12, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Harrodsburg Declares State of Emergency

Things have gotten bad enough at Harrodsburg's wastewater treatment plant that city commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday so it can make repairs quickly without going through the normal bidding process. The plant is still operating effectively but is in danger of coming out of compliance with state regulations for treating wastewater, which could result in fines, Mayor Eddie Long said.

1:03pm

Wed October 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Latest Ryanair Cost-Cutting Measure? Replace Lavatories With Seats

President of Irish budget carrier Ryanair Michael O'Leary poses prior to a press conference in Madrid in Sept. 2011.

Dominique Faget AFP/Getty Images

For a long time, the Irish economy airline Ryanair has been the leader in slashing costs. It's also been known as the airline that made the current nickle-and-dime model of charging for food and carry-on luggage popular.

At one point last year, Ryanair briefly considered charging passengers to use the toilet. Now, Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary has put another cost-saving plan on the table: Removing two of the three on-board lavatories to make room for more seats.

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12:57pm

Wed October 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Harrisburg Lawmakers Spar As City Moves Toward Bankruptcy

Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 2:06 pm

After a 4-3 vote by the Harrisburg, Pa., city council Tuesday night to file for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection, a council member delivered the necessary documents to court today.

But now, The Associated Press reports, Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson (D) is making the case that the council doesn't have the authority to seek bankruptcy.

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12:51pm

Wed October 12, 2011
All Politics are Local

Governor's Debate Covers a lot of Ground

For the first time in this year’s race for Kentucky governor, the three candidates appeared together in a debate.  The hour long political event at Eastern Kentucky University featured, as predicted, produced accusations, assertions, and rebuttals.  Within the brand-spanking-new, E-K-U Center for the Arts, Governor Steve Beshear, Republican David Williams, and Independent Gatewood Galbraith each stood at a podium beneath three oversized American flags.

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12:42pm

Wed October 12, 2011
The Picture Show

A Picture Of Poaching: Baby Gorilla Rescued

Courtesy of Virunga National Park

The folks at Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, alerted news media this week about a baby gorilla rescued from the clutches of poachers. You can tell a lot about little Shamavu's recent ordeal from this photo. With less than 900 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, according to Virunga National Park, one gorilla saved is an accomplishment.

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12:26pm

Wed October 12, 2011
The Commonwealth

Facebook Sued for Misusing Client Data

A Kentucky man wants a judge to grant class action status to a federal lawsuit against Facebook. In the suit, Paducah-resident David Hoffman accuses the social media site of violating the Wiretap Act. It prohibits the installation of a cookie on a user’s computer which tracks browsing history even after logging off. 

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