Thu June 16, 2011

Fans React To Bruins' Stanley Cup Win

Wednesday night, disappointed hockey fans rioted, sending nearly 150 people to hospitals with injuries and leaving downtown streets littered with debris and broken glass. The trouble started shortly after the Vancouver Canucks lost game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Boston Bruins.


Thu June 16, 2011

Top Court Releases Options On Criminal Cases

The Supreme Court handed down opinions in a variety of criminal cases Thursday. In a unanimous ruling, the justices said judges cannot give extra jail time in hopes of rehabilitation. They also ruled on a case involving a 13-year-old boy who was questioned by police without being read his Miranda rights.


Thu June 16, 2011
From Our Listeners

Letters: Jobs; Mysterious Hum

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read emails from listeners.


Thu June 16, 2011

Study Shows Health Disparities Among U.S. Women

Melissa Block speaks with Ali Mokdad, global health professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, about a study tracking the life expectancies of men and women in the United States.


Thu June 16, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Unknown Chemical Spill in Ohio River

An unknown chemical leaked into the Ohio River last night, killing several fish. But water samples taken since then show no sign of any contamination.  A sheen was noticed on the river’s surface by cameras at Dow Chemical’s plant, south of Rubbertown.  The Lake Dreamland Fire Department first responded to the call and alerted the Coast Guard and Health Department.

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Thu June 16, 2011
The Two-Way

NBA Again Earns 'A' Grade In Diversity Study

An annual report released by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport found that the NBA continues to be a leader when it comes to gender and racial diversity.

The AP reports the institute gave the NBA its highest-ever combined score of 92.2 — an A-plus for race and an A-minus for gender.

It is the only men's pro sports league with that high a grade.

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Thu June 16, 2011
Business and the Economy

Company Owners Charged With Theft

Two Finchville residents are up on federal charges of embezzling nearly half a million dollars in employee benefits from a company they owned in Shelbyville. Officials from the Office of the United States Attorney say that William Kiser, 73, and Mary Sue Kiser, 70, owners of the now-closed Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, were indicted Thursday in federal court for conspiring to defraud the United States and embezzling from an employee benefit fund.


Thu June 16, 2011

Doctor Looks to Limit Abuse

Surrounded by urine specimens, chemicals and lab equipment, Martha Martinez works out of a small room in a Cave City doctor’s office to help health care providers sort through the people who truly need narcotic pain and other medications and the people who are simply looking for the next high. Martinez, who works for Russell Springs-based Nexus Labs, rents space from Dr. Todd Williams, a Nexus devotee since September.


Thu June 16, 2011
New In Paperback

New In Paperback: June 13-19

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 2:21 pm

Private Life

by Jane Smiley

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Thu June 16, 2011
All Politics are Local

Government Defends Federal System

The U.S. Department of Justice released a statement this morning challenging a call by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to send the two Bowling Green men arrested on terrorism charges to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, instead of trying the men in federal court. “We are prosecuting these two alleged terrorists in federal court because it is the most proven method for keeping our country safe,” the Department of Justice statement said.