Kentucky fish enthusiasts might find a late Christmas gift submerged in a waterway next spring. That gift could be the result of a tree collection program underway across the Commonwealth.
Cut cedar, pine, and spruce trees dropped in Kentucky lakes can make for just the right catch. Corbin Assistant Public Works Director Roger Shelton says natural Christmas trees, free of lights and ornaments are now being collected. The trees will be set aside to dry and drop their needles and then dropped in the water.
Kentuckians hitting the road this week for Christmas will be gifted with low prices at the gas pump. Gasoline prices have fallen consistently in the past few weeks. Lexington AAA Spokesman Christopher Oakford says it wouldn't be out the question for a gallon of gas to dip below $2 in central Kentucky. "I couldn't say we will see it under $2, but I hope so and I don't see there's any reason why it shouldn't if current trends continue," said Oakford.
One of Kentucky's best known farm organizations is launching an effort to keep adequate water in the hands of farmers. The Kentucky Farm Bureau's Water Management Working Group held its inaugural meeting last week.
Fort Campbell is bracing for the loss of more than 2,400 soldiers. Commanders at the southern Kentucky military base say the loss of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade will have an effect both on and off the installation. Christian County Chamber of Commerce Spokeswoman Katie Lopez says it's difficult to determine the full impact just yet. "There's always going to be issues that come up, so you know, we've heard about this before, but it's one of those things where you hear bad news but you don't want to believe it,” says Lopez. “We hope for the best and plan for the worst, so we are pr
Kentucky's Automated Truck Screening Project usage is about to almost double at interstate weigh stations. There are currently five systems deployed at weigh stations throughout the state. The technology allows for automated license plate readings that can be used to determine if a truck has delinquent taxes or regulation violations.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Kentucky's bans on same-sex marriages, rolling back two rulings that opened the door for gay couples to have their unions in other states recognized and to be wed in the Bluegrass State.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panels' 2-1 ruling Thursday is the highest-level court victory for gay marriage opponents after a flood of 20-plus court wins for supporters of same-sex marriage in the past year.
The former accountant for a central Kentucky abbey has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from the monastery.
Josh E. Hutchins entered the plea to charges of theft and unlawful access to a computer Friday morning in Nelson Circuit Court. His wife, Carrie Lee Hutchins, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft count.
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates are bringing in a trio of potential presidential candidates to help boost voter turnout in the final week of one of the country's most closely watched Senate races.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville on Tuesday and Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign with her on Saturday in Lexington and northern Kentucky. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Wednesday.
Hundreds of soldiers at Kentucky's Fort Campbell are preparing for a mission in Liberia. Some 800 to 900 soldiers at the southern Kentucky military base have been educated this week on disease prevention. 101st Airborne Division Lieutenant Colonel Brian DeSantis says the training is focused on Ebola, malaria, and yellow fever.
"Where we actually put the uniform on in the right sequence, take the protective gear off in the right sequence, and then we get tested on our ability to put on the protective gear and take off the protective gear," said DeSantis.