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Taylor County Judicial Center to close for three weeks for mold cleanup

Kentucky Press News Service - 19 min 28 sec ago
The Taylor County Judicial Center will be closed for three weeks to address the mold issue inside the building, according to the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts. The building will be closed on Monday, Sept. 24 and will remain closed until it is anticipated to reopen on Monday, Oct. 15. Those who need to access services at the judicial center will still be able to do so via a trailer adjacent to the judicial center, according to Kentucky AOC. 2018-09-19T10:21:23-04:00

Russia doping ban: Wada tried to help Rusada lift ban in May

Top Stories - 1 hour 1 min ago
The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) proposed a compromise with Russia in May that would allow a suspension of its anti-doping agency (Rusada) to be lifted.

Brexit: May urges EU leaders to consider 'serious' UK plans

Top Stories - 1 hour 4 min ago
The PM urges EU leaders to focus their minds on getting a deal, saying talks will not be extended.

Man City 1-2 Lyon

Top Stories - 1 hour 9 min ago
Manchester City make a poor start to their Champions League campaign as the Premier League champions are beaten at home by Lyon.

Valencia 0-2 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo sent off but Italians still win

Top Stories - 1 hour 26 min ago
Cristiano Ronaldo is sent off but Juventus still claim an important win at Valencia in their opening Champions League game.

Salisbury incident: Hoax 'likely' to be one line of inquiry

Top Stories - 1 hour 30 min ago
The man who prompted Sunday’s major incident after ‘falling ill’ at a restaurant once hoaxed Prince Charles.

Young Boys 0-3 Man Utd: Paul Pogba scores two in comfortable win

Top Stories - 1 hour 31 min ago
Paul Pogba scores twice as Manchester United open their Champions League Group B campaign with a comfortable win over Young Boys in Bern.

Colombia cocaine production acreage at 'record level'

World News - 1 hour 40 min ago
UN statistics show the total cocaine production area rose to its highest recorded level in 2017.

Argentine GDP in steepest fall since 2014

Business - 1 hour 57 min ago
The country's economy contracted by 4.2% in the second quarter compared to a year ago.

Justin Bieber serenades fiancee outside Buckingham Palace

Top Stories - 2 hours 12 min ago
The Canadian singer was spotted busking outside Buckingham Palace in London.

US 'ready to restart negotiations' with North Korea

World News - 2 hours 42 min ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the aim is North Korea's denuclearisation "by January 2021".

Officials watch as fiery cyclone grows over 200 ft high

World News - 2 hours 56 min ago
Firefighters encountered the swirling blaze in Vanderhoof, BC, while battling wildfires in the area.

Officials watch as fiery cyclone grows over 200 ft high

Top Stories - 2 hours 56 min ago
Firefighters encountered the swirling blaze in Vanderhoof, BC, while battling wildfires in the area.

The pilot shortage isn't changing course. How UPS will land new talent

Kentucky Press News Service - 3 hours 19 min ago
A shortage of pilots is causing airlines to rethink their approach to landing talent. That includes Louisville’s largest employer, UPS, which has created a recruitment program, recently christened UPS FlightPath, in anticipation of a shrinking labor pool. UPS employs about 2,800 pilots to fly its 245 airplanes. Two-thirds of those pilots are based out of Louisville International Airport, the third busiest cargo airport in the country behind only UPS’ other hub in Anchorage, Alaska, and FedEx’s base in Memphis, Tennessee. A long-predicted shortage of pilots could spell trouble in the future for the company. 2018-09-19T13:45:58-04:00

If you can't trust New York Times with facts, why trust that op-ed?

Kentucky Press News Service - 3 hours 19 min ago
If they will lie about the curtains, why should I believe them on the anonymous op-ed? That was the first thought I had last week when The New York Times published a “news” story on the curtains hanging in the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. 2018-09-19T13:31:23-04:00

Ronnie Bastin chooses less transparency, delaying public access to info about who’s bankrolling his campaign

Kentucky Press News Service - 3 hours 19 min ago
Given a choice between more or less transparency, Ronnie Bastin chose less transparency in how he reports who is bankrolling his campaign for Lexington mayor. Bastin is doing nothing illegal by hand-filing, rather than electronically filing, his campaign finance reports. With the exception of candidates for statewide office, hand-filing is acceptable under Kentucky law, although the legislature should change that, certainly for campaigns like Bastin’s that raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some would say Bastin is playing smart politics by making it even a little more difficult for his opponent to gauge the financial state of his campaign and to see how he’s spending money. Rather than logging on to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance’s electronic data base to see Bastin’s reports, Linda Gorton’s campaign must obtain paper copies from the Registry. 2018-09-19T13:23:32-04:00

Times beats a retreat from hit job on Haley

Kentucky Press News Service - 3 hours 19 min ago
The New York Times had a scoop last week. The newspaper teed up Republican Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who is now the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The Times cast Haley in the sexist stereotype of an out-of-control designing woman. Specifically the newspaper reported that $52,701 was spent last year to install customized, mechanized curtains for picture windows in Haley's official residence in New York. It noted that rent for the residence itself is $58,000 a month and said the spending comes at a time when the State Department she represents is enduring deep budget cuts. But there was a problem with the Times' narrative. Haley didn't order the curtains. The Obama administration did, in 2016. 2018-09-19T13:18:18-04:00

Trash from Virginia floods this Kentucky lake every year. Who should clean it up?

Kentucky Press News Service - 3 hours 19 min ago
A Democratic lawmaker and candidate for Pike County judge-executive has asked the governors of Kentucky and Virginia to work together on a plan to clean up a federally-managed lake in Eastern Kentucky that fills with trash and debris each year. Following a Herald-Leader report on the trash-filled lake that was published last month, Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader Ray Jones, D-Pikeville, sent letters requesting help from Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat. Every year since the construction of Fishtrap Dam in 1968, trash and wooded debris from Kentucky and Virginia — more than 90 percent of the lake’s watershed is in Virginia — have flooded the Pike County lake, creating islands of trash and logs that impede boats and curb the lake’s potential as a tourist destination. 2018-09-19T13:07:25-04:00

Settlement at hand in Federal-Mogul suit

Kentucky Press News Service - 3 hours 19 min ago
Federal-Mogul and Industrial Warehouse Co. have settled claims with more than 300 people who alleged the companies that owned the former Federal-Mogul plant in Scottsville allowed waste from materials manufactured at the facility to contaminate the surrounding environment. In an order filed Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley dismissed the personal injury and property damage claims brought by plaintiffs who had reached a settlement with the owners of the facility where brake pads were once made. 2018-09-19T13:03:36-04:00

Jack Ma rows back on pledge to create one million US jobs

Business - 3 hours 20 min ago
The Alibaba chair says he can no longer create one million US jobs because of rising US-China tensions.