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Space pictures show hurricane heading to Hawaii

World News - August 23, 2018 - 12:50pm
Residents in Hawaii are preparing for what could be the worst hurricane to hit the islands in decades.

Reality Winner: NSA contractor sentenced to five years over leak

World News - August 23, 2018 - 12:37pm
Reality Winner, 26, is jailed for 63 months after releasing a secret report on Russian hacking.

Amish man killed in crash

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 12:34pm
A 52-year-old Amish man is dead following a collision between a car and an Amish buggy on KY Hwy 39 outside of Crab Orchard early Wednesday afternoon. Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum pronounced Bruce Troyer dead at the scene at 12:56 p.m. The accident occured just north of Crab Orchard. “The were both traveling north and she (driver of vehicle) struck him from the rear and it threw him off the buggy,” Marcum said. “Of course, he hit his head and he died instantly.” 2018-08-23T11:27:41-04:00

Lawn mower accidents send 2 to hospital

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 12:34pm
Two were injured in separate lawn mower accidents this week, with both taken to local hospitals. On Monday, rescue crews were dispatched to Howard Branch on Burning Fork. According to rescue officials, a 20-year-old male had been cutting grass with a push lawn mower when his foot slipped in the damp grass and under the mower. He suffered severe injuries to his foot and was airlifted to Pikeville Medical Center. Then, on Tuesday, crews were called to Improvement Road/Rockhouse, where an elderly man in his mid-90s had been injured after jumping from a riding mower to avoid going over an embankment. He reportedly went approximately 30 feet over the hill. 2018-08-23T11:23:29-04:00

An adventurous Story

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 12:34pm
She’s a gymnast, a ballerina, an artist, a critic of children’s television programming, the billboard face for promoting organ donation, a best friend to her cousins and, more importantly, a survivor. Story Hill is now 4 years old. She’s right on target with other children in her Scott County Pre-K classroom, which has not always been the case. Story had some catching up to do from the day she was born on Oct. 28, 2013. She was born with a congenital heart defect, which resulted in a heart transplant when she was only 10 months old. Her transplant was completed on Aug. 18, 2014. 2018-08-23T11:14:27-04:00

California means well but drink idea whiffs

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 12:34pm
Left Coast politics continue to amuse. The newest entry comes from -- where else -- California. There, Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign legislation forbidding restaurants to sell anything other than water or unflavored milk with kids' meals. Colas and juices cannot be included as options. It is the latest volley in the nanny state war on sugary drinks. But it is a misfire. That's because nothing in the law prevents parents from buying juice or a soft drink for their child on the side, as many are sure to do. This is a great deal for the restaurants, which will get full price for the kids' meals plus incremental sales of soft drinks, which are high-margin items. 2018-08-23T11:04:49-04:00

Trump coal plan kills more than it helps

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 12:34pm
President Donald Trump vowed to bring back coal jobs and he has released a plan he says will help. Too bad that even his own Environmental Protection Agency says his plan would kill and sicken more Americans. Deregulating emissions standards will result in the release of more soot and smog-forming chemicals that will kill up to 1,400 Americans a year by 2030, EPA documents show. It will also cause an extra 40,000 cases of worsening asthma and 60,000 lost school days by 2030. And that does not fully factor in the direct impact of environmental degradation and loosen safety regulations on coal communities. This is not what Eastern Kentucky residents say they want. 2018-08-23T11:00:59-04:00

The unexpected is the everyday for emergency responders

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 12:34pm
On Aug. 8, the Prestonsburg Fire Department and other agencies were faced with something they had never seen before. A fire broke out at the boat dock at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, forcing the firefighters to take on numerous challenges. According to Prestonsburg Fire Chief Mike Brown, the fire, which destroyed three boats, damaged two others, and damaged the boat dock, presented a challenge for the firefighters. But, that’s often the way firefighting goes. Rarely is an incident response for a “cookie-cutter” event. Each one is different and presents different challenges and different dangers. 2018-08-23T10:37:25-04:00

The meaning of the First Amendment

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 12:34pm
Free speech is a guaranteed right in this country and the First Amendment that guarantees that freedom is popular. But What does the First Amendment mean? What does it mean to have free speech? The right to free speech is often thought of incorrectly as the right to never be censored by anyone or any organization. But the First Amendment is particular: It prohibits restrictions on free speech imposed by our government. 2018-08-23T10:33:33-04:00

Why not require Kentucky's public schools to post 'In Allah We Trust'?

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 12:34pm
In Allah We Trust! Chances are if you live in Kentucky, where 76 percent of the people are Christian and a large plurality of them are evangelical Protestants, that’s not something you want posted on the door of the classroom where your child attends school. Or in Buddha We Trust. Or, even in Gilgamesh We Trust (Gilgamesh, according to legend was two-thirds god and one-third man — if you can wrap your head around that). That’s the trouble with the new bill being pushed by state Rep. Brandon Reed, an evangelical minister from Hodgenville, that would require schools to post the nation’s motto in their buildings. 2018-08-23T10:16:40-04:00

Statues honoring Kentucky women are in the works. How the #MeToo movement has helped.

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 12:34pm
A century ago, Lexington women were national leaders in the movement to secure civil rights for women, including the 19th Amendment giving them the right to vote. But there are no statues, monuments or plaques in town to honor them. In fact, while Lexington has many monuments to men and horses — and even a dog and a camel — I know of only one significant statue honoring a woman. A bronze Catherine Spalding (1793-1858), founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, sits outside KentuckyOne Health St. Joseph Hospital. A non-profit group called Breaking the Bronze Ceiling hopes to change that. 2018-08-23T10:12:39-04:00

Arsène Wenger gets hero's welcome in Liberia

World News - August 23, 2018 - 12:34pm
Liberian President George Weah is to honour the former Arsenal coach with the country's highest honour.

Camelot to pay £1.15m over failings

Business - August 23, 2018 - 12:32pm
The Gambling Commission has found a series of faults with the operation of the National Lottery.

Farnborough Airport cocaine: Four guilty of smuggling

Top Stories - August 23, 2018 - 12:21pm
Cocaine with a street value of more than £41m was found on a private jet at Farnborough Airport.

President Trump: Is the South African government seizing farmers' land?

World News - August 23, 2018 - 12:21pm
President Trump has asked his secretary of state to look at the issue.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Arsenal midfielder says 'I don't know why people are criticising so much'

Top Stories - August 23, 2018 - 12:05pm
Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he "doesn't know why people are criticising so much" after his side's difficult start to the Premier League season.

Monument Valley: Mobile game being turned into film

Top Stories - August 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
The British-made indie puzzle game phenomenon has been picked up by Paramount Pictures.