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1 year 9 months ago

4.3 magnitude earthquake reported in Kentucky

WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled at least three other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in eastern Kentucky, Virginia, West...

3 years 5 months ago

VCU, Kentucky join Final Four

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jamie Skeen scored 26 points and 11th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four after the upset of the NCAA tournament, shocking No. 1 seed Kansas 71-61. So doubtful were the Rams of even making the tournament that they didn't watch the selection show. Two weeks...

3 years 5 months ago

Kentucky upsets top seed Ohio State in NCAA Tourney

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Number-1 overall seed in the NCAA men's basketball tournament is going home. Kentucky did the honors, bouncing top-seed Ohio State 62-60 on Brandon Knight's jumper with 5.4 seconds left. That sends the fourth-seeded Wildcats into Sunday's East regional final against North Carolina. Kentucky senior center...

3 years 9 months ago

Man forced to eat his own beard

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky man says he was forced to eat his beard after an argument about a lawn mower got out of control. Harvey Westmoreland of Lawrenceburg told WLEX-TV that two men cut off his beard, stuffed it into his mouth and forced him to...

3 years 10 months ago

Injured turtle needs a ride home

Tucker the turtle is a long way from home, roughly 800 miles, and now needs a little help finding his way back. Tucker, an Eastern Box Turtle, was picked up in Kentucky by a truck driver who thought he was injured. His shell appeared to be cracked and...

4 years 3 months ago

Voters send message to incumbents

Yesterday's primary elections have reaffirmed the danger faced this year by congressional incumbents and candidates who were hand-picked by national party leaders. Democratic voters in Pennsylvania rejected Sen. Arlen Specter, while Arkansas Democrats forced Sen. Blanche Lincoln into a run-off. And in Kentucky, Rand Paul -- with the backing...

4 years 3 months ago

Nashville braces for more flooding

Officials in Nashville braced for more deaths Monday as the flooded Cumberland River continued to swell, sending muddy water rushing through neighborhoods and threatening the historic heart of Music City after a destructive line of weekend storms killed 22 people in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. The flash floods caught...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado couple dies in Indiana plane crash

Southern Indiana officials say the two people killed in plane crash near the Ohio River were a Colorado couple en route from Georgia to Kentucky. David and Elizabeth Schump of Windsor, Colorado, died Sunday night when their turboprop Piper crashed into a soybean field. Floyd County Coroner Leslie...

4 years 3 months ago

Death toll in weekend storms rises to 19

The death toll from weekend thunderstorms that hit Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky has risen to 19. The deaths of two additional people in Mississippi are being called weather-related traffic deaths. Officials in Nashville are preparing for more deaths and for the Cumberland River, which winds through the Music City, to...

4 years 4 months ago

2 missing in Kentucky coal mine rock fall

Two coal miners are missing after an underground rock fall in western Kentucky. Tim Miller, an international representative of the United Mine Workers Union, said the accident occurred early Thursday at the Dotiki mine near Providence. Miller described it as a large underground coal mine. Miller said he was...

4 years 4 months ago

5 die in Kentucky mobile home fire

Four children are dead in an early morning fire in a rural mobile home in Kentucky that also killed one adult. State Fire Marshal spokeswoman Ricki Gardenhire says 14 people were inside when the fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. The mobile home is in Sulphur Well, a rural...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado shut out of All-America City finalists

More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards. The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession. Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,...

4 years 5 months ago

Snowflakes falling in Deep South

Snow is falling in the north Georgia mountains and as far south as the Atlanta area, while several Southeastern states are seeing flakes or under winter storm warnings. North Alabama reported snow mixed with icy rain early Tuesday and a winter weather advisory is in effect for most of...

4 years 10 months ago

Kentucky honoring native-son George Clooney

Kentucky is honoring native son George Clooney with an award from the governor. Clooney's parents, Nick and Nina Clooney, were at the Kentucky State Capitol on Tuesday to receive the award on their son's behalf. The actor won the "national award" category in the 2009 Kentucky Governor's Awards in the...

4 years 11 months ago

Feds probe US Census worker hanging in Kentucky

The Census Bureau has suspended door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County, Kentucky, where one of its workers was found hanged with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest. The FBI is investigating whether anti-government sentiment played a roll in the death of Bill Sparkman. Attacking a federal worker during or...

4 years 11 months ago

Toddler among 5 dead in flooding

A two-year-old boy has been found dead in Georgia after floodwaters swept him from his father's arms, and authorities say at least four others have died across the Southeast as rains drench the area. Carroll County Deputy Coroner Ed Baskin said the boy was found Monday afternoon downstream of his...

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