Property owners in Clark County living along county roads might want to take heed if they have trees with limbs hanging out into the roadways. After receiving several complaints about tree limbs obstructing drivers’ views along some county roadways, Clark Fiscal Court is considering clearing the limbs and then billing property owners.
The Charleston Gazette and NPR have together filed a legal motion with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to open up records related to the merger of Alpha Natural Resources and Massey Energy, the company that operated the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia, where 29 mine workers died in a massive explosion in April 2010.
This Memorial Day weekend, Sally Shipley of Shelby County at last will lay to rest her uncle – a pilot in World War II whose remains were thought lost. Now, 67, years later, Army officials not only have identified his remains but also those of his 11-member crew from their crash site in Papau, New Guinea, near northeast Australia.
As a high school sophomore, Jacob Raleigh made a vow to himself. After Raleigh was part of a Letcher County Central doubles team that lost in the first round of the 2009 Kentucky state tennis championships, he promised he'd get back to the state tournament before his high school days were over. Back then, Jacob would never have dreamed what a challenge that would be. Nor the magnitude of the accomplishment once he pulled it off. The Jacob Raleigh who played in the '09 state tennis tourney was a hard-serving left-hander whose game was built on power. Back then, it would have seemed unnecessary to note he had two arms.
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority on Thursday approved three $500,000 economic development bond grants to Harrodsburg to aid a trio of companies expanding there. The companies — Corning, Hitachi Automotive Systems America and Wausau Paper — will be required to hire nearly 300 new workers overall as part of their expansions to receive the grants. All three have also been granted other tax incentives in recent months.
Guest host Allison Keyes and NPR's Eyder Peralta comb through Tell Me More's listeners feedback and provide some important news updates. This week, they discuss listeners' responses to a conversation on using midwives or doctors to deliver children. Plus, NBA's first Asian American general manager, Rich Cho of the Portland Trail Blazers, is fired after less than a year on the job.
Morris Kaunda Michael was only five-years-old when his family fled war-torn Sudan for a refugee camp in Kenya. He braved the camp, came to the U.S. and got accepted at Columbia University. Michael, who recently completed his degree in biomedical engineering, shares his journey from refugee to graduate.
Medicare has been the hot issue this week, as the Republican plan to overhaul Medicare failed in the Senate and Democrat Kathy Hochul won a disputed seat in New York's 26th Congressional District, campaigning against a House Republican plan to overhaul Medicare. Mary Kate Cary, columnist and blogger for U.S. News and World Report , and Cynthia Tucker of The Atlanta Journal Constitution give their analysis on the health and budgets debates on Capitol Hill.
A U.S. District Court judge in Virginia "has ruled that the campaign finance law banning corporations from making [direct] contributions to federal candidates is unconstitutional," The Associated Press reports.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which appears to have had the story first, adds that the case "is likely to end up before the U.S. Supreme Court." The decision would only affect cases in the Alexandria, Va.-based district.