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New Albany Making Pitch To General Mills

Posted On January 27, 2015

(New Albany, IN) -- New Albany City Council will meet tonight in an effort to save 400 jobs. A special meeting will open debate on seven-million-dollars in incentives to General Mills to keep its Pillsbury plant open. City officials say bonds would be issued to cover the financial incentives in exchange for General Mills keeping…

Heiner, Grimes Officially Enter Races

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Louisville, KY) -- The statewide races on Kentucky's primary ballot are set. Louisville businessman Hal Heiner officially filed to run in the Republican primary for governor yesterday, joining Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and Justice Will Scott. Meantime, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced yesterday she'll seek reelection after being rumored as a possible…

Mine Plans Approved In Nottingham Township

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Washington County, PA) -- A Kentucky coal operator is moving forward with plans to open a new mine in Pennsylvania. Supervisors approved the project last week, despite opposition from locals in Nottingham Township. Officials say the plans now depend on whether the Department of Environmental Protection approves the company's application to operate the mine.

Inmates Staying In West Virginia

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Charleston, WV) -- Inmates locked up in West Virginia jails will not be heading out of state. The Division of Corrections had planned to send as many as 400 prisoners to the Lee Adjustment Center in Kentucky. Instead, the number of those locked up in West Virginia is on the decline, and the need to…

Police Make Arrest In 1980 Murder

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Louisville, KY) -- A Frankfort man will face a Jefferson County judge today, accused of killing a woman nearly 35 years ago. Louisville Metro Police arrested 71-year-old Jerry Lee Weatherford yesterday on murder and rape charges. Investigators say Weatherford killed Harriet Hardy in August of 1980.