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Disoriented Pilot, Weather Likely Caused Air Ambulance Crash

Posted On September 26, 2014

(Manchester, KY) -- Last year's air ambulance crash in Manchester is being blamed, in part, on the weather. The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot likely became disoriented after unexpectedly flying into fog. It's believed he then made a maneuver that placed too much stress on the helicopter, causing it to break apart in…

Changes To Design Will Make Mountain Parkway Upgrade Cheaper

Posted On September 26, 2014

(Winchester, KY) -- The cost to widen and expand the Mountain Parkway isn't going to be as much as originally planned. Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday that changes to the design will shave an estimated 40-million-dollars off of the 753-million-dollar price tag. The project, slated to start later this year, will widen 30-miles of the…

Parts Of Park To Close For Bats

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Undated) - Parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closing to help the bats who live there. WBIT-TV reports officials will close the Whiteoak Sink area so they can monitor the declining bat population, and limit the animals' interaction with the public. The closure will remain in effect until March 31.

Rare Virus Blamed For Kids’ Illnesses

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- A rare virus is being blamed for respiratory illnesses at Kosair Children's Hospital. Kentucky health officials say test results from several patients came back positive for Enterovirus 68, a bug last seen in the 1960s. Enterovirus is being suspected in dozens of hospitalizations across Kentucky, with some children requiring admission to intensive…

Louisville Slugger Retires Derek Jeter’s Bat

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- Derek Jeter's loyalty to a tool of his trade is leading to a big honor. Louisville Slugger is retiring the P72 bat model made for the New York Yankees star, recognizing his 20-year commitment to that model. Jeter is retiring at the end of the season and any future P72 bats will…