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Groups Allege Mining Violations

Posted On November 18, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- Senator Mitch McConnell is accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of a war on coal, and promises a war of his own against the agency. Environmental advocates in Kentucky are planning to sue Frasure Creek Mining company over false pollution reports. The group claims 28-thousand violations of the Clean Water Act by Frasure…

Rides Offered To Homeless Shelters

Posted On November 18, 2014

(Georgetown, KY) -- Volunteers are providing rides to homeless shelters in Georgetown and Lexington. Groups from Gathering Place Mission in Georgetown and the Catholic Action Center in Lexington are cruising around the towns in search of folks needing a warm place to rest. The goal is to assure no one freezes to death on the…

Students Hospitalized After School Bus Crash

Posted On November 18, 2014

(Jackson, KY) -- Dozens of students are being evaluated at Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson after their school bus was involved in an accident. The bus and a car collided on Highway 15 yesterday. Police report 42 students were aboard the bus. An investigation is underway to see if the crash was weather-related.

Drugs Discovered In Madison County Jail

Posted On November 18, 2014

(Richmond, KY) -- Drugs are being stored in unusual places by inmates at Madison County Jail in Richmond. Officers arrested Voyd Turner for trespassing and added possession of drugs after they found meth pills hidden in his prosthetic leg during booking. He's being held in the Madison County Jail.

Hagel Defends Sending Troops To Ebola Zone

Posted On November 18, 2014

(Ft. Campbell, KY) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is standing by the decision to deploy U.S. troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa. The Pentagon chief met with military wives at Fort Campbell Monday and watched members of the 101st Airborne Division train for their deployment to Liberia. The government has faced some backlash…