In Southern W.Va, Days Without Water Are a Way Of Life

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GARY -- Each morning Tina Coleman turns her faucet, she waits to see what color the water will be when, or if, it flows out.

Some days it’s blue or green -- earthy tones that could be comforting in a river bed surrounded by trees, instead of filling the porcelain tub she uses to bathe her 9-month-old grandson. Other days, the water looks like different shades of rust: deep, coppery reds and browns. Sometimes it’s white and cloudy, as if a powder, thoroughly stirred, is about to dissolve.

This Thursday marks the 200th birthday of former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and there’s a big party planned at the restored childhood home of the native Kentuckian. 

State Economy Not As Rosy As Governor Suggests

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A new report challenges assertions from Kentucky policymakers that corporate investments are spurring an economic revival.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is applauding news that the GOP-controlled Senate will vote on an overhaul of the country’s criminal justice system. But concessions to reluctant conservatives will likely water down reforms championed by the Bowling Green lawmaker.


December 11, 2018 -- Fiorello Henry La Guardia was an American politician. He is best known for being the 99th Mayor of New York City for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a Republican. Previously he had been elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 through 1930.


Work is starting on a $1.4 million highway improvement project along 5 miles of Christy Creek Road (KY 32) in Rowan County.

The work includes sight-distance improvements, new drainage pipes and culverts, and new blacktop on KY 32 from US 60 at Morehead (milepoint 8.5) east to Veterans Lane (milepoint 13.6), which is about a mile west of KY 3318-Open Fork.

The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for a federal energy board despite a video that shows the nominee saying renewable energy “screws up” the nation’s electrical grid.

The Republican-controlled Senate approved Bernard McNamee’s nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on a 50-49 party-line vote Thursday, Dec. 6.

A new study has found that cardiology patients with opioid use disorders have more complications, longer hospital stays and costlier surgeries.

The study looked at 5.7 million patients who underwent cardiac surgery and compared outcomes of those who had opioid use disorders and those who didn’t. While there wasn’t a significant difference the rate of death between the two groups, patients with opioid use disorders had more complications, longer length of stay in the hospital and higher costs.


New public land deer hunting regulations highlighted the quarterly meeting of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday, Dec. 7.

The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations to the Kentucky General Assembly for approval. The Legislature must approve regulation recommendations before they become law.

The commission proposed changes for deer quota hunts on several wildlife management areas (WMAs) and state parks. These changes would become effective for the 2019-2020 deer seasons:

Jimmie Lunceford

Dec 7, 2018

Big Band Boulevard

Program #05 (December 9, 2018 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured bandleader Jimmie Lunceford. Also selections from Glenn Miller, Harry James, Gene Krupa and more.

Jimmie Lunceford, American big band leader whose rhythmically appealing, well-disciplined orchestra was one of the most influential of the swing era.


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