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Kentucky tornado cut 95-mile trench, weather service saysupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 20:54:00

One tornado stayed on the ground for 95 miles as it tore through towns in Kentucky and West Virginia. Two other twisters left behind 49-mile paths of destruction.

Ship carrying rocket parts hits Kentucky bridge, causing partial collapseupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 21:42:00

Coast Guard crews were among those working Friday to reinforce a southwestern Kentucky bridge that partially collapsed after being hit by a 312-foot cargo ship.

Kentucky police say suspect abducted, killed pregnant womanupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 14:25:00

A Kentucky woman was arrested Thursday on charges of kidnapping and murdering a pregnant woman, police said, and tests were being conducted to determine whether she took the victim's child.

4 children dead after being swept away in Kentucky creekupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 13:41:00

The bodies of four children swept away in a creek swollen by storm waters in western Kentucky were recovered Friday morning, local authorities said.

Federal agency moves to close Kentucky mineupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 18:55:00

The federal government, in an action that it says is the first of its kind, filed a lawsuit Wednesday to close a Kentucky coal mine until its owner can make it safe for workers.

6 dead, including gunman, in eastern Kentucky shootingupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 21:11:00

A man in Kentucky shot and killed five people before turning the gun on himself after a domestic dispute on Saturday, Breathitt County Sheriff Ray Clemons told CNN.

Nearly 60 years later, a Korean War vet is identifiedupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 13:47:00

A Kentucky service member who was missing in action during the Korean War has been identified, a Defense Department agency said on Wednesday.

Northeast Kentucky deluged by rain, floodingupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 17:29:00

Up to half a foot of torrential rain in northeastern Kentucky has led to swift-water rescues, propelled a truck into a tree and washed away homes and businesses -- and more severe weather is on the way.

Funeral for 9 Kentucky car wreck victims draws 3,000updated: Tue Mar 30 2010 16:40:00

Thousands of people gathered Tuesday in Marrowbone, Kentucky, to lay to rest nine people who were killed in a crash in central Kentucky last week.

Cops, kids attend cockfight, Humane Society saysupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 21:10:00

Two roosters tear at each other in a fenced ring in a recent match in Kentucky.

Victory by Democrats on health care could turn sourupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 06:32:00

Democrats in Congress, already worried about their dim prospects in the 2010 midterm elections, have been thrown in a tizzy about something else that could reduce their majority: retirements.

Web site dedicated to cold cases, finding missing personsupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 17:19:00

In March, a young woman talking to a friend on the phone said she heard someone coming in the back door of her Kentucky apartment. She hasn't been heard from since.

Kentucky authorities search for Indiana escapeesupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 13:13:00

Authorities were hunting Tuesday in Kentucky for three escaped convicts who were considered armed and dangerous after guns were stolen during a home-invasion robbery.

More snow expected for ice-bound Kentuckyupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 10:30:00

Chilling winds and more snow were expected for Kentucky on Tuesday, bad news for more than a quarter of a million people still without power after an ice storm.

Troops mark homes; Kentucky is warned of strong windsupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 17:22:00

National Guard troops were going door to door Sunday in Kentucky, checking on families in the worst-hit areas of what Gov. Steve Beshear called "the biggest natural disaster that this state has ever experienced in modern history."

Winter storm causes massive Kentucky outageupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 17:19:00

The brutal winter storm that caused havoc from Texas to Maine has paralyzed swaths of Kentucky, where officials are working to cope with what they say is the worst power outage in the state's history.

Twister caught on cameraupdated: Sat Apr 05 2008 18:30:00

A dashboard camera sees a tornado fly by. George Clooney Bringing Hollywood to Kentuckyupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 15:43:00

The star will screen his new flick Leatherheads in his dad's hometown

Tornado batters Florida; winter storm prompts warningsupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 20:28:00

A tornado tore through a northern Florida city Friday, leaving two people dead and damaging dozens of homes and businesses, an emergency official said. Luke Winn: UCLA No. 1 in rejiggering final rankings of '07-'08updated: Fri Mar 07 2008 17:52:00

This is the point in the season when I, as the Power Rankings guy, feel marginalized. All anyone wants to talk about is seeds, seeds, seeds. So if you can, pretend that this is my elaborate S-curve through the top four lines of the bracket. And if that's not possible, then just bear with me and try to enjoy the blurbs: these are the final Power Rankings of 2007-08. By the time the major-conference tourneys begin next week, I'll have moved on to blogging ...

Is lethal injection legal?updated: Mon Jan 07 2008 15:46:00

The Supreme Court is to decide if lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment. CNN's Gary Nurenberg reports

Lethal injection goes before Supreme Courtupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 15:46:00

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided along ideological lines Monday over whether lethal-injection execution methods in about three dozen states are being properly and humanely applied.

GOP wins Mississippi governor's race, loses in Kentuckyupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 07:46:00

The GOP has held on to the governorship in Mississippi but failed to keep one in Kentucky and reportedly has lost control of the Virginia state Senate for the first time in 12 years.

Kentucky governor loses bid for re-electionupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 22:35:00

Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour won a second term Tuesday but GOP Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher was defeated in a landslide.

The father of lethal injectionsupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 18:24:00

The inventor of lethal injection gives his view of the controversial method of execution. CNN's Carol Costello reports.

Kentucky storm damageupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 19:24:00

Severe weather in Kentucky downed trees and power lines and damaged buildings. Stewart Mandel: Week 8 College Football Rankingsupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 17:44:00

Another historic week, another unusual ballot dilemma. This time, the question late Saturday night was, what to do when both No. 1 (LSU) and No. 2 (Cal) lose on the same day for the first time in 11 years?

CNNMoney: Jobless claims rise in latest weekupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 21:03:00

The number of laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits rose last week in another worrisome sign that the labor market is weakening. Alex Wolff: Duke over Kentuckyupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 23:38:00

Editor's note: We asked writers to share their memories from the best game they've ever seen. Here are their stories:

Girl's feet severed on ride at Six Flags in Kentuckyupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 19:45:00

A girl's feet were cut off Thursday when a free-fall thrill ride malfunctioned at the Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park in Louisville, Kentucky, police said. The Monday Awards: UK snubs UMass, potential draft crybabies, JHU lax updated: Mon May 28 2007 21:40:00

Welcome to this week's delayed edition of the Monday Awards, where showing up fashionably late is way too early for Paris Hilton, and Ashley Judd is a bigger Indiana fan than Kentucky fan, for once. Survey: 3 of 4 Homes Forbid Smokingupdated: Fri May 25 2007 18:15:00

Smoking is forbidden in nearly three out of four U.S. households, a dramatic increase from the 43 percent of homes that prohibited smoking a decade ago The promise of tomorrowupdated: Thu May 17 2007 00:28:00

At 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, there were 7,373 users on the CatsPause message board on, getting ready to discuss a press conference at a high school gym in Huntington, W.V. The presser also happened to be Webcast live by WKYT in Lexington, which bills itself as "Your Official Home for the Kentucky Wildcats." The star of the show was a 6-foot-8, 18-year-old power forward named Patrick Patterson, who is the No. 15 overall recruit in's Class of 2007 rankings, and the only player in Rivals' entire top 150 who had yet to choose a college. Patterson picks Kentuckyupdated: Wed May 16 2007 15:59:00

In the end, it was the two-hour driving distance from his Huntington, W.Va., home that put Kentucky above Florida on Patrick Patterson's short list. Standing Patupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 13:29:00

NEW YORK -- Tywanna Patterson was in the stands at Madison Square Garden, talking to a reporter a few minutes after the conclusion of the Jordan Brand All-American Classic last Saturday night, when the subject veered away from basketball and turned to, of all things, her wireless phone bill. "I just paid it yesterday," she said. "Can you believe it was $507?" Winner's circleupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 07:30:00

By Monday morning college basketball's coaching carousel involved 50 teams; 46 jobs have been filled and Rick Majerus is ominously circling as a candidate for St. Louis' vacancy. While late April is the beginning of the honeymoon period for fresh hires, fans no doubt hold certain expectations for the winter: that the new coach will either breathe life into a moribund program, lift a team from major-conference mediocrity to the Final Four or maintain the school's winning tradition while somehow eclipsing his predecessor's achievements. The over-optimistic faithful would also like these things to happen immediately, if at all possible. After all, Bruce Pearl made Tennessee's turnaround look so easy ... So long, Kentuckyupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 18:41:00

Tubby Smith left the University of Kentucky basketball coaching job the same way he came in -- with class and dignity, on his own terms. He knew the time had come. He knew it was in the best interests of both himself and the program. He had lost the confidence and goodwill of fans and donors, but he wasn't going to compromise his principles just to keep the job. So he took, of all things, the Minnesota job recently vacated by Don Monson. Closer look: Kansas-Kentuckyupdated: Sun Mar 18 2007 22:29:00

CHICAGO -- Kansas coach Bill Self can breathe easier. Now it's the rest of the Sweet 16 field that should feel nervous. Closer look: Kentucky-Villanovaupdated: Sat Mar 17 2007 01:45:00

CHICAGO -- Win one for Tubby? Mini-miracle workerupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 18:10:00

Jamont Gordon stole the ball, protected it, then hurled it toward the Georgia Dome roof. The ballgame was over, and Mississippi State still had life, thanks to its sophomore star. 'Cats pauseupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 11:49:00

Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart released a statement on Monday which was supposed to provide answers about Tubby Smith's job security. The only thing the statement did, however, was raise more questions. Answering the callupdated: Sun Feb 11 2007 00:42:00

ESPN was there all day. A record crowd showed up at hallowed Rupp Arena. Kentucky brought a 13-1 home record and a burning desire to snap an unthinkable four-game losing streak to an SEC opponent.

Fortune: A bomb in the muni market?updated: Tue Jan 30 2007 07:35:00

The Supreme Court is weighing whether to hear a Kentucky tax case that could turn the municipal bond market on its head.

CNNMoney: Help! Home for sale - The Jantzensupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 09:17:00

The region around Bardstown, Ky., with its Kentucky Bourbon Trail, is praised as one of the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Paul and Rosanne Jantzen have loved living there for the past 20 years.

Iraq veteran faces murder chargeupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 19:09:00

A former U.S. Army soldier was indicted Thursday on premeditated murder and other charges in connection with the rape and slaying of an Iraqi teenager and the deaths of her family members, federal authorities said.

Police track Illinois lead in Kentucky baby abductionupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 18:35:00

A search is under way for a mother and her boyfriend who are believed to be on the lam with her nine-month-old baby after a social worker was beaten to death.

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Affirmative Actionupdated: Wed Sep 27 2006 16:35:00

Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board

Your e-mails: How moral issues will affect your voteupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 12:42:00

Moral issues sometimes drive voters to the polls not only to support or oppose a candidate, but also to make their voices heard on dozens of ballot measures dealing with issues like same-sex marriage, abortion or stem cell research.

Five killed in Kentucky coal mine blastupdated: Sat May 20 2006 12:32:00

An explosion at an eastern Kentucky coal mine killed five miners Saturday, but a sixth survived and walked out on his own, a Mine Safety and Health Administration official confirmed.

Thoroughbreds just one facet of Louisvilleupdated: Thu Apr 20 2006 09:08:00

No matter which way you see Louisville, you'll make it to the winner's circle. A bumper sticker sums it up perfectly: "I wasn't born in Kentucky, but I got here as fast as I could."

Dangerous storms head to Northeastupdated: Wed Nov 16 2005 04:17:00

Residents in the northeastern United States braced Wednesday for strong thunderstorms that are rolling their way after spawning tornadoes in five states and causing two deaths.

The soundtrack of our livesupdated: Thu Oct 13 2005 12:04:00

I've always wanted a movie to start with the Clash's "Brand New Cadillac."

Business 2.0: Hits & Missesupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

[HIT] Geezer Aid. The Live 8 charity concerts held around the world on July 2 were an unqualified success, bringing out more than a million people to support the fight against poverty in Africa. Bu...

One miner dead, another missing in roof collapseupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 11:12:00

A roof collapse at a Kentucky coal mine killed one miner and left another missing, a state official said Thursday.

High court split on Ten Commandmentsupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 10:24:00

The Supreme Court handed down two 5-4 decisions Monday on displaying the Ten Commandments, allowing an exhibit at the Texas capitol and barring others at two Kentucky courthouses.

CNNMoney: How come we still pay this man 6%?updated: Fri May 20 2005 11:24:00

Most real estate brokers charge sellers the same commissions that were being charged in the Eisenhower era. Oh, they'll tell you their rates are negotiable, but getting them to actually negotiate is easier said than done.

Supreme Court weighs Ten Commandments casesupdated: Wed Mar 02 2005 16:30:00

A cautious Supreme Court walked a legal tightrope Wednesday, seeming to look for ways that would allow displays of the Ten Commandments on government property to continue.

Money Magazine: Bourbon's Birthplace Forget Napa winery tours. "America's native spirit" is made in Kentuckyupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 00:01:00

Years ago, you'd see lots of bourbon drinkers showing up in the obituaries, but not many in the wedding announcements." That's Bill Samuels talking. He's the CEO of Maker's Mark, the brand that's h...

Money Magazine: Savingsupdated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00


FSB: Bourbon And Bluegrass A connoisseur's tour of Kentucky distilleries.updated: Fri Feb 01 2002 00:01:00

It's easy to take bourbon for granted. You hear a lot about Scotch--in fact, at most cocktail parties you'll find someone who will bore you to tears (or at least to drink) with endless single-malt ...

Money Magazine: Savingsupdated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

TOP CURRENT YIELDS % Min. Telephone Bank money-market accounts yield invest. (800)

Fortune: Extreme Shoppingupdated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

A sip of Bowmore 1957, a 38-year-old single-malt Scotch, starts in Islay, Scotland, where the whisky began its "big sleep"--breathing in sea mist and peat at the 220-year-old island distillery. As ...

Money Magazine: Fixed In Place Unlike, say, Buffalo wings, these great regional dishes never left home.updated: Mon Mar 01 1999 00:01:00

One Autumn day a few years ago, I found myself in central Wisconsin with one afternoon left on my vacation and two places I desperately wanted to visit. If I went north, I could go to Hayward, home...

Fortune: A SPIRITED READ BOOK REVIEWupdated: Mon Jun 09 1997 00:01:00

Every fan of booze suffers, now and then, this dilemma: One's favorite spirit grows boring. So off to the liquor store you go, in search of something new. Do you buy another fifth of Old Tedious, o...


Back in the 1970s, when state governments began taking over one of the Mob's favorite rackets--the numbers--and turning the game into state-run lotteries, cynics (and moralists) foresaw new frontie...

Fortune: AT LAST, THE RECOVERY INCLUDES NEW JOBSupdated: Mon Dec 26 1994 00:01:00

The tide in what appeared to be a jobless recovery has turned. Companies will be hiring more in the first quarter of 1995 than in any first quarter in six years, according to a survey of 15,000 bus...

Fortune: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH COMPUTER MAPS updated: Mon Oct 18 1993 00:01:00

You and your family are cruising down Interstate 64 in Kentucky. You've been promising your young son that you'll find someplace fun to stop, but you don't have any ideas, and he's starting to whin...

Money Magazine: STATE PARKS ARE STILL A GREAT BUY updated: Tue Jun 01 1993 00:01:00

As MONEY advised readers last July, many state parks feature extensive resorts with amenities matching those of private hotels, at a fraction of the cost. For example, National Bridge State Park in...

Fortune: WHO'S GOT 3,200 JOBS TO FILL NOWupdated: Mon Nov 16 1992 00:01:00

The FORTUNE 500 industrial companies, which have shed about a quarter of their work force over the past decade, may seem like bad bets for job hunters. But there are exceptions: -- Johnson Controls...

Fortune: JAPAN'S INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN LIFE There's more to it than team building and sushi. The Japanese are changing Americans' self-imupdated: Mon Jun 17 1991 00:01:00

REMEMBER when America was the greatest country in the whole wide world? After World War II a euphoric sense of supremacy -- No. 1, by God, and proud of it! -- seemed the birthright of U.S. citizens...

Fortune: MORE UP-FRONT SEVERANCE DEALSupdated: Mon Jun 03 1991 00:01:00

The salary is fat, the benefits generous, and the office has a terrific view. Sounds tempting, but nowadays a growing number of executives are insisting on something more before taking that new job...

Fortune: ELECTRIC UTILITIES LIGHT UPupdated: Mon Dec 17 1990 00:01:00

As weakening sales and earnings choke the cash flows of many companies investors count on for dividends, stocks that provide steady income may be scarce in the 1990s. But Charles Clough, Merrill Ly...

Fortune: JAPAN'S GUNG-HO U.S. CAR PLANTS Leaping the oceans with the latest technology, Japanese managers are drilling their own ways intupdated: Mon Jan 30 1989 00:01:00

THIS IS THE new wave of Japanese exports that may in the end have the most profound effect of them all: the car factories that are shaking up small American communities and transforming the workpla...

Money Magazine: THE NIFTY NINETIES Your 175 Safest Banks You have to give up a little yield get a lot of safety.updated: Wed Oct 12 1988 00:01:00

Despite the record number of 714 bank failures in the past five years, there are still many safe havens for your savings, often near you. An exclusive MONEY survey identified these 175 safest banks...

Fortune: Innocents abroadupdated: Mon Nov 23 1987 00:01:00

For decades Senators and Congressmen have toured the world on ''fact-finding'' missions, but until recently governors were so untraveled that they would get excited about a convention in Hot Spring...

Fortune: Bad days at the racesupdated: Mon Feb 02 1987 00:01:00

From the galloping growth of the early 1970s, thoroughbred racing has slowed , to a pace that invites pigeons to roost. To be sure, some 50 million people played $7.6 billion on the ponies in 1985....

Fortune: The Belzbergs Bow Out of Ashland Oilupdated: Mon Apr 28 1986 00:01:00

The acquisitive Belzberg brothers of Canada approach deals so cautiously it is a wonder they wind up owning anything (FORTUNE, March 4, 1985). In April the Belzbergs dropped plans to take over Ashl...

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