Frankfort, KY – Governor Steve Beshear has announced more than $2 million in grants to expand recycling and reduce solid waste in the Commonwealth. The state's Division of Waste Management is awarding 47 grants through the Kentucky Pride Fund. The goal is to get more people to recycle and reduce the amount of garbage heading toward landfills.
Fort Campbell, KY – More than 100 Fort Campbell soldiers are expected to return from Iraq this afternoon. They are part of the 561st Military Police Company and have been deployed for one year. According to the Army, 150 soldiers in the unit were originally deployed to Iraq.
Lyon County, KY – A Princeton man drowned Saturday in Lake Barkley near Old Kuttawa Beach in Lyon County. According to witnesses, 40-year-old Gary Jones was swimming towards the shore when he appeared to be struggling, sank, then never re-surfaced. His body was recovered by a Sheriff's deputy, a conservation officer, and two EMS personnel. Jones was pronounced dead at Caldwell County Hospital.
Frankfort, KY – A spokesman for Republican Senator Jim Bunning says the 77-year-old northern Kentuckian's weekly press teleconferences are becoming more popular. In the latest one, Bunning charges government bureaucrats are to blame for Cold War heroes dying before their claims are processed, leaving their families with no compensation. Political blogger David Adams says Bunning makes news every time he talks. The rise in popularity of the Senator's conferences may be because he faces potentially strong challengers in next year's election.
Paducah, KY – Road crews have restricted lanes on US-45/Joe Clifton Drive in Paducah beginning today and lasting for the next four days. The road work is being done to repair pavement rutting on a half-mile section between Jefferson and Harrison Streets. The lane restrictions will effect both north and south-bound traffic.