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Norfolk Southern on hotseat after house fire

A home on Cox Lane in Tateville was destroyed by fire Saturday evening. No one was injured in the blaze, but some people connected to the incident say that emergency response was hampered by a slow-moving Norfolk-Southern train blocking the best entrance to the area. Tateville Volunteer Fire Chief J

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-19 11:45:00

Health officials interested in needle-exchange decision

Last Monday's Somerset City Council meeting was notable not only for the issues that were voted upon (SomerFit and pensions) but also for a subject that was given a few more weeks for consideration: The proposed creation of a needle exchange program. In response to inquires from Dr. Hossein Fallahza

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2017-09-17 11:45:00

Local group shows you should never give up hope

A local non-profit is declaring war on hopelessness. Somerset Foundation/Heart's Cry is hosting the "Art of War" conference to give anyone and everyone the spiritual tools they need to enter a battle against whatever personal crisis they are facing. The faith-based conference will be held Saturday,

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2017-09-17 11:30:00

London man remains hospitalized after Friday wreck

A London man remains hospitalized after a Friday morning wreck that injured both drivers on West Ky. 80. Thomas Gambalie, 49, of London, was listed in critical condition Monday morning at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, the tw

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 11:15:00

World Chicken Festival offers activities for all

LONDON - Colonel Harland Sanders would be proud and happy to see the success of the festival that began in his honor 28 years ago. He'd also be right in the middle of it, too. Sanders loved to prepare and serve great-tasting fried chicken and have a lot of fun while doing it. The same can be said fo

CORBIN TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 05:02:00

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - The nation's advancing opioid epidemic has officials and lawmakers in the most impacted states taking on the entities they deem responsible for skyrocketing drug addiction and overdose numbers. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Mor

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-19 19:55:00

'Genetic editing' seen as key for increased wheat yields, despite fewer acres

Rick Siemer admits that wheat isn't the easiest sell these days. The president of Siemer Milling in Teutopolis, Illinois, has seen the recent data showing the fewest number of planted wheat acres in U.S. history. On top of that, this year's harvest was the lowest since 2002. Nationwide, wheat produc

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-19 17:55:00

Bell is charged with murder of Carolyn New

The search is over for a person of interest connected to the homicide investigation of Carolyn New, and now that person is officially facing a charge of murder. Dwight Mitchell Bell, 41, of Lexington, was arrested Tuesday, Septem- ber 12 in Dandridge, Tenn., which is in Jefferson County and loca

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-19 14:40:00

J.D. Rogers passes away at age 83

His photographs helped record life in Wayne County for more than three decades, and his weather observations for Monticello are part of National Weather Service history. J.D. Rogers impacted this community in many ways, including his community service as a dedicated member of the Monticello Lio

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-19 14:36:00

'Alt-right,' 'troll' and 'dog whistle' among new entries added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo." It's the second batch of words to be added this year to the online dictionary, which frequently expands as the Englis

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-19 11:53:00

In UN speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces "great peril" from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-19 15:04:00

Fiscal Court sets property tax rates

following action taken by the fiscal court during their meeting on Thursday, September 14. Magistrates unanimously agreed to keep the real property tax rate at 12.6 cents per hundred dollars of assessed value, which is the same as the past several years. The rate for personal property will remai

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-19 14:39:00

Experts: Pleasant weather expected for Southeast, but residents should watch out for Maria

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Much of the Southeast this week can expect sunny skies and warmer temperatures that feel more like summer after feeling the effects of Harvey and most recently taking a beating from Irma. However, there's another hurricane looming on the horizon that those in the nation's southern st

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-18 22:00:00

Property owners could see tax increase

CORBIN - Property owners within the city limits of Corbin could potentially see a tax increase in the near future. The Corbin City Commission met Monday evening for their regular monthly meeting, where a 3-2 vote was made to levy a 4-percent increase on real and personal property tax rates. The impe

CORBIN TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 05:07:00

Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body's clock - and soon may be able to reset it

For people who don't get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. Relief may be on the horizon, thanks to the discovery this spring of a genetic mutation that causes night-owl behavior. Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark rising effortlessly each day with

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-18 18:30:00

UPDATED: 2 Oklahoma officers shot while serving warrant, suspect in custody

CHICKASHA, Okla. - Two Oklahoma police officers were shot while serving a search warrant Sunday afternoon. Alex Warren Klinger, 61, was taken into custody following the incident Sunday. "The police went to serve a warrant and quickly gunfire erupted," said Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Pub

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-18 16:45:00

After single payer failed, Vermont embarks on a big health care experiment

John Graves lives in a South Burlington, Vermont, apartment building that is part of a program that provides housing for formerly homeless people. It also helps them obtain medical care. Doug Greenwood talks with nurse care coordinator Anne-Marie Lajoie at Cold Hollow Family Practice in Enosburg Fa

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-18 15:45:00

Students in towns hardest hit by Harvey are still in the eye of the storm

ARANSAS PASS, Texas - This should be Yahaira Montemayor's fourth week in school. Instead, the 7-year-old whiles away her days at her grandmother's house and spends her nights huddled in a single bed with her mother and three siblings. While other students across Texas sit in classrooms, 13-year-old

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-19 01:48:00

Obesity persists in Kentucky, Southeast and Appalachia, report says

For a state whose name is synonymous with fried chicken, it's no wonder a recent study found that more than 1 out of 3 Kentucky's adults are obese. "In Appalachia, we like to see everyone eating," Carolyn Hacker, chief dietician and diabetes educator at Baptist Health in Richmond, Kentucky, said. "W

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-18 18:47:00

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month continues with Candace's Courage Race

CORBIN - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, as proclaimed by Corbin City Commission, continued with Candace's Courage Race Saturday evening at Corbin High School. Candace Keith was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in August 2013 at just 8 years old. Her mother, Crystal Keith, said Candace has be

WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK - 2017-09-18 02:34:00