By EMILY PORTER, The Daily Independent CANNONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Rachel Blevins has just begun her sophomore year at Boyd County High School, but she has already had an experiment sent to the International Space Station. Blevins’s mom found out about a space camp in Lexington that happened to be
By LAUREN ROSENBLATT, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. The challenge:
By BRUCE SCHREINER and PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky‘s governor on Thursday berated local school leaders for refusing to extend mask requirements, accusing them of endangering children at a time the coronavirus is raging throughout the state. While more than 80% of Kentucky school districts
By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — School boards in a growing number of Kentucky‘s school districts have extended mask requirements as the state struggles to curb one of the nation’s worst COVID-19 surges. So far, 110 of the state’s 171 public school districts have opted to continue
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — Six smokestacks at a decommissioned power plant in Alabama crashed to the ground Wednesday in a controlled implosion that began with the boom of dynamite and ended with a huge cloud of dust. Once charges were set, workers toppled the structures in mere seconds at the
By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky‘s Democratic governor first tried a softer approach, recommending masks in schools as the delta variant sent coronavirus cases climbing. When the advice went unheeded in some school districts, he ordered that masks be worn as the surge worsened. Gov. Andy
NEW JOHNSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has demolished a shuttered coal plant that began generating electricity in the 1950s. The implosion early Saturday destroyed a 600-foot smokestack and 10 boilers at the former Johnsonville Fossil Plant. The TVA is clearing the site for possible new energy technologies.
By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Minnesota state Sen. Foung Hawj was never a fan of the “Asian carp” label commonly applied to four imported fish species that are wreaking havoc in the U.S. heartland, infesting numerous rivers and bearing down on the Great Lakes.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky graduate has been honored for his $22 million gift in support of medical education at the state’s flagship university. Dr. Michael D. Rankin’s gift is the second-largest single gift in the university’s history. It will support scholarships in UK’s College of Medicine