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.
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.
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.
The bodies of four children swept away in a creek swollen by storm waters in western Kentucky were recovered Friday morning, local authorities said.
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.
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.
A Kentucky service member who was missing in action during the Korean War has been identified, a Defense Department agency said on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Two roosters tear at each other in a fenced ring in a recent match in Kentucky.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
A dashboard camera sees a tornado fly by.
The star will screen his new flick Leatherheads in his dad's hometown
A tornado tore through a northern Florida city Friday, leaving two people dead and damaging dozens of homes and businesses, an emergency official said.
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 ...
The Supreme Court is to decide if lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment. CNN's Gary Nurenberg reports
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.
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.
Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour won a second term Tuesday but GOP Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher was defeated in a landslide.
The inventor of lethal injection gives his view of the controversial method of execution. CNN's Carol Costello reports.
Severe weather in Kentucky downed trees and power lines and damaged buildings.
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?
The number of laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits rose last week in another worrisome sign that the labor market is weakening.
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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.
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.
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
At 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, there were 7,373 users on the CatsPause message board on Rivals.com, 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 Rivals.com's Class of 2007 rankings, and the only player in Rivals' entire top 150 who had yet to choose a college.
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.
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?"
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 ...
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.
CHICAGO -- Kansas coach Bill Self can breathe easier. Now it's the rest of the Sweet 16 field that should feel nervous.
CHICAGO -- Win one for Tubby?
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.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court is weighing whether to hear a Kentucky tax case that could turn the municipal bond market on its head.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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."
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.
I've always wanted a movie to start with the Clash's "Brand New Cadillac."
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A roof collapse at a Kentucky coal mine killed one miner and left another missing, a state official said Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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