A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the 1998 National Settlement between 46 states and 19 tobacco companies is valid and doesn't amount to a conspiracy or anti-competitive behavior by the government. The U-S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati rejected claims from General Tobacco, a now-closed company based in North Carolina. The company had claimed the agreement it was misled into taking part in the agreement, causing it to effectively shut down five years later.
Leaders in Henderson County are fighting the state's plan to close the medical examiner's office in Western Kentucky. The fiscal court has passed a resolution opposing the closure of the Madisonville office, which serves 25 counties.
The chairman of the House Education Committee says his modifications to a dropout bill will help broker a compromise between the House and the Senate. Both chambers recently passed legislation effectively raising Kentucky’s high school dropout age, but there are key differences between the bills.
Currently, students can’t drop out of high school on their own until they’re 18 years old. But with parental consent, they can drop out at age 16.
Louisiana Blues Musician Clarence "Frogman" Henry talks with WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin about the origins of his nickname, his life in Bowling Green post-Katrina, and his varied career (including opening for The Beatles in the early 1960s).