WKYT: Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Breanna Woodside
National Weather Service: Winter Weather Advisory continues
Bloomberg: Berkshire Profit Plunges 96% on Stock Market Bets
Saturday, February 28, 2009
WKYT: Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Breanna Woodside
National Weather Service: Winter Weather Advisory for Eastern Kentucky from 1pm today until 7am Sunday
WYMT: Hal Rogers Statement on 20/20 Special on Appalachia
John Clay: LSU poses Billy's biggest test
Friday, February 27, 2009
Kentucky Sports Radio is reporting that A.J. Stewart has been kicked off from the team. This comes after the debacle at South Carolina. Click below for more:
Kentucky Sports Radio: Source: AJ Stewart No Longer With the Basketball Team
UPDATE on Friday at 6:20am: WKYT is reporting that Stewart quit the team on his own.
UPDATE at 5:56pm: Billy Gillispie said at his press conference that Stewart did quit the team, but had a change in heart and practiced with the team today. Developing...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Google Finance: BREAKING: Dow slides about 250 points to levels not seen since 1997
Courier-Journal: Bunning apologizes for Ginsburg comments
NPR: Christian Filmmakers Creating An Industry Of Faith
Wall Street Journal: U.S. Eyes Large Stake in Citi
L.A. Times: 'Slumdog' strikes it rich with 8 Oscar wins
Sports Network: California Dreamin': Kenseth wins second Cup race in a row
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Lexington Herald-Leader: Viewers split on 20/20 follow-up on Eastern Kentucky
AFP: China mine blast kills 74, traps dozens
Voice of America: European Leaders Discuss Common Ground in Economic Crisis
National Weather Service: Winter Weather Advisory until 4pm for Letcher, Harlan, Pike, and Bell counties
Courier-Journal: Ky., Ind. banks get bailout money
L.A. Times: The Oscars: Best picture is best bellwether
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Letcher County Fiscal Court: Non-consumption advisory may be lifted as early as Monday
Fox News: Washington, Wall Street Buzzing About Prospect of Bank Nationalization
Lexington Herald-Leader: Balanced Cats rout Tennessee 77-58
WYMT: Officials: Diesel Contaminated Water Supply
AP via Lexington Herald-Leader: ABC News report on Appalachia brings help (While I have no problem with people helping those in need, I do have a problem with "20/20" focusing on the negatives of Appalachia while ignoring the positives of the region.)
The Courier-Journal: Wildcats hope to improve vs. Vols
Friday, February 20, 2009
Bloomberg: Burris Should Think About His Future, Obama Aide Says
Times of London (UK): Netanyahu to be Israel's next Prime Minister
Courier-Journal: Ventas completes sale of former Samaritan Hospital
Lexington Herald-Leader: Letcher officials demand that state speed up water test results
UKAthletics.com: Women's Hoops: Kentucky Knocks Off No. 13 Tennessee
L.A. Times: ABC cuts Oscar ad rates
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Letcher County Fiscal Court: Still waiting on results of water tests
CBC: Canadian PM Harper, Obama talk trade, Afghanistan, pledge 'clean energy dialogue'
Wall Street Journal: California Senate, Assembly Send Budget to Schwarzenegger
WYMT: ABC's 20/20 Team Will Return To Eastern Kentucky
Times of London: Netanyahu gets green light from Avigdor Lieberman to lead Israel
L.A. Times: California Senate prepares to vote on plan to end fiscal crisis
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
5:22pm: The tornado watch has been cancelled for Eastern Kentucky as of 5:12pm. There are storms continuing in parts of the region, but they are weakening.
4:08pm: Based on the storm reports I've seen, hail seems to be the dominant feature with this outbreak.
3:40pm: Number of power outages climbs slightly to 136 here in Letcher County.
3:34pm ET: For the second straight Wednesday, severe weather is affecting Eastern Kentucky. A TORNADO WATCH is in effect until 6pm ET (5pm CT). Numerous warnings have been issued for the region, including a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for parts of Johnson and Martin counties until 4pm. 121 customers of AEP here in Letcher County are without power. I will post more updates if necessary. Post any severe weather reports in the comments section.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Kentucky Division of Water/Letcher County Fiscal Court: Water contamination source contained; non-consumption order still in effect
WYMT: Eastern Kentucky Sounds Off On "A Hidden America"
Lexington Herald-Leader: Digital TV switch starts today
Monday, February 16, 2009
Culture and Media Institute: ABC Shortchanges Christians on Sunday (This makes the second demographic group ABC has targeted for smearing this week. Friday, ABC's 20/20 had a controversial piece regarding Appalachia.)
Kentucky Division of Water: Don't drink the water in Whitesburg
AP via Wall Street Journal: No Pot Charge for Phelps, South Carolina Sheriff Says
WYMT's Neil Middleton says it very well on his new blog post:
DIANE SAWYER’S HIDDEN AMERICA: CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAINS MADE ME MAD AS HELL!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
AP via Wall Street Journal: Obama to Sign Stimulus Bill in Denver
Examiner.com: Troubling statistics reveal true state of Christianity in America
Huntington Herald-Dispatch: Portrayal of Appalachia draws some criticism
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wall Street Journal: GM to Offer Two Choices: Bankruptcy or More Aid
Fox News: Burris Says Blagojevich Wanted $10,000 Donation Before Senate Appointment
Lexington Herald-Leader: Meeks' 45 leads Cats over Hogs
AP: Ice eyed as possible cause of fatal plane crash
Wall Street Journal: Coal Country: Appeals Court Rejects Mountaintop Mining Restrictions
Lexington Herald-Leader: Galloway's playing time a hot topic for Gillispie
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wall Street Journal: Buffalo Plane Crash Brings Sad End to U.S. Safety Streak
UPI: House passes stimulus with no GOP votes
Courier-Journal: Beshear signs tax bill after Senate approval
Buffalo News: 49 killed as plane crashes into home in Clarence Center, near Buffalo
Kentucky Power: As of 6:20 am: 11,996 still without power after storms
AP via Newsday: Lincoln speech manuscript sells for $3.44 million
Thursday, February 12, 2009
AP via Lexington Herald-Leader: Wind storm causes new round of outages
Kentucky Power: 39,233 without power as of 6:15am
L.A. Times: Diane Sawyer examines poverty in Appalachia (It will be interesting to see how Appalachia is portrayed on her special compared to other documentaries.)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
9:57pm: 34,798 Kentucky Power customers out...3,040 here in Letcher County. Two counties affected by the recent ice storm--Martin and Breathitt--have the highest number of outages. Click here for the latest from Kentucky Power.
6:36pm: Power outages increased since last update...2,769 Kentucky Power customers still without power in Letcher County... a total of 30,628 Kentucky Power customers region-wide without power. Power on at my house here in Isom. PRAY for those affected by the storms.
5:52pm: 2,116 Kentucky Power customers in Letcher County without power.
5:37pm: Power is out at Sandlick...trees are down in portions of Letcher County. Power was flickering earlier here in Isom...but is on at the time of this update. STAY SAFE.
5:20pm: Winds continue here in Isom while the worst of the severe weather has moved on to the east. Power is out along the Whitesburg Bypass.
4:57pm: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING extended until 6pm for Letcher County.
4:46pm: Line of storms will hit Jeremiah and Roxana here in Letcher County by 5pm...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Johnson, Martin and northern Floyd County until 5:45pm
4:21pm: Winds have picked up here in Isom. STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES.
4:18pm: TORNADO WARNING for parts of Breathitt, Lee, and Wolfe until 5pm. SEEK SHELTER NOW!!!
4:06pm: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for portions of SE Kentucky--including Letcher County--until 5pm. STAY SAFE.
3:57pm: TORNADO WARNING for Knox County until 4:30pm. SEEK SHELTER NOW!!!
3:43pm: TORNADO WARNING for portions of McCreary and Whitley counties until 4:15pm
3:27pm: TORNADO WARNINGS for parts of Madison and Garrard counties...more TORNADO WARNINGS for parts of south-central Kentucky. SEEK SHELTER NOW!
3:05pm: TORNADO WARNINGS for parts of Lincoln and Casey counties...other storms move into metro Lexington.
2:12pm ET: TORNADO WATCH has just been issued for Eastern Kentucky until 9pm. In addition, the HIGH WIND WARNING continues until 4am early Thursday morning. Storms are roughly along the I-65 corridor at this time. Letcher County schools will be dismissing at 2:30pm. See map above for latest radar and Tornado Watch info. I will post updates as needed. Post your comments...keep it civil and clean.
National Weather Service: High Wind Warning from 10am today until 4am Thursday for Eastern Kentucky
Bloomberg: Israeli Shekel, Bonds, Stocks Decline on Deadlock in Election
AP: List of TV stations to end analog on Feb. 17 (Despite the new June 12 deadline, many stations--including WYMT in Hazard--will shut down their analog signals on the original Feb. 17 deadline.)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Google Finance: BREAKING: Dow drops about 382 points after Senate passes stimulus
Jerusalem Post: Livni may not be able to form gov't due to large right-wing bloc
WSAZ: Toby Keith Confronts Man During Pikeville Concert
National Weather Service: High Wind Watch for Wednesday
Lexington Herald-Leader: All but one Lexington area TV station delay switch to digital
WYMT: Gas Companies to Blame for Rough Road?
Monday, February 9, 2009
L.A. Times: Australia wildfires' death toll rises to 130
Bloomberg: Amazon.com Press Conference Sparks Kindle Speculation
Chicago Tribune: The ones to watch 1 year before the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Fires continue to threaten towns in rural Victoria
Washington Post: Obama's NSC Will Get New Power
WVLT (Knoxville): Kentucky State Police: One dead after two-vehicle collision
Jerusalem Post: Olmert: Media reports on Schalit deal dangerous and exaggerated
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Australia's worst bushfire disaster
Courier-Journal: Books about Lincoln continue to roll out
Saturday, February 7, 2009
AP via Fox News: Kentucky Teens Rescued After Car Slides into Icy Creek
Bloomberg: Three U.S. Banks Shut by Regulators as Financial Crisis Deepens
Financial Times: London Olympics venues over budget by £196m
Friday, February 6, 2009
Fox News: Families of Cole Victims Worry White House Meeting Is Window Dressing
Albert Mohler: Facebook Turns Five: Thoughts on Social Networking
DailyTech: Some Broadcasters to End Analog Signal Transmission Early
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wall Street Journal: Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized After Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
AP via Fox News: Obama Declares Major Disaster in Kentucky Over Ice Storm
Orland Sentinel: Orlando Magic trade former UK Wildcat Keith Bogans for former Magic guard Tyronn Lue
Newsmax: Obama Ignores Disasterous Storms in Kentucky (Editor's note: While the media criticized George W. Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina, the media has been silent on Obama's lack of response to my fellow Kentuckians who are suffering due to the recent ice storm.)
Courier-Journal: Former Gov. Brown, ex-wife George among Madoff clients
Fox News: FAA Releases Cockpit Tapes From US Airways Flight 1549 Before Hudson River Landing
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
National Weather Service: WINTER STORM WARNING until 7pm for far SE Kentucky
Politico: Grim Cheney warns of new attacks
L.A. Times: California Supreme Court to hear Prop. 8 arguments
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
National Weather Service: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Eastern Kentucky extended until 7pm Wednesday
Fox News: Daschle Withdraws Nomination for Health and Human Services Secretary
Fox News: Pentagon: Iran's Domestic Satellite Launch Is Grave Cause for Concern
National Weather Service: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY continues until 7am Wednesday
BBC: Snow causing further disruption in Britain
AP via Fox News: Hero Pilot: Splash Landing in Hudson 'Surreal'
Monday, February 2, 2009
National Weather Service: Winter Weather Advisory from 7am Tuesday until 7am Wednesday for Eastern Kentucky
Fox News: McConnell Proposes Cheap, Government-Backed Mortgages to Stimulate Economy
Wired: Here We Go Again: Congress Expected to Delay Digital Television
Sunday, February 1, 2009
AP: Guardsmen cut through fallen trees in ice-caked KY
Lexington Herald-Leader: Coal miner's family files suit
Fox News: Stimulus is Too Heavy on Spending, Says Growing Number of Senators
Courier-Journal: 4th Louisville ice storm death likely caused by carbon monoxide
Washington Post: Daschle Delayed Revealing Tax Glitch
L.A. Times: How the Cardinals and Steelers match up