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DNR investigates oil contamination in northern Wisconsin

Aug. 05, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating contaminated soil near the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Reservation in far northern Wisconsin. DNR officials said Enbridge Inc. reported Wednesday that a contractor had encountered soil suspected to...

Kentucky awards license for quarter horse track

Jul. 27, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has awarded a license for a new facility with plans to offer quarter horse racing in the state. Revolutionary Racing will build in Ashland, Kentucky and feature an American quarter horse “sprint racing” track and a...

Wisconsin lawmaker in car accident that left 2 dead

Jul. 25, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Democratic Minority Leader Janet Bewley was involved in a fatal car crash Friday that left a 27-year-old mother from Pennsylvania and her 5-year-old daughter dead, police said Monday. Ashland Police Chief Bill Hagstrom told the Ashland Daily...

Gov seeks to salvage aluminum mill deal promised to Kentucky

Jul. 21, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear made a pitch Thursday to a steel company that took over plans to build an aluminum plant once promised to Kentucky, hoping to salvage a deal struck by his predecessor. Beshear said his economic development team has reached out to Steel...

Steelmaker moves ahead on effort to build plant in Southeast

Jul. 20, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

A steel producer has announced plans to build and operate an aluminum mill in the southeastern U.S., after reaching a deal with the company that so far has failed to deliver on its promise to put the plant in Kentucky — even with financial backing from the state. The announcement...

Current and former Louisiana jail inmates earn diplomas

Jul. 03, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

GRAY, La. (AP) — Graduates’ caps and gowns replaced prison uniforms as 14 current and three former inmates at the Lafourche Parish jail received diplomas. Two graduated from college, one with a bachelor’s and the other with an associate’s degree. Fifteen others, including...

Military identifies slain World War II soldier from Ohio

Jun. 13, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — The remains of an Ohio soldier killed while fighting in France during World War II have now been positively identified, Defense Department officials announced Monday. Pfc. Sanford Keith Bowen, 26, of Ashland, was part of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 157th Infantry...

Tennessee man wanted on murder charge arrested in Kentucky

Jun. 08, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man wanted on a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend has been arrested in Kentucky, officials said. Bradley Miller, 43, was taken into custody late Monday in Ashland, news outlets reported, citing Kentucky State Police and the...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

May. 19, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

Frankort State Journal. May 13, 2022. Editorial: Elections are determined by those who show up Franklin County Clerk Jeff Hancock has a message for local voters. “I want to lead the state. I want the largest voter turnout in the state of Kentucky right here in...

Workers vote on forming Missouri's only active library union

May. 17, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

Workers at a public library system based in Columbia are voting this week on whether to become the only active public librarians union in the state. If employees at the Daniel Boone Regional Library, which has branches in Columbia, Fulton, Ashland and Holts Summit, ratify the union,...