Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert assess the field for the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby.
Willy Joseph Cancel Jr., 22, died in combat earlier this week, according to his uncle. He is believed to be the first American killed while fighting in Ukraine.
The State Legislature, which is dominated by Republicans, may override the veto. Twelve states have enacted legislation barring young transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports.
The authorities said they connected Harry Edward Greenwell, who died in 2013, to at least three murders in Kentucky and Indiana, using genetic genealogy.
With 1.2 million Twitter followers and a show debuting on CNN+, the former N.B.A. player appears to have an enviable life. But he’s haunted by what happened the last time he was famous.
It is hard to overstate the boldness of what the sisters at Nazareth Hospital accomplished.
States pushed back on a plan to take back some of their stimulus money to fund President Biden’s emergency spending request. Now Congress is trying to find other ways to offset the cost.
The measure, approved by the Republican-controlled legislature, mirrors the Mississippi law now before the Supreme Court.
After transitioning in private, they are preparing to return to the workplace at a time when gender identity itself is a politically divisive issue.
After the state’s political landscape shifted in 2019, state officials of different parties disagreed about who should represent the state in the case.
Patrick Baker’s family hosted a fund-raiser for the former governor, Matt Bevin, before he was pardoned in 2019. He was convicted by a federal jury this summer and sentenced to 42 years in prison.
‘There’s more uncertainty than usual,’ one forecaster said.
Anticipating a lawsuit that would challenge its ban of the Hall of Fame trainer, the track accused Baffert of “inventing excuses.”
Chicago teachers have voted to go remote. Other unions are agitating for change. For Democrats, who promised to keep schools open, the tensions are a distinctly unwelcome development.
In Martin County, Ky., where coal production has flatlined, entrepreneurs are promising that a new solar farm atop a shuttered mine will bring green energy jobs.
He helped perfect the manufacturing of compounds that are now used to make everything from plastics to pharmaceuticals, marking an advance in “green chemistry.”
Engineers know how to protect people from tornadoes like the ones that recently devastated parts of Kentucky, but builders have headed off efforts to toughen standards.
On Dec. 11, Bowling Green, Ky. was hit by powerful tornadoes, leading to 16 fatalities. Sodaba Rahmaty and her family were among over two dozen newly arrived Afghans affected by the storm.
A couple, their four children and a grandmother were among the victims in Bowling Green.
Without a basement, Clara Lutz of Barnsley, Ky., sheltered her infant grandsons in the bathtub for safety. A powerful tornado pulled the tub from her grip and sent the babies flying.
The morning after Jordan Baize’s house in Kentucky was destroyed, he turned to his Yamaha piano. It was a moment of calm that his sister recorded on video.
President Biden will visit another disaster area in an effort to offer comfort to victims and highlight the federal government’s response.
Thousands of Afghan refugees are being released from military bases to U.S. cities to rebuild their lives. Settling them into homes amid a rental shortage is proving to be a challenge.
Scientists have reached success rates of nearly 100 percent in predicting when and where tornadoes will strike. That hasn’t stopped people from being killed in the ferocious winds.
On states that bite the hand that feeds them.
Families were mourning in several states after a swarm of tornadoes left a trail of destruction. “It’s almost crushing how it feels,” said Kentucky’s governor, Andy Beshear.
Even before the catastrophic storm claimed dozens of lives, a state and its governor have been repeatedly tested.
Residents of Princeton, Ky., sifted through debris for salvageable items and cherished belongings after a tornado destroyed dozens of homes on Friday night.
“I don’t think we’ll have seen damage at this scale, ever,” said Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky in the wake of the devastating tornadoes on Friday.
Here’s how to pitch in as local and national volunteers and aid groups mobilize to help hard-hit areas.
Power was out across the region on Saturday, and severe storms were expected to continue.
A tornado devastated much of Mayfield, Ky., leaving a close-knit community to grapple with what it has lost and what it will take to recover.
Dozens of people were killed across several states on Friday night.
At a family farm in Shelby County, a group of 26 men from Nicaragua and Mexico perform the grueling seasonal work that Americans largely avoid.
The girl flashed the hand signal from a car on a Kentucky interstate, the authorities said. It was created as a way for people to indicate that they are at risk of abuse and need help.
“The Taking of Jemima Boone,” the first nonfiction book by the novelist Matthew Pearl, recounts a legendary abduction case that complicates our view of relations between settlers and Native Americans during westward expansion.
The automaker and a supplier will spend $11.4 billion on three battery factories and a truck plant, creating 11,000 jobs.
On Monday, the Ford Motor Company announced a massive investment to build electric vehicles in Kentucky and Tennessee. Together with partner SK Innovation, it will invest $11.4 billion and create around 11,000 new jobs in the region building electric F-series pickup trucks and battery packs.
“This is our moment—our biggest investment ever—to help build a better future for America,” said Jim Farley, Ford president and CEO. “We are moving now to deliver breakthrough electric vehicles for the many rather than the few. It’s about creating good jobs that support American families, an ultra-efficient, carbon-neutral manufacturing system, and a growing business that delivers value for communities, dealers and shareholders.”
Blue Oval City in Staunton, Tennessee, will be a $5.6 billion, 3,600-acre (14.6 km2) campus that includes a vehicle assembly plant for electric pickups, as well as a joint venture BlueOvalSK battery plant. The companies say this will create nearly 6,000 new jobs and that the plant is designed to be carbon neutral with no landfill waste once it’s operational.
Major denominations are essentially unanimous in their support of the vaccines against Covid-19, but individuals who object are citing their personal faith for support.
Martha Prewitt performed as an opera singer for 15 years. But passions wane. She now runs the family farm in Kentucky, singing arias to cattle and corn. Sometimes bugs fly into her mouth.
The colt, trained by seven-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, stands to become the second horse in the history of the race to be disqualified for a failed test.
Corning’s glass products, close-up. [credit: Apple ]
Apple has invested an additional $45 million in US-based Corning Incorporated, the maker of Gorilla Glass, the companies announced today.
A news release from Apple says the investment will help “expand Corning’s manufacturing capacity in the US” and “drive research and development into innovative new technologies that support durability and long-lasting product life.”
The investment will come out of Apple’s $5 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, which was established in 2017 to invest in manufacturing jobs and infrastructure in the United States related to Apple’s products like the iPhone.
The National Weather Service planned to survey damage in four Mississippi counties on Monday. Tornadoes were also reported in Georgia, Kentucky and South Carolina.
President Biden’s infrastructure plan could fund a long-overdue revamp of the Brent Spence Bridge between Ohio and Kentucky. But the Senate Republican leader opposes it.
At a time when states with Republican-led legislatures are rushing to restrict ballot access, Kentucky proved the exception to the rule. The reasons are both political and logistical.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 19 people had been sickened in eight states.
Now the company has $10 million in financing from investors including L37 Ventures, River Park Ventures, Middleland, FJ Labs, Kelvin Beachum along with previous investors MAX Ventures, Tribeca Venture Partners, and Slow Ventures to bring that mission to a broader swath of the country.
Since the company bought its own slaughterhouse back in 2015 and expanded to e-commerce in 2018 it has been shipping its selections of lamb, beef, pork, chicken and sausages from local farms to tables across the U.S.
The new money will be used to scale the company’s sustainable agriculture and its pasture-raised meat for the direct-to-consumer business, its shop in Nashville, and for wholesale distribution to restaurants around the country.
It’s going to expand its operations in Princeton, Ky with a new USDA processing facility that’s 4.5 times larger to meet new demand. That move will create 80 new jobs in the small town and is part of a broader agricultural renaissance in Kentucky.
“It’s easy to back founders who are as comfortable on the manufacturing line as they are in the boardroom, and who see the world differently and have the deep domain expertise to execute on that vision,” said L37 Partner Randall Ussery in a statement. “They have spent years perfecting the Porter Road way which no company nor incumbent can replicate overnight. They are a category killer in the meat industry and have built a moat around their brand.”
One indication of the ways in which Porter Road differs from its larger competitors is in the way it handled the COVID-19 pandemic at its facilities.
Due to its limited production schedule and measures like staggered break times, mask requirements and social distancing rules, the company was able to avoid having any outbreaks at its facilities, according to the company’s co-founder and chief executive, Chris Carter. “We had a handful of people who got sick, but [COVID-19] didn’t spread in Princeton,” said Carter.
And despite the push for more plant-based diets, Carter says that his company’s focus on pasture-raised animals and whole animal butchery should appeal to folks who care about sustainable production. “We care about our farmers and we care about the way our animals are raised,” said Carter. “That’s the whole point of what we’re doing… Porter Road is about animal utilization. It’s about honoring the life of an animal so we find an outlet for every single piece.”
Porter Road is expanding its product line into cooking tallow and fats, and cross cut bones for bone marrow dishes, Carter said.
“The food system is broken and in need of a substantial change. Today’s consumer is demanding a deeper level of connection to their food and can see past misleading labels and buzzwords,” said Carter, in a statement. “We are delivering trust, transparency, and flavor so no one has to compromise, all while supporting our farmers.”
For nearly 60 years, presidents have promised to lift up Appalachia, but many communities remain on the brink.
Maya Zinshtein’s revelatory documentary explores the political and philanthropic alliance of American evangelical Christians and Israeli Jews.
Three new books investigate Lost Cause mythology, justice in post-bellum Kentucky and the vibrant life of New Orleans’s Creole community in the 19th and early 20th centuries.