City Threatens to End Insight Contract, Richie Farmer Hired Girlfriend for State Job, JCPS Will Use More Local Produce, Bowling Green Draws Praise from Obama on Green Measures: Afternoon Review

In case you got a jump start on the weekend, here are some of the stories we’ve covered today. Louisville Metro Government will cancel its contract with Insight Communications if it can’t reach a new deal over how the cable company operates soon. The city has filed the necessary paperwork to end its agreement with… Continue reading City Threatens to End Insight Contract, Richie Farmer Hired Girlfriend for State Job, JCPS Will Use More Local Produce, Bowling Green Draws Praise from Obama on Green Measures: Afternoon Review

McConnell Blasted For Citing Casey Anthony Trial to Justify Gitmo Tribunals

Citing the verdict in the Casey Anthony case to justify trying terror suspects in military tribunals sounds like a stretch, but that was what Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., suggested Sunday and it’s put the commonwealth’s senior Senator under increased criticism. “We found with the Caylee Anthony case how difficult it is to get… Continue reading McConnell Blasted For Citing Casey Anthony Trial to Justify Gitmo Tribunals

Bowling Green Rejects Moving Terror Suspects Trial

Despite warnings from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to move the criminal proceedings out of the state, the Bowling Green Board of Commissioners voted against a resolution to relocate two Iraqi nationals charged with terrorism. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, McConnell said the decision to treat Waad Ramadan Alwan and… Continue reading Bowling Green Rejects Moving Terror Suspects Trial

McConnell Urges Gitmo for Iraqi Suspects

Responding to the pending trial of two Iraqi nationals facing terrorism charges in Kentucky, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,  wants the duo shipped to Guantanamo Bay. In May, Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi were arrested in Bowling Green and have been accused of attempting to provide cash and weapons to al Qaida in… Continue reading McConnell Urges Gitmo for Iraqi Suspects

Terror Suspects Arrested in Bowling Green Due in Court

by Dan Modlin, Kentucky Public Radio Two Iraqi men who are facing terrorism charges are due in court tomorrow (Wednesday) in Bowling Green. The hearing will determine whether the men should be held without bail while their case is pending. The two were indicted on 23 counts in connection with their alleged attempts to provide… Continue reading Terror Suspects Arrested in Bowling Green Due in Court

GM Invests in Corvette Plant

by Dan Modlin, Kentucky Public Radio General Motors will spend $131 million to upgrade its plant in Bowling Green. GM North America Preisdent Mark Reuss says the money will upgrade the plant so it can build the next generation of Corvettes. “Last week we announced a number of significant improvements to the 2012 Corvette coming… Continue reading GM Invests in Corvette Plant

Smaller, Independent Theme Parks Thriving

In recent years, the economy has sent some theme park profits and attendance numbers rolling downhill. But smaller parks have been able to ride out the recession because of some specific strategies.