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President Bush Wants to Reassure Americans About the Economy

Updated: 12/17/2007 - Bush says the nation's mortgage problems and credit crunch pose challenges, but the overall economy is sound. Recent reports show consumer confidence has eroded as turmoil in the housing and credit markets have battered the economy.

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Saudi King Pardons Gang Rape Victim

Posted: 12/17/2007 - The White House says it thinks the king of Saudi Arabia made the right decision by pardoning a gang-rape victim. The woman had been sentenced to six months in prison and 200 lashes for being alone with a man not related to her.

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Chemical Explosion Damages Manhattan Building

Posted: 12/17/2007 - One injury is reported after a small chemical explosion rips through the Manhattan building that houses Fox News Channel. The explosion was on the building's 45th floor, which houses the heating and cooling systems for the 47-story building.

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Washington Boy Dies At Indoor Play Area

Posted: 12/17/2007 - In Washington, a mother mourns the loss of her child, who died in an accident she says could have been prevented. The three-year-old boy died over the weekend after two adults accidentally fell on him at an indoor play area.

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New Jersey Abolishes Death Penalty

Posted: 12/17/2007 - New Jersey becomes the first state in more than four decades to reject executions. The bill was approved last week by the state's assembly and Senate. It replaces the death sentence with life in prison without parole.

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Nebraska Department Store Set to Re-Open Following Shooting

Updated: 12/17/2007 - The company says the Von Maur store at Westroads Mall in Omaha will first hold a brief ceremony in memory of those hurt and killed in the shooting. Robert Hawkins shot 11 people inside the store December 5, killing eight and wounding three.

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State Rep. Jim DeCesare Will Run For Another Term

Updated: 12/17/2007 - State Representative Jim DeCesare makes an announcement regarding his future in politics. At a news conference in Bowling Green on Dec. 17, DeCesare announced his intent to run for a third term.

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Congressman Ed Whitfield Will Seek Another Term

Updated: 12/17/2007 - The 1st District Republican representative announced his plans to seek re-election early Dec. 17, at the Bowling Green- Warren County Regional Airport.

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Strong Storms Wreak Havoc Across the Northeast

Updated: 12/17/2007 - South-Central Kentucky didn't see significant snowfall this weekend, but from the Great Lakes to New England, a one-two punch has left the region both plowed under and iced over.

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Busiest Shipping Day of the Year Hits Post Offices

Updated: 12/17/2007 - It's estimated that Dec. 17 was the busiest shipping day of the year at post offices, with one billion letters, Christmas cards and packages expected to be mailed. That's more than three times the daily average.

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Flu Shots Still Available

Posted: 12/17/2007 - Although Kentucky's flu season is well underway, the opportunity to get vaccinated for flu is still available.

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Snow Conditions Create Problems in Eastern Kentucky

Posted: 12/16/2007 - The Highway Department worked throughout the morning salting potentially slick roads. 911 dispatchers in multiple counties reported several closed roads due to downed trees and power lines.

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Eastern Kentucky Boy Dead Following Hunting Accident

Posted: 12/16/2007 - Police say Ryan Hawkins accidentally shot himself Dec. 15, during a hunting trip in Letcher County. Now family and friends are trying to deal with losing the active fourteen-year-old that they say liked to help people.

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Resident Reacts to Wolf Creek Dam Seepage

Posted: 12/16/2007 - In October, weather sirens were placed throughout Cumberland, Clinton, Monroe and Russell Counties to warn residents in the event of the Wolf Creek Dam failing. It's a precaution taken, but with recent heavy rain, are residents concerned over the dam breaching?

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Woodburn Hosts Open House For New Community Center

Updated: 12/17/2007 - The city hosted an open house on Sunday, Dec. 16, for its new Community Center. State legislators Jim DeCesare and Brett Guthrie helped obtain an $80,000 grant to fund the project, which significantly helped Woodburn residents.

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Kentucky Mostly Clear From Midwest Weather System

Updated: 12/16/2007 - The National Weather Service in Louisville reported just a dusting of snow throughout much of the central part of the state. Flood warnings remained up in a few spots after heavy downpour on Dec 15.

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Green River Flooding Threatens Homes and Rochester Dam

Updated: 12/16/2007 - Residents across the state may be preparing for wintry weather, but those living near the Green River say they could have even more to worry about than most due to the recent rain.

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Name of Powerball Winner Released

Updated: 12/16/2007 - The Kentucky Lottery Corporation has identified the winner of the Dec. 12 , $33.6-million Powerball prize.

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