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One dead and 5 injured in Enbridge pipeline explosion in Kentucky

A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said.

Olympic pole vaulter Toby Stevenson talks pole vault, success Special

Lexington - Olympic silver medalist Toby Stevenson chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career as a pole vaulter for Team USA, and as a Assistant Coach at the University of Kentucky.

Halfway to Hazard to host relief telethon for Hurricane Harvey

Country duo Halfway to Hazard is teaming up with a Kentucky CBS news station, in an effort to raise money for the Hurricane Harvey victims.

John Conlee earns inaugural 'Legend Award' from KCMA

Veteran country music star John Conlee has earned the inaugural "Legend Award" from the Kentucky Country Music Association (KCMA).

Kentucky coal company plans state's biggest solar farm

Pikeville - A coal company in Eastern Kentucky is partnering with a renewable energy company to set up a solar farm on a reclaimed mountaintop strip mining site, promising jobs to displaced coal miners.

Review: Angaleena Presley Makes a Triumphant Return with 'Wrangled'

One third of dynamic country trio, the Pistol Annies, Angaleena Presley is getting ready to launch her second solo release, 'Wrangled'. It was listened to by Digital Journal.

Coal mining museum switches to solar power to save money

Benham - The little coal town of Benham, Kentucky is where folks can find the Kentucky Coal Museum, however, they won't be making any efforts to bring coal back. The museum has decided to switch to solar panels as a cost saving measure.

GOP's last presidential nominee has discouraging words for Trump

Salt Lake City - Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the Republican Party nominee for president four years ago, blasted 2016 front-runner Donald Trump as a "fraud" and a "phony" Thursday in a speech at a Utah university.

Op-Ed: Kentucky lawmaker wants men to get a note from wife to buy Viagra

Frustrated with lawmakers telling women what they can or can't do with their bodies, a Kentucky legislator has proposed a bill that will place restrictions on men trying to purchase Viagra.

Wheeler Walker Jr.: Bringing raw emotion back into country music Special

His lyrics may come as a shock to some, but look beyond that and you'll find a dedicated and deeply passionate artist. Mr. Walker is essentially carrying on the work of Hank, Waylon and others like them and he spoke at length to Digital Journal.

Black Friday fight breaks out at mall in Kentucky

Louisville - A video surfaced showing two adult men fighting at a mall in Kentucky. The fight occurred on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, Black Friday.

Interview: Filmmaker Chris McDaniel on his latest project Special

Digital Journal talks to a dedicated professional and ardent devotee of popular culture, who generated a buzz on the festival circuit last year with his acclaimed documentary "Music City USA."

Op-Ed: Taxpayers hit with legal fees in states that fought gay marriage

It's been two months since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage and declared it a constitutionally protected civil right, and now, attorneys general and governors who battled against it are receiving a pricey thank-you note for their loss.

Op-Ed: Homophobic clerk Kim Davis not eligible for GoFundMe Campaign

It looks as if bigot-of-the-month Kim Davis and her ilk have been kicked to the curb by GoFundMe. Davis is warming a cot in a local Kentucky jail after a district court judge held her in contempt for not complying with federal law.

Nine distillery workers indicted in massive whiskey heist

Kentucky authorities have indicted nine distillery workers on Tuesday and charged them with carting away more bourbon whiskey than "one man could drink in a lifetime."

Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell headed to Kentucky Hall of Fame

Brian Littrell from the Backstreet Boys has a major reason to celebrate. He will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum this year.

Kentucky and Wisconsin have one big advantage over other teams still alive in NCAA Tournament

There are 16 teams still alive in the NCAA Tournament. But Wisconsin and Kentucky have one big advantage over the rest: Both teams are really tall, even by basketball standards.

Brooklyhn Woods talks 'When You Love A Wild Thing' Special

Country newcomer Brooklyhn Woods chatted about her debut single "When You Love A Wild Thing," her musical influences and Kentucky roots.

Kentucky police are searching for fictional 'Frozen' character

Harlan - One police department in Kentucky is blaming a fictional Disney character for the harsh winter weather that has hit the state this week and they have issued a warrant for her arrest.

Op-Ed: Alison Lundergan Grimes surges in race to knock out McConnell Special

Frankfort - The Kentucky Derby is nicknamed the "Running of the Roses" and is held every May in the state. For Democratic Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes, everything is coming up roses in her race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Camper plunges over precipice while sleepwalking

Slade - A camping trip almost turned deadly, after an unnamed Ohio resident plunged 60 feet over a precipice while sleepwalking.

Nick Parker’s leadership key to turnaround for Bracken County Special

Brooksville - Bracken County running back and defensive back Nick Parker was named team captain for his football team this season. He hopes to lead his team to a turnaround from last year when they finished 2-9.

Mysterious deaths of Asian carp

Startling statistic of the week: half a million invasive silver carp are dead in a Kentucky river, and nobody knows why.

Jake Owen serenades a lucky couple at his Kentucky show

Bowling Green - Just when you thought that you could not possibly admire country singer Jake Owen any more, he proves his fans wrong again.

8 rare Corvettes swallowed by sinkhole

Bowling Green - Eight vehicles, including two Corvette ZR1s, were swallowed by an opening under the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky this morning.

Kentucky residents protest IRS

Louisville - Opponents of the IRS and its recent targeting of conservative groups have been protesting across the nation; it's no different in the state of Kentucky where protesters took to the streets with a surprisingly Libertarian stance against the IRS.

Is Kentucky next to legalize medical marijuana? Polls say yes

A new poll shows that the residents of the state of Kentucky overwhelmingly approve of medical marijuana laws being passed in the state.

Kentucky Senate passes bill to license industrial hemp farming

The Kentucky Senate passed a bill to license legal farming of industrial hemp, should the crop be legalized by the federal government.

Unexplained loud 'booms' heard over Kentucky and Indiana (video)

For some time now, people have reported strange sounds and booms, right across the USA. The latest incident happened in Indiana and Kentucky, and no one knows what caused it.

Ashley Judd's a strong Democratic challenger, according to poll

According to a recent PPP poll, if Ashley Judd ran for US Senate on the Democratic ticket, GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would still win; but, it would be by a slim lead.
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