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TVA spreads millions of tons of coal ash

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Long before a coal ash spill flooded a rural Tennessee neighborhood, the Tennessee Valley Authority was spreading million of tons of waste byproducts from its coal-fired power plants across the landscape -- in the form of recycled building materials.

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Smoking for children's sake: the dollars and sense of "sin" taxes

Updated: 02/12/2009 - The federal cigarette tax will more than double to pay for a major expansion of S-CHIP, the state's health insurane program for children of working parents who earn too much for medicaid but too little to afford private insurance. Some argue that "sin taxes" on tobacco, liquor and beer are appropriate, especially if their revenues promote more healthful lifestyles. But others, particular those who sell alcohol and tobacco products, believe that higher taxes are counterproductive; spreading the wealth without sharing the pain.

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High winds fuel fire in N. Knox Co., home destroyed

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Rural Metro firefighters discovered a house fire in Halls as they were responding to a report of brush fires in the area, according to Knox County Rural Metro spokesman Billy Kear.

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New trial date set for House

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The new trial for former death row inmate Paul House has been rescheduled to begin June 1.

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Teacher arrested for voyeurism

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Police in Kentucky have arrested a middle school teacher after he was seen under some bleachers allegedly photographing beneath cheerleaders' skirts.

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