Counties

Madison County

Driver says he fell asleep when truck crashed into Madison house

An 81-year-old man and his daughter visiting from Ohio were injured Tuesday when a truck crashed into a rural Madison County house. The daughter, Ann Nebraski, suffered two broken legs, said her father, Russell Hurt. Nebraski was listed in critical condition at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Her father suffered cuts on his head and right arm.

Clark County

Ginseng harvesting banned in Daniel Boone National Forest for 2017

Ginseng is a slow-growing perennial plant. It is frequently collected and used in drinks or dietary supplements. Anyone buying and selling ginseng, other than harvesters, need to be licensed in Kentucky. A ban prohibiting ginseng harvest in the Daniel Boone National Forest has been extended through the 2017 harvest season, from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1.

Mark Story

The letters from Lou Gehrig that Earle Combs’ Kentucky grandson cherishes

When New York Yankees outfielder and Kentucky product Earle Combs crashed into an outfield wall chasing a hard-hit ball on July 24, 1934, it left him with a fractured skull and broken collarbone. Over the next months, as the Yankees engaged in an ultimately unsuccessful duel with the Detroit Tigers for the 1934 American League pennant, Combs was stuck in the St. Louis hospital. In that time, letters from Lou Gehrig were Combs’ lifeline to the Yankees. Combs’ family still cherishes those letters.

Videos

Woodford County courthouse clock tower repairs underway

The Woodford County Courthouse clock tower is being worked on for the damage that has slowly occurred to it over time.
Jessee Lynch jlynch@herald-leader.com
Woodford County courthouse clock tower repairs underway 1:38

Woodford County courthouse clock tower repairs underway

Movie written by UK student filmed in town 1:58

Movie written by UK student filmed in town

Headed to the Bluegrass Fair? This man recommends the red velvet funnel cake 1:24

Headed to the Bluegrass Fair? This man recommends the red velvet funnel cake

We know Kentucky can make bourbon, but how about wine? 1:45

We know Kentucky can make bourbon, but how about wine?