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Halloween Food Drive Shadowed by Ghostly Legend

William Lambers | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

In Delhi, Ohio this Wednesday (October 29) a Halloween celebration will take place at Mount St. Joseph University. A "spooky" tunnel and lots of candy are the feature attractions.

Thousands Of Gallons Of Fuel Oil Spill Into Ohio River

AP | By LISA CORNWELL | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River closed after a fuel oil spill reopened to river traffic on Tuesday with some restrictions as c...

This 90-Year-Old Vet Is Running Across The Country In Honor Of The 'Ship That Won' WWII

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact

Forrest Gump's got nothing on Ernie Andrus. The 90-year-old WWII veteran is the oldest person in the U.S. to run across America, according to CBS N...

The Hall of Fame and Dead Kentucky Lawyers

Don McNay | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Don McNay

It was a session of the Kentucky Bar Association, but it felt like a wake. A reasonably large crowd came to hear about the downbeat topic of attorney suicides. Two years ago, a number of Kentucky attorneys took their own lives.

Native American Women Pray for Most Polluted U.S. River, the Ohio

Mary Annette Pember | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Mary Annette Pember

The Ohio River has been tough for me to ignore. I often wince involuntarily when I pass its befouled water and look away with a pang of guilt.

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.

Building Bridges, Naming Names

Keith Runyon | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

Naming public buildings, roads, bridges and the like is probably more complicated and controversial than it ought to be. No matter what, politics and power play a role. And such is certainly the case with the two new bridges now under construction here in Louisville.

Cincinnati Passes On Ohio River Water After Spill

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati plans to shut down intake valves along the Ohio River to protect the city's drinking water from a chemical spill in Wes...

David Lohr

Missing Man's Family Tortured By His Unexplained Disappearance

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

James "Darren" Mathis' disappearance is an ongoing mystery that his family likens to a form of emotional torture. "It feels like that because we ar...

Why My Late Bookmaker Father Would Not Like Payday Lending

Don McNay | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business
Don McNay

My father was a bookie and professional gambler who worked in several of the area's "hot spots." In a town full of hustlers, prostitutes and gamblers, the profession they looked down on was loan sharking.

PHOTOS: A Waypoint On A Walk Across America

Martin J. Bernstein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Martin J. Bernstein

It took five weeks to walk from New York to Pittsburgh. After about 270 miles on the Appalachian Trail I headed west on Route 30 till I got to the old steel city to pick up a canoe and begin my river journey on the great Ohio.

Missouri Levee Exploded By U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

AP | By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago

WYATT, Mo. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers exploded a large section of a Mississippi River levee Monday in a desperate attempt to protect an Illin...

Mayor Tells Residents To Leave Flood-Threatened Illinois Town

AP | By DAVID MERCER | Posted 07.01.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Authorities in a southern Illinois city menaced by two dangerously swollen rivers said Sunday that most of the city's remaining res...

'THE TOWN'S GONE'

AP | By ANDREW DeMILLO and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 06.26.2011 | Green

VILONIA, Ark. -- Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says rescuers have accounted for everyone who lives in the tornado-struck town of Vilonia and that the death...

Missouri Levees Ready To Burst From Intense Rain

AP | By JIM SALTER | Posted 06.25.2011 | Green

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A levee protecting the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff held overnight but officials are keeping a wary eye as waters from...

Mimi Hughes 981-Mile Swim In Ohio River Ends In Illinois

Louisville Courier-Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CAIRO, Ill. -- A Tennessee woman has completed her 981-mile swim of the Ohio River, ending in Illinois about two months after she started in Pittsburg...

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If there was ever a shining example of why you should Move Your Money from Wall Street, legalized loan sharking is a good one.

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.