New Law Hopes to Increase Food Safety

November 30th, 2010 · 7:41 pm  →  Posts

The Senate passed legislation today to make food safer in the wake of deadly E. coli and salmonella outbreaks, potentially giving the government broad new powers to increase inspections of food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted food.
The $1.4 billion bill, which would also place stricter standards on imported foods, passed the Senate [...]

Louisville Band to March in Macy’s Parade

November 23rd, 2010 · 3:00 pm  →  Posts

Louisville’s Eastern High School marching band is heading to New York City to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Courier-Journal reports it is the first band from Louisville to perform in the famous parade, which is watched by millions on television every year.
Eastern was one of eight high school bands selected from 150 [...]

More People On The Roads This Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2010 · 2:38 pm  →  Posts

Auto club AAA projects an 11.4% increase over last year in holiday travelers, with 42.2 million Americans taking a trip of at least 50 miles, compared with 37.9 million who took such trips in 2009. Despite gasoline prices that are 10% higher than a year ago, 94% of those traveling will go by auto. That’s [...]

Darvon and Darvocet Pulled From the Market

November 19th, 2010 · 7:29 pm  →  Posts

The Food and Drug Administration said today that the painkiller propoxyphene is being withdrawn from the market because it has been linked to a potentially deadly heart-rhythm abnormality, even when taken at recommended doses. Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Newport, Ky., agreed to the ban at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, which also [...]

Morning Accidents Cause Delays

November 18th, 2010 · 2:28 pm  →  Posts

The Courier Journal reports emergency crews are on the scene of two injury accidents this morning — Gene Snyder northbound at Interstate 64 and Interstate 71 at the Watterson Expressway. Both accidents have lanes blocked, a MetroSafe Communications supervisor said.
The accident on the Snyder Freeway involves an overturned truck and is blocking both northbound lanes [...]

Reusable Grocery Bags Under Investigation

November 15th, 2010 · 2:42 pm  →  Posts

Lead found in some reusable grocery bags is raising concerns that the toxin could pose environmental or health concerns to consumers. Recently, The Tampa Tribunefound lead in bags purchased at Winn-Dixie, Publix, Sweetbay, Walmart and Target.
Reusable bags are often sold by retailers and used by consumers instead of plastic bags. They may be canvas or [...]

Information Released About Carnival Cruise Ship

November 12th, 2010 · 2:06 pm  →  Posts

CNN.com reports marine experts are questioning whether there was a design flaw in the Carnival Splendor cruise ship, which lost power after an engine fire and was towed to San Diego on Thursday with nearly 4,500 people aboard.
A generator for an engine caught fire in the aft engine room 6 a.m. Monday, damaging a switchboard [...]

Remember Our Veterans

November 11th, 2010 · 3:24 pm  →  Posts

Today is Veterans Day! Take a moment to pause and reflect on the sacrifices our veterans have made and to honor both those who have served and those who are still serving. As Americans we need to recognize this as a day to celebrate our veterans, those whose service has made this country what it [...]

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day

November 10th, 2010 · 2:18 pm  →  Posts

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday [...]

Holiday Travel Tips

November 9th, 2010 · 2:18 pm  →  Posts

USA Today reports about 24 million air travelers — nearly 4% more than last year — are expected to fly on U.S. airlines during the Thanksgiving holiday, estimates the Air Transport Association, which represents the carriers.
Frequent fliers from USA Today’s panel of Road Warriors, who log millions of miles a year in the sky, offer [...]