Project at Ky. coal plant to trap carbon dioxide
HARRODSBURG (AP) — Kentucky elected officials and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy will visit a central Kentucky coal power plant to tout a project that will capture and store carbon dioxide emissions.
They will be breaking ground Monday on the carbon capture pilot system at the E.W. Brown Generating Station in Harrodsburg. The technology is designed to help old coal-burning power plants meet stricter emissions laws.
Gov. Steve Beshear, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and the U.S. Energy Department’s carbon capture program manager are expected to attend the groundbreaking at the plant, which is owned by LG&E.
The project is one of about 15 around the country that is getting support from the Department of Energy.
Military burying of Marine missing since WWII
LOUISVILLE AP) — The remains of a Marine from northeastern Kentucky unaccounted for since last being seen on an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Department of Defense says the remains of Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen of Rush, Kentucky, were located in November on the island of Betio.
The military says four sets of remains belong to Japanese soldiers were found along with Allen’s.
Allen was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, which landed on Betio in the Tarawa Atoll. Over several days, roughly 1,000 Marines were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded. Allen was reported killed in action on Nov. 20, 1943.
He will be buried July 29 in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C.
Appeals court set to hear case of Maine man
OWENSBORO (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear the case of a Maine resident serving 30 years in prison for transporting a 13-year-old Owensboro girl across state lines to engage in sexual activity.
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has scheduled arguments for Aug. 5 in the case of 47-year-old Archie Whalen of Hancock County, Maine.
A jury in Kentucky convicted Whalen in 2012 of taking the girl in 2009 from her home in Owensboro to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The girl was found a day after an Amber Alert was issued.
Officials said Whalen met the girl when she and her mother lived briefly in Maine.
Whalen is currently being held in a federal prison in Marion, Illinois. His projected release date is Nov. 15, 2035.
2 arrested after police find body in car
ELIZABETHTOWN (AP) — Two people have been charged with kidnapping and murder after police say they found a body inside the trunk of a car in Hardin County.
The News-Enterprise reported that 24-year-old Octavio Fernandez Correa and 31-year-old Tiffany Nicole Hodges are scheduled for arraignment Monday in Hardin County District Court.
Police say Correa kidnapped the person from a home in Munfordville and drove to Glendale in the victim’s car. Police say Hodges said she helped Correa bind the victim and wrap him in a blanket and also told police she saw Correa shoot the victim in the head.
Correa and Hodges are being held at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million cash bond.
Jail records did not list an attorney for either person.