Louisville celebrates Edison’s birthday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Celebrated inventor and scientist Thomas Edison is being remembered in his old Kentucky home. A daylong birthday party is planned for Saturday, Feb. 13 at the historic Thomas Edison House in the Butchertown neighborhood in Louisville. Edison was born 169 years ago this February. Organizers say the party will include refreshments and a cake shaped like…

Foster Care Review Boards calling for volunteers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky is calling for volunteers for its Citizen Foster Care Review Boards, which work with the courts to ensure the state’s foster children are placed in permanent homes as quickly as possible. The Administrative Office of the Courts oversees hundreds of volunteers, appointed by the courts, who review files for children in state custody. The boards…

‘Shark Tank’ cast member Greiner to headline conference

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – ABC’s “Shark Tank” cast member Lori Greiner will be the featured speaker at a conference next month in Chattanooga. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Greiner will headline an entrepreneurial summit for women. Greiner will share her experiences as an inventor at a luncheon on March 11 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tickets for the luncheon…

Jackson police warn women traveling alone to be wary

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Jackson police are warning women traveling alone to be wary, because three criminals are targeting women they see as vulnerable. Officer Colundula Green says women should be aware of their surroundings, avoid distractions including phones and loud music, keep valuables out of sight, avoid dark, unlit areas, and go out with companions. She told news outlets…

East Tennessee woman indicted in death of boyfriend’s son

JASPER, Tenn. (AP) – An east Tennessee woman has been indicted in the death of her boyfriend’s 6-year-old son. A Marion County grand jury last week indicted 30-year-old Holly Rutledge of Whitwell on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. The boy’s body was found in a home in Whitwell last March. Media outlets report Rutledge was arrested Friday…

Shoe collection in Louisville to raise money for Flint kids

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville is launching a community-wide effort to raise money for children in Flint, Michigan, who have been impacted by that city’s drinking water crisis. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the effort will serve the long-term needs of children impacted by the high levels of lead in drinking water. During the month of February, the city, Louisville…

Mr. Food recipe for Lucky Chinese Noodles

What You’ll Need: 1 pound spaghetti 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 carrots, peeled, cut in half, and thinly sliced diagonally 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 cup sliced scallions What To Do: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti to desired doneness; drain…

One killed, one injured in Weakley County crash

SHARON, Tenn. –A weekend crash in Weakley County kills one person and injures another. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says around 1:50 p.m. Sunday in Sharon, a car, driven by Wilma Hill was headed westbound on Old Highway 45. The THP says Hill attempted to make a left turn onto Highway 45 East. Troopers say another car, driven by Anikke Brown…

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver’s two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Manning threw for just 141 yards and committed two turnovers in one of the least…

2 Dead in Shooting After Parade in Mississippi

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) – South Mississippi police say a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian (kris-TYANH) has claimed two lives and left four wounded. Police Chief Tim Hendricks confirmed the number of dead and wounded to WLOX-TV (http://bit.ly/1nRDMjF ). Celeste Plaisance tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/20PHjO1 ) she heard about 12 shots Sunday afternoon and thought…