10:34am

Fri February 3, 2012
The Commonwealth

Motorists to the Aid of the Artisan Center

Motorists travelling through Kentucky on Interstate-75 are helping a popular tourist attract weather a tight state budget.  The Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea is supported by state funds and products sold at its gift shop.  Tourism Cabinet spokesman Gil Lawson says the proposed budget eliminates state general fund support.  But, Lawson says 350-thousand dollars from the state road fund could fill the gap

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10:20am

Fri February 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Baseball's Josh Hamilton Reportedly Suffers Relapse; Seen Drinking At Bar

Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers during last year's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Ezra Shaw Getty Images

Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers, one of baseball's biggest stars and someone who has been battling addiction demons for the last decade, was spotted drinking alcohol at a Dallas bar on Monday, the local Morning News has reported.

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10:00am

Fri February 3, 2012
Education

Charter School Hearing on Valentines Day

A bill allowing charter schools in Kentucky will get a hearing in the House Education Committee. Chairman Carl Rollins has set February 14th as the hearing date, but that could change if the deadline for candidates to file to run for General Assembly seats is pushed back again. Rollins still doesn’t support charter schools, but thinks it's time for the bill to be discussed.

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10:00am

Fri February 3, 2012
Movie Interviews

Going In '50/50' On A Cancer Comedy, With Laughs

Originally published on Fri February 3, 2012 11:26 am

In 50/50, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Adam, a public radio host stricken with cancer who enlists his best friend, played by Seth Rogen, for moral and physical support.
Chris Helcermanas-Benge Summit Publicity

This interview was originally broadcast on September 28, 2011. 50/50 is now available on DVD.

When screenwriter Will Reiser was 24 and diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer, he coped by thinking up ideas for cancer comedies with his best friend, actor Seth Rogen.

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9:35am

Fri February 3, 2012
Business and the Economy

Bourbon Highlight in Kentucky Economy, Study Finds

Calling Kentucky bourbon a bright spot on the state's manufacturing landscape, Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday touted a new study that highlights the distilling industry's growing economic impact. The study, by University of Louisville economist Paul Coomes, found that the industry, directly and indirectly, employs about 9,000 people with an annual payroll of more than $413 million. Beshear said that during the past three years the bourbon industry has undergone its largest expansion since Prohibition.

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9:35am

Fri February 3, 2012

9:33am

Fri February 3, 2012
The Commonwealth

Mild Winter Days May Give Way to Storms

The galoshes went back into the closet this week as Kentucky has enjoyed temperatures eclipsing 60 degrees. According to Kentucky Mesonet, a research network that compiles climate data from throughout the state, Christian County saw an average high of 67.1 degrees Wednesday.  Tuesday saw a high of 62.6 degrees and Monday 61.9 degrees.

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9:29am

Fri February 3, 2012
The Commonwealth

Georgetown Police Chief Loses Command

Greg Reeves.
Georgetown News-Graphic

Georgetown Council member Brad Penn confirmed that Greg Reeves has been relieved of his duties as chief of police by Mayor Everette Varney. Penn said he was notified by the mayor in an afternoon phone call. By law, the Georgetown chief of police works under purview of the mayor. Personnel moves are at the mayor's discretion and need not be approved by the city council.

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9:26am

Fri February 3, 2012
Sports

KY Automakers Make Super Bowl Debut

Susan Henson, who works in quality control at Toyota's Georgetown plant, also is featured in the ad.
Toyota Manufacturing

Aiming to promote the newest Camry, Toyota will return to Super Bowl Sunday advertising this weekend for the first time in three years, and the automaker has turned to its workers in Georgetown to help. Among Toyota's advertisements during Super Bowl coverage will be one that features the Scott County plant and eight of its workers, and showcases Kentucky's role in building the vehicle that has been the best-selling car in America for 10 years straight and 14 of the past 15 years. The Camry has been assembled in Georgetown since the plant opened in 1988.

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9:23am

Fri February 3, 2012
Health and Welfare

State Rejects Northern Kentucky NICU Request

Kentucky officials have rejected St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s application to open a top-level neonatal intensive care unit in Edgewood. St. Elizabeth has been fighting for more than a year to open the unit, which would provide ventilation and other services to babies born between 28 and 32 weeks of gestation. But the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services ruled late Wednesday that while St. Elizabeth demonstrated the NICU would benefit Northern Kentucky, it did not prove that families needing the service could not get medical care at Cincinnati hospitals or elsewhere in Kentucky.

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