9:45am

Tue December 6, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

6,400 Gallon Alcohol Spill at Bardstown Distillery

About 6,400 gallons of ethyl alcohol spilled from the back of a Heaven Hill Distilleries facility off KY 49, Loretto Road, Saturday afternoon. Roughly a tanker truck’s worth of 180-proof, potable alcohol, used for blending at Heaven Hill, poured into a nearby creek and lake as firefighters, state environmental regulators and the Nelson County Emergency Management Agency were called to the scene. The accident occurred as a tanker truck was transferring the alcohol into a tank behind the distillery’s main bottling building.

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9:45am

Tue December 6, 2011
Around the Nation

Chicken Vs. Kale: Vt. Artist Fights Chick-Fil-A Suit

Originally published on Tue December 6, 2011 7:36 pm

Bo Muller-Moore, known by some as the "Eat More Kale" guy, hand screen prints his shirts from his Montpelier, Vt., studio.
Toby Talbot AP

This is a story of David and Goliath — except it's kale vs. chicken. Vermont folk artist Bo Muller-Moore is fighting charges of trademark infringement from the Atlanta-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.

Muller-Moore runs a T-shirt business from his Montpelier, Vt., studio around the phrase "Eat More Kale." He got the idea 10 years ago from a farmer friend who wanted to promote local agriculture — and sell more kale.

Each year, Muller-Moore sells thousands of T-shirts, and at $25 a pop he makes enough to support his family.

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9:42am

Tue December 6, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

2011 Among Kentucky's Wettest Years

Link Gregory waited Monday under his umbrella for a LexTran bus to arrive at this stop near Fire Station No. 9 on Richmond Road. The city received another heavy dose of rain, pushing it toward a record year.
Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington has had the second-wettest year on record and is slightly more than 2 inches from tying the record for precipitation set in 1935, when the city received 65.76 inches. The rainfall helped break records for the wettest years in Louisville and Paducah.

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9:39am

Tue December 6, 2011
State Capitol

Power Outage Closes Frankfort Offices

FRANKFORT – State employees who work in the Frankfort Capital Plaza Tower or in Fountain Plaza Shops should not report to work today as the building will be closed.A transformer failed overnight, shutting off power to the building. Repairs are underway.

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9:38am

Tue December 6, 2011
The Commonwealth

Covington Moves to Revitalize Riverfront

As an $80 million entertainment, residential and retail development takes shape on the northern shore of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Covington is also looking inward at what can be done to revitalize its own riverfront. Covington is moving forward with plans to develop city-owned property between the Roebling Suspension Bridge and Madison Avenue. Last week, the city sent out about 40 requests for proposals from developers. Now, it is seeking input from the community to help elected officials select a proposal early next year.

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9:36am

Tue December 6, 2011
Business and the Economy

Kentucky-Made Camry Sedans Korea Bound

Toyota announced Monday plans to export U.S.-built Camry sedans to its distributor in South Korea. The Camry has been the top selling car in America for 13 of the past 14 years and a best-selling car worldwide. This is the first time the U.S.-assembled Camry will be exported outside of North America, Toyota said. The vehicles are scheduled to arrive in South Korea beginning in January.

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9:34am

Tue December 6, 2011
Mountain Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky's "Rosie the Riveter"

Lela Sizemore Byrd helped build B-24 bombers during World War II.
Georgetown News-Graphic

SADIEVILLE -- She was 17, a mountain girl from Perry County on a weekend visit to her father's Leslie County sawmill when a relative brought Lela Sizemore the news. "I was outside with a brother when somebody came out and told us Pearl Harbor had been bombed," 87-year-old Lela Sizemore Byrd said Monday.

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9:29am

Tue December 6, 2011
The Commonwealth

Gunman Wounds Three Lawmen

Hopkins County Sheriff's Deputy, LyDon Logan, leads the department's K-9 Kane away from the scene of a shooting Monday night in Hanson. Kane's handler, Deputy Jamie Lampton was wounded, along with two other officers.
Jim Pearson The Messenger

One man is dead and two Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies and a Kentucky State Police trooper were wounded in a shootout at a Hanson residence Monday night. The incident began when police responded to a suicide threat at a residence. After negotiating with the man, Dustin Barnes, 25, he emerged from the house and began firing a shotgun. Police returned fire wounding Barnes, who later died from his injuries.

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9:15am

Tue December 6, 2011

8:40am

Tue December 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Before Obama Invites Teddy Roosevelt Comparisons, Read TR's Words

Originally published on Tue December 6, 2011 3:01 pm

Theodore Roosevelt, twenty-sixth president of the United States serving from 1901 to 1909.
National Archives Getty Images

As NPR's Scott Horsley reported for Morning Edition:

"President Obama will try Tuesday to follow in the footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt when he delivers an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., the same city where Roosevelt issued a famous call for a 'New Nationalism' more than 100 years ago.

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