9:36am

Mon January 23, 2012
The Commonwealth

Hickman Mayor Fatally Shot

The mayor of Hickman, in Fulton County, in far Western Kentucky, has been shot and killed at his home, the Hickman police chief said early Monday.  Police chief Tony Grogan said Mayor Charles Murphy was shot and killed at his home. A suspect identified by police as Tommy Lattus, 30, gave himself up at the police station after the shooting.

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9:26am

Mon January 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Pakistan Officially Rejects U.S. Report On NATO Strike

Using strong words, Pakistan's military officially rejected a U.S. report, which concluded a NATO strike that killed 24 Pakistani troops was undertaken in self defense. Pakistan's military said parts of the report were "factually not correct."

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8:41am

Mon January 23, 2012
The Two-Way

2 Dead As Storms Roll Through South, Midwest

Two people were killed in the Birmingham, Ala. area after severe storms rolled through the South and Midwest. The storms, reports the AP, triggered tornado warnings in five states.

Currently, the National Weather Service said it expects tornadoes, hail, thunderstorms and winds up to 75 mph to move through Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. These kinds of storms, reports the NWS, are uncommon in the middle winter.

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7:58am

Mon January 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Romney Will Release Tax Records On Tuesday

Aiming to reset the narrative after Saturday's bruising loss in South Carolina, Mitt Romney said he would release his 2010 tax returns on Tuesday. The former Massachusetts governor made the commitment last night in an interview with Fox News.

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7:24am

Mon January 23, 2012
The Two-Way

EU Approves Embargo On Iranian Oil

Originally published on Mon January 23, 2012 12:06 pm

The European Union officially agreed to impose an embargo on Iranian oil, today. The AP reports that the union's 27 foreign ministers agreed on an immediate ban on new contracts for oil and existing contracts will be allowed to run through July 1.

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7:00am

Mon January 23, 2012
Three Books...

Putting On Heirs: 3 Rich And Snooty Reads

Originally published on Thu February 16, 2012 5:10 pm

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Surely I am not the only one who has harbored secret dreams of being an heiress — not the nouveau riche kind with a reality television crew trailing behind me, but the sort with a full staff, gobs of silver and afternoons spent on the hunt. Though I've come around to my untitled American life, I still adore reading books about drafty old houses and the privileged people who inhabit them.

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6:55am

Mon January 23, 2012
Around the Nation

Patriots Favored To Win Super Bowl By 3 Points

The New York Giants made the Super Bowl with a three-point win over San Francisco. The New England Patriots made the Super Bowl with a three-point win over Baltimore. Now Las Vegas oddsmakers are taking bets on the big game. The Patriots are favored to win by three.

6:50am

Mon January 23, 2012
Around the Nation

Chicago Judge Illustrates His Rulings With Photos

Court opinions are usually not that exciting but a judge in Chicago is trying to liven up his rulings with illustrations. In one, he used an iconic photo of Bob Marley. The case was about a prisoner's right to keep his dreadlocks on religious grounds.

6:46am

Mon January 23, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Blue Grass Depot Officials Await Word

As it stands now, destruction of aging chemical munitions stored at the Bluegrass Army Depot is scheduled to begin in 2017.  But, the timeline could still change.  The storing and disposal of chemical agents has been debated in central Kentucky for decades.  The deadline for ridding the Bluegrass Army Depot of nerve and mustard agents has been pushed back more than once.  Jeff Brubaker, manager of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Plant project, says cost increases for the disposal program were noted in late 2010 and that prompted a six month review.

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5:37am

Mon January 23, 2012
State Capitol

Romney Files for Kentucky Primary

Kentucky’s presidential primary is months away and tends to serve little purpose in selecting a major party nominee. But that doesn’t mean the event is being ignored.  At least one presidential hopeful is in front of the pack in Kentucky: Mitt Romney. The Republican frontrunner is the only candidate to have filed to run in the state's primary so far.  Romney qualified for the ballot by showing he qualified in more than twenty other states, which is one of four ways Kentucky allows presidential ballot access

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