11:29am

Tue October 25, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Needed: Owner for Perry County Bridge

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hopes to give away this historic bridge on Ky. 80 in Perry County.
Lexington Herald-Leader

Want to own a piece of transportation history? The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is looking for a new owner for an 82-year-old, 456-foot, three-span steel bridge. The bridge, over the north folk of the Kentucky River in Perry County on Ky. 80, is set to be replaced next year. Through a new program, the cabinet is willing to give the 1929 bridge, which is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, to a new owner rather than demolish it.

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11:24am

Tue October 25, 2011
Sports

Despite Handicap, Teen Plays for Taylor County

Jay Gaines has been facing challenges all of his life. Gaines was born with one arm and one leg, but he continues to have big dreams, and he is making them come true as a member of the Taylor County High School football team. Active is the word many people who know Jay would use to describe him. Taylor County High School head football coach Eric Graves said he has been impressed, and amazed, since seeing Jay on the football field.

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11:18am

Tue October 25, 2011
The Commonwealth

New Mayor Takes Over in Covington

Businessman Chuck Scheper will be named mayor of Northern Kentucky’s largest city on Tuesday to serve out the term of Denny Bowman, who resigned in September. Scheper, one of three people interviewed by city commissioners, will be sworn in during a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, officials said.

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11:17am

Tue October 25, 2011
All Politics are Local

Williams Criticizes Beshear Jobs Claims

State Sen. David Williams, R-Burkesville, made Northern Kentucky one of the first stops on his statewide bus tour, which kicked off in Louisville Monday morning. State Sen. David Williams, R-Burkesville, made Northern Kentucky one of the first stops on his statewide bus tour, which kicked off in Louisville Monday morning.

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11:15am

Tue October 25, 2011
Business and the Economy

Indian Company Breaks Ground on E'town Plant

Flex Films USA will begin placing its stamp on Kentucky this week. The Elizabethtown operation, owned by Uflex Ltd. based in New Delhi, India, will hold a ground blessing and groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday in Elizabethtown. The company makes polyester chips, specialty films, coated and metallized film, laminates, pouches, holographic films and adhesives used in packaging.

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11:14am

Tue October 25, 2011
Remembering Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Steve, Myself And i: The Big Story Of A Little Prefix

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 1:39 pm

A message honoring Steve Jobs is scrawled on a blacked-out window at an Apple store in Seattle.

Elaine Thompson AP

Steve Jobs did his last product launch last March, for the iPad 2. At the close, he stood in front of a huge picture of a sign showing the intersection of streets called Technology and Liberal Arts.

It was a lifelong ideal for Jobs, the same one that had drawn him to make his famous 1979 visit to the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, or Xerox PARC for short. That was where a group of artistically minded researchers had developed the graphical user interface, or GUI, which Apple's developers were to incorporate into the Lisa and the Macintosh a few years later.

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11:14am

Tue October 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Occupy Oakland Protest Broken Up By Police

"Oakland police arrested dozens of people at a plaza outside City Hall and at a second, smaller camp nearby early this morning, two weeks after the protesters launched efforts as part of the nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed and economic inequality," The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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11:13am

Tue October 25, 2011
Education

Live from Kuwait: Educator Reaches Out via Skype

Even miles away from home, teacher Andrea Meyer still is a presence in her Elizabethtown classroom. Lt. Col. Meyer of the U.S. Army Reserve, a special education teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, has been deployed to Kuwait for 400 days, but still is keeping tabs on her students by Skype, an online video call service, like she did on Monday. Her school, in return, will be working on a service project for the entirety of her deployment.

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11:11am

Tue October 25, 2011
The Commonwealth

Ellis Park Gets Instant Racing Win

As expected, Ellis Park won approval on Monday to expand its gambling offerings by adding electronic Instant Racing machines. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved the track's request to become the second track in the state to offer the machines.

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11:08am

Tue October 25, 2011
The Commonwealth

Beshear Unveils New I-69 Shields

Gov. Steve Beshear today will unveil the new Interstate 69 shields that will appear on portions of the Western Kentucky Parkway and I-24 from near Madisonville to near Paducah. The unveiling will take place at a ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m. CDT at Southside Elementary School at Nortonville, located on U.S. 41-Alternate south of Dawson Springs.

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