12:17pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Business and the Economy

Auto Parts Maker Locates in Glasgow, Creates 100 jobs

GLASGOW – Officials from Canadian-based Beta Tech Inc. announced Monday the company will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility, Fortis Manufacturing, in Glasgow, creating 100 new jobs over the next several years. The automotive parts supplier’s location will entail a $5.1 million investment.

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12:14pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Sports

Bengals Return to Georgetown Camp Unlikely

Georgetown College’s 15-year relationship with the Cincinnati Bengals appears to nearing its end. In an interview with The Cincinnati Enquirer posted on the Bengals’ website Friday night, President Mike Brown said the team is considering keeping the training camp closer to home.

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12:11pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Sports

IndyCar star Touched Kentuckian's life

Dan Wheldon, reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, recently took contest winner Trey Taylor, 8, of Clifton, on a $500 IZOD shopping spree at the Florence Mall Macy's. Trey also spent time with Wheldon at the IndyCar series race at Kentucky Speedway.
IndyCar

Meeting an Indianapolis 500 winner would be an unforgettable experience by itself, but Trey Taylor got to do more than shake Dan Wheldon's hand or ask for an autograph. The spunky 8-year-old from Clifton won a Sept. 30 shopping spree with the 2011 Indy 500 winner at the Macy's in Florence Mall, and a couple days later met with Wheldon at Kentucky Speedway before the IZOD IndyCar Series race. Tears welled in Trey's eyes Sunday when his parents somberly broke the news that Wheldon had been in a serious crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and did not survive.

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12:08pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Kentuckians at War

Power Coops Honor World War II Vets

As Veteran's Day 2011 draws near, power cooperatives across Kentucky have joined together to honor those who fought in World War II. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 35 World War II veterans from Kentucky will travel to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorial created in 2004 to honor their service.

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12:04pm

Tue October 18, 2011
Health

The Man Who Tracks Viruses Before They Spread

H1N1 virus virons appear in a tissue sample.

C. Goldsmith and D. Rollin CDC Public Health Image Library

The New Yorker once called virologist Nathan Wolfe "the world's most prominent virus hunter." Wolfe, the director of the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative, spends his days tracking emerging infectious diseases before they turn into deadly pandemics.

In The Viral Storm, Wolfe describes how most of those emerging infectious diseases originally start out in animals before making the jump to us.

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11:46am

Tue October 18, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Revisiting Prohibition: Kentucky Ahead of Time

Photo of Patrolman Piercy before he left the force, as part of the Prohibition exhibit at the Lexington History Museum on Thursday October 6, 2011 in Lexington,
Mark Cornelison Lexington Herald-Leader

In November 1919, Kentucky voters narrowly approved a state constitutional amendment banning the sale and distribution of alcohol in the state two months before Prohibition began nationwide. Not until Jan. 17, 1920, did the Volstead Act take effect, making America, officially at least, a dry nation as provided by the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Prohibition returned as a topic of conversation earlier this month with the premiere on public television of Prohibition, a three-part documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns.

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11:46am

Tue October 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Goldman Sachs Lost $428 Million In Third Quarter

Bank of America's report of a $6.2 billion profit in the third quarter, as we said earlier, has many analysts pointing out that it was mostly due to one-time accounting changes and asset sales. Still, BofA's stock is up slightly at this hour.

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11:43am

Tue October 18, 2011
All Politics are Local

Judge Rules Against Attack Ads on Beshear

Frankfort - Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate on Monday issued a restraining order to stop a group from airing TV commercials against Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. Wingate ruled the Restoring America group was not disclosing its donors -- a violation of Kentucky campaign law.

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11:38am

Tue October 18, 2011
All Politics are Local

Attorney General Debate Follows Campaign Pattern

The first debate between the candidates for Kentucky attorney general repeated many themes of the campaign. Democratic incumbent Jack Conway and Republican challenger Todd P’Pool squared off on KET last night. Conway continued touting his accomplishments as the state’s chief prosecutor fighting cyber crime, child pornography and prescription drug abuse. P’Pool, meanwhile, continued his efforts to nationalize the race and said Conway should join other state attorneys general in a lawsuit against President Obama’s healthcare overhaul law.

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11:09am

Tue October 18, 2011
All Tech Considered

DeLorean Goes Electric: Company Plans New Model Of Iconic Gullwing Car

Originally published on Tue October 18, 2011 12:12 pm

A 1981 DeLorean is seen in a commemorative cruise in Michigan. A Texas company plans to make electric versions of the iconic car.

Jerry S. Mendoza AP

There's a new DeLorean DMC-12 coming out — or rather, there's a new version of the same stainless steel wedge of a sportscar that became an icon (and perhaps the lone representative) of '80s cool. But it won't run on gas — it'll be electric.

And unlike the DeLorean that played a vital role in Back to the Future, this one won't require a nuclear reaction that generates 1.21 gigawatts.

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