10:58am

Thu October 13, 2011
The Commonwealth

Cooler, Fall-like Weather Invades Kentucky

After weeks of gorgeous, Indian Summer weather with warmer-than-normal temperatures and plenty of sun, more autumn-like conditions have finally arrived. There’s an 80 percent chance of rain showers and, possibly thundershowers today as a cold front sweeps in from the west, according to the National Weather Service. The high will only reach 68 degrees.

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10:55am

Thu October 13, 2011
Kentuckians at War

Support Troops Prepare for Combat

Sgt. 1st Class Scott Smith executes a bent arm bar on Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Lobo during a combatives training session for members of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in late September on Fort Knox.
Jill Pickett The News-Enterprise

Members of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command are not known as a combat unit, but the group recognizes the need for readiness when it enters a war zone early next year. Part of the process to prepare bodies and minds for the upcoming deployment was unleashed in September on a padded wrestling mat in a gymnasium on Fort Knox. The exercise was part of combatives training, a multi-dimensional course in hand-to-hand combat completed in stages.

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10:51am

Thu October 13, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Accused Drug Traffickers Handed to Feds

One of the five men accused of trafficking marijuana in Scott County last week stood before District Judge Vanessa Dickson Tuesday. Dickson dismissed the charges against them. They will face federal charges in U.S. District Court.
Thomas Musgrave The News-Graphic

The five men charged last week with trafficking more than 360 pounds of marijuana through Scott County were taken into custody by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The accused drug traffickers appeared in Scott District Court, where assistant county attorney Rand Marshall moved to dismiss all the charges against them. The men were then handed over to the DEA, which will press federal charges.

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10:48am

Thu October 13, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Ex-official at Blue Grass Airport gets Probation

John Slone, a former director of Blue Grass Airport appeared in Fayette Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 12, 2011. Slone who was jailed in June for violating terms of his probation on an airport theft-related conviction was granted probation.
Pablo Alcala Lexington Herald-Leader

Former Blue Grass Airport official John Slone, jailed since June for violating the terms of his conditional discharge on a theft-related conviction in an airport spending scandal, has been granted shock probation. Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine granted Slone shock probation during a court hearing Wednesday. She placed Slone on probation for 18 months.

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10:46am

Thu October 13, 2011
Television

Ted Danson, On 'Crime' And 'Death' After 'Cheers'

Ted Danson and Marg Helgenberger search for clues on the CBS drama CSI.

Sonja Flemming CBS

This interview was originally broadcast on Sept. 7, 2009. Ted Danson is currently starring in Bored to Death on HBO and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS.

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10:45am

Thu October 13, 2011
Sports

Ellis Park Plans to Open in January with Slots

If the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approves -- and there appear to be no reasons it wouldn't -- Ellis Park will reopen for simulcasting on Jan. 1 and stay open year-round as Instant Racing machines are installed early in 2012. The Henderson track also will have no overlap with Churchill Downs for its live race meet, which would encompass 30 race dates from July 1 through Labor Day. Churchill did not ask for the July 4 holiday when it made its presentation to the racing commission in Lexington.

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10:41am

Thu October 13, 2011
The Two-Way

French Prosecutors Drop Strauss-Kahn Sex Assault Inquiry

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 11:22 am

"French prosecutors have suspended the investigation into sexual assault claims against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn," France 24 reports. "French journalist Tristane Banon has accused Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her in 2003."

The Associated Press writes that "the prosecutor's office said Thursday that Strauss-Kahn admitted to sexual aggression against writer Tristane Banon but that it is too late to prosecute for that charge, because the incident in question happened in 2003."

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10:40am

Thu October 13, 2011
The Commonwealth

Kentuckian Co-Piloted Underwear Bomber Flight

One day before the so-called Underwear Bomber pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a Northwest Airlines jetliner on Christmas Day 2009, a Henderson resident’s voice was heard in the federal courtroom. Steve Stewart was the co-pilot on the Northwest Flight 253 when passenger Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate a chemical bomb hidden in his underwear to blow up the plane. It was he who reported the incident to authorities on the ground. Abdulmutallab failed in his attempt to bring down the plane and the 290 people aboard.

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10:27am

Thu October 13, 2011
Business and the Economy

Hopkins County Draws $11 Million Carhartt Investment

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear gestures as he speaks to employees and visitors at the Hanson Carhartt Distribution Center Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony announcing Carhartt's plans to spend $11 million on their Hopkins County facility.
Jim Pearson The Messenger

Carhartt plans to invest $11 million to upgrade equipment at its burgeoning Hanson distribution center, which has already added 150 new jobs this year. The investment, coupled with Gov. Steve Beshear’s unveiling of $3 million in state tax incentives, drew cheers from workers, city, Hopkins County and state officials gathered at the plant Wednesday afternoon.

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10:27am

Thu October 13, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Avastin For Breast Cancer: Hope Versus False Hope

The Food and Drug Administration regularly courts controversy. But the regulator is treading new and particularly emotional territory as it has moved to revoke approval of the drug Avastin to treat breast cancer.

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