11:27am

Tue October 4, 2011
Business and the Economy

Despite Rain, Farmers See Losses

Despite having near record rains this year, farmers say crops are showing signs of stress typically seen during droughts. "This has been a bizarre season," said Joe Boggs, with Ohio State University's Hamilton County Extension office. "We had a lot of wetness in spring and then mid-season the faucet shut off and then we had extreme hot temperatures with wind, which is like a hairdryer."

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11:24am

Tue October 4, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Lex. Park Honors Fallen Officer

Dozens of people gathered in a little park near Transylvania University on Monday night to dedicate a memorial to fallen Lexington police officer Bryan Durman. Seth Brewer, president of the Northside Neighborhood Association, which owns the park, said the group decided to honor Durman because "he was our guy."
"He was our officer, and he died here, so it seemed right," he said. Durman, 27, was hit by a sport-utility vehicle on North Limestone while investigating a noise complaint on the night of April 29, 2010. He was the first Lexington police offer to die in the line of duty in about 25 years.

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11:20am

Tue October 4, 2011
The Commonwealth

Wet-Dry Vote in Hardin County

As voters head to the polls today in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove, city leaders say their governments are ready for change should it come. Local mayors in the three cities said Monday their cities have researched the issues and are equipped to modify local alcohol laws and bulk up enforcement if needed. Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said he has been surprised by the quiet nature of the issue. While “yes” and “no” signs adorn front lawns and a few businesses, Walker said he expected a louder battle.

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10:35am

Tue October 4, 2011
The Two-Way

Bernanke: Economic Outlook Has Deteriorated

Federal Reserve policymakers expect "a somewhat slower pace of economic growth over coming quarters" than they had been forecasting just four months ago, Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress this hour.

There has been, he added in a statement prepared for the Joint Economic Committee, a "deterioration in the economic outlook over the summer."

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10:30am

Tue October 4, 2011
The Salt

Sesame Street Tackles Child Hunger, One Muppet At A Time

Sesame Workshop

There's a poignant moment right at the top of Sesame Street's new prime-time special, "Growing Hope Against Hunger." Everybody's gathered for a food drive near Hooper's store when, Lily, a new Muppet developed specifically for the show, reveals to Elmo that "sometimes I go with my family to the food pantry." Elmo is clearly jolted by the news. "Elmo never even has to think about where his next meal is coming from," he says.

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10:24am

Tue October 4, 2011
Business

Toyota Redesigns The Camry, Aiming To Stay On Top

Originally published on Tue October 18, 2011 12:05 pm

The new redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry is unveiled during a news event on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood, Calif.

Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Tinkering with success can be a dangerous thing. A redesigned version of the Toyota Camry, America's best-selling car for the past nine years, is going on sale in the U.S.

Toyota recently lost market share and has suffered through bad PR due to recalls, in addition to dealing with the continuing aftereffects of the Japan earthquake. Toyota executives are betting on the new Camry to jump-start the company's future.

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10:24am

Tue October 4, 2011
Environment

TIMELINE: Namibia's Checkered History Of Conservation

Conservation has long been a part of Namibia's story – but not always to the benefit of wildlife or people.

10:21am

Tue October 4, 2011
Politics

These Days, Everyone Dares Call It Treason

Originally published on Tue October 4, 2011 1:24 pm

American turncoat Benedict Arnold persuades Maj. John Andre to conceal papers in his boot and send them to the British to enable them to capture West Point in this print by C.F. Blauvelt and W. Wellstood circa 1785.

Hulton Archive Getty Images

Hurling around a word like "treason," the Chicago Sun-Times has observed, "is the definition of dirty politics."

If that be the case, this particular political season is dirtier than a West Texas hog wallow.

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10:01am

Tue October 4, 2011
Business and the Economy

Poor Ky. Economy Could Jeopardize Workplace Safety

These tight economic times could tempt some companies to cut back on workplace safety. Kentucky Labor Secretary Mark Brown says that may mean spending less such things as protective equipment and training sessions. Brown understands business concerns but insists there’s no substitute for safety.

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9:48am

Tue October 4, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

To Reach The Underserved, Hospitals Look To Local Churches

Language barriers and the fear of running into trouble because they lack proper documentation are among the many reasons that some immigrants avoid the health care system.

Now hospitals seeking to connect with these hard-to-reach populations are turning to a trusted institution: the church.

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