11:15am

Thu September 29, 2011
Around the Nation

Brewers And Beer-Lovers Tap Into Craft Beer Craze

Thousands of craft beer makers, distributors and just plain beer fans are descending on downtown Denver Thursday for the start of the annual Great American Beer Festival.

The event's 40,000 public tickets sold out in just a few days — an indication of how well this growing industry is doing even in a poor economy.

Nearly 150 small craft breweries have opened their doors in the U.S. this year, including Pateros Creek Brewing Co. in the craft beer mecca of Fort Collins, Colo.

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11:04am

Thu September 29, 2011
The Two-Way

Alleged Terrorist Acquired Small Arsenal For Attack, FBI Says

Originally published on Thu September 29, 2011 2:53 pm

According to the United States Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts, this is the remote controlled model of a US Navy's 1950s Sabre jet fighter that allegedly belonged to Rezwan Ferdaus.
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More details are emerging about the alleged plot and the alleged would-be terrorist who the FBI says planned to attack the Pentagon and Capitol Building with explosives-laden small aircraft and thought he had given devices to al-Qaida operatives that could be used to kill U.S. soldiers stationed overseas.

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10:54am

Thu September 29, 2011
Statehouse News

Why New Kentucky Roads Take Years

After legislative approval, it took more than 14 years to complete a project to reroute and improve a 6.6-mile section U.S. 68 in Jessamine County that had a high number of accidents.
The Lane Report

U.S. 68 in Jessamine County in the mid-1990s was a narrow, winding two-lane that 15,000 vehicles traversed daily, with more than its share of accidents. In response to area residents’ complaints, state transportation officials and legislators recommended and authorized replacing the worst section with 6.6 miles of modern, safer four-lane.

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10:47am

Thu September 29, 2011
Business and the Economy

Questions Follow LEX Motivation Seminar

When Elbert Ray showed up at the Get Motivated seminar in Rupp Arena on Wednesday, he expected his ticket to cost $1.95, the number he saw on the numerous ads leading up to the big event. But that $1.95 was for advance sale tickets only; as the smaller print said on those ads, it was $225 at the door.

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10:42am

Thu September 29, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Penn. Couple Raft Ohio River

Nearly three months ago, a Pennsylvania couple began their journey down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh on their self-made raft, headed to wherever the river led them. The small boat with its black pirate flag and tarp covering was docked at Henderson's riverfront Wednesday afternoon, gaining lots of attention from folks in the area.

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10:37am

Thu September 29, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Millions in Fake Goods Seized at Airport

Customs officers seized almost $5.4 million in ball caps, purses, watches and other counterfeit products last week during a crackdown at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The campaign by U.S. Customs and Border Protection comes a year after a similar but longer operation netted $21 million in knockoff products at the airport. Customs officials say the two operations show counterfeit imports have become such a problem at the airport that they may need to beef up inspections, possibly by adding more officers to help with a more aggressive examination of imported products.

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10:32am

Thu September 29, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Northern KY Gets Reagan Highway

Interstate 275 in Northern Kentucky now bears Ronald Reagan’s name. The Transportation Cabinet this week raised six signs along the Kentucky portion of the I-275 loop that name that portion the Ronald Reagan Highway. Kentucky’s I-275 becomes the second highway in the Cincinnati region named for the movie star turned 40th president of the United States. Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway in Cincinnati intersects I-275.

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10:26am

Thu September 29, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Ex-Whitley Sheriff Sentenced to Prison

Former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge will call a prison cell home for the foreseeable future.
U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove agreed to accept a binding plea agreement Wednesday morning, and sentenced Hodge to 186 months in prison, or 15.5 years behind bars. He also ordered Hodge, 52, to forfeit $50,000 to the federal government and to pay $64,897 in restitution to the Whitley County Fiscal Court.

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