1:12pm

Thu September 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Ahmadinejad: U.S. Used 'Mysterious Sept. 11 Incident' As Pretext For War

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the U.N. today.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

American diplomats just walked out of the United Nations General Assembly after hearing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ask what to him is a rhetorical question: who used "the mysterious Sept. 11 incident as a pretext to attack Afghanistan and Iraq?"

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1:11pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Education

Kenton County Schools Deep in the Red

The Kenton County School Board passed a working budget for the 2011/2012 fiscal year Sept. 12 with expenditures expected to exceed revenue by $3.2 million. “This is something we knew was coming, something we need to prepare for now,” Kenton County Schools executive director of finance Kelley Gamble told board members while presenting his report.

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1:09pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Business and the Economy

Income Gap Wider in Northern Kentucky

The gap in household income between whites and African-Americans is wider in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky than it is across the United States as a whole. New U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today show that the local median household income for blacks locally in 2010 was $29,705 compared to $55,277 for whites only (not including white Hispanics).

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1:06pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Scott County's Population Continues Steep Rise

Scott County’s young population, location and overall quality of life are each factors that promise its torrid population growth likely will continue for decades to come, said Kentucky’s top demographer. Last week, the Kentucky State Data Center located at the University of Louisville released its population projections through 2050, and Scott County is expected to remain among the state’s fastest-growing counties, said Michael Price, Kentucky state demographer.

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1:03pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Striving For A Safer Table Saw

Regulators Consider Safety Brakes For Table Saws

Federal regulators are moving closer to implementing new safety standards for table saws. Every year, several thousand Americans cut off their fingers using the tools.

Engineers at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a federal agency tasked with ensuring safety standards on a range of consumer products, say almost all of those injuries could be prevented with a better safety brake system.

Currently, such a brake is only available on one brand of table saw, called SawStop, but the vast majority of saws sold today don't have the safety brake.

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1:01pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Filmmaker-Turned-Author Probes 62-year-old killing

When Georgetown filmmaker Michael Crisp made his documentary The Very Worst Thing about the 1958 school bus crash in Prestonsburg, he was intrigued by another local story, the 62-year-old unsolved murder of Muriel Baldridge. That killing, the resulting investigation and trials are the subject of Crisp’s first book, Murder in the Mountains: The Muriel Baldridge Story.

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12:59pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Hate Crime Alleged in Attack in Harlan

An advocacy group has asked federal officials to investigate a case in which a Letcher County man says he was viciously beaten in Harlan County because he is gay. Two men have been charged in state court with attempted murder and two women have been charged with complicity to commit attempted murder stemming from the April beating of Kevin Pennington.

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12:59pm

Thu September 22, 2011
The Salt

Cantaloupe Illness And Death Toll May Keep Climbing, CDC Says

A label from the Colorado cantaloupe blamed for at least 8 deaths in a listeria outbreak.
FDA

As of Tuesday night, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported that 55 people in 14 states have become infected with one of the strains of Listeria monocytogenes tied to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms' production fields in Granada, Colo.

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12:58pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

EKU Arts Center Ready for Inaugural Performance

The stage is set for Saturday’s inaugural performance at Eastern Kentucky University’s new Center for the Arts. Executive Director Debra Hoskins says ticket sales for Saturday’s performance by Kentuckian Wynonna Judd have been unbelievable. “The support that the Center has gotten from Madison Countians, from Lexington, from the entire region has just been unbelievable. I am so proud of the people in this area who are supporting this venture and all that they’re doing to make sure that it’s a continued success”, said Hoskins.

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12:56pm

Thu September 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Senators: Justice Department Misleading Americans About Patriot Act

Two U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Justice Department, yesterday, accusing it of misleading the American public about how a section of the Patriot Act is being implemented.

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mark Udall (D-CO) take issue with two things agency officials from both the Obama and Bush administrations have said in the past:

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