12:48pm

Wed July 6, 2011
All Politics are Local

Paul Called Extremist By Watchdog Group

A civil rights organization known for monitoring right-wing hate groups nationwide has listed U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on its list of “extremist” candidates who ran for public office in 2010. The Southern Poverty Law Center compiled the list of 23 candidates, which includes prominent neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, white supremacists, Klu Klux Klansmen, militiamen and Holocaust deniers.

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12:43pm

Wed July 6, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Two Injured in July 4th Explosions

Two people suffered significant injuries from explosive devices during the Independence Day weekend, according to Nelson County EMS Director Joe Prewitt. Zack Bagwell, 25, Boston, was transported to University Hospital Sunday afternoon after losing at least one finger in an explosion near the Beech Fork River in the Boston area. The Boston Fire Department and EMS met Bagwell at Rust Funeral Home.

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12:38pm

Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Families Of Deployed Soldiers Who Commit Suicide To Get Condolence Letters

This statement from President Obama, just released by the White House, confirms an earlier report by CNN:

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12:34pm

Wed July 6, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Three Family Members Drown in KY River

Three men from the same family died after they were swept away by the rain-swollen current during a Fourth of July outing on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. Rescuers on Tuesday recovered the body of Tim Blevins about half a mile below a dam on the river, near Hyden. On Monday, Blevins' brother, Larry Blevins, 36, and Kendall Estep, 30, their brother-in-law, had been pronounced dead.

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12:24pm

Wed July 6, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Few Quick Fixes For Brent Spence Bridge

Reinstate emergency pull-over lanes. Reduce the speed limit. Ban trucks. Reroute traffic away from the bridge altogether. Less than two weeks after a stranded motorist was knocked to his death off the Brent Spence Bridge, the accident has revived a years-long debate about ways to make driving the span safer - now.

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12:19pm

Wed July 6, 2011
Sports

Campers Settle in at KY Speedway

They say life's pretty sweet in Hershey, Pa., but the Fletcher families - three brothers and their kin -- chose to spend this week, beginning Tuesday, camping out at the Kentucky Speedway. "It's your inaugural race" in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series, the top tier of stock-car racing, said Ann Fletcher, explaining why this is the one Sprint Cup race the Fletcher clan intends to visit in 2011.

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12:00pm

Wed July 6, 2011
Law

Shades Of O.J. Case In Casey Anthony Verdict?

Casey Anthony was acquitted yesterday on charges of murdering her two-year-old. The credibility of the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault has been thrown into question. The AMA has taken a stand against the use of Photoshop in magazines. Host Michel Martin discusses these stories with this week's "Beauty Shop" panel: political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry, former magazine editor Anita Malik and journalist Eleanor Beardsley. This conversation may contain language considered too graphic for young listeners.

11:58am

Wed July 6, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Doctors Overuse Stents In Stable Patients

Now they tell us.

Heart specialists who sifted through a registry of more than 600,000 people treated with catheters, inflatable balloons and stents to clear blocked coronary arteries found the procedures were used too often in patients with stable heart trouble.

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