10:12am

Tue September 13, 2011
It's All Politics

Perry's Social Security Take: Boon For Opponents, Bane For Party

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he wants to be honest with the American people.

That now involves attempts to shelve the part of his presidential campaign playbook that had him just last week vigorously dismissing Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme."

Good luck on changing that conversation, Republican presidential frontrunner Perry, what with seven opponents nipping at your heels.

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10:11am

Tue September 13, 2011
All Politics are Local

Bus Crash Survivors Against Alcohol Sales

As the Oct. 4 elections approach, two survivors of the deadly Carrollton bus crash will speak out today against expanded alcohol sales in Hardin County. The May 14, 1988, bus crash resulted in 27 deaths and many more injuries when a drunken driver collided head on with a Radcliff First Assembly of God bus. Most of the victims were teenagers from Hardin County returning home from a trip to Kings Island. The special election for expanded alcohol sales is scheduled for Oct. 4 in separate elections in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove.

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10:05am

Tue September 13, 2011
The Commonwealth

Radcliff Withdraws from Hardin Merger

If a unification review commission is created, it will operate without the inclusion of Hardin County’s second-largest city. Radcliff City Council voted unanimously Monday to withdraw the city from further discussion about unification with the county and its five remaining cities. Hardin County United, a volunteer organization charged with examining the strategic goals of the 2010 Hardin County Vision Project, initiated the conversation based on a 2006 law that allows a county government to merge with one or more incorporated cities.

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10:03am

Tue September 13, 2011
Science/Health

Police Seize Synthetic Pot in Marion

Lt. Marty Hodge, Police Chief Ray O'Neal and Officer Bobby West inventory items seized from the smoke shop.

Police executed a search warrant at 1 p.m. CDT Monday at a Marion tobacco shop on Sturgis Road after an informant purchased 7H, an alleged synthetic marijuana. Despite its labeling, police throughout Kentucky are finding people who have smoked the product, which some police have likened to LSD.

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9:59am

Tue September 13, 2011
The Commonwealth

Veteran Take Flight on Historic War Plane

Richard Calland of Maysville observes from a machine gun port Friday while flying on the Aluminum Overcast B-17 Flying Fortress. Calland is a United States Navy veteran and enjoys vintage military aircraft.
Terry Prather The Ledger Independent

A veteran got the chance to take flight recently on an historical American aircraft. Richard Calland, 82, of Maysville, couldn't imagine a better way to spend a Friday afternoon than flying, or being around planes. For as long as Calland can remember, he's been enthralled by aircraft of all shapes and sizes. That's why his flight aboard a B-17G Flying Fortress was so special.

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9:40am

Tue September 13, 2011
Sports

Panel: UK Wrong to Bar Student Reporter

Longtime prominent Kentucky sportswriter Billy Reed told University of Kentucky journalism students Monday that UK Athletics did a disservice to the university's mission in recently revoking the student newspaper's access to an invitation-only media event. The panel discussion that also included editors from the student newspaper was to include UK Athletics spokesman DeWayne Peevy, whose actions were at the center of the controversy that has drawn attention from national journalism groups. However, Peevy on Friday canceled his commitment to appear because UK Athletics was holding its weekly football news conference Monday.

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9:35am

Tue September 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Reminder: Put Some Clothes On, Google Street View May Be Coming By

That blur in front of the door is a very naked woman in Miami.
Google Street View

A Google Street View snapshot of a woman in Miami who wasn't leaving anything to the imagination when she stepped out her door is a fresh reminder that if you don't want the world to see you in your birthday suit, put something on before

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8:45am

Tue September 13, 2011
Afghanistan

Gunmen Attack U.S. Embassy, NATO Headquarters

In the Afghan capital Kabul, insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles at the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters. Other buildings were also targeted in Kabul. U.S. officials say there are no causalities at the Embassy.

8:40am

Tue September 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Grieving Dad In Touching Sept. 11 Photo 'Was Just Honoring Rob'

Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial at the site of the World Trade Center.
Justin Lane/pool Getty Images

It was perhaps the most touching photo among thousands of poignant images taken on Sunday at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.

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