11:33am

Mon June 27, 2011
The Commonwealth

Equestrian Games Return $201 Million

 The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games held in 2010 at the Kentucky Horse Park had an economic impact of $201.5 million, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday. “The World Equestrian Games were indeed a success and this report illustrates the positive result that our local and state governments, our sponsors, the many volunteers, the business community and the citizens of the Commonwealth working together can have.” Beshear said. “It also underscores the important role of the Kentucky Horse Park and the legacy the games will have for future years.”

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11:12am

Mon June 27, 2011
The Two-Way

High Court Rules California Can't Regulate Sale Of Violent Video Games To Kids

"The Supreme Court on Monday refused to let California regulate the sale or rental of violent video games to children, saying governments do not have the power to 'restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed' despite complaints about graphic violence," writes the AP.

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10:51am

Mon June 27, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

LEX Church Names First Female Dean

The Rev. Canon Carol L. Wade, former canon precentor at the National Cathedral in Washington, will be the new dean and rector at Lexington's historic Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral. She is the first woman to hold either position at the downtown church.

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10:46am

Mon June 27, 2011
Law

Court: California Can't Ban Violent Video Game Sales

Gamers play Ubisoft's video game "Assassin's Creed" at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), June 9 in Los Angeles. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that California could not block minors from purchasing violent video games.
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The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a California law banning the sale of violent video games to children, saying it ran afoul of the First Amendment right to free speech.

In one of the most closely watched cases this term, in a 7 to 2 vote, the justices said governments did not have the authority to "restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed."

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Sacramento had ruled that the law violated minors' rights under the First Amendment, and the high court agreed.

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10:45am

Mon June 27, 2011
Science/Health

W. KY Counties Lead State In HIV Testing

Hopkins, Christian and McLean counties tied for the Kentucky county with the highest percentage of HIV testing. Information from www.kyhealthfacts.org states the three counties have tested 45 percent of adults under the age of 65. Hopkins County Health Department Nursing Director Denise Baldwin attributes this to a combination of good medical facilities, efforts of doctors in preventing infection from mother to unborn child and having information on HIV widely available.

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10:37am

Mon June 27, 2011
All Politics are Local

Harlan Dems Back Away from AG Candidate

The Democratic candidate for Agriculture Commissioner in November’s election, Bob Farmer, should not expect any open arms if he comes to Harlan County, according to Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop, following the controversy that has caused several elected top Democratic officials in eastern Kentucky to declare Farmer unwelcome in their county.

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10:27am

Mon June 27, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Pediatricians Recommend A Media Diet For Kids To Fight Obesity

D'oh! Forget the error on screen. Parking in front of it is the bigger mistake.
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A quick stroll around the mall is all the reminder you need that an epidemic of childhood obesity is all around us.

And the media, defined very broadly, is a big part of the big problem, according to a leading group of pediatricians. Kids don't burn many calories sitting and watching TV or messing around on the computer or game console.

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10:24am

Mon June 27, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Defense Ready in Doneghy Trial

After nearly two weeks of testimony, the murder trial of Glenn Doneghy is expected to wrap up this week.
Prosecutors have presented more than a dozen witnesses who have testified about seeing Doneghy leave his apartment, stop at a gas station and return home. Several investigators have testified about what happened after they found officer Bryan J. Durman, the efforts made to save him and the evidence they used to tie Doneghy's sport-utility vehicle to the scene.

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9:49am

Mon June 27, 2011
U.S.

Nebraska Nuclear Plant Safe From Floodwaters

Officials say that floodwater seeping into the turbine building at a nuclear power plant near Omaha on the banks of the Missouri River is not a safety risk.

Omaha Public Power District spokesman Jeff Hanson said Monday that seepage was expected at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station and that pumps are handling the problem.

Hanson says no nuclear material is kept in the turbine building and that "everything is secure and safe." The plant has been closed for refueling since April.

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