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4:05pm

Tue December 16, 2014
All Politics are Local

Ex-Kentucky Mayor Sentenced to 90 Months in Prison

Credit lawsarasota.com

A former eastern Kentucky mayor who was convicted of intentionally violating voters' civil rights during the 2012 general election has been sentenced to 90 months in prison.

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3:24pm

Tue December 9, 2014
The Commonwealth

Lawsuit Accuses Maker's Mark of False Advertising

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A lawsuit accuses Maker's Mark of false advertising by promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade.

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2:17pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Environmental Watchdog

Protected Whooping Cranes Showing Up in Kentucky

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the federally protected whooping crane has been showing up in Kentucky and warns hunters the species is off-limits.

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5:12pm

Tue December 2, 2014
The Commonwealth

Keeneland Wins Approval to Acquire Harness Track

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The Keeneland Association has won approval from Kentucky's horse racing regulators to acquire an Appalachian horse track.

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3:13pm

Tue December 2, 2014
Health and Welfare

Child Abuse Panel Recommends Drug-Testing Parents

Credit courier-journal.com

A panel reviewing severe child abuse cases has released nine recommendations to improve protective services, including drug-testing parents who have a child die unexpectedly in their care.

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3:03pm

Tue December 2, 2014
All Politics are Local

Rand Paul to Run for Senate Re-election in 2016

Credit congress.gov

Kentucky Republican Rand Paul says he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

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3:38pm

Mon December 1, 2014
State Capitol

GOP Rep. Ryan Quarles to Run for Agriculture Commissioner

KY. State Congressman Ryan Quarles
Credit Lexington Herald Leader

A three-term Republican state lawmaker says he will seek the Republican nomination for state Agriculture Commissioner.

 

 

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3:32pm

Mon December 1, 2014
The Commonwealth

Democrats First to File for 2015 Governor's Race

Geoff Young
Credit GeoffYoung4Congress

A retired state engineer and a woman who was arrested after riding her bicycle to school are the first candidates to officially file for the 2015 governor's race.

 

 

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2:08pm

Fri November 28, 2014
The Commonwealth

Proposals for Burnside Lodging Facility Sought

Credit parks.ky.gov

The state is seeking someone to develop and operate a lodging facility at General Burnside Island State Park in Pulaski County in south-central Kentucky.

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4:43pm

Tue November 25, 2014
Business and the Economy

Auction Fetches High Price for New Bourbon

Credit insiderlouisville.com

One of Kentucky's newest whiskey makers is making a big splash with its first batch of bourbon.

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3:24pm

Tue November 25, 2014
All Politics are Local

KY Senate Republicans Nominate Leaders

Credit bluegrassconservative.com

Senate Republicans have nominated a Greensburg business owner to become the second-highest ranking official in the state Senate.

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3:43pm

Thu November 20, 2014
The Commonwealth

Churchill Downs to Resume Racing After 2 Dark Days

Credit Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs is set to resume live racing on Friday after two consecutive days of cancellations because of a frozen track.

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4:08pm

Tue November 18, 2014
The Commonwealth

Study: KY's Unauthorized Immigrant Population Drops

Credit Pew Research Center

A new study ranks Kentucky among the states with big declines in unauthorized immigrant populations in recent years.

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5:37pm

Thu November 6, 2014
Breaking

Kentucky Gay Marriage Ban Upheld

Credit The Frankfort State Journal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Kentucky's bans on same-sex marriages, rolling back two rulings that opened the door for gay couples to have their unions in other states recognized and to be wed in the Bluegrass State.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panels' 2-1 ruling Thursday is the highest-level court victory for gay marriage opponents after a flood of 20-plus court wins for supporters of same-sex marriage in the past year.

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3:39pm

Wed November 5, 2014
All Politics are Local

Stumbo to Press for Higher Minimum Wage

Credit The Lane Report

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he'll make another push to raise the state's minimum wage, but he faces the same skepticism from his Senate counterparts.

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2:37pm

Wed November 5, 2014
All Politics are Local

McConnell Cites Trade Agreements, Taxes for Action

Credit Jacob Ryan, WFPL

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, in line to be the next majority leader, says voters expect newly empowered Republicans and the Democratic White House to find common ground for fast action.

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9:11pm

Tue November 4, 2014
All Politics are Local

Barr Re-elected in Kentucky's 6th district

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has won his first re-election campaign in Kentucky's 6th congressional district.

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4:17pm

Fri October 31, 2014
The Commonwealth

Judge Set To Take Up Instant Racing

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3:24pm

Fri October 31, 2014
The Commonwealth

Couple Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Monks

Credit Tony Gutierrez/AP

 

The former accountant for a central Kentucky abbey has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from the monastery.

Josh E. Hutchins entered the plea to charges of theft and unlawful access to a computer Friday morning in Nelson Circuit Court. His wife, Carrie Lee Hutchins, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft count.

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3:28pm

Mon October 27, 2014
The Commonwealth

Jindal, Clinton, Warren to Campaign in Ky.'s Senate Race

Credit Kentucky.com

 

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates are bringing in a trio of potential presidential candidates to help boost voter turnout in the final week of one of the country's most closely watched Senate races.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville on Tuesday and Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign with her on Saturday in Lexington and northern Kentucky. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Wednesday.

 

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3:21pm

Mon October 27, 2014
Education

Murray State Deferring Applications from Africa

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Murray State University in Kentucky is deferring applications from students in West African countries affected by Ebola until the fall of 2015.

Provost and Vice President Jay Morgan says the school is still accepting applications from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, but students will not be admitted in January.

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5:59pm

Fri October 24, 2014
Education

Burse Chosen as Kentucky State President Again

Credit kysu.edu

Former Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse has been chosen by the school's board of regents to return to the post he left 25 years ago.

Burse has been interim president since July 1 following the retirement of Mary Evans Sias from the historically black college.

 

 

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5:25pm

Fri October 24, 2014
The Commonwealth

TV Ad in State Senate Race Removed

Credit wktv.com

A Lexington TV station has removed a campaign ad after a Republican state Senate candidate complained the ad was false.

 

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4:45pm

Mon October 20, 2014
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Jockeys to Honor Late Teenage Rider Juan Saez

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Jockeys nationwide will honor the 17-year-old apprentice who was killed in a riding accident recently.

The Jockeys' Guild says jockeys will wear a patch during Breeders' Cup weekend with the initials of Juan Saez on their pants or boots as well as a black band to recognize him and other riders who have been killed during a race or as a result of race-related injuries.

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4:11pm

Thu October 16, 2014
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Jobless Rate Falls to 6.7 Percent

Credit bizjournals.com

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate in September dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years.

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3:46pm

Tue October 7, 2014
Education

Advanced Placement Test Participation Doubles

Credit usnews.com

The number of Kentucky public school students taking Advanced Placement tests has more than doubled since 2008.

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2:08pm

Tue October 7, 2014
The Commonwealth

Reports Show Ohio River Bridge is Crumbling

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Years of inspection reports obtained by a newspaper show that a high-traffic bridge over the Ohio River is deteriorating.

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1:13pm

Fri October 3, 2014
All Politics are Local

Indicted Candidate Says He Won't Withdraw

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A candidate running for a Kentucky House seat who was indicted by a federal grand jury says he is innocent of the charge and won't withdraw from the race.

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1:55pm

Thu October 2, 2014
Health and Welfare

Judge: VA Botched Handling of Suicidal Marine

Cameron Anestis, who served in Iraq as a Marine, committed suicide after seeking help at two Veterans Administration facilities in Lexington
Credit kentucky.com

A federal judge in Kentucky has found that a Veterans Affairs hospital mishandled a suicidal Marine who went to a medical facility seeking help before killing himself.

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5:25pm

Tue September 30, 2014
Education

Police: 1 Student Hurt, suspect in Custody Following Louisville High School Shooting

Credit wkyt.com

Louisville police say they have arrested a juvenile in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacuation.

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