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Fri April 17, 2015

11:51am

Fri April 17, 2015
The Commonwealth

License Plate Supporting Eastern Kentucky Program Approved

Credit soar-ky.org

Kentucky residents can sign up for a new license plate showing support for an initiative to diversify eastern Kentucky's economy.

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10:16am

Fri April 17, 2015
Crime

University of Kentucky Student Fatally Shot Near Campus

Credit David Stephenson / kentucky.com

Update at 12:43pm Friday, April 17:

According to the Lexington Herald leader, police have charged 18-year-old Justin D. Smith with the murder of UK student Jonathan Krueger.

Smith is also charged with robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fleeing and evading. 

Earlier:

Police say a University of Kentucky student was fatally shot in an altercation near campus.

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4:39pm

Wed April 15, 2015
All Politics are Local

Judge Denies Requests to Seal Depositions in Harassment Case

Kentucky Rep. Sannie Overly (D-Paris), left, speaking with Rep. Johnny Bell (D-Glasgow)
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A Franklin County judge has denied the request of lieutenant governor candidate Sannie Overly to seal her deposition in a legislative sexual harassment case.

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4:34pm

Wed April 8, 2015
All Politics are Local

Fallout from Attack Ads Surfaces at GOP Gubernatorial Debate

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Kentucky's Republican primary for governor has turned negative with the airing of attack ads by an outside group supporting Hal Heiner's campaign.

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9:57am

Wed April 8, 2015
Education

Head of Prichard Committee Stepping Down to Address Health

Credit kentucky.com / Lexington Herald Leader

The executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is stepping down next year to address health issues.

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3:34pm

Tue April 7, 2015
All Politics are Local

Paul Set to Challenge Washington and GOP Establishment

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As he launches his presidential campaign, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is delivering a challenge both to Washington and to his fellow Republicans.

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5:37pm

Wed April 1, 2015
News

Petition Seeks Alcohol Sales In Berea

Credit Credit resilient-home-Berea.com

A Kentucky mayor in a mostly dry community is asking residents to sign a petition that seeks a vote on allowing alcohol sales in restaurants.

Berea Mayor Steven Connelly told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the effort, if successful, would help the economy. Berea is dry except for the historic Boone Tavern, which started selling alcohol last year.

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5:08pm

Wed April 1, 2015
All Politics are Local

Prominent Democrats Skipping Obama Visit to Kentucky

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Democrats topping their party's ticket in Kentucky's off-year election are skipping a visit by President Barack Obama this week.

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4:44pm

Tue March 31, 2015
All Politics are Local

Beshear Plays Both Sides of Gay Rights Debate

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Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said Kentucky's religious freedom law similar to one signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence last week should be clarified to include protections for the LGBT community.

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11:51am

Tue March 31, 2015
Crime

Veterans Group Adds Reward in Southeastern Kentucky Deaths

Credit wbko.com

A veterans organization has increased the reward for information in the deaths of a southeastern Kentucky couple found shot to death after a house fire.

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5:04pm

Mon March 30, 2015
The Commonwealth

Obama to Visit Louisville on Thursday

Credit courier-journal.com

President Barack Obama will visit Louisville on Thursday for an event on the economy, the White House announced Monday.

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4:07pm

Tue March 24, 2015
State Capitol

Barber Sworn in as Kentucky Supreme Court Justice at Capitol

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The newest member of the Kentucky Supreme Court has been sworn in as a justice.

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4:45pm

Wed March 18, 2015
Crime

No Signs of a Break-In Where Kentucky Bourbon was Stolen

Five barrels of Wild Turkey bourbon were found behind a shed, and a Franklin County man has been charged, according to Franklin Sheriff Pat Melton. Photo courtesy of the sheriff's office.
Credit kentucky.com

Wild Turkey officials say there were no signs anyone had broken into a Kentucky warehouse where five barrels of aging bourbon were taken in a heist that led authorities to a backyard where the whiskey was found.

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2:59pm

Wed March 18, 2015
Sports

Obama Predicts Kentucky Will Win NCAA Tournament

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President Barack Obama is predicting that Kentucky will remain undefeated and take home the title in the NCAA Tournament.

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5:00pm

Mon March 16, 2015
All Politics are Local

Ky Governor Hopeful Takes Giant Leap - From a Plane

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Will T. Scott took a giant leap in an effort to bring attention to his candidacy for governor of Kentucky: He jumped out of an airplane.

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11:48am

Fri March 13, 2015
Business and the Economy

Year-Over-Year Jobless Rates Down in 117 Kentucky Counties

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State officials say unemployment rates fell in 117 of Kentucky's 120 counties between January 2014 and January 2015.

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10:44am

Thu March 12, 2015
Faith and Values

Pope Names New Bishop for Lexington Diocese

Pope Francis appointed Conventual Franciscan Father John Stowe as the Third Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington
Credit wkyt.com

The pope has named a new bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington.

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5:13pm

Wed March 11, 2015
All Politics are Local

Ky Students Get Hard Lesson in Politics from Lawmakers

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A group of bright-eyed, clean cut high school students are learning a hard lesson about politics in Kentucky's state legislature.

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5:24pm

Tue March 10, 2015
All Politics are Local

Tax Check Off Proposal Clears Kentucky House

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The Kentucky House has passed a bill to create tax check off programs to support rape crisis centers and pediatric cancer research.

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5:09pm

Tue March 10, 2015
All Politics are Local

Ky House Blocks Attempt to Double Campaign Contribution Limits

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The Democratic-controlled state House of Representatives has refused to agree to a bill that would double the amount of money people can donate to political candidates.

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10:29am

Thu March 5, 2015
The Commonwealth

Guardsmen Rescuing Stranded Motorists in Kentucky

I-65 in Bullitt County
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Kentucky National Guard soldiers are firing up Humvees to make emergency medical runs and rescue motorists stranded by a winter storm that has dumped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of the state.

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4:26pm

Wed March 4, 2015
All Politics are Local

Craft Breweries Win Battle Over Who Can Distribute Alcohol

Credit wcpo.com

Craft breweries have won a victory over Anheuser-Busch after the state Senate voted to force the beverage giant to sell the two Kentucky companies it owns that distributes its products.

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10:22am

Fri February 27, 2015
Education

Weather Causes East Ky Districts to Cancel Spring Break

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Schools in eastern Kentucky have been out so much this winter due to the weather, two districts have canceled spring break.

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2:26pm

Tue February 24, 2015
Mountain Kentucky

Water Woes Worsening in Eastern, Central Kentucky

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The Kentucky National Guard is helping distribute water in communities where many households are without due to bitter cold temperatures.

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4:38pm

Mon February 23, 2015
All Politics are Local

Bill Would Exempt Some Pastors from Workers' Comp Insurance

Credit htacc.org

House lawmakers have advanced a bill that would exempt some pastors from paying workers' compensation insurance.

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10:01am

Mon February 23, 2015
Business and the Economy

Beshear to Lead Trade Mission to Canada

Credit gcxmag.com

Gov. Steve Beshear will lead a springtime trade mission to Canada in hopes of finding more markets for Kentucky products.

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9:46am

Mon February 23, 2015
The Commonwealth

Initial Grant for Appalachian Group Approved

Credit governor.ky.gov

The nonprofit group Shaping Our Appalachian Region Inc. has received approval for a $200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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4:21pm

Wed February 18, 2015
All Politics are Local

Kentucky House Postpones Meeting Until Monday

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The Kentucky House has canceled its meetings for the rest of the week after another winter storm dumped 3 more inches of snow in the state's capital city.

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4:50pm

Mon February 16, 2015
The Commonwealth

Gov. Beshear Declares Statewide Snow Emergency

Credit kentucky.com

Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a statewide emergency after a massive winter storm buried the state under 10 inches of snow in some areas.

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