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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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4:01pm

Wed September 24, 2014
State Capitol

State Prison Officials: Starvation Prompted Changes

Credit richmondconnected.com

Kentucky prison officials say multiple changes have been made in the wake of an inmate's starvation and dehydration death at the Kentucky State Penitentiary earlier this year.

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6:14pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Mountain Kentucky

Report: Tourism & Agriculture are Keys to Appalachia's Future

Credit soar-ky.org

A new report says state government needs to spend more money promoting eastern Kentucky as a tourism destination to help the region pull itself out of poverty following the loss of thousands of jobs because of the declining coal industry.  

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10:26am

Wed September 17, 2014
All Politics are Local

Obama Takes Center Stage in Kentucky's Senate Race

Credit kentucky.com

President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's hotly contested Senate race despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' efforts to distance herself from him.

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3:37pm

Tue September 16, 2014
All Politics are Local

Berea Council Holding Forum on Gay Rights Law

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Berea's City Council is holding a forum to discuss an upcoming vote on an ordinance that prohibits discrimination against gays.

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5:50pm

Mon September 15, 2014
State Capitol

Former State Worker Fined for Mistreating Women

Credit klec.ky.gov

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has finished its investigation into the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, fining a former assistant director on Monday for mistreating women.


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3:42pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Diageo Welcoming Visitors at Historic Distillery

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A Louisville-area distillery with ties to historic brands and bourbon barons is joining the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

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11:20am

Mon September 15, 2014
All Politics are Local

Senate Challenger Eyeing 2015 Governor's Race

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Former Republican Senate challenger Matt Bevin said it's likely he'll run for governor in 2015. 

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12:00pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Health and Welfare

Health Group Working to Combat Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Credit www.cecentral.com

A health care group is taking action against the rising number of Kentucky newborns exposed to narcotics during pregnancy.

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3:03pm

Thu September 11, 2014
Health and Welfare

Beshear Appoints Anti-Bullying Task Force

Credit www.wkyt.com

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed a 22-person committee to study bullying and how to stop it.

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12:57pm

Thu September 11, 2014
Business and the Economy

T-shirt Maker Plans New Plant in Northern Kentucky

Credit www.rcnky.com

A company that makes custom T-shirts used for organizations and fundraising campaigns is opening a new plant in Hebron, where it plans to create up to 299 new jobs and invest nearly $22 million.

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4:15pm

Wed September 10, 2014
Education

Dropped Students Returning to Kentucky State

Credit http://kysu.edu/

Kentucky State University says 70 percent of the students who were dropped for nonpayment are back at school.

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4:09pm

Wed September 10, 2014
Health and Welfare

Violence Prevention Program Showing Results in KY High Schools

Credit http://livethegreendot.com/

Self-reported instances of sexual violence in 13 Kentucky public high schools dropped by more than half over the past five years, according to a new $2 million study based on more than 80,000 anonymous student surveys.

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5:18pm

Tue September 9, 2014
The Commonwealth

UK Hospital Construction to Start Soon

Credit Pablo Alcala / Lexington Herald Leader

  Another phase of construction is in the works at University of Kentucky Hospital.

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3:49pm

Mon September 8, 2014
All Politics are Local

Comer Navigates Richie Farmer Backlash

Credit Alix Mattingly, WFPL

 

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Tuesday amid a small but vocal Republican backlash over his handling of the investigation and indictment of his Republican predecessor, Richie Farmer.

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12:34pm

Mon September 8, 2014
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Receiving Funds to Help Exports

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Kentucky is receiving a $300,000 State Trade Export Promotion grant to foster international trade among the state's small businesses.

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5:10pm

Thu September 4, 2014
The Commonwealth

Beshear Extends Smoking Ban to All State Property

Credit Lexington Herald Leader

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has banned all tobacco products from most state buildings and grounds in an attempt to create momentum for a statewide smoking ban when lawmakers return in January.

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11:25am

Wed August 27, 2014
Education

Breathitt Schools to Remain Under State Control

"Our district wants to do better," said Breathitt County High School principal Derek McKnight. "The fear is, if the state left tomorrow, would we go back to the same practices that we were seeing before? And I'm afraid that we would."
Credit Lexington Herald Leader

The Kentucky Board of Education has decided to keep control of the Breathitt County school district for up to three more years.

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2:26pm

Tue August 26, 2014
The Commonwealth

County Attorney: Louisville Can Set Own Minimum Wage

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The Jefferson County attorney has issued a legal opinion saying Louisville officials can set a minimum wage in the city.

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5:25pm

Fri August 22, 2014
The Commonwealth

Firefighters Still in Hospital After Ice Stunt

Several hundred people, most of the Campbellsville University students, gathered on the campus on Aug. 21, 2014 for a prayer service after two firefighters were seriously injured earlier in the day in an accident at the school.
Credit Bill Estep / Lexington Herald Leader

Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."

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9:59pm

Thu August 21, 2014
The Commonwealth

Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Awry, Firefighters Hurt

Credit Tyler Arterburn / WHAS-11

Police  say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.

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3:00pm

Tue August 19, 2014
Mountain Kentucky

Billionaire to Pay $1.5M Fine for Kentucky Mines

Credit The Washington Post

West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of reclamation violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky.

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8:52pm

Fri August 15, 2014
The Commonwealth

Kentucky, Feds Reach Agreement on Hemp Imports

Credit Don Morfe / www.hmdb.org

Kentucky agriculture officials and the federal government have finalized an agreement on how industrial hemp seeds may be imported into the state.

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1:47pm

Tue August 12, 2014
Health and Welfare

Kentucky's Child Care Assitance Program Reopened

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Kentucky's Child Care Assistance Program has been reopened for new applicants after a budget shortfall closed it 16 months ago.

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1:42pm

Tue August 12, 2014
The Commonwealth

September Deadline for Farm Ownership Program

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Kentucky farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low-interest loans through the Farm Service Agency's direct farm ownership program. 

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3:59pm

Mon August 11, 2014
The Commonwealth

State Budget Off to Good Start

Credit www.kentucky.gov

State officials say Kentucky's 2015 budget is off to a good start.

The state collected more than $705 million in taxes and fees in July. That's 2.2 percent more than the state collected in July 2013.

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2:12pm

Mon August 11, 2014
The Commonwealth

Dairy Plant in Works for Laurel County

Credit River City News

A dairy processing plant planned for southeastern Kentucky intends to develop a low-calorie, lactose-free skim milk produced from Kentucky cows.

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9:46am

Mon August 11, 2014
The Commonwealth

Deputies Providing Protection in Perryville

Credit Perryville Police Department

The Boyle County Sheriff's Department is providing protection to residents in Perryville after the city's police force of two resigned.

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5:40pm

Thu August 7, 2014
All Politics are Local

McConnell and Rogers Tour Coal Country

Credit www.usatoday.com

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is touring eastern Kentucky in his campaign against Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. Along for the ride, is veteran Republican U.S. Representative Hal Rogers. 


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1:29pm

Fri July 25, 2014
The Commonwealth

Kentucky Received 237 Children Crossing Into US

Credit www.vox.com

Kentucky has less than 1 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States.

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