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Traffic Alert:Part of U.S. 60 Extension to Open

Part of the new US 60 extension in Owensboro will open this morning, but drivers will still need to use caution in the area as work is not yet finished Part of the new US 60 extension in Owensboro will open this morning, but drivers will still need to use caution in the area as work is not yet finished Part of the new US 60 extension in Owensboro will open this morning, but drivers will still need to use caution in the area as work is not yet finished. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will open sections of the new highway around 9 a.m. The contractor says if all goes as planned, the new alignment should be completed in time for the Monday afternoon commute.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Felons getting closer to voting in Ky.

Felons getting closer to voting in Ky. Felons getting closer to voting in Ky. Check out this story on Tayna Fogle and Michael Hiser, both convicted felons, want to be able to vote again.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

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Battles for eight open seats could determine control of Kentucky...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 14--FRANKFORT -- If Republicans hope to take over the Kentucky House this fall for the first time since 1921, they'll probably need to win most -- if not all -- of the eight contested districts that don't have an incumbent seeking re-election.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Breckinridge County, KY, Hopkins County, KY

The News

The Pictou hermit of Kentucky

Located about 15 kilometers northeast of Richmond, Kentucky, in the College Hill vicinity of rural Madison County is a road called Hermit Ridge. This section was named after a Pictou County born man who became known as "The Hermit of College Hill."


Related Topix: Canada, World News, Madison County, KY, Richmond, KY, Prison

WLKY-TV Louisville

LaGrange, Kentucky embraces small town atmosphere



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WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Lawmaker Pushing for Athletics for Homeschoolers

State Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, prefiled a bill that would allow students at nonpublic schools that don't offer a sport and homeschoolers to participate in the activity at a public school. The public school would be one to which the student would ordinarily be assigned.


Kentucky teen dies trying to protect mom: Abducted mother later found dead

Seventeen-year-old Michael "Eli" Mohney was killed on the morning of Sept. 12 in his Mayfield, Kentucky , home - allegedly by Terry Froman, 41, of Brookport, Illinois.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Mayfield, KY, Graves County, KY

Columbia Magazine

KY offers industry partnership grants totaling nearly $300,000

KY offers industry partnership grants totaling nearly $300,000 From Commonwealth news service FRANKFORT, KY - The Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment is now accepting proposals for Industry Partnership Grants ranging up to $50,000 each. These grants are designed to encourage Local Workforce Investment Boards , local employers and system stakeholders to plan for the expansion and/or start-up of industry-led, sector-focused and business-driven partnership projects.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Frankfort, KY


News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

A Jessamine County woman who commutes to work on a bicycle is being fined for repeatedly violating a law on careless driving. Cherokee Schill battled the violations in court, saying that she should not be forced to travel in the shoulder of U.S. 27 near Lexington.


Related Topix: Jessamine County, KY, Education Etc., Murray State University

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Louisville restaurants infuse eats with bourbon

Restaurants stretching along the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville are creating bourbon-inspired sauces and glazes to jazz up main courses, side dishes and desserts.


Related Topix: Drink, Bourbon Whiskey, Liquor, Whiskey

Grayson News Gazette

Gubernatorial candidate visits GC

The election to determine Kentucky's next governor won't take place until 2015, but the race is already starting to pick up. Republican Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Hal Heiner, of Louisville, visited Grayson County on Wednesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Grayson County, KY, Louisville, KY, Jefferson County, KY

Common Dreams

The Debate About the Role of Government in The Republican City of Somerset, Kentucky

When two politicians debate the role of government, its almost always Democrat vs. Republican. Which is why it was so refreshing and instructive to read of the debate taking place among Republicans in a small city in southeastern Kentucky.


Related Topix: Somerset, KY, US News, Liberal Political News

Ky. House GOP takes cue from Alabama Handshake

Ky. House GOP takes cue from Alabama Handshake Platform nearly identical in some parts to Southern counterparts' successful plan. Check out this story on The Republican platform to take control of the Kentucky House borrows heavily from a successful plan used in another Southern state - the Alabama Handshake.


Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, US News, Kentucky Government

Floyd County Times

1 in 7 Kentuckians over 44 say they have worsening confusion or memory loss

Worsening memory loss reported by Kentuckians in a survey could be indicative of a future Alzheimer's or dementia public health crisis, according to a press release from the Alzheimer's Association. A first-time survey about memory loss shows that 14.1 percent of Kentuckians aged 45 and older report that they have confusion or memory loss that has become more frequent or gotten worse over the last 12 months.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Kentucky Government

News Democrat

Don't know much about history? Don't take this course

Prominent American architecture critic Martin Filler once observed: "The variable posthumous reputations of even the greatest artists and the unpredictable revivals of interest in even the most obscure ones tend to reveal more about those who make revisionist assessments than about those who are being reassessed." Filler was talking about art, of course, but his observation could apply to revisionists who greatly influenced the redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. History course now finding its way into Kentucky's classrooms.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Floyd County Times

Coping with suicide loss: You're not alone

If you're grieving after a loved one died by suicide or attempted suicide, you don't have to suffer alone. Many of us personally know someone who has died by or attempted suicide, but we don't really talk about it - suicide is scary, confusing, and stigmatized.


Harlan Daily Enterprise

Holding big banks accountable

As your Attorney General, I am committed to fighting for Kentucky families and keeping the big banks honest. That's why I was proud to join the U.S. Department of Justice last month in announcing a nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America - a settlement that's returning $23 million to our state pension system.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, US News, Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, Mortgage, Opinion

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Kentucky Senator Paul Rallies GOP in New Hampshire

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016, whipped up the faithful in a visit to the key state. Headlining a "Unity Breakfast" Friday morning in Manchester, Paul lit into President Barack Obama and the state's Democratic senator and two Democratic members of Congress.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama, Scott Brown


Police call shootings murder-suicide

Media cited Kentucky State Police in reporting that the bodies of 55-year-old Steven Bryan of Lexington and 73-year-old Frederick Graeter of Richmond were found Thursday afternoon in a home in Madison County. State police say other family members were present at the home when the men began arguing and some of them witnessed the shootings.


Alabama Live

I'll see your handshake and raise you a middle finger: Mike Hubbard blasts Kentucky lawmaker #8217;s comments

Alabama's Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard isn't taking too kindly to some recent rhetoric from Kentucky Democrats. The decision to follow the Alabama model was blasted by Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, a Democrat, who said the handshake was a bad deal for the Blue Grass state.


Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Kentucky Government, US News


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