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2 hrs ago | WHAS11

Rand Paul says death penalty is a state issue

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that the disproportionate number of minorities in the nation's prisons convinced him to push for sentencing reform and restoring voting rights to some convicted felons ahead of a possible presidential run in 2016.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Death Penalty, Prison, Louisville, KY

6 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Kentucky has 237 of the children crossing into US

New federal data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families showed Kentucky received 237 of the more than 30,000 children who have been released to sponsors this year through July 7. Texas, New York, Florida and California received the most, accounting for 46 percent of the children ... (more)


10 hrs ago | WKYT

Boone has lowest June county jobless rate in Kentucky

The rate in the northern Kentucky county was 5.5 percent. Kenton County, also in northern Kentucky, had the second-lowest rate at 5.8 percent.


Related Topix: Magoffin County, KY, Leslie County, KY, Letcher County, KY

11 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Guilty pleas entered in cockfighting operation

An eastern Kentucky father and son have pleaded guilty to participating in an enterprise that authorities believe was one of the largest cockfighting pits in the country.


Thu Jul 24, 2014


Domestic dispute ends in stabbing, shooting in Owsley County

State police say Joshua Hensley, 28, stabbed his wife then shot another man who tried to stop the attack at a home on Highway 708 in Owsley County Thursday afternoon.


5 obstacles to Downtown-to-CVG rail idea

Here are 5 other challenges to a Downtown-to-CVG rail idea Check out this story on Hamilton County Commissioner has proposed a Downtown-to-CVG rail line.


Related Topix: Downtown (Washington, DC), US Governors, John Kasich


Care of Kentucky citizens at center of debate

What's good for the health of Kentucky's citizens might not be so healthy for some hospitals' bottom lines.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, West Liberty, KY, Morehead, KY

WKJK-AM Louisville

Two Mail Processing Centers to Close in Kentucky

The U-S Postal Service says two mail processing plants in Kentucky will shut down next year, due to a sharp reduction in the amount of first class mail.



UAW backs Grimes in Kentucky Senate race

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement from the United Auto Workers in her bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November election.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government


Condemned Kentucky inmate seeks new trial

A death row inmate from eastern Kentucky has asked a federal judge to throw out is conviction and sentence, saying a judge erred in accepting his guilty plea.



Contract awarded for I-69 work in western Kentucky

Another contract has been awarded for work in western Kentucky necessary to enable part of the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway to be designated as Interstate 69. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the contract was awarded to Dumey Contracting on a low bid of $10 million.


Related Topix: Steve Beshear, US Governors, Henderson, KY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Kentucky courts one step closer to online publica

Kentucky courts one step closer to online public access Boone, Campbell and Kenton in pilot project that will be expanded across the state.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Kenton, KY, Kenton County, KY

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Crime Stoppers: Quick Stop Robbery

Bowling Green Police say just after midnight on Saturday July 5, two men entered the Quick Stop in the 2200 block of Russellville Road and demanded money.


Lexington Herald-Leader

City, state, federal officials will fight plan to send Lexington mail to Louisville, Knoxville

Elected officials said Wednesday they will do what they can to keep regional mail-sorting operations at Lexington's Nandino Boulevard location.


Related Topix: Lexington, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Representative Andy Barr, US House of Representatives, Walton, KY

News Democrat

Advancing job growth and improving workforce training inKentucky3:53 pm | 0

In this sixth year of the Obama Economy, unemployment and underemployment remain high in Kentucky.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Eastern, KY, Employment / Labor Law, Jackson County, KY, Opinion

WLKY-TV Louisville

Shot fired during robbery at McDonald's

Kentucky police are investigating a robbery at a McDonald's on Preston Highway. A shot was fired during the robbery.


WTVF Nashville

Shoulder, Lane Restrictions In Place Along I-24 In Kentucky

Shoulder and lane restrictions are in place along the road in Christian County from Exit 86 to mile marker 93 at the Kentucky-Tennessee state line, a distance of about 7 miles.


The Leaf-Chronicle

Shoulder, lane restrictions along I-24 in KentuckyShoulder, lane...

Shoulder, lane restrictions along I-24 in Kentucky Workers installing median cable barriers, finishing rehabilitation project Check out this story on Shoulder and lane restrictions are in place along the road in Christian County from Exit 86 to mile marker 93 at the Kentucky-Tennessee state line, a ... (more)


Floyd County Times

CDC director makes house call to Eastern Kentucky3:28 pm | 0

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers announced a first-ever SOAR Health Impact Series featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with four events in Eastern Kentucky.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harold Rogers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Eastern, KY, Harold, KY, Kentucky Government

Food stamp use in first decline since recessionFood stamp use in...

Food stamp use in first decline since recession Federal grocery subsidies dipping slightly since 2013 peak in Kentucky and nationwide Check out this story on Christian Easton, right, of Shively, buys chicken from farmer Anwar Barbour on her trip to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables at the Shawnee Neighborhood ... (more)


Related Topix: Shively, KY, Life, Food, Vegetables, Louisville, KY, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science


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