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2 hrs ago | WLKY-TV Louisville

Arrest made in death of man beaten as he arrived to work

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3 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Farm to Campus effort adds Campbellsville

As part of the program, the Agriculture Department will partner with the school to put more shelf-stable Kentucky Proud products in the school's bookstore and more farm-fresh products in the school's food service system.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Four Arrested in Bowling Green Drug Bust

Police say they were buying pseudoephedrine in Tennessee and Kentucky, and at least part of the group was using fake IDs to avoid electronic tracking.

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WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Road-Spending Plan Passes Kentucky Legislature

A $4.1 billion road-spending plan passed the Kentucky General Assembly on the final day of the session, avoiding an expensive special session.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government

WHAS11

Grimes raised $2.7 million in first quarter

Alison Lundergan Grimes raised more money than Mitch McConnell in the past three months, but the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate still trails the Senate Republican leader by a 2-to-1 margin in available funds.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, Barack Obama

WKYT

2013 unemployment up or same in half Kentucky counties

While the annual unemployment rates were lower in 51 Kentucky counties in 2013 than in 2012, the rates went up or stayed the same in more than half of the state's counties.

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

Northern Michigan News

Cancer-stricken ex-priest on trial for sex abuse

As testimony began in a long-delayed trial against former Catholic priest James Schook, a witness said Tuesday that he had numerous sexual encounters with Schook, beginning at age 13, at a Louisville church in the 1970s.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Cincinnati.com

Who's behind Ky. ban on casinos, gay marriage?

That's the consensus among the Kentucky Baptist Conference and lawmakers themselves, who say the high number of Baptists in the General Assembly can take the blame or credit for Kentucky's continuing ban on gay marriage and lack of casinos.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, US News, US Governors, Steve Beshear

WLEX-TV Lexington

Kentucky Man Accused In 1988 Cold Case In Arizona

A Kentucky man is in custody in connection with the shooting death of an Arizona woman more than 25 years ago.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Columbia Magazine

Comment: On weasels in Kentucky

There are weasels in Kentucky. They are nocturnal and will catch your chickens if you live in a rural area.

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Related Topix: Columbia, KY

WTVF Nashville

News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press

Kentucky State Police say a woman found in a burned out Beattyville residence was dead before the fire began.

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Related Topix: Cumberland, KY, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Sparta, KY

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WKYT

Kentucky road projects in jeopardy

Billions of dollars in Kentucky road projects were in jeopardy Monday night after House and Senate leaders could not agree on a two-year spending plan.

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WLKY-TV Louisville

Nearby businesses beef up security after Packaging Unlimited employee killed

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Daily Kos

Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 14

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 36 diaries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, David Vitter, Allyson Schwartz, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Harkin

Lexington Herald-Leader

University of Kentucky, 8 others share grant to increase minority graduates in math, science

The University of Kentucky and eight other universities in Kentucky and West Virginia announced a $2.5 million grant Monday to help more minority students graduate with degrees in math and science.

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Related Topix: University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, West Virginia University, Western Kentucky University, Centre College

WDRB-TV Louisville

Kentucky National Guard seeks names of fallen soldiers

According to a press release, officials are asking families and friends of the fallen to contact them and provide them with names.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Memorial Day, Life, Holidays

News Democrat

Job creation solutions for Kentuckians

The Obama Economy has had a devastating impact on the people of Kentucky, especially the many working women and families who keep this Commonwealth running.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky Government, Harry Reid, Democrat, Opinion

WATE-TV Knoxville

95-year-old woman killed in Harlan Co. crash

An elderly woman was killed and another woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday in Harlan County, Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Harlan County, KY, Baxter, KY, University of Louisville

The Virginian-Pilot

Beowulf. Pure and simple.

A hero fighting a dragon would seem a natural set piece in today's world of cinematic superheroes who fly, shout and flex while battling various monsters.

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Related Topix: Theater

Sun Apr 13, 2014

USA Today

Analysis: Early gaffes show McConnell campaign rust

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's election campaigns have had a reputation as tightly run and controlled.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Jim Bunning, Kentucky Government, Louisville, KY

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