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2 hrs ago | News Max

Polls: Brown, Shaheen in Dead Heat in NH Senate Race

Seemingly overnight, the New Hampshire Senate race has turned into a dead heat. Republican Scott Brown's come-from-behind performance, which has him tied 48-48 percent among likely voters in a new CNN/Opinion Research Center poll with incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, puts the New Hampshire Senate seat up for grabs.

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

5 hrs ago | KFVS12

2 assistant US attorneys join Paducah office

Two lawyers have joined the U.S. attorney's office for the Western District of Kentucky and will work out of the office's Paducah branch. U.S. Attorney David Hale administered the oath of office to Seth Hancock and Nute Bonner last week in Louisville.

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5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Grimes: 'I'm not Barack Obama ... and Mitch, that's not how you hold a gun'

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Alison Lundergan Grimes unveils a new reason to vote for her in her newest TV ad: ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES : Mitch McConnell wants you to think I'm Barack Obama. Mitch is the same guy who thought Duke basketball players were UK.

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

7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Strongest Pacific hurricane ever to strike Baja reported Sunday

With torrential rains and winds upwards of 120 mph. Eastern Pacific hurricane Odile blew into southern Baja California Sunday forcing evacuations and inconveniencing travelers throughout the region.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Hurricane Odile, World News, Mexico, us Travel, Travel

8 hrs ago | WKYT

Five Kentucky children hospitalized with E.coli

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department confirmed the five cases. Three of the children were from Hardin County, one was from Oldham County and the last one was from Nelson County.

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11 hrs ago | Business Journal

Selection process underway for Ohio River Bridges Project toll-system contractor

The next required step is a public hearing. It will most likely be held near the end of September, said Chuck Wolfe , spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government

15 hrs ago | WEHT

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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Related Topix: Kentucky Government

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cincinnati.com

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 cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1s2MJrm Tayna Fogle and Michael Hiser, both convicted felons, want to be able to vote again.

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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.

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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."

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

WLKY-TV Louisville

LaGrange, Kentucky embraces small town atmosphere

THERE'S AN EXIT RAMP THAT LOOKS LIKE ANY OTHER. BUT IF YOU TURN IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION -- YOU'LL STUMBLE ON A HISTORIC CITY WITH AN UNUSUAL FEATURE.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel

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.

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Examiner.com

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Frankfort, KY

SFGate

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Cincinnati.com

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 cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1tKFRLo The Republican platform to take control of the Kentucky House borrows heavily from a successful plan used in another Southern state - the Alabama Handshake.

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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.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Kentucky Government

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