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2 hrs ago | KFVS12

Hundreds gather to watch old bridge demolition

Part of an old bridge in western Kentucky has been knocked into the Tennessee River as crews work to bring the span down. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says about 500 people gathered Tuesday to watch the detonation from a public viewing area on another bridge.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government

3 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Manhunt for Accused Pennsylvania Cop Shooter Closes Schools

The wife of the man who murdered prominent Aspen, Colorado, resident Nancy Pfister says she is innocent and didn't help her husband kill Pfister, despite onc... -- The Scots are about to decide their destiny.With a mixture of raucous argument, romantic nostalgia, economic number-crunching, and hair-raising suspense... Governor Dave Heineman recently announced seventeen appointments to the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission. The 150th anniversary of Nebraska's Statehood occurs on March 1... Garth Brooks fans in Kentucky got some sweet news this morning as the country superstar continues to announce dates on his current world tour.


Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, US Governors, Dave Heineman

4 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Garth Brooks to perform in Kentucky for the first time in 16 years

Grammy Award-winning country music superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will bring their world tour to Kentucky for two nights in the fall. It will mark Brooks' first Kentucky appearance since 1998.


6 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Love Obamacare, hate Obama: Kentucky story fits in Arkansas

Sadly, this New York Times story about Kentucky probably could be done interchangeably in Arkansas . Kentucky is one of the leading success stories of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Arkansas, Democrat, Kentucky Government, Arkansas Government

9 hrs ago | SFGate

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

President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's fierce Senate race, with new ads putting him at the center of the contest for Republican Mitch McConnell 's seat despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes ' explicit effort to distance herself from the unpopular president. "I'm not Barack Obama," Grimes says in an ad that began airing Monday, in which she pauses her skeet shooting to talk to the camera.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tue Sep 16, 2014

High court to hear pivotal death penalty caseHigh court to hear...

High court to hear pivotal death penalty case More than a quarter century later, convicted murderer will get another day in court Check out this story on Deborah Pooley hadn't a clue the horror that awaited her when she parked her car outside her Covington apartment the night of May 29, 1987. At 36, she was set on making a fresh start after a few years in Miami, Florida, had a boyfriend, a manager's position at Barleycorn's Yacht Club and plans to care for her parents in Hamilton, as they grew older.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Violent Crime

Terrance Simien, Rebirth Brass Band and More Set for Centennial...

The Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a commemoration of the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville, will feature a variety of musical and performing acts, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company. The Kentucky Center curated the musical lineup with a close eye on authentic, river-inspired genres -- carefully orchestrating the music roster to set the tone for the event.


Related Topix: Brass., Big-Band, Drink, Bourbon Whiskey, Liquor, Bluegrass, Michael Cleveland, Pop/Rock

WFIE-TV Evansville

Know Before You Go: Week of September 15

The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week in connection with construction on the Downtown and East End Crossing. These closures are scheduled to take place on the designated days and times but could change without notice.


Middlesboro Daily News

ARH: No cases of virus reported

All Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospitals indicate they have not treated any patients with Enterovirus D68 , a respiratory illness that has recently afflicted scores of children in several states, including Kentucky. The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported could be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases," said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Viral Diseases.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

News Democrat

Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to 'fall sweep' roadsides

Volunteers will be out in force next week to "fall sweep" Kentucky highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced today that Sept.


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WTKR-TV Norfolk

Virginia considered most unequal when comparing median incomes

Loudoun, a wealthy county near Washington D.C., has four times the median income of Buchanan, a struggling county in the southwestern portion of the state. Home to Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun is one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, University of Virginia, University of Kentucky, University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Beast

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It HurtsBy Ben Jacobs

Hillary's 2016 was what we all expected. The boosting of local Democratic candidates was boilerplate.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, 2012 Presidential Election

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WLKY-TV Louisville

Art exhibit displays Maryhurst students' art therapy

A new art exhibit showcasing talent from young women in the community is on display at Louisville's Main Free Public Library. At first glance the works of art with their colorfulness and beauty draw the viewer in, but when upon closer look the pain that the artists are working with can be seen.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

And Now, A Kentuckian Extols the Virtues of Bourbon

Need proof? As holiday gifts a couple years ago, I made a variation of Alexandra Wentworth's recipe for Binky's Bourbon Nips.We served bourbon balls as wedding favors and organized a visit to Buffalo Trace distillery for our wedding guests. Not that I even need an excuse to talk about bourbon, it just so happens that September is National Bourbon Heritage Month , and I thought it would be appropriate to share a few fun facts about the "Official Spirit of America."


Related Topix: Drink, Bourbon Whiskey, Liquor, Recipes, Wedding

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.


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


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.


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.


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

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.


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


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.


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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