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1 hr ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Food insecurity in Kentucky remains above U.S. average, relief agency's study finds

Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians continue to struggle with limited or uncertain access to enough food, according to new figures from the nation's top food-relief charity.

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Related Topix: Oldham County, KY, Fayette County, KY, University of Kentucky

4 hrs ago | WHAS11

Appalachian Air project stalled

Appalachian Air had been scheduled to start offering flights last week. Media reported that the initiative has been delayed because the airport in Pikeville hasn't yet obtained all the proper certifications.

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8 hrs ago | KSL-TV

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:59 a.m. EDT

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the initiative - tentatively called the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge - will begin in the fall.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY

13 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Lost Union Army soldier honored with memorial

The story of an uneducated farmer from Anderson County was buried with him in an unmarked grave in Columbia until one of his descendants unearthed the truth and fought to have him recognized.

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17 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington seems to be gaining a new appreciation for its famous Faulkner

Lexington artist Henry Faulkner worked on a painting of the Hunt Morgan House while sitting on the sidewalk at the southeast corner of Mill and Second streets in 1972.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Painting, Arts, Franklin, KY, Poetry

21 hrs ago | Cincinnati.com

AVB: What's next for the Brent Spence?

The trucking industry continues to feel the frustration of taxes and fees, and local truckers and industry officials aren't happy about the possibility of a span along the nation's busiest freight corridor being tolled.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Covington, KY

Sat Apr 19, 2014

State Journal

Agriculture New: Full extent of damage from cold snap is still not known

The old saying is if you don't like the weather in Kentucky just wait a few hours.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, University of Kentucky

Norwalk Citizen News

Fighting the habit

"All of a sudden, you can taste your food. You can smell," she said one afternoon in March, five weeks smoke-free.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Bowling Green, KY

Cincinnati.com

St. Vincent launches fan, air conditioner programSt. Vincent launches ...

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky has started its annual Summer Breeze Program.

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Examiner.com

Rand Paul Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Rand Paul is a favorite of Tea Party Republicans in large part because he has based has his entire political career on refusing to cooperate with the Democrats on anything, regardless of the consequences.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky Government, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

SFGate

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

Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked into his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Life, Veteran Affairs, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Easter weekend delays for I-65 in Bullitt County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced there will be more lane closures Easter weekend on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government

Lexington Herald-Leader

Feds don’t require median barriers shown to curb traffic deaths

While interstates are statistically the country’s safest roadways, they’re also vulnerable to one of the deadliest kinds of crashes, where one vehicle crosses the median at a high speed and strikes another traveling the opposite direction.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Missouri Government, Missouri

GlobeNewswire

Kentucky First Federal Bancorp Announces Payment of Quarterly Dividend

HAZARD, FRANKFORT, DANVILLE, and LANCASTER, Ky., April 18, 2014 -- Kentucky First Federal Bancorp the holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Hazard, Kentucky and First Federal Savings Bank of Frankfort, Kentucky announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share payable on May 20, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lancaster, KY, Hazard, KY, Frankfort, KY

WTVF Nashville

Kentucky officials look for local heroin solutions

After a bill aimed at stemming Kentucky's growing heroin problem failed to pass during the state's legislative session, officials say local solutions to the statewide problem are limited but that they are pushing ahead.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

WAVE-TV Louisville

Ky court disbars attorney serving probation

The Kentucky Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a Lexington attorney who is serving probation for theft of his clients' money.

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GPB.org

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Sturgill Simpson's second album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music , takes inspiration from both Ray Charles and research into near-death experiences.

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Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Country

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Science Daily

Study shows lasting effects of drought in rainy Eastern U.S.

This spring, more than 40 percent of the western U.S. is in a drought that the USDA deems "severe" or "exceptional."

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home, Harvard University

Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky scholarship program expands to more colleges, students from 31 coal counties

Private schools: Alice Lloyd College, Brescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Union College, University of the Cumberlands and University of Pikeville.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Wesleyan College, University of the Cumberlands, Alice Lloyd College, Brescia University , Wesleyan College

WAVE-TV Louisville

Kentucky Legislative Session

Once again, the legislative session ends without lawmakers addressing a pension fund shortfall for public school teachers that marches toward a billion dollars with each passing day, although they did fully fund the state's annual contribution to Kentucky Retirement Systems, which had gone underfunded all but seven of the past 22 years.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Pension, Personal Finance, Opinion

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