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1 hr ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky Power gets PSC approval to convert smaller Big Sandy plant from coal to natural gas

The Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a plan Friday that will enable Kentucky Power Co.

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2 hrs ago | KFVS12

Dry weather hurts potential yield for some farmers

Every day it stays dry, it robs more yield from Greg George's parched corn and soybean fields in western Kentucky.

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5 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

University of Kentucky president joins campus groups in calling for McConnell-Grimes debate

Four University of Kentucky student organizations say they've arranged a partnership with eight television stations to provide statewide coverage of a U.S. Senate candidate debate this fall - if the candidates agree to it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY

7 hrs ago | News Democrat

Helping Kentucky families with international adoptions11:42 am

Throughout my time in the U.S. Senate, I have met many Kentucky families whose greatest joy is to open their hearts and their homes to children through international adoption.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News, Africa, Congo, Opinion

8 hrs ago | KFVS12

Ky. man charged with murder in son's death

Police in south-central Kentucky have charged a man with murder and abuse in the death last year of his infant son.

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12 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

In Kentucky, execution debate finds new footing

Along with activists on both sides, a joint committee of 32 state representatives and senators planned to meet Friday in Paducah for a forum on whether executions should have a place in Kentucky's criminal justice system.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Fort Knox, KY

12 hrs ago | WHAS11

In Kentucky, execution debate finds new footing

With a spate of botched executions across the country this year looming over their discussion, Kentucky lawmakers are revisiting some fundamental questions about the death penalty, including whether the state should keep it on the books.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Louisville, KY, Fort Knox, KY

14 hrs ago | KFVS12

Kentucky gets driver's license extension

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Kentucky a one-year extension on meeting new security requirements for its driver's licenses.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government

15 hrs ago | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Try it Kentucky should take tax holiday plunge

School gets underway for most families in the next week or so, here and across much of the state.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Hopkinsville, KY, Life, Holidays, Black Friday, Nicholasville, KY, Opinion

Thu Jul 31, 2014

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Western Kentucky Couple Arrested for Endangering Welfare of Minors

A western Kentucky couple arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor. The Ohio County Sheriff's Office arrested Dakota Daugherty and Lena Aubrey today at their home in Hartford.

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Independent

Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise

The Kentucky state legislature passed a sweeping overhaul to its prescription drug law in the summer of 2012 after a flood of overdose deaths, making it significantly harder for people to access dangerous addictive drugs from doctors.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kentucky Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Steve Beshear

WHAS11

Kentucky State Fair looking for temporary workers

The Kentucky State Fair is hiring more than 750 temporary employees starting Monday.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Drug overdose deaths in 2013 increased in Fayette; Eastern Kentucky rates are state's highest

A report issued Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy showed that the state's largest increase in raw numbers of overdose fatalities occurred in Fayette County, with 86 deaths in 2013 compared to 74 in 2012.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Eastern, KY, Fayette County, KY

Floyd County Times

Kentucky laws may become models for other states10:31 am

The Council of State Governments will consider adopting 12 bills from Kentucky as model legislation at its August annual meeting.

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A Sea of Blue

Kentucky Football Recruiting: Fighting With Myself - Is The 2015 Class Falling Apart?

With George Brown's commitment to Florida on Friday , You have to wonder if things aren't going as well as we hoped.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Sports, University of Kentucky NCAA, NCAA Sports

WLKY-TV Louisville

Police search for two people after 5 attempted convenience store thefts

A multistate phone scam meant to bilk thousands of dollars from area gas stations, has caught the attention of Kentucky State Police.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Kentuckiana's Monsters, Myths and Legends - Sleepy Hollow Road

The world may know Kentuckiana for its rolling green horse pastures and world renowned bourbon, but for those who know where to look can get their fill of ghost stories and haunted places.

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The Star Press

Supporter of Ky. governor racks up mining violations

A highwall is shown at a Justice Companies mine in Letcher County in a photo taken during an inspection.

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Related Topix: Letcher County, KY, Kentucky Government, Louisville, KY, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Columbia Magazine

Homeplace on Green River Fall Festival to feature Kentucky artists, crafters

Homeplace on Green River Fall Festival to feature Kentucky artists, crafters First in a series on the 2014 Fall Festival Click on headline for complete story, with details for vendors, more By George Kolbenschlag Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville KY, will again feature Kentucky crafted art, crafts and locally produced ... (more)

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Related Topix: Campbellsville, KY, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Adair County, KY, Columbia, KY, Greensburg, KY

Columbia Magazine

Settlement results in $1.2 million in debt relief for 228 Kentucky servicemember

Settlement results in $1.2 million in debt relief for 228 Kentucky servicemember CRACKDOWN ON PREDATORY LENDING YIELDS BENEFITS: Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announces settlement benefiting servicemembers harmed by predatory lending scheme.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

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