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1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

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

Kentucky's bitter U.S. Senate race turned more combative Friday, with both state parties filing dueling complaints against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Campbellsville, KY, University of Louisville, Campbellsville University, Harlan County, KY

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Unemployment rates fall in most Kentucky counties

Shelby County had the lowest unemployment rate in the Louisville area at 6.1 percent.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

WLEX-TV Lexington

Kentucky Retirement System To Receive $23 Million

One of Kentucky's public pension systems lost $69 million because it unknowingly purchased risky mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the 2008 housing market crash.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

WKYT

Heat and storms delay start of some Kentucky high school football games

Storms are also causing problems. A game at Dunbar High School in Lexington had a delay because of lightning in the area.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Russell County, KY, Campbellsville, KY, Paris, KY

Bbech tree news

Butler County Schools: Kentucky's Best Performing School District

Butler County Schools is a rural school district with an enrollment of 2,200 students and four classroom buildings totaling approximately 300,000 square feet of space.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Courier News

Firefighters injured after Ice Bucket Challenge accident

Four firefighters in Kentucky were injured Thursday while attempted to spray a marching band with water for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Related Topix: Campbellsville University

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college... A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder ... (more)

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

KFVS12

Lower jobless rates reported in 108 Ky. counties

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says unemployment rates rose in 10 counties and stayed the same in two.

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Business Journal

Accused of falsifying DUI class records, counselor closes his business

An alcohol abuse counselor who was accused of falsifying records of DUI offenders who were supposed to take classes says he's closing his business.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Kos

Red-state Democratic Senate candidates campaign on Obamacare benefits

In what may be the first, and certainly the most ambitious, such effort of the year, Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas is going up with a new and emotional ad that is focused solely on presenting his vote for health reform as a positive.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, Family, Kids

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Death Penalty

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Guilty plea from marathon bombing suspect's friend

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell downplayed the significance of his joy ride in a Ferrari owned by a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

WKYT

Family of slain Bardstown informant wins judgment over death

The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated a damage award to the family of a teenage informant killed while working for police, but lowered the amount the state must pay.

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WLKY-TV Louisville

Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction kicks off at state fair

Dozens of Kentucky lawmakers and more than 1,000 guests are scheduled to attend the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Breakfast, Life, Food, Agriculture, Science, Recreational Vehicle, Honey, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Business Journal

Feds: Founder of Kentucky firm sold military-grade electronics to China

The founder of Valley Forge Composite Technologies is free on bond following his arrest last week on charges of selling $37 million of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong.

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Boston Herald

Liz Smith: Hollywood's William Desmond Taylor murder -- solved at last?

THE ABOVE ditty was printed in the Louisville, Times, on February 22, 1922. It appears afresh on the first page of William J. Mann's book, "Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood."

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Examiner.com

Florence Henderson takes the stage at Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation gala

There is a basic contradiction at work with regard to "The Brady Bunch." Ask Florence Henderson, who portrayed mom Carol Brady through five seasons in the 1970s, to ascertain the roots of the shows appeal and she speaks of the unabashed simplicity of its message.

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Related Topix: The Brady Bunch, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Florence Henderson, Theater, Arts

WLKY-TV Louisville

30th anniversary of Kentucky's first heart transplant recognized

An exhibit at the Kentucky State Fair is recognizing the 30th anniversary of the first heart transplant performed in the state.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Kidney Cancer, Health

WFIE-TV Evansville

Three arrested in O'boro; charged with conspiracy to commit theft by extortion of $10k

Kentucky State Police and the Owensboro Police Department arranged a meeting where cash was to be exchanged between the suspect and the victim.

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WHAS11

Second arrest made in fatal eastern Ky. fire

Authorities have made a second arrest in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a home that burned in eastern Kentucky.

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