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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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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23 hrs ago | 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

CNN

Dead for now: Kentucky bill allowing twin Paul 2016 runs

A bill allowing Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul to simultaneously run for the presidency and re-election to his U.S. Senate seat in 2016 died earlier this week when the Kentucky legislature adjourned for the year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky Government, 2012 Presidential Election, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Senator Marco Rubio

Floyd County Times

Beshear announces Kentucky Innovation Network office in Pikeville

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is establishing a Kentucky Innovation Network office in Pikeville.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Pikeville, KY, Pike County, KY, Small Business, Personal Finance, Eastern, KY

WTVF Nashville

Sparta Man Killed In Crash On I-65 In Southern Kentucky

Kentucky State Police said 50-year-old Martin Pack, of Sparta, Tennessee, was killed in the crash involving two commercial vehicles on Interstate 65 south in Hart County.

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Kentucky State Police

Tennessee Man Killed in a CMV Collision on I-65

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:07 P.M. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremy Smith responded to the 68 mile point on I 65 in Hart County due to a fatal collision that involved two commercial vehicles.

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The Detroit News

New Wayne Kramer disc debuts on Record Store Day

Among the vinyl offerings in stores Saturday for Record Store Day will be a limited edition platter by former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer titled "Lexington."

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Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons, Charlie Parker, Jazz

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Crime Stoppers: Bowling Green Assault

Bowling Green Police say just after 5:15 p.m. on Monday April 14, they received a call of an unconscious man on his porch in the 1400 block of North Sunrise.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Murder defendant said he bludgeoned his landlord to death because she asked him to

In a recorded statement played in a courtroom Wednesday, murder defendant Terrence Allen Cram said he hit his landlord in the head with a sledgehammer because she pleaded for him to do so after she fell down her basement stairs.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

University of Kentucky junior receives $30,000 Truman Scholarship

A University of Kentucky student has been given a prestigious national scholarship that will help pay for graduate study in public service.

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WEHT

Semi Accident Spills Tree Sap on Highway 41 in Henderson

The southbound lanes are back open on 41 in Henderson after a tanker truck flipped earlier this morning.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Sazerac plans $71 million expansions at 3 Kentucky distilleries

Sazerac, which owns Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, the Barton 1792 in Bardstown and The Glenmore in Owensboro, announced Wednesday $71 million in expansions at the three distilleries to meet growing demand for Kentucky bourbon and other spirits.

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Related Topix: Drink, Bourbon Whiskey, Liquor, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Lexington, KY

WKRN

Police: Ky. man charged for burning cat in stove

Police say a Harlan County man who allegedly threw a cat into a wood-burning stove during an argument has been charged with a felony.

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