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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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.

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

9 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Epicurious.com

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."

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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.

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

KFVS12

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.

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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.

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

Examiner.com

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.

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WKYT

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.

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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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WEHT

Traffic Alert:Part of U.S. 60 Extension to Open

Part of the new US 60 extension in Owensboro will open this morning, but drivers will still need to use caution in the area as work is not yet finished Part of the new US 60 extension in Owensboro will open this morning, but drivers will still need to use caution in the area as work is not yet finished Part of the new US 60 extension in Owensboro will open this morning, but drivers will still need to use caution in the area as work is not yet finished. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will open sections of the new highway around 9 a.m. The contractor says if all goes as planned, the new alignment should be completed in time for the Monday afternoon commute.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cincinnati.com

Felons getting closer to voting in Ky.

Felons getting closer to voting in Ky. Felons getting closer to voting in Ky. Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1s2MJrm Tayna Fogle and Michael Hiser, both convicted felons, want to be able to vote again.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

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Battles for eight open seats could determine control of Kentucky...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 14--FRANKFORT -- If Republicans hope to take over the Kentucky House this fall for the first time since 1921, they'll probably need to win most -- if not all -- of the eight contested districts that don't have an incumbent seeking re-election.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Breckinridge County, KY, Hopkins County, KY

The News

The Pictou hermit of Kentucky

Located about 15 kilometers northeast of Richmond, Kentucky, in the College Hill vicinity of rural Madison County is a road called Hermit Ridge. This section was named after a Pictou County born man who became known as "The Hermit of College Hill."

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Madison County, KY, Richmond, KY, Prison

WLKY-TV Louisville

LaGrange, Kentucky embraces small town atmosphere

THERE'S AN EXIT RAMP THAT LOOKS LIKE ANY OTHER. BUT IF YOU TURN IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION -- YOU'LL STUMBLE ON A HISTORIC CITY WITH AN UNUSUAL FEATURE.

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WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Lawmaker Pushing for Athletics for Homeschoolers

State Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, prefiled a bill that would allow students at nonpublic schools that don't offer a sport and homeschoolers to participate in the activity at a public school. The public school would be one to which the student would ordinarily be assigned.

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Examiner.com

Kentucky teen dies trying to protect mom: Abducted mother later found dead

Seventeen-year-old Michael "Eli" Mohney was killed on the morning of Sept. 12 in his Mayfield, Kentucky , home - allegedly by Terry Froman, 41, of Brookport, Illinois.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Mayfield, KY, Graves County, KY

Columbia Magazine

KY offers industry partnership grants totaling nearly $300,000

KY offers industry partnership grants totaling nearly $300,000 From Commonwealth news service FRANKFORT, KY - The Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment is now accepting proposals for Industry Partnership Grants ranging up to $50,000 each. These grants are designed to encourage Local Workforce Investment Boards , local employers and system stakeholders to plan for the expansion and/or start-up of industry-led, sector-focused and business-driven partnership projects.

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SFGate

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

A Jessamine County woman who commutes to work on a bicycle is being fined for repeatedly violating a law on careless driving. Cherokee Schill battled the violations in court, saying that she should not be forced to travel in the shoulder of U.S. 27 near Lexington.

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Related Topix: Jessamine County, KY, Education Etc., Murray State University

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