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3 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

3 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

5 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

6 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

WEHT

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

Business Journal

Construction firm alleges discrimination by Kentucky cabinet on bridges project

Louisville-based construction firm Mathis & Sons claims that "discriminatory" actions by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet prevented the company from obtaining work on the Ohio River Bridges Project.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government

WHAS11

Freezer company creating jobs in Kentucky

A manufacturer of custom coolers and freezers has expanded to Todd County in southern Kentucky.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Steve Beshear, Louisville, KY

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Fisherman Rescued from Boat at Edge of Dam

A Kentucky man's nighttime fishing excursion ended with his rescue while his boat was teetering on the edge of a dam.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

WLKY-TV Louisville

Victims wait for justice as rape kits sit in lab backlogs

THOUSANDS OF RAPE KITS AR E COLLECTING DUST IN CRIME LABS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHILE MANY OFFENDERS REMAIN FREE.

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Related Topix: University of Louisville

Lexington Herald-Leader

Bluegrass Poll: Opposition to same-sex marriage in Kentucky down 5 points since February

Half of Kentucky voters oppose gays and lesbians being allowed to marry in Kentucky, but opposition has softened since February when a federal judge began striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to a new Bluegrass Poll.

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Related Topix: Wedding, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, Gay/Lesbian, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

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