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

Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked into his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Life, Veteran Affairs, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Fri Apr 18, 2014

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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Examiner.com

Rand Paul Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Rand Paul is a favorite of Tea Party Republicans in large part because he has based has his entire political career on refusing to cooperate with the Democrats on anything, regardless of the consequences.

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

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, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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, 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, 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, Pikeville, KY, Pike County, KY, Small Business, Personal Finance, Eastern, KY

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Middlesboro Daily News

Trial lawyer is a hero

One of the great moments of my life was sitting next to legendary Louisville attorney Frank Haddad at a luncheon when he found that he had received the first Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer award from the Kentucky Academy of Trial Lawyers.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Opinion

Tax Foundation

Kentucky Approves Slight Tax Changes

Some of these changes are reasonable. Updating the reference date for the revenue code was long overdue .

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Tax, Drink, Bourbon Whiskey, Liquor

WHAS11

Grime$ beating McConnell at own game?

Is Alison Lundergan Grimes beating Mitch McConnell at his own game? For the second time in three fundraising periods, the Democratic challenger and likely nominee for McConnell's U.S. Senate seat again outperformed the Republican incumbent, himself a prolific fundraiser.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat

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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Floyd County Times

Young entrepreneurs blazing a path in East K...

In Clark County, Martin County native Briand Endicott announced a new effort to promote his planned distillery.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Winchester, KY, Wallingford, KY, Tollesboro, KY, Lewis County, KY, Opinion

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Committee meets to decide on keeping Brent Spence project alive

It could range from $25 million to the full $60 million. As for federal funding support, we're hearing everything from forget it to stay tuned.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Road-Spending Plan Passes Kentucky Legislature

A $4.1 billion road-spending plan passed the Kentucky General Assembly on the final day of the session, avoiding an expensive special session.

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WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Ky. Legislature working to keep Brent Spence project alive

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kentucky

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Washington Post

Hitting Mitch McConnell for opposing Kynect, not Obamacare

In Kentucky, sign-ups for Obamacare have climbed higher than 400,000. Yet Mitch McConnell, as always, remains 1000 percent convinced that the law is an ongoing policy catastrophe that will never be anything other than an irrevocable political disaster for Democrats.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Representative Andy Barr, US House of Representatives, Kentucky, Healthcare Law, Law

Daily Kos

Discuss

Writing in the Louisville Courier-Journal on Sunday, James R. Carroll compiled something of an anthology of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign gaffes ranging from his web ad featuring the Duke basketball team to calling Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, his Democratic general election opponent, an "empty dress" to ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Liberal Political News

Daily Kos

Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 14

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 28 diaries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, David Vitter, Allyson Schwartz, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Harkin

WKYT

Bill bans sale of e-cigarettes to kids

Governor Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 109 into law, banning the sale of all types of e-cigarettes to minors.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Steve Beshear, Family, Kids, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Kentucky

News Democrat

Job creation solutions for Kentuckians

The Obama Economy has had a devastating impact on the people of Kentucky, especially the many working women and families who keep this Commonwealth running.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Harry Reid, Democrat, Opinion

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