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Ringleader In Bourbon Heist Pleads Guilty

9 hours ago
Karyn Czar

A rogue distillery worker at the center of a bourbon-heist scheme that spirited away tens of thousands of dollars' worth of liquor has pleaded guilty in a case that has already secured a place in Kentucky lore.

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A Kentucky judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on marijuana for medical purposes.  Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate recognized in a ruling Wednesday that marijuana has the potential for medicinal use. But he said the three people who filed the lawsuit do not have a constitutional right to violate a controlled-substance law.

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Two Democratic state lawmakers are looking to casinos to help pay down Kentucky’s massive pension liabilities, but the plan is unlikely to gain a foothold in the General Assembly.

louisville.edu

The University of Louisville is planning to cease funding for the campus newspaper amid the school's $48 million budget shortfall.

Ethics Panel Says Ex-Personnel Official Violated Ethics Code

Sep 19, 2017
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A Kentucky ethics commission says a former Personnel Cabinet official used his position to solicit campaign contributions from co-workers to support then-Gov. Steve Beshear.

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul remains firmly in the “no” column on Senate Republicans’ latest attempt at a healthcare overhaul, but there are conflicting reports about the bill’s chances.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

The Executive Director of the Mary Todd Lincoln House says last fiscal year was their best ever.  Gwen Thompson says 13,500 visitors spent time touring the restored childhood home of the former First Lady.  That represents a 10% increase from the previous year.

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Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realizing her ailing father's dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, has died. She was 95.

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For more than 60 years, Harry Dean Stanton played crooks and codgers, eccentrics and losers.  He endowed them with pathos and compassion and animated them with his gaunt, unforgettable presence, making would-be fringe figures feel central to the films appeared in.

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A contested development slated for a scenic area of Lexington has been given the go-ahead by the city’s main planning body.

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