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3:23 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

3 Miners Trapped in Mine In Southeastern Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A state spokesman says the three men trapped inside an underground coal mine in southeastern Kentucky for at least eight hours are still doing well.

Dick Brown, spokesman for the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, said the soonest the miners could be rescued is early Monday evening.

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8:28 am
Mon June 20, 2011

McConnell: Debt-Ceiling Deal May Be for Short-Term

WASHINGTON – The Senate's top Republican is suggesting a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing limit unless there's deal soon that includes changes to big entitlement programs.

With Democrats in control of the White House and Senate and Republicans holding the majority in the U.S. House, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says President Obama should work across party lines.

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8:00 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Lexington Planning for Future Development

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A preliminary blueprint for Lexington's five-year development outlook will be open to public comment this week. Jim Duncan of the Division of Planning is working with other city officials to put together the 2012 Comprehensive Plan.

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11:03 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

McConnell: KY Terror Case Unique, Should Be Moved

Bowling Green, KY – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued Friday to put pressure on the Obama administration, meeting with local officials in Kentucky and pressing his call for two Iraqis arrested on terrorism charges in his home state to be sent to Guantanamo Bay and face a military trial.

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8:18 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Red Cross Cutting Jobs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The American Red Cross has begun laying off hundreds of workers nationwide in its blood services division as part of a restructuring plan.

Katy Maloy, the agency's spokeswoman in Louisville, says the cuts are necessary due to rising costs and a drop in monetary donations.

"The financial predictions for the next five years show that without changes the American Red Cross will face rising deficits in the years ahead."

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8:15 am
Fri June 17, 2011

UK Says Calipari's 500th Win Celebration Was in Error

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky has issued a statement regarding John Calipari's total number of wins as a basketball coach. UK honored Calipari for his 500th career victory on February 26.

The school said Thursday that after consulting with the NCAA, UK officials were informed that the celebration was in error. 42 of Calipari's wins at Massachusetts and Memphis have been vacated by the NCAA.

UK says it will correct Calipari's stats in media guides and other publications. The coach's win total now sits at 467.

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7:59 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Beshear Says He's Fine With Moving Terror Suspects out of Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear says he supports having two Iraqis face terrorism-related charges at Guantanamo Bay rather than in civilian court in Kentucky.

Beshear's comments on Thursday evening come after some leading Kentucky Republicans, including David Williams, his opponent in the November election, urged federal officials to send the two men to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

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3:38 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Ky. Jobless Rate Drops Below Double Digits

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's jobless rate has dropped below double digits for the first time in more than two years.

The state Office of Employment and Training said Thursday the unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent in May, down from 10 percent a month earlier. The jobless rate was 10.4 percent in May 2010.

Last month's rate matches the February 2009 rate.

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3:33 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Former Head of Ky. Pharmacists Group Indicted

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A grand jury has charged the former executive director of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association with embezzling $78,000.

The Franklin County grand jury indicted 39-year-old Gary Hall of Lexington on Wednesday on three counts of theft by deception over $500 and three counts of theft by deception over $10,000.

Commonwealth's Attorney Larry Cleveland says Hall was fired in January after officials found he had used the association's credit cards for $16,000 in personal purchases between 2009 and 2011.

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3:24 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Durman's Fellow Officers Offer Emotional Testimony

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Several colleagues of Officer Bryan Durman, the Lexington police officer killed in the line of duty last year, took the witness stand Thursday. It marked day two of testimony in the Glenn Doneghy murder trial.

When Durman requested backup to assist with his call on a noise complaint the night of April 29, 2010, Officer Teri Gover (GOH'-ver) responded. By the time she arrived on the scene, she discovered Durman had been struck in a hit and run crash.

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