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8:52 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Kentucky Stoneware Sells For Record Price

Maysville, KY – The 8-gallon churn was made and decorated in Maysville by Isaac Thomas in 1836. Case Antiques Inc., which sold the piece, said it "is the earliest known marked piece of Kentucky pottery."

The Knoxville auction house said the price at the Oct. 16 sale was a record for a piece of Kentucky pottery sold at auction.

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11:10 pm
Tue December 28, 2010

Fines For Texting While Driving Kick In Jan. 1

Louisville, KY – Drivers who violate the new texting law will be fined $25 dollars for the first offense and $50 dollars for each additional offense, plus court costs.

Kentucky State Police Trooper John Hawkins says the new law is designed to keep the driver's focus on the road.

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11:28 am
Tue December 28, 2010

State Police Collect Tons of Food

First Lady Jane Beshear Helped Out With This Year's Cram The Cruiser Campaign.

Louisville, KY – State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the "Cram the Cruiser" food drive collected 21,586 pounds of food statewide, including more than four tons gathered by employees at the Campbellsburg post.

After filling cruisers with nonperishable food items, state police passed the food out to local shelters, food banks and families in need during the Christmas holiday.

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Local/Regional News
8:00 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Medicaid Reform Could Make Short Session Agenda

Richmond, KY –
Lawmakers will report to Frankfort next week to choose their leaders. But, they will also get a feel for the agenda during this so called short 30 day session. Finding an answer for a 139 million dollar state Medicaid deficit will be a priority issue. Governor Beshear and Health and Family Services cabinet secretary Janie Miller are suggesting spending money proposed for 2012 in 2011.

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7:48 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Former Chief Justice Mulling Run For Attorney General

Louisville, KY – Former Kentucky Chief Justice Joseph Lambert says he is considering running as a Republican for attorney general.

The 62-year-old Mount Vernon resident told The Courier-Journal that he will make his decision before the Jan. 25 filing deadline.

Lambert would face Hopkins County Attorney Todd P'Pool if he enters the GOP primary. P'Pool filed to run earlier this month.

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11:28 am
Mon December 27, 2010

KSP Reports One Highway Fatality Over Holiday Weekend

Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky State Police say only one person was killed on the state's highways this holiday weekend. Trooper John Hawkins says an increasing number of Kentuckians are using seat belts and that is having an impact.

"Over the last couple of years we have increased our enforcement of seat belts, and of course with the passage of primary seat belt law we're able to do that more effectively; and increase our seat belt usage in the state."

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9:50 pm
Sun December 26, 2010

Deadly Afghan Year Takes Toll on 101st Airborne

Fort Campbell, KY – The Army division known as the Screaming Eagles, formed ahead of the 1944 Allied invasion of Normandy, has lost 104 men this year - or about 1 in 5 American deaths in Afghanistan. That is close to a toll of 105 divisional deaths in Iraq during a 2005-2006 deployment that was its deadliest year in combat since Vietnam.

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3:30 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Kentucky Considers Ban On Caffeinated Energy Drinks

Frankfort, KY – The proposal comes on the heels of action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to declare caffeine in alcoholic energy drinks an "unsafe food additive."
Republican state Rep. Danny Ford of Mount Vernon said Thursday he believes even nonalcoholic energy drinks could pose a health risk to children who drink them.

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4:30 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Lamb Turns In Lion-Like Performance In UK Win

Lexington, KY –
Doron Lamb broke the record of 31 set by Jamal Mashburn on Feb. 3, 1991 against Georgia on a nifty layup that put the Wildcats up by 28 with 6:38 remaining. He walked off to a standing ovation moments later after making 11 of 12 field goals, including 7 of 8 3-pointers.

Brandon Knight shook off a banged up left knee to finish with 21 points and five rebounds as the Wildcats (9-2) breezed into the Christmas break with ease.

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4:15 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Gray Announces More Personnel Appointments

Lexington, KY – Jim Gray will be inaugurated as Lexington's next mayor January second. By then, he should have a full complement of assistant administrators in place.

Gray announced former general services commissioner Bob Ramsey will return to that position. Assistant Deputy Attorney General Janet Graham will head the law department. The mayor-elect also has teams of citizens looking at ways to improve city government.

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