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2:41 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson Dies

Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A master distiller who helped create the Woodford Reserve brand for Brown-Forman and came out of retirement in 2006 to help launch Angel's Envy has died.

A statement from Angel's Envy says 75-year-old Lincoln Henderson died late Tuesday. It did not give a reason.

Henderson was well-known and respected in the industry and was named as an inaugural member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

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Local/Regional News
3:09 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Beshear: Most Uninsured Kentuckians To Get Health Insurance Discounts

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear is touting changes coming under the federal health care reforms, announcing Tuesday that four out of five uninsured Kentuckians will qualify for discounts when purchasing policies.

Beshear has been a staunch advocate for the reforms that he says will provide access to medical care to more than 600,000 uninsured Kentucky residents. Nearly half of those will be added to the state's Medicaid program. The remainder, he said, will be able to get insurance through an online health benefits exchange.

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Local/Regional News
11:28 am
Tue September 10, 2013

McConnell To Vote No On Syria Resolution

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will oppose President Barack Obama's resolution authorizing a military strike against Syria.

The Kentucky Republican says no vital national security risk is at play and there are too many unanswered questions about the United States' long-term strategy in Syria.

McConnell says the proposal is, quote, "utterly detached from a wider strategy to end the civil war" in Syria.

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Local/Regional News
9:02 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Wild Turkey Distillery Opens Packaging Operation

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. -- Wild Turkey has a new packaging operation in central Kentucky as part of a $100 million investment in facility upgrades for the bourbon brand in the past three years.

The bourbon maker is celebrating the opening of the packaging facility at its operation at Lawrenceburg. Company executives are being joined by state officials at the event Tuesday.

The brand's parent company invested $43 million in the packaging facility

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Sports
7:11 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Kentucky Set To Play Four Straight Ranked Opponents

Credit Karyn Czar

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach Mark Stoops didn't have long to savor his first win as a head coach before preparing his team for one of the toughest stretches of the season.

Saturday's visiting by in-state rival No. 7 Louisville begins a four-game segment including contests against No. 18 Florida, a road game at No. 13 South Carolina followed by a visit from top-ranked Alabama.

Kentucky has many challenges with a schedule featuring eight bowl teams from last season.

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Local/Regional News
7:01 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Beshear To Hold Briefing On Health Reforms

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear has scheduled a news briefing Tuesday afternoon to provide an update on efforts to implement federal health care reforms in Kentucky.  The event is set for 1 p.m. at the Capitol.

Beshear has been an advocate for the reforms that he says will provide access to medical care to more than 600,000 uninsured Kentucky residents. Nearly half of those will be added to the state's Medicaid program. The remainder, he said, will be able to get insurance through an online health benefits exchange.

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Local/Regional News
2:36 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

State Senate President Pro Tem Not Seeking Re-election

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine won't seek re-election next year in northern Kentucky's 24th District.

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Local/Regional News
2:04 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Farmer Set To Pay Largest Ethics Fine In State History

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A former University of Kentucky basketball star turned politician will pay the largest ethics fine in state history as part of a plea agreement that would resolve an array of criminal and administrative charges, an official said Monday.

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Local/Regional News
12:21 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Richie Farmer Plea Deal Approved

FRANKFORT, Ky. -  The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has approved an agreement with former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer to resolve administrative charges related to his management of the state Department of Agriculture.

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Local/Regional News
7:12 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Hunting Area To Close For National Guard Training

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- An eastern Kentucky public hunting area owned by the Kentucky National Guard will be closed to public access on several dates while the guard uses the site for training.

Hidden Valley Training Site in Powell County opened Saturday under statewide regulations for archery and crossbow deer hunting and is also open for small game hunting under statewide seasons. It's closed to the public at the end of archery deer season, which is Jan. 20.

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