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10:48 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant 70% Built

Mustard Gas Shells stored at the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond
Credit bioprepwatch.com

RICHMOND, Ky. — Officials say construction on a long-awaited weapons disposal facility at the Blue Grass Army Depot in central Kentucky is about 70 percent complete and it is on track to start operations in 2020.

Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board Co-Chair Craig Williams says it took several years for the project to recover from funding cuts in 2004. But, Williams told The Courier-Journal and Richmond Register, construction is tracking on schedule now that allocations have been more consistent.

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7:24 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Smith, Chapman Top List Of UK Athletic HOF Inductees

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame has announced the six people who will make up the 2013 class of inductees, including men's basketball's Rex Chapman and Tubby Smith.

They will be joined by 1980s football player Oliver Barnett, 1980s women's basketball standout Leslie Nichols, All-American track star and former coach Press Whelan (WHAY'-lan) and five-time all-American tennis player Jesse Witten, who was at UK from 2002 to 2005.

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7:14 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Former Lawmaker Nunn Liable For $23M In Ex-Fiancee's Death

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A judge in Lexington has ruled that former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn is liable for nearly $24 million in damages in a wrongful death suit brought by the family of his slain ex-fiancee.

Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael ruled after a hearing Monday that Nunn is liable for about $3.8 million in damages for funeral and medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of the ability to earn. Ross family attorney Lucy Pett says Ishmael added another $20 million in punitive damages.

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10:24 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Special Redistricting Session Starts Today

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lawmakers are scheduled to convene Monday for a special legislative session to redraw boundaries around House and Senate districts.

Expected to last a week, the session is set to begin at noon EDT.

With federal judges watching over their shoulders, lawmakers have put together redistricting proposals that don't include any overt attempts at political one-upmanship.

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Sports
6:45 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Stoops' Troops Still Trying To Find Rhythm

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky's offense got the jump before the Wildcats' defense had the last word during Saturday's first scrimmage at Commonwealth Stadium.

With two weeks remaining before the season opener against Western Kentucky, first-year coach Mark Stoops lamented that his team is still not where it should be at this point.

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Local/Regional News
7:23 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Deal Reached Before The Start Of Nunn Civil Trial

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The mother of the woman former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn was convicted of killing has settled a lawsuit against the gated community in Lexington where the fatal shooting happened in 2009.

One of the attorneys representing Amanda Ross, Perry Bentley, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Diana Ross, mother of Amanda Ross, and the Opera House Square Townhouse Association reached an out-of-court settlement for undisclosed terms. A trial scheduled to start Monday in Lexington is now canceled.

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7:17 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Ky. AG Staying Out Of Same Sex Privilege Issue

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky's attorney general is staying out of a dispute over whether a law exempting spouses from testifying against each other applies to same-sex couples, as prosecutors seek to force a woman to take the stand in her female partner's coming murder trial.

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12:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Tonini Defends Former Emergency Management Head

Kentucky Adjutant General Edward Tonini
Credit kyguard@wordpress.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The head of the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs is defending the former head of Kentucky's Emergency Management Agency.

Kentucky Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, told the Lexington Herald Leader that former emergency management director John W. Heltzel is "an honorable person."

The comment came in the wake of a scathing state audit that found the agency wasted taxpayer money, intimidated employees and created a hostile work environment.

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Local/Regional News
5:26 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Senate Republican Plan Pits No Incumbents Against Each Other

Senate President Robert Stivers

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Republican Senate President Robert Stivers has unveiled a legislative redistricting plan for members of his chamber that would pit no incumbents against each other in upcoming elections.

Stivers said Thursday he expects overwhelming support for the proposal when it's voted on during a special legislative session next week.

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Local/Regional News
4:17 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Analysts Project Modest General Fund Growth Through 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. -Top state budget staffers are predicting meager revenue growth over the next two years in the General Fund.

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