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1:01 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Columnist Agrees To Drop Ky. Atty. Gen. From Lawsuit

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says his office and attorneys for nationally syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond have agreed that Conway should be dismissed from a lawsuit.

Rosemond filed a federal lawsuit this month saying his first amendment right to free speech was violated when he received a cease and desist letter from Kentucky authorities because he isn't licensed to practice in the state.

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12:06 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

County Clerk Files Ethics Complaint Against Grimes

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A county clerk in southeastern Kentucky has asked the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to determine the propriety of a fundraising email sent to government email accounts by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes last week.

Republican Laurel County Clerk Dean Johnson filed the complaint on Thursday, a week after receiving the email from Grimes, a candidate for U.S. Senate.

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11:53 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Officials: Ky. Missed DNA Samples From Up To 7,000 Felons

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky corrections officials say they failed to take DNA samples from between 6,300 and 7,000 felons as required by law over a four-year period.

Justice Cabinet Secretary and Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson said during a news conference Thursday in Frankfort that they are now trying to locate about 3,900 people no longer in state custody or on probation or parole to take samples from them.

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7:19 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Ky. Appeals Ruling Over Questioning Students

WASHINGTON --The U.S. Supreme Court was asked Tuesday to step into the legal debate over whether students must be informed of their rights before being questioned during an on-campus investigation of school-related activities.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway filed a petition with the high court. It seeks to overturn a Kentucky Supreme Court ruling granting students the right to be Mirandized before questioning by school officials if a resource officer is present.

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7:14 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Judge: Nunn Must Answer Questions From Attorneys

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Facing a team of attorneys, imprisoned former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn apologized to the family of the ex-fiancee he was convicted of killing but declined to say he shot her, complained of health problems and refused to answer questions about her death, according to the transcript of his deposition.

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4:55 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Beshear, Abramson To Skip Fancy Farm Picnic

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will skip next week's church picnic in the western Kentucky community of Fancy Farm.  Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon said Wednesday they're unable to go.

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11:51 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Ky's New Science Standards Draw Heated Debate

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Supporters of Kentucky's new science education standards said the changes are needed to keep pace with other states and prepare students for college and careers. Opponents countered that the standards are "fascist" and "atheistic."

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11:16 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Newcomer Bevin, McConnell Engage In War Of Words

Tea Partier Matt Bevin officially announced his entry into the 2014 U-S Senate race at a rally Wednesday in Frankfort. He will challenge Mitch McConnell in the GOP primary

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Political newcomer Matt Bevin has declared the time has come for Kentucky voters to oust Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, and offered up himself for a replacement.

Bevin criticized McConnell at a news conference in Frankfort on Wednesday for being a part of "the politics of failure" for nearly three decades while describing himself as a man of the people, having grown up in a farmhouse with wood stoves, a garden for vegetables, and land that provided assorted animals for meat, milk and eggs.

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7:30 am
Tue July 23, 2013

State Creates Agency To Help Businesses

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- The state has created a new agency to help small businesses grow and create jobs.  The Office of Entrepreneurship is intended to enhance similar initiatives already in place.

Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday that by helping small companies that are so vital to Kentucky's economic health, the agency can improve the state's competitive position in the world.

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7:22 am
Tue July 23, 2013

7 Convicted Of Vote Fraud Seek Release From Prison

LONDON, Ky. -- A former judge and six of his co-defendants whose vote-buying convictions were overturned have asked a federal judge to release them from prison while they await a new trial.

Former Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle and six other people say they should be free on bond after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that a judge mishandled portions of their case.

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