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9:09 am
Sun July 21, 2013

Library Tax Suits Filed In Five Kentucky Counties

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Rulings in lawsuits seeking to reduce library taxes in Anderson and Montgomery counties could have implications for other Kentucky libraries, attorneys said.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that a civil lawsuit filed in May seeks to roll the Anderson County library tax back to its level in 1967, when the library was organized. A suit filed in June would reduce the Montgomery County library tax to its level in 1980.

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2:42 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Ky. Native, 'Dean Of White House Press Corps' Helen Thomas Dies

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WASHINGTON -- Covering 10 presidents over five decades, Helen Thomas aged into a legend. She was the only reporter with her name inscribed on a chair in the White House briefing room - her own front row seat to history.

Starting as a copy girl in 1943, when women were considered unfit for serious reporting, Thomas rose to bureau chief.

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2:34 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Kentucky Fares Poorly In Nationwide Life Expectancy Survey

ATLANTA, Ga. — Kentucky is among the states with the lowest life expectancy and healthy life expectancy numbers, according to figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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7:47 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Health Officials Offer Tips For Beating the Heat

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lexington health officials have some tips for Kentucky residents feeling the effects of this week's hot weather.

High temperatures have been in the 90s around the state for most of the week. A 78-year-old Mason County Alzheimer's patient was found dead of heat exhaustion after wandering away from his home Tuesday in temperatures that rose to 93 degrees.

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10:55 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Court Overturns Convictions In Vote Fraud Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- A federal appeals court has overturned the convictions of eight southeastern Kentucky people sent to prison for taking part in what prosecutors described as a massive vote buying scheme.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered new trials for former Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle, former school superintendent Doug Adams and six other defendants.

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10:34 am
Wed July 17, 2013

KFC Drops Bones, Colonel In Upmarket Restaurant

Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC is opening a new upscale establishment in Louisville soon that will not feature the likeness of Colonel Harland Sanders.
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NEW YORK -- KFC is tossing out the bones and the quaint image of founder Col. Harland Sanders as it gets ready to test a slightly more upmarket restaurant.

The fried chicken chain says it's opening a location called "KFC eleven" early next month near its headquarters in Louisville, Ky., that will serve flatbread sandwiches, rice bowls, salads and only boneless pieces of its Original Recipe chicken.

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7:44 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Parenting Columnist Targeted By Ky. Board Sues

Parenting columnist John Rosemond
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- John Rosemond has been dispensing parenting advice in his newspaper column since 1976, making him one of the longest-running syndicated columnists in the country. But some Kentucky authorities want to put him in a time out.

In May, Kentucky's attorney general and its Board of Examiners of Psychology told Rosemond his parenting column - which regularly offers old-school advice and shows little tolerance for any kind of parental coddling - amounts to the illegal practice of psychology.

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11:14 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Nunn's Ex-Wife To Give Rare TV Interview

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The ex-wife of a former Kentucky lawmaker serving life in prison for murder has agreed to a public television interview this weekend.

Tracey Damron is scheduled to appear on the KET show One to One with Bill Goodman.

Damron was married to Steve Nunn, a long-time lawmaker and son of a former Kentucky governor, from 1996 to 2006. Nunn was charged with murder in the 2009 shooting death of his former fiancee, Amanda Ross. He pleaded guilty in 2011.

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11:05 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Appeals Court To Weigh Arguments In High-Profile Escapee's Case

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- A federal appeals court is set to consider issues related to the guilty plea and sentencing of a federal inmate with Mafia ties who escaped from custody while in Kentucky.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals announced Monday it will consider briefs from prosecutors and 40-year-old Derek Albert Capozzi starting Aug. 1. The case will be submitted in legal briefs. Capozzi was sentenced to 51 months in prison escaping while being transferred to a federal prison in Pennsylvania. Capozzi later pleaded guilty.

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11:09 am
Fri July 12, 2013

UK Markey Cancer Center Gains NCI Designation

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky's cancer center received a significant boost in status Friday by winning designation as a National Cancer Institute facility, giving the Bluegrass state new clout in its fight against stubbornly high cancer rates.

The prestigious title for the UK Markey Cancer Center in Lexington brings with it the potential for millions of dollars in additional research funding. The designation means its patients will have access to new drugs, treatment options and clinical trials offered only at NCI centers.

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