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9:50 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Public Input Sought On Area Around Rupp Arena

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Public input on the new look and reinvention of the area around Rupp Arena in Lexington is being sought at a meeting in Lexington.

The forum is set for Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Theatre at 214 E. Main St.

The lead architect on the arena project, Robert Mankin of NBBJ, and Kate Orff from SCAPE/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE will offer a brief presentation and hear suggestions.

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Local/Regional News
9:40 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

100 Or More Ky. Bridges Deteriorating, Could Collapse

The Brent Spence Bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky carries thousands of vehicles every day across the Ohio River
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- More than 100 Kentucky bridges have advanced deterioration and are at risk of collapsing, federal records show, and the head of the state's transportation agency blames the situation largely on increased, heavier traffic since the bridges were built.

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Sports
4:40 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Early Miscues Doom Kentucky In Gov's Cup Loss

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Senorise Perry ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Teddy Bridgewater overcame a shaky start to pass for 250 yards and No. 7 Louisville scored on four consecutive drives to pull away from rival Kentucky for a 27-13 victory on Saturday.

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Local/Regional News
4:43 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Embattled State Representative Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - An embattled lawmaker who faced the possibility of censure or expulsion from the General Assembly because of allegations that he sexually harassed legislative staffers resigned Friday.

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Local/Regional News
11:20 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Farmer Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charges

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Former University of Kentucky basketball star turned politician Richie Farmer has entered a guilty plea to government corruption charges in a deal with prosecutors.

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Local/Regional News
9:26 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Governor Beshear To Implement New Science Standards

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- New science education standards that call for greater focus on teaching the theories of evolution and climate change in Kentucky classrooms will be implemented despite a finding by a legislative panel that they're deficient, a spokesman for Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday.

The Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee found the Next Generation Science Standards lacking and voted 5-1 Wednesday to send them back to the Department of Education for revamping.

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4:01 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Legislative Panel Rejects New Science Standards

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A legislative panel has rejected the state's proposed new science education standards, citing a groundswell of opposition across Kentucky.

The Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee voted 5-1 on Wednesday to find the standards deficient. That doesn't necessarily mean they'll be tossed aside. Gov. Steve Beshear could implement them anyway.

Robert Bevins, president of Kentuckians for Science Education, said rejecting the new standards would be a horrible embarrassment for the state.

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Local/Regional News
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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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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