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2:25 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Planned Parenthood Afilliates In Ky., Indiana To Merge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The statewide Planned Parenthood affiliates in Kentucky and Indiana will merge next month in a move aimed at expanding reproductive health care services offered by the nonprofit organization in both states.

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6:46 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Ky's Senators Blocked In Effort To Legalize Hemp

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky's U.S. senators suffered a setback Thursday in their efforts to re-establish industrial hemp as a legal crop, but they vowed to continue their campaign after getting blocked as they tried to attach hemp language to the Senate farm bill.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul said they would oppose the Senate farm legislation.

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6:43 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Democrats Assail McConnell At Annual Dinner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Democrats still don't have a champion to challenge Republican Mitch McConnell, but they made him the target of their dinnertime verbal jabs Thursday night.

They flung rhetorical barbs at the U.S. Senate minority leader they hope to oust in next year's election during their annual Wendell Ford Dinner in Louisville.

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6:05 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

2 More Kentucky Churches To Drop Boy Scouts

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. -- Two more churches in central Kentucky say they are cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's decision to allow gay youth.

Pastors at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and Rineyville Baptist Church told The News-Enterprise that they will not renew their charters with the Boy Scouts when the agreements expire later this year.

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5:57 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Kentucky Doctor Pleads Guilty To Fraud With Stents

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A one-time southern Kentucky cardiologist faces 30 to 37 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to overstating patient conditions to get payments for numerous heart procedures.

A judge will sentence 51-year-old Sandesh Rajaram Patil on Aug. 27 in London, Ky. Patil admitted on Tuesday to making false statements regarding the placement of stents. Stents are metal tubes surgically inserted into a patient's arteries in order to improve blood flow.

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7:04 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

State Gas Tax Increasing to 32.3 Cents A Gallon

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The cost of gasoline will go up again in Kentucky, this time the result of an automatic tax increase written into law more than three decades ago.

Lawmakers were told in a meeting of the Interim Joint Transportation Committee on Tuesday that the gasoline tax will rise 2.4 cents next month to 32.3 cents a gallon, which would generate some $900 million over the next fiscal year.

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9:07 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Film Featuring Surviving Comair Co-Pilot Screening In Lexington

James Polehinke, surviving co-pilot of the Comair Flight 5191 is featured in a new documentary scheduled for a screening in Lexington next month.

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- A filmmaker who has made a documentary about the lone survivors of fatal plane crashes, including one in Lexington almost seven years ago, says the film will screen in Lexington next month.

Jim Polehinke was the co-pilot of the Comair flight that crashed in Lexington in August 2006, killing 49 people, and his comments are included in the documentary, titled "Sole Survivor."

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4:15 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Cumberland Fishing Moves Forward

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Anglers who caught the attention of federal lawmakers have preserved access to fishing below dams on the Cumberland River in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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1:22 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Timing Of Special Legislative Session Uncertain

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The timing of a special legislative session in Kentucky remains uncertain, though Gov. Steve Beshear and top lawmakers have been tossing around potential dates.

Beshear wants lawmakers back in Frankfort to resolve the lingering issue of legislative redistricting, a politically divisive issue that tends to overshadow all other matters when it comes up for consideration every 10 years.

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4:52 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Kentucky Man Admits To Secretly Recording McConnell

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A Kentucky man has admitted to secretly recording a private campaign meeting between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides earlier this year.

Curtis Morrison of Louisville made the admission Friday in a first-person account posted on Salon.com, where he also said an assistant U.S. attorney has notified his attorney that a grand jury will consider bringing charges next Friday.

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