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8:07 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Pipeline Won't Pass Through Nuns' Land

Credit slate.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A proposed pipeline that would carry flammable liquids through north and central Kentucky wouldn't cross into land owned by a group of Catholic nuns that has been outspokenly opposed to it, a pipeline company spokesman said Wednesday.

The Bluegrass Pipeline would stay north of Marion County, which is home to the Sisters of Loretto's 780-acre property, said Tom Droege, a spokesman for Williams Co. of Tulsa, Okla.

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1:08 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Battery Maker Picks Kentucky For Research Site

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky has landed its first major tenant at a battery research laboratory in Lexington as the state jockeys for a prominent role in developing next-generation automobiles.

NOHMs Technologies Inc. said Wednesday it will locate research, product development and manufacturing operations at the Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center. The more than $5.3 million investment is expected to create up to 162 jobs in coming years.

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11:39 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Camp Nelson Marking Anniversary, Civil War Days

Camp Nelson recruiting and training center circa 1863
Credit Kentucky Heritage Council

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — About 150 Civil War re-enactors from several states are expected this weekend in Jessamine County at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, which will mark its 150th anniversary.

President Abraham Lincoln established the camp in June 1863, and it became an important recruiting and training center for black soldiers, with as many as 10,000 black troops training there.

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9:39 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Grimes Repeats Call For Higher Minimum Wage

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again pushing the idea of raising the minimum wage in order to grow the middle class.

Grimes, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, distributed a news release on Tuesday touting what she believes would be the positive effects of increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Citing a Kentucky Center for Economic Policy report, Grimes said raising the minimum wage would affect nearly 30 percent of working Kentuckians.

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Local/Regional News
5:45 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Judge Rules Against Tea Party Activist On Health Reform Challenge

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear's decision to expand the Medicaid program and to create the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange to help Kentuckians find insurance coverage has been upheld in a court decision.

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12:20 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

UK Taking Aim At Heart Disease In Eastern Ky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky is teaming with hospitals and doctors to combat high rates of heart disease in eastern Kentucky.

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Sports
8:42 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Kentucky Changes QB's; Smith To Start This Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach Mark Stoops knew getting the Wildcats on track would take a lot of work.

Saturday's 35-26 loss to Western Kentucky reinforced that notion and raised more questions for the first-year coach. He addressed an important issue on Monday, naming sophomore Maxwell Smith to replace Jalen Whitlow as starting quarterback for Saturday's home opener against Miami (Ohio).

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11:35 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Petrino, WKU Spoil Stoops' Big Blue Debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Keshawn Simpson ran for a pair of 3-yard touchdowns and Antonio Andrews added his own 3-yard score as Western Kentucky beat Kentucky 35-26 Saturday night, spoiling the debut of first year Wildcat Coach Mark Stoops.

The Hilltoppers also beat their in-state rival for a second straight year, though they didn't need overtime like they did last year in this win over the Southeastern Conference program.  They outgained Kentucky 487-419 in total offense and held the ball for 35 minutes.

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4:47 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Lawmakers Appointed In Sexual Harassment Case

FRANKFORT, Ky. — House Speaker Greg Stumbo has appointed five lawmakers to a special committee that will investigate sexual harassment complaints against one of their colleagues.

The appointees, named Friday, include three Democrats and two Republicans. Two are women. They will look into complaints against Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis who is accused of sexually harassing three legislative workers.

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7:38 am
Fri August 30, 2013

UK Adding 2,000 Surveillance Cameras

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky is adding campus security features that include ID cards that allow students to enter buildings after hours and 2,000 surveillance cameras.

The Lexington Herald-Leader says UK is spending almost $5 million to install the system. Next Level Security Systems will install it.

UK Police Chief Joe Monroe says the system will make it possible to monitor for crime and keep students, employees and visitors protected during emergencies.

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