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9:01 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Feds Move Forward with Plans to Build Prison

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Federal Bureau of Prisons is moving forward with plans to build a prison in Kentucky, commissioning an environmental impact study on two potential sites in the southeastern part of the state
U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers said Monday that both locations are in Letcher County. One site is 584 acres in Roxana and the other 753 acres in Payne Gap.
The plan to build a federal prison in Kentucky has been in the works since 2006, when when Rogers secured $5 million in Congress to begin the planning process.  

7:45 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Louisville Beats Michigan 82-76 For NCAA Title

The Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they won 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA men's basketball championship at the Georgia Dome Monday night in Atlanta.
Photo by Getty Images

ATLANTA - Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.

Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.

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5:54 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

MSHA Says 2012 Safest Year On Record In U-S Mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal mining regulators say 2012 had the lowest injury and fatality rates on record.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says the number of U.S. mines fell by about 120 last year, but the number of miners working was actually up by about 6,500.

In all, MSHA says 35 miners died on the job in 2012, tying the record low set in 2009.

Nineteen deaths occurred at coal mines, the second-lowest number ever.

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6:39 am
Thu April 4, 2013

State to Shutter Costly Fuel Testing Lab

Ky. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Describing it as a waste of taxpayer dollars, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he will shutter a $3 million gasoline quality testing lab that was opened under his predecessor Richie Farmer.
 Comer said Wednesday that the lab "hemorrhaged'' tax dollars while failing to handle the 500 random tests of gas station fuel Kentucky conducts each year. The closure will eventually save taxpayers about $600,000 a year, Comer said. The state is already contracting with a private company in Texas to conduct the

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1:51 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Issel Honored on Charitable Maker's Mark Bottle

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Basketball Hall of Famer Dan Issel, who played for the Kentucky Wildcats from 1967 to 1970, will be honored on this year's edition of the signature charitable bottle released by Keeneland and Maker's Mark.

Proceeds from the sales are expected to be about $175,000, and Maker's Mark says it will donate that to UK Healthcare’s Gill Heart Institute.

The design features a frosted bottle topped with blue wax and a picture of Issel jumping to make a basket.

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7:46 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Kentucky Hoops' Season Ends in Elite Eight

Kentucky's A'dia Mathies - photo by UK Athletics

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A'dia Mathies has helped turn Kentucky into a contender during her career. The senior just couldn't get the Wildcats over the hump to their first Final Four.

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9:06 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Afghan Teenager Fatally Stabs US Soldier From Ky.

Sgt. Michael Cable

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan teenager killed an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan by stabbing him in the neck while he played with a group of local children, officials said Monday.

The killing comes as the monthly U.S. death toll rose sharply in March to 14 with the start of the spring fighting season when the Taliban and other insurgents take advantage of improved weather to step up attacks.

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7:51 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Louisville Slugger Rolls Out New Logo, Harder Bts

AP Photo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -  For baseball's Opening Day, Louisville Slugger has a new bat with a new logo.

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7:21 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Kentucky Women One Win Away From 1st Final Four

Kentucky's DeNesha Stallworth practices at Webster Bank Arena - photo by UK Athletics

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Matthew Mitchell is trying to build Kentucky into a women's basketball power. Getting to the Final Four for the first time will be a huge step in reaching that goal.

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7:17 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Trophy Awaits Winner of Kentucky Derby 139

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's almost six weeks until the elite 3-year-old racehorses charge down the track at Churchill Downs in this year's Kentucky Derby, but the trophy is already waiting on the winner.
Marc Forbes of New England Sterling of Massachusetts delivered the trophy to the Louisville track on Monday. He says the 14-karat gold trophy takes about 2,000 man hours to create. The company has made the winner's trophy since 1975.