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9:03 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Ky. Children's Hospitals Announce Partnership

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Officials at the state's two children's hospitals have announced their intent to form a partnership.

The Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader report officials at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville and the University of Kentucky HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington said on Thursday that they have signed a letter of intent.

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8:49 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Kentucky Railroad Entrepreneur R.J. Corman Dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. - R.J. Corman, a Jessamine County entrepreneur who ran a multimillion-dollar railroad and construction company, died on Friday. He was 58.

Company spokesman Noel Rush says Corman died about 11 a.m. at his home in Nicholasville. Corman, who went by "Rick," had been diagnosed in 2001 with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.

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8:44 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Gov. Beshear Stands Ready To Sign Redistricting Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Lawmakers are expected to conclude a special session on Friday after final votes in the Senate and House on a legislative redistricting bill that appears to be steamrolling into law.

Gov. Steve Beshear is poised to sign the measure into law on Friday, as soon as lawmakers wrap up work on what had been a lingering issue in Kentucky, his spokeswoman, Kerri Richardson, said.

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7:15 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Theater Owner Won't Book 'Butler' Film Because Of Jane Fonda

L to R...Director Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Alan Rickman
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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. -- A central Kentucky theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War is refusing to show the nation's top movie, "The Butler" because one of the stars is Jane Fonda, who was an outspoken opponent of the conflict.

Ike Boutwell, who owns MoviePalace and Showtime Cinemas in Elizabethtown, told The News-Enterprise that people who want to see "The Butler" will have to go elsewhere.

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7:02 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Lawmakers To Receive Sexual Harassment Training

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- House lawmakers would have to undergo annual sexual harassment sensitivity training under a resolution approved Thursday, after three legislative staffers filed sexual harassment complaints with the Legislative Ethics Commission.

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Sports
6:50 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

UK Puts More Restrictions On What Fans Can Bring Into Commonwealth

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky officials have announced a new security policy that bans backpacks and large bags from Commonwealth Stadium.

Fans are allowed one small bag no bigger than 13.5 by 10.7 inches that must fit within sizing bins at stadium gates.

The measure announced Thursday takes effect with Kentucky's Sept. 7 home opener against Miami (Ohio).

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2:08 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Beshear, McConnell Turn Ham Breakfast Into Health Care Debate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast at the State Fair in Louisville is usually an occasion where politicians put aside their differences and make nice.  Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear must have missed the memo because the two squared off in a heated debate about the federal health-care law.

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5:41 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Senate Poised To Finish Redistricting By Friday

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A fast-tracked proposal to redraw boundary lines around Kentucky legislative districts arrived in the Senate on Wednesday, just hours after it breezed through the House with broad bipartisan support.

Republican Senate President Robert Stivers said he expects final passage of the measure on Friday, bringing an end to a special session that's costing taxpayers more than $60,000 a day.

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2:45 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

High Court Hears Arguments Over Instant Racing

Instant Racing machines at Kentucky Downs Racetrack
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- When a horse race is recorded and then bet on later via a slot machine-like device is it still a horse race? Or a type of illegal gambling?

The Kentucky Supreme Court is wrestling with that question after hearing nearly two hours of arguments Wednesday about the legality of historical racing, known as Instant Racing. The justices quizzed attorneys for the Kentucky Racing Commission, multiple race tracks and The Family Foundation of Kentucky about what constitutes a horse race and legal pari-mutuel betting.

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12:08 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

UK - U of L Football Game Will Close The Season In 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Kentucky's 2014 football schedule will move some old foes up on the calendar to accommodate another rival.

The Wildcats' annual season finale against Tennessee will instead be their next-to-last contest in Knoxville on Nov. 15, ending an arrangement with the Volunteers dating back to 1953.  In its place is a showdown at in-state rival Louisville (Nov. 29), which Kentucky often faced in September including several openers.

Kentucky's annual meeting against Vanderbilt will also be played earlier, moving from November to Sept. 27 at Commonwealth Stadium.

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