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6:57 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

UK To Offer Wine-Related Courses

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky is getting a lot of interest in new courses it plans to offer that are related to wine, including one class this fall that features wine tasting.

Professor Michael Barrett, who will teach a wine appreciation class, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he has been "overwhelmed with interest" from students. The class is restricted to those who are at least 21 and will educate students on the history, science and pleasure of wine.

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8:43 am
Sat July 27, 2013

Christie Clashes With Libertarian Paul Over National Security Issues

WASHINGTON -- A rift over national security is developing in the early stages of the Republican Party's next presidential campaign, pitting libertarians who question government overreach against defenders of a more hawkish approach on national security formed after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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4:44 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Prolific Sire Unbridled's Song Dead At 20

Credit paulick report

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- Unbridled's Song, the son of 1990 Kentucky Derby winner Unbridled who went on to capture a Breeders' Cup race and become a prolific sire, died Friday. He was 20.

Taylor Made Stallions, where the horse stood his entire career, said in a statement a large and inoperable mass was discovered in his sinus cavities and around the optic nerves. The horse began showing acute neurological symptoms Thursday and was euthanized.

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Local/Regional News
10:21 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Ky. Couple Challenges Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville couple on Friday challenged Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriages, saying the state isn't putting them and other same-sex couples on equal footing with other married couples.

Gregory Bourke and Michael Deleon are asking a federal judge in Louisville to require the state to recognize valid unions from other states and countries.

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Local/Regional News
3:06 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Gov. Beshear Cites Progress In Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he's been surprised by the progress made in fighting prescription drug abuse in the year since a state law took aim at the problem.

Beshear told reporters Thursday that the law has made some "swift changes" in combating a chronic state problem.

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Local/Regional News
1:01 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Columnist Agrees To Drop Ky. Atty. Gen. From Lawsuit

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says his office and attorneys for nationally syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond have agreed that Conway should be dismissed from a lawsuit.

Rosemond filed a federal lawsuit this month saying his first amendment right to free speech was violated when he received a cease and desist letter from Kentucky authorities because he isn't licensed to practice in the state.

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Local/Regional News
12:06 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

County Clerk Files Ethics Complaint Against Grimes

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A county clerk in southeastern Kentucky has asked the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to determine the propriety of a fundraising email sent to government email accounts by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes last week.

Republican Laurel County Clerk Dean Johnson filed the complaint on Thursday, a week after receiving the email from Grimes, a candidate for U.S. Senate.

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Local/Regional News
11:53 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Officials: Ky. Missed DNA Samples From Up To 7,000 Felons

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky corrections officials say they failed to take DNA samples from between 6,300 and 7,000 felons as required by law over a four-year period.

Justice Cabinet Secretary and Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson said during a news conference Thursday in Frankfort that they are now trying to locate about 3,900 people no longer in state custody or on probation or parole to take samples from them.

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Local/Regional News
7:19 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Ky. Appeals Ruling Over Questioning Students

WASHINGTON --The U.S. Supreme Court was asked Tuesday to step into the legal debate over whether students must be informed of their rights before being questioned during an on-campus investigation of school-related activities.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway filed a petition with the high court. It seeks to overturn a Kentucky Supreme Court ruling granting students the right to be Mirandized before questioning by school officials if a resource officer is present.

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Local/Regional News
7:14 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Judge: Nunn Must Answer Questions From Attorneys

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Facing a team of attorneys, imprisoned former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn apologized to the family of the ex-fiancee he was convicted of killing but declined to say he shot her, complained of health problems and refused to answer questions about her death, according to the transcript of his deposition.

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