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4:55 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Beshear, Abramson To Skip Fancy Farm Picnic

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will skip next week's church picnic in the western Kentucky community of Fancy Farm.  Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon said Wednesday they're unable to go.

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11:51 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Ky's New Science Standards Draw Heated Debate

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Supporters of Kentucky's new science education standards said the changes are needed to keep pace with other states and prepare students for college and careers. Opponents countered that the standards are "fascist" and "atheistic."

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11:16 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Newcomer Bevin, McConnell Engage In War Of Words

Tea Partier Matt Bevin officially announced his entry into the 2014 U-S Senate race at a rally Wednesday in Frankfort. He will challenge Mitch McConnell in the GOP primary

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Political newcomer Matt Bevin has declared the time has come for Kentucky voters to oust Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, and offered up himself for a replacement.

Bevin criticized McConnell at a news conference in Frankfort on Wednesday for being a part of "the politics of failure" for nearly three decades while describing himself as a man of the people, having grown up in a farmhouse with wood stoves, a garden for vegetables, and land that provided assorted animals for meat, milk and eggs.

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7:30 am
Tue July 23, 2013

State Creates Agency To Help Businesses

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- The state has created a new agency to help small businesses grow and create jobs.  The Office of Entrepreneurship is intended to enhance similar initiatives already in place.

Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday that by helping small companies that are so vital to Kentucky's economic health, the agency can improve the state's competitive position in the world.

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7:22 am
Tue July 23, 2013

7 Convicted Of Vote Fraud Seek Release From Prison

LONDON, Ky. -- A former judge and six of his co-defendants whose vote-buying convictions were overturned have asked a federal judge to release them from prison while they await a new trial.

Former Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle and six other people say they should be free on bond after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that a judge mishandled portions of their case.

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12:45 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Sen. McConnell Rails Against VA Backlog

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Obama needs to personally address the backlog of disability claims handled by the Veterans Affairs Department. McConnell made the remarks at a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Louisville.

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9:09 am
Sun July 21, 2013

Library Tax Suits Filed In Five Kentucky Counties

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Rulings in lawsuits seeking to reduce library taxes in Anderson and Montgomery counties could have implications for other Kentucky libraries, attorneys said.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that a civil lawsuit filed in May seeks to roll the Anderson County library tax back to its level in 1967, when the library was organized. A suit filed in June would reduce the Montgomery County library tax to its level in 1980.

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2:42 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Ky. Native, 'Dean Of White House Press Corps' Helen Thomas Dies

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WASHINGTON -- Covering 10 presidents over five decades, Helen Thomas aged into a legend. She was the only reporter with her name inscribed on a chair in the White House briefing room - her own front row seat to history.

Starting as a copy girl in 1943, when women were considered unfit for serious reporting, Thomas rose to bureau chief.

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2:34 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Kentucky Fares Poorly In Nationwide Life Expectancy Survey

ATLANTA, Ga. — Kentucky is among the states with the lowest life expectancy and healthy life expectancy numbers, according to figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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7:47 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Health Officials Offer Tips For Beating the Heat

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lexington health officials have some tips for Kentucky residents feeling the effects of this week's hot weather.

High temperatures have been in the 90s around the state for most of the week. A 78-year-old Mason County Alzheimer's patient was found dead of heat exhaustion after wandering away from his home Tuesday in temperatures that rose to 93 degrees.

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