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7:15 am
Wed May 1, 2013

2-Year-Old Accidentally Killed by Brother

BURKESVILLE, Ky. - A southern Kentucky coroner says a toddler has been accidentally shot and killed by her 5-year-old brother, who was playing with a rifle he received as a gift.

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3:36 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Pressure Mounts For Special Session To Handle Redistricting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) _ Pressure is beginning to mount to call lawmakers back to Frankfort this year for a special legislative session on political redistricting.

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8:48 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Jockey Borel Elected to Racing Hall of Fame

Calvin Borel reacts after winning the 2010 Kentucky Derby aboard Winstar Farms' Super Saver. - photo by Ed Reinke/AP

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel has been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

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10:12 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Ky. Court Orders Release of Child Death Records

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered state child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.

The court released the 3-3 vote Thursday in a brief order on whether to halt a lower-court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court's decision stand.

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8:57 am
Wed April 17, 2013

FDA Blocks Generic Version of Painkiller

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers are praising the Food and Drug Administration's decision requiring generic versions of OxyContin to be tamper-resistant.

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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.  
 

Sports
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
tests.

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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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