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6:05 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

2 More Kentucky Churches To Drop Boy Scouts

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. -- Two more churches in central Kentucky say they are cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's decision to allow gay youth.

Pastors at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and Rineyville Baptist Church told The News-Enterprise that they will not renew their charters with the Boy Scouts when the agreements expire later this year.

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5:57 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Kentucky Doctor Pleads Guilty To Fraud With Stents

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A one-time southern Kentucky cardiologist faces 30 to 37 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to overstating patient conditions to get payments for numerous heart procedures.

A judge will sentence 51-year-old Sandesh Rajaram Patil on Aug. 27 in London, Ky. Patil admitted on Tuesday to making false statements regarding the placement of stents. Stents are metal tubes surgically inserted into a patient's arteries in order to improve blood flow.

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7:04 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

State Gas Tax Increasing to 32.3 Cents A Gallon

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The cost of gasoline will go up again in Kentucky, this time the result of an automatic tax increase written into law more than three decades ago.

Lawmakers were told in a meeting of the Interim Joint Transportation Committee on Tuesday that the gasoline tax will rise 2.4 cents next month to 32.3 cents a gallon, which would generate some $900 million over the next fiscal year.

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9:07 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Film Featuring Surviving Comair Co-Pilot Screening In Lexington

James Polehinke, surviving co-pilot of the Comair Flight 5191 is featured in a new documentary scheduled for a screening in Lexington next month.

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- A filmmaker who has made a documentary about the lone survivors of fatal plane crashes, including one in Lexington almost seven years ago, says the film will screen in Lexington next month.

Jim Polehinke was the co-pilot of the Comair flight that crashed in Lexington in August 2006, killing 49 people, and his comments are included in the documentary, titled "Sole Survivor."

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4:15 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Cumberland Fishing Moves Forward

Credit roncastle.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Anglers who caught the attention of federal lawmakers have preserved access to fishing below dams on the Cumberland River in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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1:22 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Timing Of Special Legislative Session Uncertain

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The timing of a special legislative session in Kentucky remains uncertain, though Gov. Steve Beshear and top lawmakers have been tossing around potential dates.

Beshear wants lawmakers back in Frankfort to resolve the lingering issue of legislative redistricting, a politically divisive issue that tends to overshadow all other matters when it comes up for consideration every 10 years.

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4:52 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Kentucky Man Admits To Secretly Recording McConnell

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A Kentucky man has admitted to secretly recording a private campaign meeting between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides earlier this year.

Curtis Morrison of Louisville made the admission Friday in a first-person account posted on Salon.com, where he also said an assistant U.S. attorney has notified his attorney that a grand jury will consider bringing charges next Friday.

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1:34 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Beshear To Lead Trade Mission To Canada Next Week

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Governor Steve Beshear and some 50 Kentucky business leaders will travel to Canada next week on a trade mission.

The itinerary includes stops in Montreal and Toronto.

Beshear announced the trip on Friday, saying it is intended to increase commerce between Kentucky and Canada.

Kentucky already has strong business ties to Canada with an estimated $11 billion in bilateral trade. Canada imported some $7.3 billion in Kentucky products and services in 2012.

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1:53 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Hundreds Gather In Bardstown To Mourn Slain Officer

Officer Jason Ellis

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — American flags lined the main road, uniformed officers stood at attention and traffic backed up for miles Thursday as a bereaved community gathered for the funeral of a slain police officer.

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1:01 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Number of Kentucky Babies Born Addicted To Drugs Increases

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Health officials, health care workers and drug control professionals are talking about the problems surrounding Kentucky babies who are born addicted to drugs.

The Courier-Journal reports that hospitalizations for addicted newborns rose from 29 in 2000 to 730 in 2011, a 2,400 percent increase.

At a meeting last week in Frankfort, about 75 experts on the subject said there are encouraging signs despite the numbers.

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