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9:34 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Paul, Comer Push For Industrial Hemp In Ky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer pushed Thursday for industrial hemp production in Kentucky, announcing the reformation of a long idle commission that will press to lift federal restrictions on the plant that once was a major cash crop.

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7:36 am
Thu August 23, 2012

State Offers Promotion For Towns Near Trails

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- The state is touting a new program to help small towns become big tourist stops.  Governor Steve Beshear announced the program Tuesday in Livingston.   The Rockcastle County community is hoping to receive the "Trail Town" designation.

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4:55 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Kentucky Mother Sues Railroad Over Daughter's Death

HARRODSBURG, Ky.  -- The mother of a central Kentucky teenager killed last year as she drove across a railroad crossing has filed a wrongful death suit against the owner of the tracks.

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7:12 am
Wed August 22, 2012

GOP Investing $500,000 In 6th District Race

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Republican Andy Barr is getting financial help from Washington in his race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.

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7:05 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Tickets For UK's Big Blue Madness Available Sept. 22

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky is making tickets to this year's Big Blue Madness available on Sept. 22.

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8:23 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

McConnell, Paul Share Spotlight At Tea Party Rally

An estimated crowd of 400 showed up for a Tea Party Rally at the State Capital in Frankfort.
WDRB TV

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell continued his assault on federal health care reforms Tuesday, promising again to push to repeal them if he becomes majority leader next year.

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Local/Regional News
8:04 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Iraqi Man Pleads Guilty In Ky. Terrorism Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An Iraqi man pleaded guilty Tuesday to 10 charges of conspiring to send weapons, cash and explosives to al-Qaida in Iraq and two counts of lying to federal immigration agents to get into the United States and stay in the country.

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1:17 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Kentucky Universities Monitor Athletes' Social Media

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- Kentucky's two largest universities use software to monitor what student-athletes post in social-media accounts.

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12:36 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

68 More Ky. Counties Added To Primary Drought Area

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office says another 68 counties have been declared primary disaster areas due to damage from drought.

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Sports
9:22 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Smith picked as Kentucky QB

Maxwell Smith will be under center when the Wildcats take on Louisville in the season opener at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium September 2nd.
UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach Joker Phillips says sophomore Maxwell Smith has been named starting quarterback.

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