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8:39 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Wildcats Going on the Road in First Round of NIT

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK's inconsistent play this year has left the men's basketball team without a chance to defend its national championship.

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7:31 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Judge to Hear Arguments Over Execution Method

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Attorneys for Kentucky are set to argue why lethal injections should be allowed to go forward for the first time in more than four years.
 
Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd will hear arguments at 2 p.m. Monday in Frankfort. The state earlier this year switched from using three drugs to carry out a lethal injection to a method that uses 3 grams of sodium thiopental or 5 grams of pentobarbital _ similar to the method used by Ohio.
 

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4:43 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Claudia Sanders Restaurant Sued Over Derby Pie

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- There's nothing like Derby Pie - and Kern's Kitchen is willing to fight in court to prove that.

The Louisville-based company which makes the chocolate-nut pie has sued Claudia Sanders Dinner Houses over the use of the name. The suit against the Shelbyville landmark founded by the wife of Kentucky Fried Chicken creator Colonel Harland Sanders. Kern's Kitchen is seeking an order stopping the restaurant from using the term "Derby Pie" and more than $335,000 in damages.

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8:43 am
Wed March 13, 2013

McConnell to Begin Airing His First Campaign Ad Thursday

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Sen. Mitch McConnell
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FRANKFORT, Ky. - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is expected to get an early start on a re-election campaign by airing his first TV and radio ad on Thursday.
 
McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton confirmed the ad buys on Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
4:44 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Time Running Out For Pension Reform Legislation

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Lawmakers are still at odds on how to shore up Kentucky's financially troubled pension plans for state and local government retirees.

Legislative leaders said Tuesday that no talks have been held since Sunday.

Even so, Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he's optimistic a resolution will be reached in the final days of the current legislative session so that a special session won't have to be called later.

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4:56 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Legislature OK's Measure Raising Dropout Age To 18

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky students would be barred from dropping out of school before they're 18 years old under legislation passed by the Legislature on Monday.

The Senate voted 33-5 late Monday afternoon for final passage. That vote came on the heels of 88-10 House vote.

Raising the dropout age has been a priority for Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who has been pushing legislation since he took office in 2007.

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7:30 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Stats Show Problems With Text-While Driving Ban

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jefferson County judges have dismissed nearly 40 percent of the texting while driving charges brought under Kentucky's two-year-old ban while police and prosecutors say the ban is nearly impossible to enforce.

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Sports
8:55 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Kentucky Women Beat Georgia To Reach SEC Final

DULUTH, Ga. -- Jennifer O'Neill sank 3-pointers on each end of a 15-0 run early in the second half that gave Kentucky the lead, and the Wildcats rolled past Georgia 60-38 on Saturday night to earn a spot in the SEC tournament championship game.

DeNesha Stallworth had 18 points for No. 7 Kentucky (27-4), which will face No. 19 Texas A&M in Sunday night's final. The Wildcats, who lost to Tennessee in the 2010 and 2011 championship games, will play for their first championship since 1982.

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5:46 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

UK Men Get Badly Needed Win Against Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky faces a difficult road toward an NCAA tournament bid, but the Wildcats rallied past No. 11 Florida 61-57 Saturday to help their cause with the committee.

The Gators looked ready to hand a final blow to the Wildcats' postseason hopes after a 19-5 run provided a 57-50 lead with 7 1/2 minutes remaining. Kentucky responded by scoring the final 11 points of the game, boosting the Wildcats' NCAA prospects.

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11:51 am
Fri March 8, 2013

40 Hikers Rescued; Were Lost on Ky. Mountain

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More than three-dozen Pennsylvania college students visiting Kentucky for a mission trip got lost after their hike unexpectedly stretched into the night, prompting an hourslong effort to rescue them from rough terrain and freezing temperatures, officials said Friday.

The group apparently got disoriented when it got dark while they were hiking near Bad Branch Falls, a state nature preserve near Whitesburg, officials said.

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