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7:48 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Central Ky. Mining Equipment Plant Laying Off 150

MILLERSBURG, Ky. - A central Kentucky mining equipment plant is laying off 150 employees by October.

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Local/Regional News
7:50 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Indiana, Kentucky Brace for New Casino in Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI - Officials in Indiana and Kentucky are bracing for a loss in tax revenue after Ohio's latest casino opens Monday in downtown Cincinnati.

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Local/Regional News
9:37 am
Thu February 28, 2013

State Appoints Manager for Monticello Schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Department of Education has appointed a state manager for the Monticello Independent school district.

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Local/Regional News
3:15 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

House Committee Approves Pension Reform Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Revamped legislation intended to shore up the state's pension system for state and local government retirees in Kentucky has cleared a House committee.

The measure removes a Senate provision that would have created a 401(k)-like plan for new hires.

The House State Government Committee voted 17-1 to send the legislation to the full House for consideration. Ten lawmakers passed during the committee vote.

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Local/Regional News
8:41 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Ky. Homeowners Receive $55.5M in Settlement Relief

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than $55.5 million in relief has gone to hundreds of Kentucky homeowners in the national mortgage foreclosure settlement.
 
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said in a statement that a recent report from the independent settlement monitor also indicates that mortgage servicers were processing more than $2 million in additional claims for Kentucky borrowers, for a total of $57.5 million.
 
The 1,562 borrowers received an average of $35,534. The relief was provided by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, Chase and Wells Fargo through Dec. 31.

Local/Regional News
12:06 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

PSC Closes East Kentucky Power Review

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Public Service Commission says it has closed its review of East Kentucky Power and that the utility is "well positioned for long-term success."

The action was announced Tuesday and comes after the PSC ordered an independent audit of the utility in 2008 when it came close to a second credit default. The independent auditor made several recommendations in 2010 to improve the management at East Kentucky Power and shore up its finances.

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Local/Regional News
5:40 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

A.G.'s Website Shows Impact Of Prescription Abuse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The video testimonials are sobering in a state where more people die from drug overdoses than auto wrecks.

A former Miss Kentucky Teen USA recounts how her father, a successful businessman, nearly lost everything because of his addiction to prescription pills. A father mourns his son's death after years of being hooked on painkillers.

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Sports
2:22 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

UK's Noel Out For The Season

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel is out for the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.

Noel tore his ACL on Tuesday night when No. 25 Kentucky lost at Florida. An MRI on Wednesday revealed the injury.

The 6-foot-10 forward will have surgery in the two or three weeks. The projected recovery period is six to eight months.

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Local/Regional News
10:32 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Firearms Now Allowed in Public Facilities in Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Firearms that are openly displayed can now be carried into facilities that are owned by municipalities.
 
 The Courier-Journal reports that a revision to state law approved last year by legislators is now subject to enforcement. The change specifies that "local governments can't regulate firearms.''
 
That means people can openly carry weapons into facilities owned by municipalities, such as libraries, parks, the zoo and city halls. Cities can ban concealed weapons under another state law.
 

Local/Regional News
8:54 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Maine distiller closing, moving to Kentucky

LEWISTON, Maine - A vodka and rum distillery in Maine owned by the maker of Jim Beam bourbon is closing down and eliminating about 160 jobs.

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