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4:36 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Court Considering Miranda Warning For Students

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering a case that would require school officials to read Miranda rights to students being questioned.

The case out of Nelson County was argued in October and could be decided later this month, according to The Courier-Journal.

It stems from a 2009 incident in which a teacher at Nelson County High School in Bardstown found an empty prescription pain pill bottle on a restroom floor with a student's name on it.

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7:27 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Kentucky Falls To Vols 37-17 In Phillips Finale

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  -- Kentucky couldn't send Joker Phillips out as a winner.  Tyler Bray went 20-of-34 for 293 yards with four touchdown passes Saturday as Tennessee defeated Kentucky 37-17 in a Southeastern Conference matchup that pitted a lame-duck coach against an interim coach.

The game drew an announced crowd of 81,841 at Neyland Stadium, though it appeared no more than 60,000 fans were actually in attendance.

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3:19 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Morehead State Suspends Sean Woods For One Game

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State suspended coach Sean Woods Friday for one game after he pushed an Eagles player during Wednesday's loss at No. 8 Kentucky.

Woods will sit out Monday night's home game against Norfolk State.

Morehead State athletic director Brian Hutchinson suspended Woods Friday after meeting with the coach.

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Local/Regional News
9:26 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Public Retirees Could Lose Cost-Of-Living Hikes

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- A legislative group asked to find ways to shore up Kentucky's public pension system recommended Tuesday the repeal of built-in cost-of-living increases for government retirees.

That was among a list of proposals made by the Kentucky Public Pensions Task Force to rein in a growing unfunded liability that now exceeds $30 billion.

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10:14 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Panel Recommends Sales Tax Hike On Cigarettes

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Smokers would pay more for their cigarettes under a proposal endorsed Monday by a panel appointed by Governor Steve Beshear.

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform gave an initial OK to increasing the cigarette tax to $1 a pack from the current 60 cents.

The news wasn't welcomed at Bo's Smoke Shop in Lawrenceburg, where the price for a pack of the most popular Marlboro cigarettes would increase to $5 a pack.

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12:57 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Correspondent Martha Raddatz Returning To Centre

DANVILLE, Ky. -- ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz is returning to Centre College.

Raddatz was in Danville last month for the vice presidential debate at the school. Now Centre says Raddatz will speak at the college's commencement on May 19.

"We're really excited to have someone as talented and as well respected as Martha Raddatz offer advice, insight and inspiration for our graduates this coming year",  said Centre College spokesman Michael Strysick.

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Local/Regional News
7:09 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Kentucky One Step Closer To Resuming Executions

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  --  Kentucky has moved one step closer to resuming executions - perhaps in the spring - by sending new rules for lethal injections to lawmakers. Once approved, the state will ask the judge who halted executions more than a year ago to lift his order.

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6:45 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Patriot Coal To Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  --  Bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp. agreed Thursday to become the first U.S. coal operator to phase out and eventually stop all large-scale mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia under an agreement reached with three environmental groups that sued over pollution from several West Virginia operations.

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Local/Regional News
6:39 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Judge: LRC Must Pay Legal Fees Of Challengers

FRANKFORT, Ky.  --  A judge has ruled that the Legislative Research Commission is responsible for the legal fees of lawmakers who successfully challenged political redistricting in court.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd gave the LRC 30 days to either pay up or appeal his ruling that the agency owes $112,375 for House Republicans who challenged how legislative districts were redrawn and $74,480 to state Sen. Kathy Stein's legal team.

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8:24 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Widow Of Judge Given Tainted Shot To Testify

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- The widow of a longtime southern Kentucky judge who died after receiving tainted steroid injections this year is giving her story to Congress.

Joyce Lovelace is scheduled to testify Wednesday before a House committee looking at how an outbreak of meningitis linked to a Massachusetts-based pharmacy could have been prevented.

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