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12:12 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Duke Holds Off UK 75-68

ATLANTA  -- Seth Curry scored 23 points and No. 9 Duke held off a furious comeback by No. 3 Kentucky, beating the defending national champions 75-68 Tuesday night in the first matchup between the storied programs since 2001.

Duke (1-1) appeared to be in control, even with Mason Plumlee on the bench in foul trouble. The Blue Devils ripped off a 13-3 run, capped by Rasheed Sulaimon's 3-pointer that made it 58-44 with 9 1/2 minutes remaining.

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10:32 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Kentucky Women Humbled By Top-Ranked Baylor

WACO, Texas  -- Sixth-ranked Kentucky was never able to press the issue against defending national champion Baylor.

Brittney Griner and the No. 1 Lady Bears are just that good, and easily passed what was supposed to be their first real challenge with an overwhelming 85-51 victory Tuesday night.

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2:57 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Kentucky

WHITESBURG, Ky.  -- The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled other states nearby.

The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in nearby Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Georgia also reported feeling the temblor.

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8:35 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Tax Commission Looks At Exemption On Pensions

FRANKFORT, Ky.  --  A panel appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to recommend tax reforms is considering a proposal that would result in more retirees having their pensions taxed.

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission of Tax Reform, said Thursday members may recommend tweaking a policy that exempts annual pensions of $41,100 or less from taxes. Abramson said commission members are looking at decreasing that exemption to pensions of $15,000 or less.

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3:56 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Governor Beshear Sets Election Date For Williams' Replacement

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Steve Beshear has scheduled an election for Dec. 18 to replace former state Sen. David Williams in southern Kentucky's 16th District.

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1:56 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Kentucky Law Enforcement Group Takes Aim At Constables

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- Kentucky should abolish the office of constable or strip away its law-enforcement powers because it has outlived its usefulness and is no longer essential to modern law-enforcement work, a group said Thursday.

The move comes after a yearlong study by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, made up of sheriffs, police chiefs and state police. It found that the 500-plus constables performed one-quarter of 1 percent of all law-enforcement work and received little or no training for the job.

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4:24 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Election Fraud Hotline Gets 183 Complaints

FRANKFORT, Ky.  --  Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the Election Fraud Hotline received 183 calls from nearly 60 counties on Election Day, with the bulk of the questions concerning procedural issues and voting machines.

Conway says before Tuesday's vote, the office received 11 calls alleging vote buying or selling and four more on Election Day. Clay, Knott, Knox and Wolfe counties each produced two of those calls, and the rest were from Adair, Boyd, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Madison and Meade counties.

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12:57 am
Wed November 7, 2012

GOP Maintains Majority In State Senate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers has won re-election, putting him in line as a possible successor to David Williams as the Senate's next top leader. 

Stivers, a Manchester Republican, easily defeated Democrat Ralph Hoskins in Tuesday's election in their eastern Kentucky district.

Stivers has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Williams as Senate president. Williams resigned from the Senate recently to become a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.

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10:40 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Slew Of House Democrats Win Re-Election

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  --  A slew of Democratic incumbents overcame the unpopularity of President Barack Obama to win new terms Tuesday night in the Kentucky House, frustrating Republicans hoping to make considerable inroads with a trickle-down effect from the presidential race.

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9:43 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Hunting Fishing Amendment Passes Overwhelmingly

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky voters have approved a measure that makes hunting and fishing a constitutional right in the state.

  With 25 percent of the vote counted Tuesday night, the constitutional amendment received approval from 307,765 voters, or 84.7 percent, and was rejected by 55,350, or 15.2 percent.

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