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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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9:28 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Scott Returned To Supreme Court

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott of Pikeville will return to the state's highest court, winning a second term in a district that covers most of the state's Appalachian region.

With 93 percent of the vote counted Tuesday night, Scott received 77,780 votes, or 57 percent, to 56,746 votes, or 42 percent, for his challenger, Appeals Court Judge Janet Stumbo.

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8:53 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Barr Defeats Chandler In Bellwether Congressional Race

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Republican Andy Barr has upset Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, who was unable to overcome a burdensome drag from the top of the ballot.

Barr made the 6th District race about the president, painting Chandler as Obama's surrogate. Obama also lost in Kentucky, with Republican candidate Mitt Romney picking up the state's eight electoral votes.

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5:37 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Lexington, Louisville Newspapers Endorse Chandler For Congress

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler has been endorsed for re-election by the state's two largest daily newspapers.

The Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader weighed in on the race last week, saying Chandler is a better choice than Republican challenger Andy Barr.

Chandler and Barr are in a tight race for the 6th District congressional seat in a rematch from two years ago. Chandler won that one by fewer than 700 votes.

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8:29 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Stivers Hopes To Be Unopposed For Senate President

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers is hoping to run unopposed for Senate president.

The Manchester Republican said Friday he's unaware of anyone else in the running.

The presidency is expected to open up on Friday when Sen. David Williams resigns to become a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.

Stivers has the support of Senate President Pro Tem Katie Kratz Stine, the Southgate Republican.

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7:11 am
Thu November 1, 2012

PSC Says Ky. Natural Gas Bills Should Drop

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky natural gas users may find some relief this winter.The Kentucky Public Service Commission says natural gas costs at the start of this year's heating season are projected to be lower than any time in the last 10 years.

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12:28 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Autopsy: Judge's Death Linked To Shots

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- A forensic pathologist says an autopsy shows a Kentucky judge's death was linked to tainted steroid shots at a Tennessee clinic.  George Nichols II performed the autopsy of Eddie Lovelace's body at the request of the judge's family.

Nichols said Wednesday the seemingly routine shots Lovelace received for neck and back pain contained a fungus. Nichols said the fungus caused a blood vessel infection, which in turn caused a stroke and Lovelace's eventual death.

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12:11 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Election Chief Predicts Record-Level Voting In Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is expecting a record number of voters to cast ballots in next week's general election.

Grimes, the top state election officer, said Tuesday that legislative races seem to be generating enthusiasm among Kentucky voters. The presidential race, a competitive congressional race in central Kentucky and a heated Supreme Court race in eastern Kentucky also have voters revved.

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12:01 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Sandy's Fury Spurs Gov. Beshear To Declare State Of Emergency For Ky.

  FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency in Kentucky in the snowy wake of Hurricane Sandy, which has dumped up to a foot of snow on portions of the state's mountain region.

Beshear said in an emergency declaration Tuesday that the storm has caused an emergency of national scope in the state.

Beshear signed an executive order Monday expediting the transportation of emergency supplies to storm victims.

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10:48 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Chandler, Barr Spar Over Economy, Job Creation

From Left, Republican Challenger Andy Barr and Democrat Incumbent Ben Chandler made a joint appearance on KET's Kentucky Tonight. Not Pictured: Independent Candidate Randolph Vance.
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LEXINGTON, Ky.  - - With Kentucky slowly rebounding from recession, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr sparred Monday over government's role in job creation. 

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