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12:10 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Williams Nominated For Judgeship In Southern Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky.  --  Senate President David Williams is among nominees a panel recommended to Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday for an open judgeship in southern Kentucky.

Williams, a Republican, has said he's interested in the position. The appointment ultimately would be made by the Democratic governor who has said he'd consider Williams for the job.

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Local/Regional News
7:27 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Election Officials Warn Of Trading Votes For Pills

FRANKFORT, Ky.  --  The chief elections officials from Kentucky and West Virginia warned their states' politicians Tuesday that they'll be closely watched in the upcoming election to make sure they're not trading money, favors or drugs for votes.

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Sports
5:56 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Churchill Downs Wins Approval To Add September Racing

LEXINGTON, Ky.  --  Churchill Downs crossed the finish line a winner Tuesday in its pursuit of September racing, as Kentucky horse racing regulators awarded the track a third meet next year for the first time in its history.

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Local/Regional News
12:11 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Group Not Asking For State Funds In Kentucky Kingdom Plan

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A group of Louisville-based investors who want to reopen Kentucky Kingdom said Monday they are not asking for any startup funding from the state to get the amusement park rides running again.

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Local/Regional News
7:29 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Deadline This Week For Write-In Candidates In Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. --  People who want to be considered as write-in candidates in the Nov. 6 election in Kentucky must have their paperwork and filing fee turned in this week.

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Local/Regional News
2:33 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Centre Gets Big Return On Debate Investment

DANVILLE, Ky.  --  For Centre College, the time spent basking in the national political spotlight as the host of last week's vice presidential debate was well worth the investment, officials with the small private college say.

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Local/Regional News
2:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Opening Arguments Begin In Hate Crime Trial

LONDON, Ky.  --  Federal prosecutors say two eastern Kentucky men charged with a hate crime used a drug deal to lure a gay man into a Harlan County state park where he was beaten in 2011.

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Local/Regional News
10:05 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Medicaid Provider To Terminate Contract With State

FRANKFORT, Ky.  --  A Medicaid managed care provider will terminate its contract with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services after only a year, a move that would cut some 200 jobs in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
7:15 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Beshear Says New Law Has Curbed Prescription Abuse

FRANKFORT, Ky.  --  Kentucky's new law aimed at cutting prescription drug abuse has already led to the closure of 10 pain management clinics and a significant decrease in the amount of painkillers being prescribed, Governor Steve Beshear said Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
9:19 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Judge Lets Hate Crime Case In Kentucky Proceed

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  --  A federal judge has turned away a challenge to a federal hate crimes law and allowed jury selection to start for two eastern Kentucky men charged under the statute.

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