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Regional
11:01 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Helicopter Crashes in Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana authorities say a helicopter crashed while crop dusting a field, injuring the pilot.  Jefferson County emergency management director Dave Bell tells WHAS-TV and WAVE-TV the crash happened about 7:45 a.m. Friday near State Road 3 and Highway 256 about 35 miles north of Louisville, Ky. 

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Regional
9:56 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Owensboro Convention Center Gets First Booking

The Green River Firefighters Association signed a three-year contract to host the Association's Officer School beginning in February 2015. The deal runs through 2017. The school is expected to bring nearly 1,200 attendees over a four day period to Owensboro with an anticipated $400,000 economic impact.

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Regional
8:34 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty in Murder of Russell County Woman

A prosecutor in Central Kentucky will seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing a pregnant woman during her morning run in June. 

Russell County Commonwealth's Attorney Matthews Leveridge filed a motion Thursday outlining aggravating circumstances in the June 14 death of 31-year-old Sarah Hart. 

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Economy
3:30 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Bill Changing Kentucky's Approach to Prison Costs Yet to Reap Major Savings

Kentucky’s Justice Cabinet secretary says a 2011 law meant to reduce state prison costs is producing mixed results. Secretary J. Michael Brown says arrests are down and in its first year in action, and less convicts passed through state prisons.

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Economy
3:15 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Kentucky Budget Surplus Less Than Originally Expected, but Good News Remains

Despite accounting mistakes and unforeseen disaster relief expenses, state government is closing the 2012 budget with another surplus. Originally, the budgetary surplus was $83 million. Now it's almost halved to $45 million.

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