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3:47 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Kentucky Senator Planning Vote to End Pakistan Aid

Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator says he now has the support he needs to force a vote on ending U.S. aid to Pakistan.  Bowling Green Republican Rand Paul made the claim on the Senate floor Tuesday. Paul has been trying to sever financial assistance to the Pakistani government since it jailed Shakil Afridi, the physician who helped the U.S. find and kill Osama bin Laden.

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Regional
2:44 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Defense Rests in Murray State Arson Trial

Experts argued over fire simulation software Tuesday during the re-trial of Jerry Wayne Walker.  Now 36, Walker is on trial for allegedly starting a fatal 1998 dorm fire at Murray State University. 

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Business
2:34 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Major Hancock County Employer Could Close Doors Over Electricity Costs

A Hancock County aluminum smelter is warning it might have to shut down its 700-employee operation if it can't negotiate better electric rates. Century Aluminum and power producer Big Rivers Electric Corporation appear to be at an impasse in their efforts to find a solution.

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Health
12:52 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Kentucky Now Has State-Run Health Insurance Exchange

Governor Steve Beshear has followed through on his promise to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in Kentucky. The Affordable Care Act requires states to set up marketplaces in which residents can buy private insurance or sign up for Medicaid.

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Politics
11:40 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Tennessee Republican Governor's Conservatism Questioned

Some Tennessee Republicans claim Governor Bill Haslam is not  conservative enough.  At least two local GOP chapters have passed resolutions calling on state party leaders to sanction him. GOP leaders tell the Tennessean newspaper the resolutions were initiated by Tea Party activists and passed by members at recent party meetings in Stewart and Carroll counties in rural west Tennessee.

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