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12:02 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Investigation Will Look at Richie Farmer's Tenure as Head of Kentucky Agriculture Dept

Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer

The state Personnel Board has voted to investigate multiple merit system and employee abuses that allegedly took place in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The alleged abuses took place under then Commissioner Richie Farmer, and were detailed earlier this year in a scathing audit of the department.

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Regional
11:51 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Eastern Kentucky Woman Trades Baby for Truck

Investigators are searching for a woman they say traded her infant to a Corbin couple for a 1999 Dodge pickup truck, which she then sold for $800. Laurel County Sheriff John Root says 30-year-old Heather Kaminskey is wanted on charges of human trafficking, but hasn't been seen in Laurel County for several days.

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Regional
11:31 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Aerial Surveillance Used to Check on Coal Mining Operations

The Associated Press reports that government inspectors have been keeping watch over coal operators through aerial surveillance in Central Appalachia, a region in which mountaintop removal mining has been controversial. The Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement has spent more than $477,000 over the past four years for helicopter flights.

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Regional
10:36 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Update on Interstate Ramp Closures in Jefferson County Area this Weekend

Motorists traveling on Interstate 64 in Louisville will soon encounter another traffic change as construction continues on the I-64/I-65 interchange. The exit ramps from eastbound and westbound I-64 to southbound I-65 are scheduled for closure this weekend.

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Regional
1:56 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Ft. Campbell Soldier Facing Terrorism Charges to Serve as Own Lawyer

An AWOL Ft. Campbell soldier convicted of planning to blow up a restaurant full of Texas soldiers will represent himself when he’s sentenced next month. Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo told U.S. District Judge Walter Smith during a Thursday hearing in Waco, Texas, that he and his attorneys weren’t communicating effectively.

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