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Politics
9:29 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Former Kentucky Lawmaker Steve Nunn Held Liable in Civil Suit

A former Kentucky lawmaker serving life in prison for killing his one-time fiancee has been found liable in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim's mother.  The decision last month by Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael clears the way for the family of Amanda Ross to obtain damages from Steve Nunn.

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Regional
9:15 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Tennessee Amber Alert Canceled

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says an infant who was abducted by a man believed to be his non-custodial father has been recovered.  An Amber alert had been issued for 2-month-old Eric Goolsby. 

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Regional
6:52 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Former Kentucky Superintendent Sentenced, Fined in Vote-Buying Case

A former eastern Kentucky school superintendent was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for leading a vote-buying conspiracy during the 2010 primary elections. U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell also levied a $250,000 fine on 66-year-old Arch Turner during his sentencing in federal court in Lexington.

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Health
10:04 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Tennessee Has By Friday to Decide on Health Insurance Exchange

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has to decide by Friday his intentions regarding the setting up of a statewide health insurance exchange. The exchanges are required under the federal Affordable Care Act. States have to inform Washington by Friday whether they plan to establish their own health insurance exchanges, or whether they want the federal government to create an exchange for them.

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Economy
8:06 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Southern Kentucky Food Pantry Struggling to Help Needy

With the holiday season fast approaching, a food pantry in southern Kentucky is struggling to come up with enough food to give to needy families. The Come-Unity Cooperative Care food pantry in London is the central agency that hands out food to needy residents.

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Regional
8:01 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Mammoth Cave Stone Walls Being Cleaned, Documented

The Green River Ferry at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky
Credit National Park Service

Mammoth Cave National Park says efforts are underway this month to clean and document historic stone retaining walls at the Green River Ferry area of the park. Acting Superintendent Bruce Powell says rehabilitation plans for the ferry landings call for the rock walls to be removed before reconstruction starts and then rebuilt.

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Politics
6:23 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Yarmuth Seen as Key Player in Recommending Kentucky Judges

As the only Democrat who will be left in Kentucky's congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth is expected to play a big role in recommending nominations for two federal judgeships in Kentucky, according to attorneys familiar with the process.

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Regional
2:42 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Ft. Campbell Widow Sues Over Afghanistan War Documentary

A helicopter carrying members of Ft. Campbell's 101st Airborne Division

A widow of a Ft. Campbell, Ky., soldier killed in a blast in Afghanistan has sued Fox Cable Networks and the National Geographic Society over a documentary that showed her husband and family.

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Environment
2:37 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Expert: Kentucky Earthquake Not Due to Mining

A University of Kentucky geologist says the 4.3 magnitude earthquake that shook eastern Kentucky over the weekend was too deep to be induced by the region's underground mining activity.

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Education
1:17 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Hardin County Social Worker Leaves Multi-Million-Dollar Gift for College Aid

A former social worker for the Hardin County Schools has left a $2.42 million endowment for college scholarships there. The News-Enterprise reports Charley Nell Llewellyn’s gift is expected to generate about $100,000 a year and is the largest philanthropic gift in the county’s history.

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