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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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Regional
1:06 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Second Evacuation Order Given Near Derailed Train in Kentucky

Authorities are ordering a second round of evacuations near the site of a train derailment in Louisville as work begins to remove hazardous chemicals from some of the cars. Officials said Monday the latest evacuation will only affect a fraction of the area included in an evacuation almost two weeks ago that sent hundreds from their homes after a chemical fire erupted at the site.

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Health
1:04 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Tennessee Lawmaker Calls on Governor to Oust DCS Chief

A Tennessee legislator who repeatedly asked the Department of Children's Services for information is calling for the commissioner's ouster. State Rep. Sherry Jones, a Democrat from Nashville, is asking Gov. Bill Haslam to remove DSC Commissioner Kate O'Day, according to The Tennessean.

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Health
8:17 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Tennessee Pharmacy Board Lenient on Infractions

Members of Tennessee's Board of Pharmacy recently revoked the license of the Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak, but a review by The Tennessean shows the board has been lenient on compounding pharmacies in this state accused of violations.

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Health
8:07 am
Mon November 12, 2012

WKU Opens Food Pantry for Students, Staff

Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green has opened a food pantry for students or staff members in need of emergency food assistance. The pantry is open two days a week. Students or staff can pick up five days' worth of meals and can use the food pantry a total of six times a year.

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Economy
8:04 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Gov. Haslam Wrapping Up Tennessee Budget Hearings this Week

Gov. Bill Haslam will wrap up budget hearings this week. The hearings are for fiscal year 2013-14. Despite improving state revenues, the Republican governor has asked state departments to develop plans for a 5 percent spending cut as a fallback.

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Regional
5:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Indiana Considers Loosening Marijuana Laws

Indiana isn’t talking about legalizing marijuana the way Colorado and Washington voters did this week, but key legislators from both parties are looking at decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the drug. Supporters say that prosecuting pot users carries too high a cost in state spending and ruined lives, crowding state prisons and damaging young offenders’ futures.

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Politics
7:32 am
Sun November 11, 2012

Three Kentucky Agencies Probe Requests for Political Contributions

A published report says three agencies are investigating allegations that a former state official pressured workers to contribute to the re-election campaign of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. The Courier-Journal reports the FBI, the state attorney general's office and the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission have interviewed current or former employees of the Department of Juvenile Justice about calls made in 2010 by former deputy secretary Charles Geveden.

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