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Regional
12:37 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

Earthquake Hits Eastern Kentucky, No Serious Damage Reported

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled at least three other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg, in Letcher County.

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Environment
6:54 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Crews to Remove Hazardous Materials from Kentucky Train Derailment

A train derailed in southern Jefferson County near the border with Hardin County. Crews have been cleaning up a chemical fire that resulted from the accident.
Credit Kentucky News Network

Authorities say crews will start removing hazardous materials next week from a train that derailed on the outskirts of Louisville nearly two weeks ago. A spokeswoman for the Louisville-Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency says the plan to transfer hydrogen fluoride and butadiene from stricken rail tank cars has been approved.

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Politics
6:47 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Chandler Ponders Future After Losing Election

U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler says he's not sure what the future holds for him after he leaves elected office in January. Chandler told the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal that he hasn't made up his mind about what he'll do, but he has several options. Some of those include a possible appointment to a government position, lobbying or practicing law.

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Regional
6:33 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Canine Soldier Awarded Medal for Service in Iraq and Afghanistan

Canine soldier Mandy, who retired from service at Ft. Knox
Credit WDRB-TV, Louisville

A ceremony at Fort Knox has honored the work of a special solider as she was retired from service. WDRB-TV reports that 10-year-old Mandy, a Belgian Malinois, was honored at the central Kentucky post during a ceremony for her years of service, which included tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Meningitis Outbreak
4:26 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Number of Patients in Tennessee Sickened by Meningitis Outbreak Increases to 81

The Tennessee Department of Health reports that the number of patients sickened during the outbreak has increased from 80 to 81 in the past day. The number of deaths from the outbreak remains at 13 statewide.

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Elections
3:42 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Beshear Schedules Election to Replace David Williams

Gov. Steve Beshear has scheduled an election for Dec. 18 to replace former state Sen. David Williams in southern Kentucky's 16th District. Two potential candidates have already announced they will seek the Republican nomination for the seat left vacant when Williams accepted an appointment to become a circuit judge.

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Regional
1:56 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Ft. Campbell's 101st Boosts Air Assault Training in Wars' Wake

Less combat means more school for soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division as the Army's only helicopter-based assault force intensifies training for the kind of fast air-led deployment of troops and equipment that helped launch the Iraq war.

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Regional
8:15 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Kentucky Telethon Raises $500,000 for Sandy Victims

A statewide telethon hosted by Kentucky coach John Calipari for victims of Superstorm Sandy has raised $500,000. Part of the event on Wednesday was broadcast on WKYT-TV and featured Kentucky players taking phone calls and donations. Terry Burkhart, who is Bluegrass Region of the American Red Cross CEO, called it "an amazing night of support."

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Elections
6:29 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Two Candidates in Our Listening Area Ask for Recounts Following Close Losses

A longtime member of the Kentucky Senate and a political newcomer running for the state House aren't conceding after Tuesday's election results showed them trailing their opponents by slim margins. Democratic Sen. Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville said Wednesday he will request a recanvass of votes. He trailed Republican challenger Whitney Westerfield by 297 votes out of 36,617 cast.

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Elections
6:25 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Opponents of Expanded Gaming in Kentucky Claim Election Victories

Anti-gambling forces were heartened by an election that ousted a handful of legislative incumbents who had voted for failed casino and slots bills in recent years.

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