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7:40 am
Mon November 5, 2012

In Kentucky's Closely-Watched U.S. House Race, Chandler and Barr Go Down to the Wire

Democratic U.S. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr were preparing for their final full day of campaigning before Tuesday's election. Both have been making their final sweep across the 6th District in a bus tour, hitting small towns throughout central and eastern Kentucky.

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Business
7:37 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Company Applies to Start Fertilizer Facility in Meade County

A Colorado company is seeking a permit to develop a fertilizer coating facility and barge terminal on 104 acres along a bend of the Ohio River near the Meade County town of Brandenburg. Agrium Advanced Technologies of Loveland, Colo., asked the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the permit for the project.

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Business
7:35 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Kentucky Pledges $1 Million to Develop New Air Service

Gov. Steve Beshear has pledged $1 million in coal severance revenue to be used in Pikeville's push to get an airline to serve far eastern Kentucky. Pikeville officials have been trying to get passenger air service to their local airport for more than two years.

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Agriculture
7:29 am
Mon November 5, 2012

UK to Study Safety Practices at Horse Farms

A University of Kentucky professor has received a $1.4 million grant to conduct a multiyear study of health and safety practices of the Thoroughbred industry. Jennifer Swanberg, a professor of social work and executive director of the Institute for Workplace Innovation at the university, received the funding for the Thoroughbred Worker Health and Safety Study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Regional
7:25 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Korean War Soldier's Remains Return to Kentucky

The remains of a Kentucky soldier who died in the Korean War in 1950 have been identified and are returning to Kentucky to be interred. Sgt. Stanley Wayne Bear was almost 19 years old when he died Sept. 4, 1950, in South Korea as a member of the 25th Infantry Division.

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Regional
7:36 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Evacuation Order Lifted in Town Impacted by Train Derailment, Chemical Fire

Evacuations have been lifted and homeowners are being allowed back into the town of West Point four days after a chemical fire started at the site of a train derailment. The Louisville mayor's office said in a release Sunday that two rail tank cars containing hydrogen fluoride were moved and stabilized and all restrictions have been lifted, including a 1.2-mile evacuation zone and a shelter-in-place restriction for anyone within five miles of the site.

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Sports
7:33 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Wildcats Fire Joker Phillips, Begin Search for New Coach

Former UK football coach Joker Phillips

Kentucky has fired football coach Joker Phillips, a day after an embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt. Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced Phillips' dismissal Sunday in an open letter on the athletic department's web site.

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Politics
8:48 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

NRA-Backed Amendment on Ballot Tuesday in Kentucky

Voters across the state will cast ballots on Election Day to decide whether hunting and fishing should be a constitutional right in Kentucky. The effort is backed by the National Rifle Association, which has pushed similar measures in 12 other states as a way to stop any possible effort in the future to ban hunting.

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Politics
8:44 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Ex-Indiana Senator Bayh Keeping Options Open

Former Indiana Democratic Senator Evan Bayh

Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh is keeping his options open for his future as he holds onto about $10 million in campaign money. Bayh, who left the Senate two years ago, has no publicly stated plans for using that cash beyond providing aid to other Democrats.

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Regional
8:39 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Crews Continue Clean-Up Efforts at Site of Kentucky Train Derailment

Crews are continuing efforts to move tanker cars near a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment in Louisville. Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan said Saturday that some cars have already been moved away from the site, but workers decided to delay relocating tankers containing the dangerous chemical hydrogen fluoride until debris from the derailment could be cleaned up.

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