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Politics
11:08 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Kentucky Woman to Cast Ballot for First Time in Over Eight Decades

Margaret Harris hasn't voted in an election in 84 years. But she intends to on November 6. The 105-year-old Harrodsburg resident was born 14 years before American women got the right to vote.

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Business
10:34 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Kentucky Operations to Continue as Coal Company Files Bankruptcy

Patriot Coal Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week as it deals with reduced demand for coal and rising costs. Patriot has three operations in Henderson and Union counties in western Kentucky.

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Health
8:38 am
Tue July 10, 2012

State Agencies Offer Training on Tobacco Law Changes

Some changes in tobacco laws governing underage sales are prompting some new training sessions in the Commonwealth. Some local health departments and regional prevention centers are offering the training free of charge.

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Sports
10:52 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Fishing Joins Ranks of Sanctioned High School Sports in Kentucky

Hooked by a neighboring state’s success, Kentucky is gearing up for its inaugural season of high school bass fishing. Come next spring, a skillful flick of the wrist for casting a line or reeling in a big one could land students on school teams competing for the state championship.

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Regional
9:49 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Louisville Firefighter to be Arraigned

A Louisville firefighter arrested last week after police say they found guns, cash, drug paraphernalia, and 31 pounds of marijuana in his home will be arraigned Tuesday in Jefferson District Court.  According to the Associated Press, officers served a search warrant on the home of 45 year old Sgt. Willie McBride Jr. on July 3rd.

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Regional
9:23 am
Sat July 7, 2012

Federal Appeals Court will Hear Shooting Case

The Associated Press reports that a Federal Appeals Court will take up the case of a Kentucky mother who is suing the U.S. government over her son's shooting death at Fort Bliss.  The U.S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has scheduled an oral argument date for July 17th in the lawsuit brought by Renee Richardson of Louisville.

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Regional
8:48 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Search Continues for Woman Missing at Otter Creek Park in Meade County

Searchers have resumed looking for a mother last seen July 4 in Otter Creek Park near Brandenburg. Kentucky State Police say 37-year-old Carrie Ruffra entered the park around 1 a.m. EDT Wednesday and the park director found her vehicle parked near a boat ramp leading to the Ohio River around 11:30 a.m. EDT that same day.

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Regional
7:55 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Suspicious Package Leads to Evacuation of Consular Center in Whitley County

A southern Kentucky office where visa requests are processed had to evacuate and workers were decontaminated after two suspicious packages turned up at the facility. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird told The Times-Tribune that three workers at the Kentucky Consular Center were isolated, decontaminated and medically cleared after opening the packages.

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Regional
3:25 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

New Area Code Possible for Region Including Owensboro, Henderson, and Madisonville

Parts of southern and western Kentucky have nearly exhausted the 270 area code and are in line for an additional one. The Kentucky Public Service Commission is weighing a request to make the next area code available to all new phone customers throughout the region, rather than to apply it geographically.

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Politics
10:27 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Libertarian Plans to Enter Second District Congressional Race

A Libertarian candidate from LaRue County says he is planning to run for the Second  District U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Brett Guthrie. Craig Astor, the former Chairman of the LaRue County Republican Party, says he will make his candidacy official next Monday.

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