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1:23 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

County Commission Appeal Latest Chapter in Tennessee Mosque Controversy

The Rutherford County Commission has voted to appeal a judge's ruling that voided the approval of a mosque for failing to provide adequate public notice about the facility's construction. The Commission voted 15-6 in favor of the appeal Thursday evening.

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Politics
10:25 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Wife of Kentucky GOP Leader Considers Race for Attorney General

The wife of Kentucky Senate President David Williams is considering a bid for state attorney general in 2015.  Former district court judge Robyn Williams told the Lexington Herald-Leader she's "gotten a lot of encouragement" but hasn't made a decision about whether to run.

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Regional
7:16 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Murder Arrest Made in Disappearance of Jamestown Woman

A south-central Kentucky man has been charged with murder in the death of a 31-year-old woman who went missing after going for a run with her sister. 

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Economy
9:25 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Kentucky Gas Tax Set to Rise at Beginning of Next Month

Gas prices are getting ready to go up again in Kentucky. On July 1, the state's gas tax will increase 2.1 cents per gallon. That means motorists will be paying nearly 30 cents in Kentucky taxes for each gallon they purchase. The increase is automatic because the state's tax is tied to the average cost of wholesale gas, which has been rising.

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Regional
3:41 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Anti-Muslim Tennessee Group Wants Lawyer Hired by Governor Fired

A group that has attacked the construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro is now taking aim at a recent hire by Governor Bill Haslam who is Muslim. The Tennessean reports the Center for Security Policy and the 8th District Tea Party Coalition are urging their members to put pressure on the state to dump Samar Ali, an attorney appointed last month as the new international director for the state's Economic and Community Development Office.

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Business
3:18 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Incentives Approved for Amusement Park

Rollercoaster at Holiday World

The state of Kentucky has approved incentives up to $3.9 million over ten years for the company that wants to reopen the former Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Louisville.

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Regional
12:23 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Bowling Green Terrorism Suspect Moved from Isolation

Mohanad Shareef Hammadi (left), Waad Ramadan Alwan (right)

An Iraqi man facing terrorism charges in Kentucky will be moved from isolation at a jail until he faces trial in August. Mohanad Shareef Hammadi had been held separate from other inmates at the Grayson County Jail since his arrest in May 2011.  During a hearing on Wednesday in federal court in Louisville, Defense Attorney James Earhart said he would not seek to have the 24-year-old Hammadi released pending trial as part of a deal with prosecutors.

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Politics
11:12 am
Tue June 12, 2012

McConnell: Don't Let Up on All Burma Sanctions Yet

The Senate Republican leader wants to renew an import ban on Myanmar to give the U.S. leverage to prompt further reforms in the military-dominated state. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced a resolution Tuesday that would renew sanctions for another year but would accommodate the Obama administration's waiver of restrictions on investment and financial services announced last month.

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Regional
10:41 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Tennessee Mosque Controversy Continues, with County Commission Fighting Judge's Ruling

The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, still under construction.

Rutherford County's planning commission has voted to appeal a ruling that voided their approval of a new mosque. The Daily News Journal reports the commission voted for the appeal 6-1 at its meeting Monday night.

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Regional
12:28 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

High Court Rules Against Kentucky Death Row Inmate

The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence of a Kentucky man who has been awaiting execution for three decades.

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