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9:04 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Tennessee Officials Warn Consumers about Health Insurance Fraud

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Officials in Tennessee say asking hard questions, reading all materials, and scrutinizing websites are important steps to be certain a health insurance offer is legitimate. The Department of Commerce and Insurance says unlicensed companies have been defrauding consumers by collecting premiums for bogus insurance policies, with no intention of paying claims.

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Regional
10:22 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Barren County Home Up for Inclusion on National Registry

A pre-civil war house in Barren County is being recommended for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1855 property has been known as the Bybee House for its builder, Barren County native William Bybee. He was a farmer, livestock trader, and land speculator.

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Regional
4:19 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Ft. Campbell Soldier Found Guilty in Bomb Plot Against Texas Soldiers

A federal jury on Thursday convicted an AWOL Muslim soldier from Fort Campbell of attempting to blow up a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood troops. The Waco jury convicted Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo of the most serious charge, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, which could land him in prison for life. Abdo also was convicted of attempted murder of U.S. officers or employees, and four counts of possessing a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime of violence.

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Agriculture
8:19 am
Thu May 24, 2012

New Zealand Takes Additional Steps to Reduce Smoking

Although many communities in the U.S. have taken steps to curb smoking, Kentucky tobacco growers continue to benefit from export sales. However, the government in New Zealand today is taking some very strong steps to discourage tobacco use.

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Regional
11:46 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Federal Judge in Kentucky Says Prosecutors Can't Use Evidence Gained through GPS

A federal judge has ruled that investigators illegally placed a GPS tracking device on a Kentucky man's car. As a result, prosecutors won't be allowed to use 150 pounds of marijuana as evidence against the man.

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Politics
8:18 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Kentucky and Arkansas Wins Push Romney Closer to GOP Victory

Mitt Romney swept the Kentucky and Arkansas Republican presidential primaries Tuesday, inching closer to the GOP nomination he is certain to win. With no serious opposition left, the former Massachusetts governor easily won both contests. He won all 42 delegates at stake in Kentucky and at least 31 of the 33 delegates at stake in Arkansas.

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Politics
10:32 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Indiana's GOP and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Both Have Female Running Mates

With the addition of two women to gubernatorial tickets, it’s almost guaranteed that the next duo to run Indiana will be a man and a woman — for the third consecutive time. Republican candidate Mike Pence toured the state Monday with his choice for lieutenant governor: state Rep. Sue Ellspermann. The pair said they will focus on economic development if elected in November and said her candidacy is not about attracting female voters, but about choosing the best candidate.

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Education
3:37 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

School Volunteers to Pay for Criminal Background Checks

Volunteers at Kentucky schools will probably be forced to pay a ten dollar fee for criminal background checks, if they want to help out in the upcoming school year. The new fee will go into effect on July 1st.

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Education
9:46 am
Fri May 18, 2012

WKU Administrator to Lead Arkansas Educational System

The Gatton Academy at WKU
WKU

University of Arkansas system president Donald Bobbitt will recommend Corey Alderdice to lead the Arkansas School of Mathmatics, Sciences and the Arts. Alderdice is currently the assistant director for admissions and public relations at the Gatton Academy of Mathmatics and Science at Western Kentucky University.

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Regional
9:24 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Glaser Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Bowling Green

The actor who played David Starsky in the 1970's police drama "Starsky & Hutch" has found himself on the other side of real law enforcement in Kentucky.

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