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Business
8:43 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Hopkinsville Plant to Undergo Major Expansion to Produce Airbus Parts

A Christian County plant has landed a contract through 2020 to make extra-wide airplane body parts for Airbus. Plymouth Engineering Shapes in Hopkinsville is undergoing a $13 million expansion project to accommodate the new contract.

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Business
8:32 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Court Says Maker's is Only Alcohol That Can Mark Its Bottles With Red Wax

Kevin Willis

A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but an appeals court says a liquor bottle with a red dripping wax seal by any name other than Maker’s Mark would be illegal. Noting that “all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon,” an opinion released by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that only the Kentucky-made bourbon can carry the distinctive bottle topper.

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Economy
1:45 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Kentucky's Middle School Science Scores Better Than the National Average

Eighth-graders in Kentucky are scoring higher than their national counterparts in science in what's known as the "nation's report card." The Kentucky Department of Education reports that for 2011, the state's average score was 157, compared with the national average of 151. The grading scale goes from 0 to 300.

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Economy
1:21 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Kentucky's Budget Director Says No Need to Panic Over Revenue Decline

Kentucky is reporting a decline in general government revenue in April after several months of growth. State Budget Director Mary Lassiter said today the nearly 1% drop in revenue isn't a sign that the economy has taken a step backward.

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Preparedness Stressed
8:35 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Fort Campbell Holding Emergency Training Exercise

Officials at Fort Campbell say an emergency management and anti-terrorism exercise is underway at the military post today. The annual event is testing Fort Campbell's security personnel and first responders, as well as support agreements with outside response organizations.

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Sports
12:45 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Top Basketball Recruit for Kentucky Wildcats Being Investigated by NCAA

Nerlens Noel, the nation's #1 ranked high school basketball player

The New York Times is reporting that the NCAA is looking into Nerlens Noel, a top prep recruit who has committed to play at national champion Kentucky next season. The newspaper says that two members of the NCAA enforcement staff went to Everett, Mass., this week to inquire about the 6-foot-10 Noel, who attended Everett High School for two years but is now at the Tilton School in New Hampshire.

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Business
8:26 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Economist Says Warren County Led Kentucky in Creating Jobs Last Decade

Warren County was the state leader in private-sector job growth from 2001 to 2010, expanding by more than 15 percent. That’s the finding of University of Louisville economist Paul Coomes, who briefed the state’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform Tuesday about job growth in various regions of Kentucky.

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Education
7:26 am
Wed May 9, 2012

The University of Kentucky Raises Tuition Again

The University of Kentucky board of trustees has voted to increase student tuition and fees by six percent. The board voted Tuesday following plans announced last month to increase tuition as state funding for postsecondary education saw a 6.4% cut.

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Regional
10:43 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Fort Campbell Soldier's Fate in Jury's Hands

The jury has gotten the case against a Fort Campbell soldier charged with killing his estranged wife and another woman in central Kentucky.

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Health
10:38 am
Tue May 8, 2012

London, Kentucky Couple Charged for Leaving Child in Hot Car

Authorities have filed charges against a couple from London, Kentucky for leaving a baby in a hot car while the husband got a haircut. According to WKYT-TV, London Police arrested Robert Smallwood and his wife, Rachel and charged them with criminal abuse and wanton endangerment.

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