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8:50 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Famous Actor to Help Dedicate Memorial at Hardin County Post

Kevin Costner will be at Fort Knox this weekend for the unveiling of a memorial honoring soldiers under the 11th Aviation Command and subordinate units. The Elizabethtown News-Enterprise  says Costner will speak at the memorial Saturday morning and will dedicate a song, "The Angels Came Down," that he wrote in honor of those who have lost family members in war.

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2012 General Assembly
8:46 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Update: Kentucky Senate Passes Road Construction Bill; Measure Expected to Also Pass House

The Capitol building in Frankfort

The Kentucky Senate Thursday afternoon approved an ambitious road construction plan that will next head to the House for final passage. The package includes $3.5 billion worth of construction projects over the next two years. The Senate voted 37-0 in favor of the measure.

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Regional
8:30 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Ft. Campbell Sergeant Receives Second Highest Military Honor

The Distinguished Service Cross

A Fort Campbell soldier credited with saving the lives of two fellow soldiers during an attack in Afghanistan while wounded has been presented with the nation's second highest military honor. Sgt. Felipe Pereira of the 101st Airborne Division was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff, during a ceremony Thursday at the installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.

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Politics
2:01 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Governor Signs Bill to Accomodate Kentucky Amish

The Amish are now exempt from a longstanding requirement that they attach orange signs to their horse-drawn buggies.  Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill into law Wednesday that allows the Amish to use white or silver reflective tape on their buggies rather than the traditional slow-moving-vehicle emblems that they rejected to on religious grounds. 

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2012 Presidential Race
1:20 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Santorum to Suspend White House Campaign

Rick Santorum says he is "suspending" his presidential campaign. At a news conference this afternoon in Gettysburg, the former Pennsylvania Senator said his White House run "is over for me." Today's move all but ensures Mitt Romney will become the GOP contender against President Obama this fall. NPR will have details about Santorum's move and the fallout in upcoming newscasts, and during All Things Considered, from 3-6pm central time.

Weather Concerns
9:50 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning for Fire Threat

Low humidity and windy conditions are creating a critical fire danger in some parts of the Commonwealth today. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for an area that includes the cities of Owensboro, Madisonville, and Hopkinsville until 7pm.

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Regional
7:37 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Funeral Set for Tuesday for Kentucky Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press reports funeral services will be held this week for a U.S. Army soldier from Dixon, who was killed recently in Afghanistan.  Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home Director Jerel Schneider says Spc. David W. Taylor will be buried in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson on Tuesday.

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Politics
11:46 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Revenue Errors Overshadow Remaining Term of Indiana's Governor

Governor Mitch Daniels has built a national image as a fiscal manager with an eye for detail, but two massive accounting errors that have tilted Indiana's books by more than half-a-billion dollars threaten to tarnish that reputation as the Republican governor prepares to leave office.

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Arson Arrest
10:27 am
Fri April 6, 2012

UK Freshman Charged in Car Fire

A University of Kentucky student from Elizabethtown has been charged with arson, after an overturned car caught fire last week. Authorities say the vehicle was set ablaze in the wake of the Wildcat basketball team's victory over Louisville.

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Packaged Liquor Voted Down
9:01 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Rockcastle County Voters Say "No" to Packaged Liquor Proposal

The Associated Press is reporting that Rockcastle County voters have rejected  a packaged liquore proposal, by nearly a 2 to 1 margin. According to WYMT-TV in Hazard, the issue drew a strong voter turnout.

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