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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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New Guidance on Regulations from the FDA
4:40 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

FDA Proposes New Regulations Regarding Tobacco

WKU Public Radio/Dan Modlin

Tobacco companies will be required to report the levels of dangerous chemicals found in chew, cigarettes, and other products under the latest rules designed to tighten regulation of the tobacco industry.  The Associated Press reports that preliminary guidance issued by the Food and Drug Administration marks the first time tobacco firms will be required to report quantities of 20 chemicals associated with lung disease, cancer, and other health problems. 

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Budget Now Heads to the House
4:18 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

State Senate Passes Budget Bill

The Kentucky Senate has approved a two year, $19 billion state budget that includes sharp cuts to most goverment programs and agencies. The plan was approved this afternoon, by a vote of 36 to 1 and will now go the the House of Representatives for consideration.

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Exterminators will Treat Facility
8:39 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Eastern Kentucky Medical Clinic Closed after Bedbug Infestation

The Associated Press is reporting that a medical clinic and shelter in Pikeville have been closed until early April, while owners attempt to treat the entire facility for a bedbug infestation. Westcare Kentucky Vice President Leslie Balonick says the bugs were found in a room in the men's dormitory and an exterminator advised closing the Pikeville clinic for the next ten days. Exterminators will use that time to clean out the buildings.

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Talks Underway in Frankfort
12:31 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Negotiators Start Talks over State Budget

Negotiators for the Senate and House have started talks to work out disagreements on spending priorities for a new state budget in Kentucky. A group of Representatives and Senators held their initial meeting this morning on the two year, 19.5 billion dollar budget.

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Soda Fountain Draws Higher Bid than Expected
9:25 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Buyer Pays over $4 Million for Soda Fountain

Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia
WKU Public Radio/Joe Corcoran

An anonymous purchaser has paid $4.5 million for a unique soda fountain at an auction of Coca Cola Memorabilia in Elizabethtown. The News Enterprise and the Associated Press report that the buyer bid by phone Sunday for the item offered by the Schmidt Museum of Coca Cola Memorabilia.

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Severe Weather
9:58 am
Sat March 24, 2012

F1 Tornado Strikes Louisville Area

The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area Friday afternoon produced an F1 tornado and knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well. The tornado struck about 13 miles southeast of downtown Louisville, and was on the ground for 2.5 miles.

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High Winds and Possible Tornado
3:51 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Thunderstorms Knock out Power in Louisville Area

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area this afternoon brought strong winds that knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well.

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Moonshine and Lawn Mower
2:27 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Forestry Officials Say Man on Lawn Mower Set Fires

According to Kentucky Forestry officials, an Eastern Kentucky man set a number of small fires while he was holding a jar of moonshine and riding a lawn mower. They say the man was spotted setting fires in Bell County.

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