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8:07 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Learning about Eid al-Fitr

Fort Campbell soldiers preparing for upcoming deployments to Afghanistan will be learning about the Islamic holiday, which marks the end of Ramadan.Thousands of troops from the Kentucky post will be returning to Afghanistan this year for another deployment.

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8:00 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Tennessee Justices Let Lethal Injection Ruling Stand

The Tennessee Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal by two death row inmates who claim that changes to the state's lethal injection procedure are unconstitutional.

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7:57 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Film Explores Life of Kentucky Civil Rights Leader

A documentary exploring the life of Kentucky civil rights leader Anne Braden is set to premiere in Louisville this weekend. The film, produced by Whitesburg-based Appalshop, gives people a look at the extraordinary life and legacy of Braden, who was hailed by the late Martin Luther King Jr. as "eloquent and prophetic" in her rejection of segregation in Louisville.

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2:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Iraqi Terror Defendent Will Avoid Trial in Bowling Green, Change Plea to Guilty

Mohanad Shareef Hammadi
U.S. Marshals Service

An Iraqi man charged in Kentucky with supporting terrorism in his native country will plead guilty just hours after a judge was told the government can prove he worked with insurgents to kill U.S. troops, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

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11:49 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Prosecutor: Iraqi Charged in Kentucky Targeted Army Captain with Bomb

Mohannad Shareef Hammadi
U.S. Marshals Service

A federal prosecutor says an Iraqi man who was arrested in Kentucky targeted a U.S. Army captain with a bomb during an insurgent attack because his group "despised" the military officer and knew the attack was going to take place. U.S. Justice Department attorney Larry Schneider on Tuesday told U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell that 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi was involved in the attack on the unnamed captain after the American-led invasion of Iraq.

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9:37 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Owensboro Police Chief Announces Departure

Owensboro Police Chief Glenn Skeens

The police chief of Owensboro is retiring.  Colonel Glenn Skeens will leave  September 1st to spend more time with his family. He tells the Messenger-Inquirer he has no immediate plans but wants to stay active in the community.

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8:12 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Gay Boy Scout Leader in Kentucky Says He Was Forced Out

A Louisville Boy Scout leader says he was forced to resign after telling executives of the organization that he is gay. Greg Bourke, who has been a registered Scout volunteer for five years, told The Courier-Journal that he relinquished the role last week after the pastor at the church where his troop meets said the facility might lose its Scouting charter if he stayed.

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9:18 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Fort Campbell Museum Feeling the Squeeze of Tough Economy

An organization trying to raise money to build a new museum at Fort Campbell says it has scaled back plans for the project. Fort Campbell Historical Foundation Executive Director Robert Nichols told The Leaf Chronicle that changes in the design will cut the cost for the Wings of Liberty project in half.

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8:52 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Kentucky's Bloodiest Civil War Battle to be Remembered This Year

This fall marks the 150th anniversary of Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle. To honor that event, planning is well underway for the October re-enactment of the Battle of Perryville.

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8:47 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Beshear Floating Idea of "Hybrid" Pension Plans for State/County Workers

Governor Steve Beshear says he's interested in a so-called hybrid approach to pension reform. Lawmakers are discussing how to fix the flailing public pension plans for state and county employees. They'll make recommendations at the end of the year.

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