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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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8:18 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Kentucky Court Won't Hear Challenge to God Reference

The Kentucky Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a ruling that allows a reference to "Almighty God" in the state homeland security law.

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5:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Some Kentucky State Parks Gain 'Storm Ready' Status

A school group is led on a tour at Carter Caves State Resort Park
KY Department of Parks

Three Kentucky state parks were recently designated as being "Storm Ready" by the National Weather Service.

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10:45 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Judge: Report on Barren County Jail Must be Released

A judge in southern Kentucky has ordered Barren County to release an investigative report on the local jail to The Glasgow Daily Times, but information may be edited out as allowed by law.

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12:43 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Kentucky High Court Weighing Death Row Defendant's Claims about Brain

Skeptical justices on the Kentucky Supreme Court are weighing claims by a death row inmate that a missing right frontal lobe of his brain played a role in his attack on a mother and children near Fort Campbell in 2008.

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