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7:25 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Korean War Soldier's Remains Return to Kentucky

The remains of a Kentucky soldier who died in the Korean War in 1950 have been identified and are returning to Kentucky to be interred. Sgt. Stanley Wayne Bear was almost 19 years old when he died Sept. 4, 1950, in South Korea as a member of the 25th Infantry Division.

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7:36 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Evacuation Order Lifted in Town Impacted by Train Derailment, Chemical Fire

Evacuations have been lifted and homeowners are being allowed back into the town of West Point four days after a chemical fire started at the site of a train derailment. The Louisville mayor's office said in a release Sunday that two rail tank cars containing hydrogen fluoride were moved and stabilized and all restrictions have been lifted, including a 1.2-mile evacuation zone and a shelter-in-place restriction for anyone within five miles of the site.

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8:39 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Crews Continue Clean-Up Efforts at Site of Kentucky Train Derailment

Crews are continuing efforts to move tanker cars near a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment in Louisville. Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan said Saturday that some cars have already been moved away from the site, but workers decided to delay relocating tankers containing the dangerous chemical hydrogen fluoride until debris from the derailment could be cleaned up.

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6:33 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Kentucky Evacuees Miss Their Dogs, Clothes, Beds

Crews worked this week to put out a fire that resulted from a train derailment and chemical spill.

Roger Jacobs left behind a warm bed, clean clothes and his dog Zoey when a chemical fire from a derailed tanker car in Kentucky forced him from his apartment. On Friday, the 50-year-old West Point man was still wearing the same clothes he left with three days ago. He wondered if Zoey, a Labrador-mix, had enough water, though his father has been able to make brief daily visits to check on her.

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11:12 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Passport Files Complaint Over Louisville Medicaid Contracts

Kentucky officials are once again facing the prospect of lawsuits over efforts to expand managed health care within Medicaid. This time, it's Passport Health Plan that is threatening to sue, based on what they call broken rules and promises made to them.

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11:09 am
Fri November 2, 2012

This is the Weekend to Change Clocks, Batteries

Kentuckians “fall back” this weekend to standard time, and the Division of Fire Prevention says it’s the perfect event to also change the batteries in smoke detectors to ensure they are working.

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10:52 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Fort Knox's Patton Museum Closes Main Exhibit

The Patton Gallery features many personal effects and memorabilia from General Patton.
Credit generalpatton.org

Fort Knox says the main exhibit at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership is being closed as the facility undergoes major renovations. In a statement, the central Kentucky Army post also says hours at the museum will be reduced as crews work to transform the facility over the next seven months.

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7:02 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Crews Believe They May Have Finally Contained Chemical Fire

A train derailment Monday morning in southern Jefferson County led to a chemical leak and fire.

Emergency workers in Kentucky were increasingly confident that fire crews had contained a blaze spewing flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car, allowing them to focus on untangling other stricken rail cars loaded with toxic chemicals nearby.

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9:42 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Tennessee Mosque Seeking Cemetery Permit

A new Murfreesboro mosque that faced vocal opposition from some community members is requesting a permit for a cemetery. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro withdrew a similar request two years ago while the future of the building was uncertain due to a lawsuit in chancery court.

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8:40 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Hardin County Man Gets In-Your-Face Look at Impact of Deer-Related Accidents

The windshield of Randy Herman's car after part of a deer went through it.
Randy Herman

Here's an audio archive of Kevin's story.

All throughout rural parts of our listening area, motorists are probably noticing an increased number of dead deer on the side of the road. Deer movement peaks in late October, lasting into December. WKU Public Radio recently met a Hardin County man who got a very up-close look at the impact of Kentucky’s increasing deer-crossings.

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