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11:31 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Audit: Tennessee Parole Officers Claimed to Be Supervising Dead Felons

Some Tennessee legislators are irate following revelations that state parole officials claimed they were supervising felons who later turned out to be dead. Two of those parole officers were not arrested after they were caught falsifying some of those dead felons’ files.

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3:13 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Owensboro to Appeal Ruling In Newspaper's Favor

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer is involved in a legal battle with the city it covers.

An open records dispute between city officials in Owensboro and the town's newspaper is headed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The Messenger-Inquirer reports that city commissioners voted Tuesday night to appeal a circuit judge's opinion that the city must release two internal investigations it opened last year against former police spokeswoman Marian Cosgrove.

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6:25 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Crime Tip Line Established by Kentucky State Police

Those who want to report a crime tip to KSP can now do it using a confidential text. The program is called "Text A Tip" and state police say it'll have many benefits. Nationwide, text a tip programs are being promoted in schools to report weapon threats and reduce bullying.

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5:56 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Speed Limit Raised on U.S. 68/KY 80

The speed limit has been increased from 55 mph to 65 mph on the highway between Bowling Green and Cadiz. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said the decision was made only after studies by highway engineers that showed the road could safely handle faster traffic flows. He said the highway has wide shoulders, a wide median, partially controlled access and a few traffic lights.

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4:14 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

World War Two Era Ship Runs Aground in Kentucky

File photo of an LST-325
USS LST Ship Memorial

The Associated Press reports that a cargo ship which once carried tanks in the D-Day invasion has run aground in a river in western Kentucky. U.S. Coast Guard officials received a report Monday night that the LST-325 became stuck in the Cumberland River as it was headed back to Evansville, Indiana.

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2:38 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Judge Orders Health Care Ministry to Leave Kentucky

A judge has ordered a Christians-only health care ministry to cease operations in Kentucky unless it can get approval from the state Department of Insurance.

Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate entered that ruling Tuesday against Medi-Share, a Florida-based cost-sharing ministry that helps pay medical bills for churchgoers who pledge to live Christian lives that include no smoking, drinking, using drugs or engaging in sex outside of marriage.

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11:21 am
Mon October 1, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Adair County Death Row Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the case of a Kentucky death row inmate awaiting execution for the slaying of three people in Adair County in 1993. The high court on Monday issued its decision without comment on the appeal brought by 39-year-old William Harry Meece.

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9:15 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Mysterious Duffel Bag Raises Drug Concerns in Somerset

A duffel bag found in a Somerset cemetary is raising concerns about possible illegal meth production. Somerset Police Sgt. Mike Correll says someone left the satchel at the Somerset City Cemetary over the weekend. Authorities found multiple components needed to make methamphetamine in the bag. Correll called the discovery a chilling sign of what could be the new place to hide active meth labs.

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7:39 pm
Sun September 30, 2012

Honduran Central to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Will Get New Kentucky Trial

A convicted drug trafficker from Honduras who won a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling will get a new trial after a Kentucky appeals court overturned his conviction because his attorney gave bad advice about deportation. The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for Jose Padilla, a native of Honduras and permanent legal resident of the United States.

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2:59 pm
Sun September 30, 2012

U.S. 68-KY. 80 Speed Limit To Be Raised

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock is expected to raise the speed limit on the highway to 65 mph this week. The speed limit is currently 55 mph on the road. Both State Senator Joey Pendleton (D-Hopkinsville) and Representative Jim DeCesare (R-Bowling Green) proposed raising the limit to 60 mph during the General Assembly session ealier this year.

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