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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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Regional
3:59 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Kentucky Jury Convicts Florida Man in Prescription Pill Scheme

Peter Nibert of Pasco County, Florida
Kentucky Attorney General's Office

A Florida man has been convicted by a jury in Kentucky for operating a prescription drug pipeline between the two states.  A Christian County jury this week deliberated less than a hour and found 27-year-old Peter Nibert guilty of conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances. 

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Regional
5:51 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Company To Seal Up Coal Mine Disaster Site

The West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men two years ago will be permanently sealed with concrete. That project will begin later today. 

Virginia-based Alpha Natural resources, which acquired the mine when it bought Massey Energy last summer, says it will seal the portals, large tunnels miners use to get underground, at the Upper Big Branch Mine. Boreholes will be plugged and shafts that house the huge industrial fans meant to sweep bad air out of the mine will be closed to prevent access. The company says the job should be finished by summer.

Three Selected by Commission
3:53 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Nominees Announced for Vacant Judgeship on Court of Appeals

Kentucky Court of Appeals

The Judicial Nominating Commission has announced nominees to fill the vacant Court of Appeals judgeship for the 4th Appellate District, Division 1. The vacancy was created when Judge Thomas B. Wine resigned, effective January 6th of this year.

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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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Lane Closures Scheduled
5:23 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Major Construction Starts this Week on I-65 in Louisville

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving ahead this week with a total pavement replacement and other improvements on a 4.2 mile stretch of Interstate 65 in the Louisville area.Motorists in the area will see construction signs, lane closures, and tractor-trailer detours.

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Regional
4:10 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Iraq Veteran and Triple Amputee Shares His Story of Perseverance

Former Army Sergeant Bryan Anderson was  just 26 when his humvee struck a roadside bomb in Iraq, amputating both of his legs and his left hand. 

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Bookkeeper Forged Checks
9:12 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Woman Faces Jail Time for Defrauding The Little Sisters of the Poor

U.S. Attorney David J. Hale
U.S Attorney's Office

A woman from Jefferson County is facing up to 160 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding the Little Sisters of the Poor. 53 year old Mary Montfort stole more than $364,000 from the charity, and has admitted in court that she fraudulently issued checks payable to herself and forged the signatures of authorized employees.

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Honoring the Life of a Slain Serviceman
2:26 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Medals Presentation Held in Bowling Green

Medals presented to the daughter of EM 2nd Class Dallas Fayette Edwards
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U-S Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky hosted a medals presentation in his Bowling Green office Monday morning, for the family of EM 2nd Class Dallas Fayette Edwards, who was killed in service to his country during World War II. The medals were presented to Edwards's daughter. Several friends and family members attended the medal presentation ceremony.

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Regional
1:37 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Western Kentucky Plane Crash Victim Identified

Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash Sunday night near a private airstrip in Western Kentucky. 

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