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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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10:46 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Hardin County and Elizabethtown Halt Merger Talks

Merger talks appear dead in Hardin County. The fiscal court this week voted 7-2 against establishing a unification review commission. 

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8:00 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Botanical Gardens in Owensboro Planting "Elvis" Tree

A pin oak tree is being planted at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden in memory of Elvis Presley on the 35th anniversary of his death. The tree was donated by Nancy Brown, who told the Messenger-Inquirer  she picked up a handful of acorns on one of her many visits to Graceland.

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7:10 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Iraq Veterans Plan to Attend Bowling Green Terrorism Trial

Several U.S. soldiers from Pennsylvania plan to attend the Bowling Green trial of an Iraqi refugee accused of plotting to help terrorists in Iraq. The soldiers lost six members of their National Guard unit in two roadside bomb attacks in 2005 and suspect the refugee may have been involved.

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6:40 am
Thu August 16, 2012

License Plate Helps to Support Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation

Fallen Officers Trust License Plate

The Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation maintains the only statewide monument listing the name of every known fallen law enforcement officer in the history of the Bluegrass State. That organization also helps to provide scholarship dollars for law enforcement officers and their families.

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10:46 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Prosecutors: Iraqi Arrested in Bowling Green Described Terrorist Activities

Federal prosecutors say an Iraqi charged in Kentucky with plotting to help terrorists back home described his insurgent activities to the FBI and even discussed attacks on U.S. troops in that country.

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