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Fort Knox Can Now Operate Entirely Off the Electric Grid

May 6, 2015

At a ceremony Wednesday, officials demonstrated the results of the post’s Energy Security Project, which converts natural gas beneath the installation into electricity. Read Story

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Kentucky Students’ Start-Up Tackles College Costs Through Crowdsourcing

May 6, 2015

Michael Lewis, an 18-year-old from Louisville, and a small team of his fellow students at the University of Kentucky are preparing to launch a start-up that takes direct aim the nationwide issue of student debt. Read Story

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Comer, Bevin Accuse Heiner of Dirty Tactics During Kentucky Gubernatorial Debate

May 6, 2015

The debate hosted, by the radio program Kentucky Sports Radio, came less than two weeks before the May 19 primary and days after The Courier-Journal published an accusation of domestic abuse against Comer. Read Story

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Ruling Paves Way for Louisville Mobile Home Wrongful Eviction Suit

May 6, 2015

A Jefferson County judge last week refused to throw out a lawsuit alleging that the corporate owner of 17 Kentucky mobile home parks illegally evicted residents, forcing them to abandon trailers that they owned. Read Story

Indiana Voters Choose Mayoral Nominees in New Albany, Jeffersonville

May 6, 2015

Indiana voters went to the polls Tuesday to select Democratic and Republican nominees in dozens of mayoral and other municipal races. Read Story

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Workgroup Appointed to Study Solutions for Flooded Louisville Homes

May 5, 2015

Louisville's mayor and Metro Council president appointed members on Tuesday to the workgroup that will study the regulations that prohibit homeowners from repairing certain flooded homes in the city. Read Story

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Gubernatorial Candidate James Comer Denies Abuse Allegations

May 5, 2015

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Comer, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, called the accusations “bizarre and untrue” and said he was considering filing a lawsuit against people "shopping the story," and the newspaper. Read Story

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Kentucky Rep. Whitfield’s Bill Would Allow States to ‘Opt Out’ of Carbon Dioxide Regulations

May 5, 2015

“The bill does not repeal the Clean Power Plan nor does it preclude a state from moving forward with EPA’s agenda,” Whitfield said in a statement. “It simply creates a voluntary process to prevent the proposed rule from imposing unnecessary economic hardship.” Read Story

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Southern Indiana Voters Take to Polls For Primary

May 5, 2015

Democrats and Republicans are selecting their nominees for mayor, city council and other offices. Read Story

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JCPS Wants Input For Crafting Vision 2020 Strategic Plan

May 5, 2015

The Vision 2020 plan will focus on kindergarten readiness, early childhood literacy and college- and career-readiness, said Jonathan Lowe, the district's director of strategy. Read Story

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Upward Mobility Is Rarer In Louisville Than Some Surrounding Counties, Study Says

May 5, 2015

People born poor are more likely to stay that way if they live in Jefferson County than if they live in surrounding Bullitt or Oldham counties, according to a recent Harvard study. Read Story

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McConnell and Paul Introduce Tax Bill For Bourbon Producers

May 5, 2015

The AGED Spirits Act allows bourbon producers to write off whiskey as it ages. At the moment, the tax code is written such that distilleries can only deduct bourbon once it is bottled and sold. Read Story

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More Kentucky Voters Are Registered Than Ever Before (But Low Turnout Is Still Expected in the Primary)

May 4, 2015

Kentucky has 3,175,905 voters registered, up from 3,147,157 in the November general election last year—the state's previous record for voters registered. Read Story

Indiana Board of Education May Undergo Makeover

May 4, 2015

A bill approved last week by state legislators takes away two of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's appointments to the board, which has faced numerous disputes with Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz. Read Story