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7:00 am
Sun August 4, 2013

Kentucky State Fair Starts Quest on Monday for Temp Workers

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The Kentucky State Fair will begin hiring temporary employees on Monday for this month’s festivities. 

The Fair needs 750 employees to work from mid-August to the end of the month. Some employees will need to work after the Fair closes on Aug. 25 for clean-up.

 The jobs will pay about $7.25 per hour, said Amanda Storment, a spokeswoman for the fair.

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Politics
7:02 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Matt Bevin Trade Barbs at Fancy Farm

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FANCY FARM, Ky. — Here's how the 2014 Senate race would look if the candidates were defined solely on how their opponents described them at the 133rd annual St. Jerome Fancy Farm political picnic:

Alison Lundergan Grimes? In the pocket of President Obama.

Mitch McConnell? An obstructionist who manages to also be too compromising.

Matt Bevin? He doesn't even exist.

Under an uncharacteristically cloudy sky and fits of drizzling rain, thousands flocked to the political picnic in search of political theater and pulled-pork sandwiches amid a backdrop dominated by one of the most anticipated races in the nation.

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Politics
11:52 am
Sat August 3, 2013

How to Watch Kentucky Senate Candidates' Speeches at Fancy Farm

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The race for Kentucky's Senate seat is getting about as much attention as a statewide race can get 457 days before Election Day.

That puts focus on today's Fancy Farm picnic. The incumbent, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, will speak. So will Democratic challengers, most prominently Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. And so will Republican primary challenger Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman.

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Education
6:37 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

JCPS Claims Bus Manufacturer Sold It 396 Faulty Buses

The Jefferson County Board of Education is claiming that 396 school buses from a Delaware manufacturer are faulty.

The school district filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that it's had numerous problems with engines and other parts to buses from Navistar, which was named as a defendant in the suit. JCPS also alleges that the issues with engines, plus premature rusting and broken doors.

A Navistar spokesman said the company does not comment on pending litigation.

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Local News
3:58 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Kentucky, Other States Asked To Consider Bracing Food Stamp Recipients For Cuts

Around 850,000 Kentuckians receive food stamps and many are likely to see a reduction in their allowance after a four-year-old federal funding boost expires in November.

If the cuts go into effect, a family of three will get about $29 less per month, says Ashley Spaulding, a research associate at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. 

“These food assistance programs are already modest and with the cuts they will average less than $1.40 per person, per meal in 2014," she says.

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Environment
3:32 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Kentucky Representatives Send Letter Addressing Obama's 'Unfair Attack on Coal'

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Fifty members of Kentucky's House of Representatives have sent a letter to President Obama to protest what they're calling an "unfair attack on coal."

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Politics
3:05 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Clayton: 'A Lot at Stake' as Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Matt Bevin do Fancy Farm

The press at Fancy Farm.
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Mitch McConnell has been in the U.S. Senate since 1985, but he'll face something new on Saturday—challengers from all sides in a single place.

The Fancy Farm Picnic will bring the Senate Republican leader together to speak at the same venue as primary challenger Matt Bevin and Democratic candidates, most prominently Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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Food and Dining
1:31 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

WAVE 3's Eric Flack and Grind's Liz Huot Discuss Report on Food Truck Cleanliness

Last month, WAVE 3's Troubleshooter Eric Flack did a story on food truck safety. In the piece, Flack points out that some mobile food vendors aren't following the letter of the law when it comes to sanitation.

Criticism followed.

Fans of food trucks took to Twitter to pick the piece apart. They said it was overly broad, that Flack had found some bad behavior and implied it was endemic of all food trucks. They accused him of taking clips out of context.

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Local News
1:12 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Barbara Shanklin to Louisville Metro Council: Let Me Regain Your Trust

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Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, has released a statement after a days-long trial that ended with a Council ruling that she'd committed misconduct while performing her public duties.

Thirteen Metro Council members voted to remove Shanklin from office—one shy of the necessary number.

The findings stems from signed checks to a neighborhood organization she was involved with.

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