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3:44 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Rand Paul Defends Mourdock, Plans Ads Supporting Him

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is defending Republican Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock and argues the GOP nominee's controversial comments on rape will not affect this year’s election results.

Paul was in Louisville Thursday speaking to the Rotary Club, where he talked mostly about the gridlock in Congress, fiscal policy and foreign affairs. But the senator’s political action committee—Rand PAC—is stepping in the middle of the closely watched Indiana Senate race.

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3:24 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Cards Prepping for Bearcats; Cincy QB Munchie Legaux: "I'm Better" Than Bridgewater

In college football, the Louisville Cardinals host Cincinnati Friday in their annual battle for the Keg of Nails.

The Cards are unbeaten at 7-0; the Bearcats are 5-1 with their first loss coming last week at Toledo. Both teams are 1-0 in the Big East Conference.

U of L coach Charlie Strong says this is one of the biggest games of his two-and-a-half seasons in Louisville.

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Local News
3:16 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

No Hate Crimes Verdict in E. Kentucky Assault Case

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky says he’s pleased with the outcome of a trial that involved two defendants who attacked a gay man, although the convictions do not include a federal hate crime.

37-year-old David Jenkins and his 20-year-old cousin Anthony Jenkins were found guilty Wednesday of kidnapping Kevin Pennington. Prosecutors alleged that the assault happened because of Pennington’s sexual orientation, but the jury acquitted the Jenkins men of those charges.

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Politics
2:04 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

State Auditor Adam Edelen Plans to Continue School District Reviews

State Auditor Edelen
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Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will continue to do special audits of school districts, after three turned up a variety of issues.

Reviewing education funding was one of Edelen's campaign promises last year. And so far, he’s made good by auditing Kenton, Mason and Breathitt County school districts. Those reports found poor documentation of funds and occasional misspending.  

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Politics
1:32 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Ethics Panel Wants Lobbyists to Report Ad Spending

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The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission is recommending that state lawmakers require organizations that employ lobbyists to report what they spend on advertising to promote or defeat specific bills.

That proposal is among five the commission is suggesting the General Assembly consider next year.

John Schaaf is legal counsel to the LEC. He told a legislative committee that it’s a response to a new form of lobbying conducted mostly by businesses that make and sell drugs.

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Local News
1:09 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Louisville Violence Prevention Work Group Makes Recommendations

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Louisville should hire a full-time violence prevention coordinator, do more to address vacant houses and foster more economic development in west Louisville, according to a report commissioned by Mayor Greg Fischer to find ways to address violence in Louisville.

“This is not a mayor’s office program, this is not a police department program, this is not a parenting program. It takes all of us," said Fischer.

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Local News
1:06 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Read the Louisville Violence Prevention Work Group Report

The final report from the Louisville Violence Prevention Work Group commissioned by Mayor Greg Fischer has been released. Read below:

Education
12:31 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

It's Farm to School Week in Kentucky

School districts around Kentucky are recognizing the Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School program this week, which connects school cafeteria directors to local farmers in the state.

The idea is to increase the amount of local produce found in school lunches.

“Fruits and vegetables grown locally and served at their peak of freshness are more nutritious than produce trucked in from across the country or across the boarder,” said Agriculture Commissioner James Comer in a statement.

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Politics
11:54 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Kentucky State Senate President David Williams Says He'll Take Judgeship If Picked

David Williams' tenure as president of the Kentucky State Senate -- and political adversary to Gov. Steve Beshear -- may soon end.

Williams is among three nominees selected Thursday by the Judicial Nominating Commission for the open 40th Circuirt Court judgeship, and he said he'd take the job if chosen. The other nominees are Angela M. Capps and Stephen Douglas Hurt.

"I am appreciative of the nomination and if the Governor appoints me, I will accept the position," Williams said in a statement released soon after the nomination was announced.

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Politics
11:52 am
Thu October 25, 2012

A Timeline of David Williams' Career

Williams Bio

59 years old.  Native of Burkesville.

Graduate of University of Kentucky (undergrad) and University of Louisville law school.

Attorney by trade, but shuttered law practice for good in 2011 to run for governor

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