Education
12:32 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Rumors and Fragile Emotions Lead to Jeffersonville High Student Arrest for Alleged Threats

Jeffersonville High School
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In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings last week, a few reports have surfaced in Kentucky and now in southern Indiana regarding allegations of student threats.

On Tuesday, police arrested a Jeffersonville High School student after investigating a rumor circulating around the school system, said Greater Clark County Schools officials.

The following are excerpts from a statement released by GCCS.

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Education
12:19 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Beshear Signs Executive Order Creating Education Data Center

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Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order to create the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, which officials say solidifies his commitment to data gathering across various agencies.

The center will replace and build upon Kentucky’s P-20 Collaborative, which has kept similar information related to education and beyond. This includes linking high school and college data and the center may eventually help determine if schools are meeting the state’s workforce demands.

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The Two-Way
12:18 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

President Obama Is 'Time' Magazine's 'Person Of The Year'

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Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 8:02 am

Writing that "after four of the most challenging years in the nation's history, his chance to leave office as a great president who was able to face crises and build a new majority coalition remains within reach," Time magazine has named President Obama its "person of the year."

The others on Time's "short list" were:

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Politics
11:45 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Beshear Encourages Moment of Silence Friday for Newtown Shooting Victims

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear
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Governor Steve Beshear is encouraging fellow Kentuckians to observe a moment of silence on Friday morning to honor the victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last week.

The governor of Connecticut called for the observance earlier this week and asked that all other states join in the remembrance.

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The Two-Way
10:28 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Robert Bork, Who Was Turned Down For Supreme Court, Dies

Judge Robert Bork in September 1987, at the Senate hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court.
Charles Tasnadi AP

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 1:26 pm

Robert Bork, who was at the center of Senate hearings that "marked the modern battle lines over judicial nominations," as NPR's Nina Totenberg has said, is dead, according to The New York Times, Fox News and The Associated Press.

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The Two-Way
9:16 am
Wed December 19, 2012

UPDATE: 'Eagle Snatches Kid' Video Makers Admit Hoax

Real or not?
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Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 2:14 pm

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It's All Politics
7:36 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Single-Issue Solidarity Behind NRA's Clout

A visitor handles a revolver at a Smith & Wesson display during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits on April 14 at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo.
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Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 5:44 am

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The Two-Way
7:36 am
Wed December 19, 2012

State Department Faulted For Inadequate Security In Benghazi Attack

Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif speaks during a memorial service in Tripoli for U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three consulate staff killed in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
Abdel Magid al-Fergany AP

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 6:59 pm

An independent panel has sharply criticized the State Department for inadequate security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on the day of an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

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Local News
5:24 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Paducah Sun Embroiled In School Threat Controversy

A letter shows up at the Paducah Sun. The writer says a student has twice brought a weapon to Reidland High School and has mapped out gun and bomb attacks around the school.

What comes next has set off a controversy over school safety, journalism ethics and the closure of a western Kentucky high school for the day.

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Local News
4:51 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Indiana Lt. Gov. Skillman Returning to Private Sector

Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman is heading south after she leaves the Statehouse to lead an economic development group.

Skillman announced Tuesday she will become president and CEO of Radius Indiana on Feb. 1. Radius is a group of business and government leaders representing eight southern Indiana counties.

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