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5:41 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Kentucky Coal Association Warns Alison Lundergan Grimes Against Taking Environmentalist's Donations

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Coal Association is warning Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes against taking donations from a California billionaire known for environmental activism.

Grimes attended a meeting in Chicago on Tuesday with major Democratic donors. She is seeking the nomination to run against Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell in the fall.

The donors included NextGen Climate Action President Tom Steyer, who has pledged to work against candidates in favor of coal production in the United States.

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11:12 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Wants the Keystone Pipeline OK'd

Alison Lundergan Grimes

FRANKFORT — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

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4:53 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Milton-Madison Bridge Slide Complete; Span Could Open in About One Week

The Milton-Madison Bridge has been moved onto its permanent home. 

Crews have finished the 55-foot slide of the new, half-mile long truss from temporary piers to refurbished supports that held the previous bridge.

The slide started back up Thursday morning after crews were forced to stop on Wednesday because of high winds.     

The bridge has been closed since a March 11 construction accident.

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1:37 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Federal Judge Tells Indiana to Recognize Couple's Same-Sex Marriage

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EVANSVILLE — A federal judge has ruled that the state must recognize the marriage of a gay couple before one of the women, who has cancer, dies.

The Indiana attorney general's office says U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young granted the couple's request for a temporary restraining order Thursday to keep the state from enforcing its ban on same-sex marriages against the couple.

Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler wanted Indiana to recognize their 2013 marriage in Massachusetts, one of 17 states where same-sex marriage is legal.

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11:53 am
Thu April 3, 2014

June Trial Date Set for Former U of L Official Charged With Stealing $2.8 Million

A June 3 trial date has been set for the former executive director of University of Louisville's Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine.

Perry Chadwick Vaughn is accused of stealing $2.8 million in patient payments and other funds over a six-year period.

The 36 year old Vaughn was indicted by a federal grand jury in Louisville on Wednesday. He also is accused of failing to report $2.4 million in income and laundering money through luxury vehicles, real estate, luxury vacations and a $9,000 necklace.

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1:39 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Former Louisville Cardinals Star Darrell Griffith Joining College Basketball Hall of Fame

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Former University of Louisville star Darrell Griffith is among the headliners of the latest College Basketball Hall of Fame class.

Griffith joins Shaquille O'Neal and Grant Hill in this year's inductions.

Griffith helped Louisville win its first national title in 1980 during his senior season. He'd go on to have a 10-year career in the NBA with the Utah Jazz. Before UofL, Griffith was a star player for Male High School; he still lives in Louisville and works with UofL.

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12:59 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Kentucky Supreme Court Leaves Instant Racing Question Unsettled

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state's authority to regulate betting on older, recorded horse races.

But the justices on Thursday sidestepped the issue of whether the game—known as Instant Racing—violates gambling prohibitions in state law.

Justice Daniel Venters, writing for the court, said there wasn't enough information in the court record to determine if Instant Racing qualifies as a horse race or illegal gambling. The justices sent that issue back to Franklin Circuit Court.

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10:26 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Pilots in Crashed UPS Jet That Took Off From Louisville Complained of Fatigue

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WASHINGTON — A cockpit voice recorder transcript shows the pilots of a UPS cargo jet that crashed last August complained of tiring work schedules that don't allow enough time for sleep at the start of the fatal flight.

The jet was en route to Birmingham from Louisville, where UPS keeps its air hub.

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7:18 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Adair County Gas Line Explosion Sends 2 to Hospital, Destroys 2 Homes

COLUMBIA, Ky. — An underground gas line in rural southern Kentucky exploded, sending two people to the hospital and destroying two homes.

Adair County Emergency Management Director Greg Thomas says the explosion happened around 1 a.m. Thursday and left a crater 60 feet around.

Thomas says one person was hospitalized with burns and another was brought to the hospital for evaluation. In addition to the two homes that were destroyed, Thomas says a third home was damaged by fire along with four or five vehicles.

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9:39 am
Thu January 30, 2014

9 Dead in Western Kentucky House Fire

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  GREENVILLE, Ky. — A hospital spokeswoman says an adult and a child were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., after a fatal fire that officials believe may have killed as many as nine people in western Kentucky.

Hospital spokeswoman Dagney Stuart says she couldn't release any other information early Thursday about the pair.

Greenville Assistant Fire Chief Roger Chandler says 11 people lived at the home in Muhlenberg County.

Chandler said the blaze was reported at 2 a.m. CST Thursday, and crews were still at the scene four hours later.

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