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3:54 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Kentucky Wildcats Rout Tennessee-Martin In College Football Season Opener

Mark Stoops
Credit Florida State University

LEXINGTON — Braylon Heard's first-half touchdown runs of 73 and 43 yards spurred Kentucky to a season-opening, 59-14 rout of Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.

Quarterback Patrick Towles added a touchdown passing and running in his first career start for Kentucky, which outgained the Skyhawks 656-398. The Wildcats' sophomore threw for 370 yards, but Kentucky's tailbacks set the tone by flying through huge holes and scoring virtually untouched.

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Politics
4:08 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Indiana Treasurer Resigns With Four Months Left in Term

Richard Mourdock
Credit In.gov

Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock resigned Friday, with four months left in his term.

Mourdock said he wanted to pursue other professional interests.

A source tells the Indianapolis Star that the move was also motivated by a change in retirement benefits that will decrease payouts to retiring state workers starting in September.

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Local News
4:10 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

In Appeal of Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit, Court Bristles at 'Traditional' Argument

Credit Creative Commons

Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold same-sex  marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin  reserved their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples.

A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case Tuesday.

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Local News
11:57 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Albright Endorses Grimes in Senate Bid

Credit Grimes for Senate Campaign

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is endorsing Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.            

Albright was the first woman to become Secretary of State when former President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1997. She also served on former President Jimmy Carter's National Security Council.

In a news release, Albright called Grimes one of the brightest young leaders in America.

Grimes is challenging Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell, who has the support of a former secretary of state in Condoleezza Rice.

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Local News
6:33 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Mississippi Man Convicted of Trying to Extort UofL Athletics

Credit U.S. Courts

A Mississippi man has been convicted of extortion in a case involving threats against the University of Louisville Athletic Association's reputation and a demand for $3.5 million.

The U.S. attorney's office for the Western District of Kentucky says 36-year-old Thomas E. Ray of Jackson, Mississippi, was convicted Wednesday after a 1 ½-day trial in U.S. District Court in Louisville.

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Local News
9:30 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Gannett Is Spinning Off Its Publishing Business

The Courier-Journal building on Sixth Street and Broadway.
Credit Eleanor Hasken/LPM

Gannett Co., owner of The Courier-Journal and operator of WHAS-11, is spinning off its publishing business from its broadcasting and digital operations. 

Gannett Co. said Tuesday that the publishing business will basically be debt free once spun off, with the broadcasting and digital businesses holding the existing debt.

The publishing business will keep the Gannett name, while the broadcasting and digital company has yet to be named. Both companies will remain headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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Politics
6:56 am
Tue July 15, 2014

U.S. Attorney For Southern Indiana Steps Down Amid Indianapolis Mayoral Talk

Joseph Hogsett
Credit U.S. Justice Department

U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett is resigning as the top federal prosecutor for central and southern Indiana after nearly four years in the position.

The decision announced Monday by the former Indiana secretary of state follows months of speculation that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Indianapolis mayor next year.

Hogsett's office says his resignation will be effective July 31. His resignation letter to Attorney General Eric Holder doesn't give a reason for the decision.

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Local News
6:17 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

ACLU of Indiana Asks Eric Holder to Make Same-Sex Married Couples Eligible For Federal Benefits

Earlier this year, same-sex couples in Southern Indiana filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban. Their case was dismissed, but a federal judge struck down the state's ban in a ruling on other cases. The ruling was later stayed.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

  INDIANAPOLIS — Attorneys are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step in on behalf of hundreds of same-sex couples who were wed before a federal appeals court stayed an order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban.

Friday's move by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana comes the same week that Gov. Mike Pence's office said the state wouldn't recognize the same marriages.

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Local News
6:35 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Husband, Wife Plead Guilty to Defrauding Louisville Charity

Credit U.S. Courts

The one-time chairman of a Louisville-based charity and the former director of a dental business have pleaded guilty to federal charges of diverting $1.1 million from the Woodcock Foundation over a four-year period.

Charles Muir and his wife, Diana Muir, both of Louisville, entered the pleas in federal court on Thursday.

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Local News
2:48 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Indiana Gov. Pence's Office Tells State Agencies to Ignore Same-Sex Marriages

Earlier this year, same-sex couples in Southern Indiana filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban. Their case was dismissed, but a federal judge struck down the state's ban in a ruling on other cases. The ruling was later stayed.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's office is telling state agencies act as if no same-sex marriages had been performed during three days following a federal court order.

The memo from the governor's chief counsel tells executive branch agencies to execute their functions as though the June 25 court order had not been issued.

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