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10:55 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Indiana Court: Causes of Death are Public Record

EVANSVILLE — The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that causes of death are public records and must be available at county levels.

The ruling Tuesday came in a lawsuit filed by the Evansville Courier & Press and resident Rita Ward after the Vanderburgh County Health Department denied access to the information in 2012.

The health department said state law required it to restrict access to the information, and a local judge sided with the agency. The state appeals court upheld his ruling.

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Local News
11:39 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

College Football: Kentucky Upsets South Carolina 45-38

LEXINGTON — Alvin Dupree's 6-yard interception return for a touchdown off a pass deflection with 2:29 remaining gave Kentucky a wild 45-38 comeback victory over South Carolina on Saturday night.

Trailing 38-24 with 11:45 remaining, Jojo Kemp rallied the Wildcats with touchdown runs of 1 and 5 yards before Mike Douglas' game-changing block of Dylan Thompson's pass. Dupree was right there to grab it out of the air for the easy touchdown that sent a black-clad crowd of 62,135 into a frenzy.

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Local News
10:29 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Former Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden Agrees to Plead Guilty

Danny Rodden
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The recently retired Clark County sheriff has agreed to plead guilty to charges stemming from his alleged relationship with a prostitute.

A plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court on Thursday calls for former Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden to plead guilty to two counts of making false statements to the FBI and one count of counseling the destruction of evidence. The agreement calls for Rodden to pay $300 to the court and for prosecutors to recommend a minimum sentence.

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Politics
8:26 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Whitfield Endorses Comer for Kentucky Governor

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer speaks beside his wife, T.J., at The Night Before Fancy Farm event hosted by the Marshall-Calloway GOP.
Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

FRANKFORT — Republican U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield has endorsed James Comer for governor.

Comer, the Republican state agriculture commissioner, is seeking the party's nomination for governor in 2015. Former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner is also seeking the Republican nomination.

In a news release from the Comer campaign, Whitfield said he believes Comer's achievements as agriculture commissioner makes him the candidate with the best chance to take back the governor's office. Democrats have won nine of the last 10 governor's elections.

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Local News
11:44 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Fort Campbell Soldiers Deploying to Liberia to Support Ebola Response

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FORT CAMPBELL — Soldiers from Fort Campbell are deploying to Liberia to support the response to the Ebola virus outbreak there.

The 101st Airborne Division said the 101st Headquarters will deploy as the joint force command and support the U.S. Agency for International Development as it helps the government of Liberia contain the virus. The agency and joint force command will also synchronize establishment of treatment units across Liberia, train health care workers and establish logistical centers.

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Politics
2:40 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Libertarian Kentucky Senate Candidate Sues KET Over Debate Exclusion

David Patterson
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FRANKFORT — Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate David Patterson has asked a federal judge to order Kentucky Educational Television to include him in the station's televised debate on Oct. 13.

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes have both said they will participate in the debate. It will likely be the only time voters will see the two debate on statewide television before the Nov. 4 election.

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Local News
7:25 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

College Football: Louisville beats Wake Forest 20-10

Credit University of Louisville athletics

Brandon Radcliff ran for two touchdowns and 129 yards and the Louisville defense held firm in Saturday's ugly 20-10 win over Wake Forest.

Listed fourth on the depth chart, Radcliff's first career 100-yard effort on 17 carries was much needed as Louisville (4-1, 2-1 ACC) overcame three lost fumbles and 11 penalties. The Cardinals defense kept Wake Forest (2-3, 0-1) to minus-22 yards rushing and had three takeaways, both setting up touchdowns. Louisville also had eight sacks.

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Local News
7:48 am
Sun September 14, 2014

Florida Gators Hold Off Kentucky Wildcats 36-30 in Triple Overtime

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Matt Jones' 1-yard plunge in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night, extending the Gators' winning streak in the Southeastern Conference series to 28 games.

Kentucky's Austin MacGinnis, who hit a 51-yarder to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, missed a 41-yarder to start the third extra frame.

Jones had consecutive big runs that put Florida at the 1 and then slammed through the line on second down for the game-winner.

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Local News
2:59 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Indiana Wants U.S. Supreme Court to Settle Same-Sex Marriage Dispute

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Indiana has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether same-sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states.

The state attorney general's office asked the high court Tuesday to reverse a ruling last week by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which declared Indiana and Wisconsin's bans against same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Indiana officials said the state's case offers a perfect opportunity to settle the national debate once and for all.

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Local News
11:56 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Investigators Cite Pilot Errors in UPS Crash

Credit National Transportation Safety Board

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators say pilots who were killed when their UPS cargo plane crashed during a landing attempt in Birmingham, Alabama, last year made a series of errors, and may have been suffering from fatigue.

The plane crashed on Aug. 14, 2013 and was en route from Louisville, where UPS has its air hub. Two crew members, Captain Cerea Beal, Jr. and First Officer Shanda Fanning, died in the crash.

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