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1:10 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Gregory Announces Run for Williams' Former Seat

Kentucky State Rep. Sara Beth Gregory announced today that she is seeking the Republican nomination for the vacant seat left by former state Sen. David Williams. He resigned from his southern Kentucky seat last week to accept an appointment as circuit judge. Gregory is a Monticello lawyer and is serving her first term a state representative. She was reelected Tuesday without opposition. Gov. Steve Beshear has not scheduled a special election to replace Williams yet.

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Politics
7:25 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Illinois Democrats See Rewards from Redistricting

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Democrats in Illinois literally mapped out their victories in the state's hotly contested congressional races. The party won most of the big prizes in districts that had been redrawn to squeeze Republicans out of their districts or throw them into Democrat-friendly territory.

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Politics
6:32 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Tennessee GOP Win Supermajority in State Legislature

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Tennessee Republicans have secured a supermajority in both chambers of the Legislature. The GOP in Tuesday's election claimed the two seats necessary in both chambers to gain the supermajority. The margins are now 24 to 9 in the Senate and 67 to 24 in the House, with one independent.

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Business
7:07 am
Tue November 6, 2012

TVA Board Chooses New CEO

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s board has chosen a former energy chief from North Carolina to succeed retiring Tom Kilgore as the chief executive of the nation’s largest public utility.

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Society
7:06 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Milan Police Officer Charge with Rape

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a suspended Milan police officer is being charged with rape.

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Government
7:01 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Tennessee Budget Meetings Start this Week

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is starting the annual state budget hearings for the next fiscal year this week in Nashville.

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Business
7:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Morgan Keegan Settlement Checks on the Way

The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions says checks from the recent Morgan Keegan settlement will be mailed today to investors who filed an approved claim. The fund administrator, A.B. Data, will issue 1,930 checks totaling just over $4.5 million to Commonwealth investors.

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Roads & Highways
3:49 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Dorena-Hickman Reopens to Semi Traffic

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A ferry that carries traffic between western Kentucky and southeast Missouri has reopened to loaded semi trucks. Dorena-Hickman Ferry officials say Mississippi River water levels have returned to near normal levels following a summer drought. The ferry was closed from June 23 to Aug. 8 due to low river levels.

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Society
8:08 am
Fri November 2, 2012

KSP Announces New Driver Safety Program

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There's a new Kentucky State Police campaign to improve safe driving across the state. The project is known as Operation R.A.I.D., for "Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted" drivers from Kentucky roads. The agency says it has kicked off the six-month effort, which will continue through the fall and the holidays into the New Year. 

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Society
8:06 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Fire from Train Derailment Under Control

Emergency workers in Kentucky are increasingly confident that fire crews have contained a multi-day blaze spewing flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car. The blaze began Wednesday afternoon, and authorities initially thought it would last no longer than a couple hours. They were still waiting for it to die out late last night, acknowledging they were unsure how much butadiene was left in the burning railcar to fuel the flames. 

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