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  At least five attorneys have submitted their names as possible replacements for a Kentucky judge who announced his resignation after declaring his conscientious objection to handling adoption cases involving gay and lesbian adults.

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A Kentucky ethics panel has filed charges against a family court judge who refused to handle adoptions by gay parents. The judge, W. Mitchell Nance, submitted his resignation on Wednesday. 

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  A Kentucky family court judge says he won't hear anymore adoption cases that involve gay adults.

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Kentucky’s third annual sandhill crane hunting season wrapped up yesterday and Fish and Wildlife officials are calling it a success.

The most recent numbers show 87 birds were killed in this year’s sandhill crane hunting season, mostly in Barren County. That’s slightly lower than last year, when 92 birds were killed. But both years, the actual hunt fell far below the quota of 400 birds the Department of Fish and Wildlife set.