Kentucky

Society
7:42 am
Tue January 22, 2013

KY Changes Organ Donor Option

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Kentuckians who want to become organ donors can have their wishes known with a special symbol on their licenses or ID cards that also adds their name to the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

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Government
7:00 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Fort Campell Praises Local Communities

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A Fort Campbell official is noting how important the infrastructure of surrounding communities is to the Army post.

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Politics
6:56 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Judd Seriously Considering Senate Bid

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Kentucky native Ashley Judd says she is taking a close look at running against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.

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Business
8:38 am
Fri January 18, 2013

KY Employment Numbers Rising

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says the state's jobless rate has dropped to 8.1 percent.

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Environment
8:26 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Toxic Levels Down In KY

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Kentucky officials say an inventory that records industrial toxic releases in the state showed a reduction in releases in 2011.

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Culture
7:56 am
Mon January 14, 2013

KY Gets Chance to Pursue Oxycontin Case

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After years of struggling to combat the abuse of Oxycontin Kentucky officials are getting a chance to pursue the drug's maker in a state court lawsuit.

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Politics
9:05 am
Mon December 31, 2012

KY Lawmakers Wrestle with Redistricting

Kentucky lawmakers are at odds on whether to postpone redistricting for a year to avoid gumming up an upcoming legislative session that's already chock-full of hefty issues. Incoming Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says there’s no rushed to redraw legislative boundaries because the next round of elections isn't until 2014. Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo wants the process over as quickly as possible after the session convenes Jan. 8.

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Environment
4:02 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Corps of Engineers ahead of schedule at Olmsted Dam Project

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The Army Corps of Engineers is ahead of schedule with its construction of the Olmsted Locks and Dam project. The Corps placed five concrete shells for the dam so far in 2012, and expects to finish a sixth by the end of the year. Previously workers have only completed 4 shells per year.

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Health Care
7:24 am
Thu December 20, 2012

KY Overdose Deaths Up 282 Percent

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A new study shows drug overdose deaths in Kentucky rose 282 percent between 2000 and 2010. The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center analyzed information from emergency rooms, in-patient hospitalizations and mortality records.

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Environment
8:27 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Opens

Kentucky’s second annual sandhill crane hunting season is officially underway. 332 hunters were granted permits to bag two birds each.  The season will last until Jan. 13, or until 400 birds are killed. Rocky Pritchert is a migratory bird specialist for the Division of Fish and Wildlife. The initial plan is for sandhill crane hunting to last at least three years, and Pritchert says the state evaluates the results of the hunt every year.

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