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Man Arrested In California In Kentucky Case From 1971
A grand jury in Louisville charged a man with murder in the death of a toddler more than 40-years ago.
Gas Line Explosion Injures 2; Closes Highway
An explosion east of Louisville Wednesday afternoon injured at least two people and closed down U.S. 42.
Man reported missing in Ky. found dead in Tenn.
A man reported missing from western Kentucky has been found dead in northern Tennessee.
Hundreds gather for forum on gay rights in Berea
A public forum on a proposed ordinance in Berea that would prohibit discrimination against gays has drawn hundreds of residents.
Computershare to bring 250 jobs to Louisville
An Australian financial services company says it will open a facility in Jefferson County that will create 250 jobs.
Man charged with murder in Kentucky jailed in Ohio
Authorities say a man charged in Kentucky with murder and kidnapping is now in a southwestern Ohio jail on an aggravated murder charge.
Police: Charges pending in school threat case
Kentucky State Police in Ashland say charges are pending against an 11-year-old girl after a threat of violence was made on social media toward schools in Greenup County.
Wounded, injured soldiers biking from post to post
About 20 soldiers from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox who have been wounded or injured or who are ill are riding bicycles from one post to the other this week.
Hundreds gather to watch old bridge demolition
Part of an old bridge in western Kentucky has been knocked into the Tennessee River as crews work to bring the span down.
UofL Physicians ALS Clinic gains designation
A fund has been started in Louisville to support research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
UK fans can line up for Madness tickets Wednesday
Camping season opens Wednesday at the University of Kentucky, when fans can line up to wait for tickets to next month's Big Blue Madness, the debut of the school's men's and women's basketball teams.
Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 states
Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus — enterovirus 68.
Obama takes center stage in Kentucky's Senate race
President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's hotly contested Senate race despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' efforts to distance herself from him.
Effort aims to help soldiers land civilian jobs
Business organizations in Louisville and southern Indiana are pushing to lure more soldiers who are leaving the military to either move to the area or stay after being discharged from Fort Knox.
US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition
Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.
Louisville police say man killed wife, self
Metro Louisville police say the deaths of a Louisville couple appear to be the result of a murder-suicide.
Centre program aimed at first-generation students
Centre College says it is creating a scholarship program for first-generation students, backed by the largest single gift in the 195-year history of the liberal arts college in central Kentucky.
'Pay-what-you-can' restaurant planned
Organizers want to open a community restaurant in central Kentucky that offers home-cooked meals and a mission.
Berea council holding forum on gay rights law
Berea's City Council is holding a forum to discuss an upcoming vote on an ordinance that prohibits discrimination against gays.
Xerox adding 1,200 jobs in Lexington
Xerox is adding 400 full-time jobs and another 800 full-time seasonal positions at its call center operation in Lexington.
Australian company considering Louisville branch
An Australian company is looking to put a facility in Louisville that the company says would create 250 jobs with wages at $20 per hour.
'Outlander' author attending Kentucky event
Author Diana Gabaldon, known for the "Outlander" series, is coming to Kentucky.
Diageo welcoming visitors at historic distillery
A Louisville-area distillery with ties to historic brands and bourbon barons is joining the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Centre College to offer civil rights programming
Centre College is planning to offer community programs over the next year that focus on the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement.
Senate challenger eyeing 2015 governor's race
Former Republican Senate challenger Matt Bevin said it's likely he'll run for governor in 2015.
Ohio judge tapped as chief of appeals court
An Ohio-based judge has been tapped as the new chief jurist for the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kentucky selling tree seedlings
The Kentucky Division of Forestry is selling tree seedlings to the public.
2 assistant US attorneys join Paducah office
Two lawyers have joined the U.S. attorney's office for the Western District of Kentucky and will work out of the office's Paducah branch.
Contract awarded for next phase of Ky. rail trail
A construction contract has been awarded for the next phase of the Dawkins Line Rail Trail in eastern Kentucky.
Beshear appoints Jefferson County judge-executive
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed a longtime Democratic Party activist to fill the vacant position of Jefferson County judge-executive
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