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TVA board to vote on replacing Memphis coal plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board is scheduled to vote on a proposal to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural gas facility.
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Groundbreaking planned for Diageo distillery

A groundbreaking is set for a Kentucky distillery being built by global liquor giant Diageo (dee-AH'-zhee-oh).
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Kentucky joining effort to reduce drunken driving

Law enforcement agencies around Kentucky are participating in a national effort to reduce impaired-driving fatalities.
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Murder case ends in drug plea after witness dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man has pleaded guilty to a drug offense after the slaying of a witness caused a federal murder...
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Second arrest made in fatal eastern Ky. fire

Authorities have made a second arrest in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a home that burned in eastern Kentucky.
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Owensboro delays considering ‘fairness ordinance’

Officials in Owensboro have decided to put off considering a gay rights ordinance for at least a year.
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Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed pumping water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop intake of river water.
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Kentucky business unspooled as feds closed in

Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart.

Proposed deal for regional jail falls apart

A proposal for a regional jail in northeast Kentucky aimed at saving taxpayers money has fallen apart.
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Ky. man sentenced to life without parole

A southern Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder, fetal homicide and other charges involving the stabbing death of a pregnant woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Billionaire to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines

West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of reclamation violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky.
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Corps: Waterway infrastructure improvements needed

An Army Corps of Engineers official says infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River watershed to allow inland waterways to better handle increased agriculture, oil and natural gas production and the effects of climate change.
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New federal mining rule survives court challenge

New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups.
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Groups try to stave off cuts at Fort Knox

Central Kentucky officials are in the final stages of a letter-writing campaign to oppose potential cuts at Fort Knox.
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Edelen proposes overhauling airport board

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen has proposed overhauling the board that oversees the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport.

No charges planned in deaths of dogs

A prosecutor says no criminal charges are warranted in the deaths of five dogs that died of heat stroke at a western Kentucky animal shelter.
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5K gallons of fuel oil spill into Ohio River

An estimated 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

McConnell, Grimes set to appear together on KET

Kentucky Educational Television says Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, have both accepted the network's offer to appear at a candidate forum in October.
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United Mine Workers president Roberts re-elected

United Mine Workers union President Cecil Roberts has been re-elected to a new five-year term.
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Eastern Kentucky man arrested in 3 deaths, robbery

An eastern Kentucky man remains in jail charged with murder in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a home that burned.

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