Judge: Chesley owes $42 million in diet drug case

A Kentucky judge has ordered a disbarred prominent class-action attorney dubbed the "Master of Disaster" to pay $42 million to settle allegations he improperly took the money in a diet drug lawsuit.
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Catholic leader urges marriage prayer

The Cincinnati-based leader of Roman Catholics in a 19-county archdiocese is urging them to pray that a federal appeals court considering same-sex marriage bans will uphold what he calls "traditional marriage."

Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

Challenges to same-sex marriage bans in four states will be argued this week in Cincinnati, the biggest day yet in a slew of upcoming cases going before federal appeals judges covering nearly half the United States.

McConnell’s wife defends his record in new TV ad

Sen. Mitch McConnell's wife defended her husband's record on women's issues in a new TV ad the campaign released Tuesday.
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Victim’s name released in central Kentucky death

The identity of a man found dead inside a vehicle in Hardin County two weeks ago has been released.
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Kentucky woman dies in crash near Fort Peck

Officials in northeastern Montana have identified a 27-year-old Morehead, Kentucky, woman who died in a weekend rollover crash near Fort Peck.

Gay marriage arguments ring a bell in Cincinnati

The city where same-sex marriage will be argued this week before federal appeals judges has been the scene before of heated debate over gay rights.
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Lexington to crack down on vacant properties

Officials in Lexington are beginning to crack down on properties that are vacant and blighted.
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2 inmates escape from Blackburn prison

Police are searching for two inmates who escaped from a minimum security prison in Lexington.

Fancy Farm features rare Grimes, McConnell matchup

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates will appear together on Saturday for just the second time since their contentious campaign launched more than one year ago.
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Dry weather hurts potential yield for some farmers

Every day it stays dry, it robs more yield from Greg George's parched corn and soybean fields in western Kentucky.
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Father and son found dead at Pickett County business

A sheriff says two bodies found at a business in north Tennessee were a father and son who were working at the family-owned store.

MSHA blames company in Louisville elevator death

Federal regulators say the operator of a Louisville cement plant is responsible for the death of an employee who fell 51 feet down an elevator shaft.
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1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

Alpha Natural Resources expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, with the company citing dismal markets and federal regulation.

Fancy Farm organizers want tamer crowd

Organizers of the Fancy Farm picnic say they want to tone down the heckling that has come to define Kentucky's signature political event.
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2 bodies found in Pickett County

Authorities are investigating two bodies found in Pickett County as a possible double homicide.
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Canadian company to pay $3 million for violations

A Canadian mining company will pay $3.2 million to settle allegations of Clean Water Act violations in western Kentucky.
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Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise

A new state report shows more people continue to die from heroin overdoses in Kentucky.
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Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

The Obama administration's push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines is taking effect.

Appeals court upholds conviction in pain pill case

A federal appeals court has upheld the 15-year prison sentence of a Louisiana businessman for distributing oxycodone and methadone in eastern Kentucky illegally through pain clinic patients.

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