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  1. Washington tacks another 7 a gallon to state gas taxRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | OregonLive.com

    The cost of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers - already paying above the national average - will see even higher prices at the pump after Saturday's 7-cent bump in the state gas tax. With state gas taxes now up to 44.5 cents a gallon, adding in the current federal gas tax of 18.4 cents, the total per gallon gas tax in Washington is now 62.9 cents.

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  2. 2015 political season ramps up with Fancy FarmRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WLKY-TV Louisville

    OTHER AT FANCY FARM. AND AN AFTERNOON BLAZE DESTROYS ONE HOME AND DAMAGES ANOTHER.

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  3. Kentucky man faces charges for shooting down drone flying over his yardRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Minot Daily News

    Did a Kentucky man have a right to shoot down a personal drone on Sunday that he said was too low and hovering over his yard where his daughters were sunbathing? William Merideth, from Hillview, Kentucky, claims he shot down David Boggs' hobby drone because it was invading his family's privacy. He also notes that his property has a six-foot privacy fence.

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  4. One Last Jab At Obama In Kentucky's Gubernatorial RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Townhall

    Matt Bevin may have failed miserably at challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, but he could become Kentucky's next governor this fall. Bevin won by a razor thin margin in the May 19 primary against Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.

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  5. News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDTRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Olympian

    If the goal of last year's Fancy Farm picnic was to tone down the crowd, this year's version promises to turn up the volume. Organizers last year chose state Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham as the master of ceremonies.

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  6. Private prison firm responds to Vermont inmate complaintsRead the original story

    Friday | Northern Michigan News

    The company that operates a private prison in Michigan where Vermont recently moved 280 of its inmates is defending its operation in the face of inmate complaints. GEO Group Inc. spokesman Pablo Paez tells The Associated Press in an email that the company's North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin, Michigan, adheres to standards set by the American Correctional Association and to strict requirements in its contract with the Vermont Department of Corrections.

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  7. FBI enlisting public help to uncover corruption in KentuckyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Norwalk Citizen News

    Federal crime-fighters started an outreach campaign Friday to recruit Kentuckians to help uncover government corruption and end the state's "fairly sordid" history of scandals that rob trust in government, law enforcement officials said. The FBI's "End Corruption Now" campaign includes an anonymous, toll-free tip line and an email address to allow people to report suspicions of wrongdoing by public officials.

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  8. From hecklers to blunders to BBQ, Fancy Farm is uniqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WBKO-TV Bowling Green

    If you're speaking at Fancy Farm get ready, because you'll probably have to deal with some loud chants but not everyone you jeering or cheering is local. "The parties bus in hecklers with signs.

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  9. State not moving Lexington probation, parole office to Palomar CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WKYT

    State officials have reversed course and say they will no longer move the Lexington Probation and Parole to a location near the Palomar Center. The change in plans was announced Friday by Justice And Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown, who said they reviewed the location that was selected and "have determined that another site would yield a better outcome for both clients of this office and the community."

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  10. Woman convicted of SSI fraudRead the original story

    Friday | Middlesboro Daily News

    An Ashland, Kentucky, couple has been convicted by a jury of crimes related to a scheme to defraud the Social Security Administration and the Kentucky Medicaid Program, out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of 15 years. Diana Lynn Ball, 57, was convicted on Wednesday of one count of Supplemental Security Income fraud, one count of Medicaid fraud, one count of theft of government property and one count of making a false statement.

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  11. I-64 ramp closure scheduled for Aug. 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WDRB-TV Louisville

    "It was hovering over top of my property, and I shot it out of the sky," said 47-year-old William H. Merideth. "It was hovering over top of my property, and I shot it out of the sky," said 47-year-old William H. Merideth.

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  12. State chamber CEO: Kentucky leaders need to raise their gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Business Journal

    Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Dave Adkisson believes the state's political and business leaders can learn useful lessons from basketball coaches John Calipari and Rick Pitino. Adkisson said the goal of the four pillars is to affect the dialog of the governor's race and create a culture of competitiveness.

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  13. Private prison firm responds to Vt. inmate complaintsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The company that operates a private prison in Michigan where Vermont recently moved 280 of its inmates is defending its operation in the face of inmate complaints. GEO Group Inc. spokesman Pablo Paez tells The Associated Press in an email that the company's North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin, Michigan, adheres to standards set by the American Correctional Association and to strict requirements in its contract with the Vermont Department of Corrections.

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  14. Wells, Stokley recipients of KAC apprenticeship grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WMKY-FM Morehead

    Morehead State University's Jesse Wells is among three Kentucky master artists that have been awarded Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants from the Kentucky Arts Council. The Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant provides up to $3,000 to a Kentucky master folk or traditional artist to teach skills, practices and culture to a less experienced artist from the same community during the course of a year.

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  15. Attorney general race gets personalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

    In the campaign for Kentucky attorney general, Republicans point to BeshearA s lack of prosecutorial experience and question whether some of his law clients would create conflicts of interest for him if elected.

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  16. Attorney sends letter to halt relocation of Lexington Probation and Parole officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WKYT

    An attorney representing several business and property owners near Palomar Centre sent a letter on Thursday to city and state officials, asking for crews to suspend work on relocating Lexington's probation and parole office until the public has an opportunity to offer feedback on the plan. The office is moving from its current location downtown on West Main Street to a building on Wellington Way, near Palomar Centre off Harrodsburg Road.

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  17. KSP Investigates Injury Accident On I-64 In Franklin CountyRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | Kentucky State Police

    On July 30, 2015 at approximately 5:50 A.M., Kentucky State Police Post 12, Frankfort received a report of an injury accident at the 58 mile marker, Interstate 64 westbound in Frankfort. A 2007 Freightliner tractor trailer, being driven by James Madrigal, age 36, of Brownsville, TX was traveling westbound on I-64 near exit 58 when a box truck, driven by a London, KY man drove into the rear of the tractor trailer.

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  18. Bluegrass Poll | Gov. Beshear's approval remains high during final monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | WKYT

    In his final months in the state's highest office, Gov. Steve Beshear appears set to end on a high note as the majority of Kentuckians approve of the job he's done. A new Bluegrass Poll - conducted for WKYT-TV, the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and WHAS-TV - found 51 percent of voters approve of the way the two-term Democratic governor has handled his job while 33 percent disapprove.

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  19. Farms to Food Banks growing something good in CadizRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Cadiz Record

    The truck, coordinated through Helping Hands, gave away more than 9,000 pounds of produce and other goods as part of the Kentucky Association of Food Bank's Farms to Food Banks initiative. BY MARY GARRISON [email protected] According to a Kentucky Association of Food Banks report , some 611,100 people - 1 in 7 Kentuckians - received food in 2014 from food banks across the state.

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  20. 4-Star Industrial Park Designated As AT&T Fiber ReadyRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | KMPH-TV Fresno

    "I'm proud of the work our AT&T Kentucky employees are doing to deploy fiber-based infrastructure that delivers high-speed Internet access that Kentuckians want and need, and I am grateful that policymakers across the Commonwealth are increasingly embracing positive and pro-business policies that encourage businesses of all types to invest here." The AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.

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