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Battle for free bourbon tougher than expected

Updated: 05/28/2010 - It was supposed to be one of the few pieces of legislation that was expected to easily pass through both houses during the special session of the General Assembly, but now a measure that would allow free bourbon tastings at special events, including the World Equestrian Games, is facing stiff opposition.

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New owner approved for Kentucky Kingdom

Updated: 05/28/2010 - Although it is unclear when Kentucky Kingdom will reopen, the Kentucky State Fair Board has chosen a new operator for the state's largest theme park.

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Senate panel approves 2-year budget proposal

Posted: 05/27/2010 - The Senate budget committee approved its version of a state spending plan Thursday night as Kentucky lawmakers looked to end a protracted budget gridlock that threatened a partial shutdown of state government.

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Bill to protect jobless funding approved

Updated: 05/28/2010 - Legislation aimed at bolstering the financially strapped fund that pays out benefits to unemployed Kentuckians has cleared a Senate committee.

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Slain officer honored in Frankfort

Updated: 05/27/2010 - It's been almost a month since a Lexington police officer was killed in the line of duty, but his memory is still being kept alive.

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Mother charged with killing toddler

Posted: 05/27/2010 - Kentucky State Police have now charged the mother of a Rowan County toddler with murder in this March, 2009 death.

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Governor signs bill to protect teacher retirement

Posted: 05/27/2010 - Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill into law Thursday that will make sure Kentucky teachers will be able to retire and receive health care benefits for years to come.

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New labeling rules for sunscreen

Updated: 05/27/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration is set to release new labeling rules for sunscreen, but it won't be in time for this year's summer travel season.

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Police say former teacher/coach sexually abused children

Updated: 05/27/2010 - Kentucky State Police have charged a former teacher and baseball coach sexually abusing children. Administrators at Riverside Christian School in Breathitt County say Dennis Jackson quit before his arrest.

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Woman robbed in driveway

Updated: 05/27/2010 - It happened in Lexington's upscale Chevy Chase neighborhood on Cassidy Avenue, just off Cooper Drive.

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