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New Ky. budget wins final approval

Updated: 05/29/2010 - Kentucky lawmakers finished work Friday night on an overdue state budget that further reins in spending amid tough economic times, ending a bitter dispute that forced a special session and threatened a partial government shutdown.

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Police arrest bank robbery suspect

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Lexington Police say a man wanted for a 2009 bank robbery has turned himself into authorities in Florida.

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Mother took son out of car seat minutes before crash

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Kentucky State Police say a 19-year-old mother and her 5-month-old son were critically injured in a crash this morning on I-65 after being thrown from the vehicle. Police say the mother had just taken the infant out of his car seat to feed him when the crash happened.

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President arrives in Louisiana for update on oil spill

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Intent on showing firm command of the deepening crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama flew to coastal Louisiana Friday for his second in-person update of the devastating oil spill.

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Man killed when pickup crossed center line

Updated: 05/28/2010 - Kentucky State Police say alcohol may have played a role in a deadly crash in Greenup County. A man died after his pickup crossed the center line and hit a car head-on.

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City wants people with flood damage to report it

Posted: 05/28/2010 - City leaders in Lexington are encouraging anyone with damage from May flash flooding report it to city leaders so it can be counted in the county's disaster assessment.

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Governor orders flags at half-staff

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has ordered flags at half-staff at all state office buildings on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.

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Man critically hurt in stabbing

Updated: 05/28/2010 - A man is in jail charged with a stabbing that has left another man critically injured.

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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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