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Grimes seeks feedback on early voting in Kentucky

Updated: 12/20/2012 - Alison Lundergan Grimes said she plans to hold public meetings statewide next year to discuss whether Kentucky should change its election laws to allow early and unexcused absentee voting.

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New Miss Universe says win shows confidence is all

Posted: 12/21/2012 - The 20-year-old Rhode Islander who brought the Miss Universe crown back to the U.S. for the first time in 15 years is hoping that her quick rise through the beauty pageant ranks and onstage stumble will show women that anything is possible.

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Biden: 'We have to take action' on gun control

Posted: 12/21/2012 - Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration is "absolutely committed" to curbing gun violence in the United States and will push to tighten gun laws in response to last week's schoolhouse massacre in Connecticut.

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Ky. high court takes case of slain informant

Posted: 12/21/2012 - The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to take up a lawsuit brought by the family of a man who was killed while serving as an informant for the Kentucky State Police.

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Medicare premiums could rise for many retirees

Posted: 12/20/2012 - Both sides agree on expanding a current, little-known law so more retirees considered well-off by the government are required to pay higher premiums for outpatient and prescription coverage.

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Ky. Gov. Beshear asks for moment of silence Friday

Updated: 12/21/2012 - The moment of silence will be observed at 9:30 a.m. local time Friday, one week after 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Study: Kentucky overdose deaths up 282 percent

Posted: 12/20/2012 - The study announced this week by the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center analyzed information from emergency rooms, inpatient hospitalizations and mortality records.

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Grimes to explore early voting

Updated: 12/20/2012 - Alison Lundergan Grimes said in a news release Wednesday she plans to hold meetings statewide next year to discuss whether Kentucky should change its election laws to allow early and unexcused absentee voting.

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Father and gun owner speaks about AR-15 debate

Updated: 12/19/2012 - Nationwide the debate is on about high-powered rifles like the AR-15, and a Georgetown father and gun owner weighs in on the weapon at the center of the controversy.

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Gov. Beshear Announces Grants to Clean Up Illegal Dumps

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Governor Steve Beshear announced that approximately $2.1 million in grant funding has been awarded by the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 172 illegal dumps in 26 counties across the Commonwealth.

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Beshear signs emergency regulations to combat synthetic drugs

Updated: 12/19/2012 - In the ongoing fight against synthetic drugs, Governor Steve Beshear signed emergency regulations Tuesday, reclassifying some newly-identified substances as Schedule 1, and opening the door for more prosecutions.

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