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Mountain Warriors Return Home

Updated: 10/05/2007 - Thousands of people filled Rupp Arena Sunday afternoon to welcome home soldiers from the war zone. Most of the National Guard troops were with the First Battalion, 149th Infantry, also known as the Mountain Warriors. We have extended coverage of their emotional homecoming celebration.

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Fletcher, Beshear Wrangle Over Gambling, Other Issues

Posted: 09/27/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Democrat Steve Beshear wrangled in a forum Thursday over casino gambling, energy policy and Beshear's role years ago in the incentives that recruited Toyota to Kentucky.

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Fletcher Insists Anti-Casino Theme Can Be A Winning Strategy

Posted: 09/26/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Polls show that Kentuckians want a chance to decide the issue of casino gambling. But Governor Fletcher insists his opposition to casino gambling can be a winning re-election strategy.

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Poll: Kentuckians Split Over McConnell's Support For War

Posted: 09/23/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentuckians are split over whether Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell should support the war in Iraq, but a majority approve of his job performance, according to a new poll.

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Candidates Offer Hints About Legislative Agenda If Elected

Posted: 09/21/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear's favored priorities include expanding preschool and offering health coverage to all Kentucky children. Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher's wish list for a possible second term includes his own health-care and education initiatives.

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Dr. James Dobson Won't Support Thompson's GOP Bid

Posted: 09/20/2007 - DENVER (AP) -- James Dobson, one of the nation's most politically influential evangelical Christians, says he will not support Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson.

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Fletcher, Beshear Debate Several Issues During Louisville Forum

Posted: 09/19/2007 - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear said Wednesday that global warming is a reality, but promised to push for more coal production along with new technology to burn the Kentucky-rich resource more cleanly.

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Cable Provider Decides To Air Anti-McConnell Ad

Posted: 09/08/2007 - Kentucky's largest cable television provider has switched course in deciding to air a commercial claiming Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell inappropriately helped a nonprofit group obtain a grant because of its ties to a lobbyist who is a former McConnell assistant.

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Ky. Gubernatorial Candidates Outline Education Agendas

Posted: 09/02/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Longtime superintendent Jack Moreland ranks the state's 1990 education reform law as the "high water mark" for Kentucky public education. In more recent times, he said, the state's commitment to schools has wavered somewhat, which worries him.

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Fletcher To Sign Energy Bill on Thursday

Posted: 08/29/2007 - Gov. Ernie Fletcher is scheduled to sign an energy bill on Thursday that would provide hundreds of millions of dollars in financial incentives to companies that built plants in Kentucky to convert coal to cleaner-burning alternative fuels.

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Fletcher Calls Special Session For Monday

Posted: 08/17/2007 - Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed an executive order on Friday calling lawmakers back to the capitol for a special legislative session to consider approving tax breaks for a proposed $3 billion coal gasification plant.

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Ethics Panel Concludes Fletcher Probe

Posted: 08/15/2007 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A state ethics panel has concluded its investigation into allegations that Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration steered protected state jobs to political cronies.

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Governor Candidates Differ On Pardoning Powers

Posted: 08/12/2007 - Governor Ernie Fletcher and his Democratic opponent in the November sixth election are split regarding the Kentucky chief executive's pardoning powers.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Using Internet As Fall Campaign Tool

Posted: 08/05/2007 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Like other technologically savvy young adults her age, 23-year-old Cara Blevins turns to the Internet as a way of keeping up with friends and monitoring current events through Web sites and podcasts.

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Fletcher, Beshear Spar At Fancy Farm Picnic

Posted: 08/04/2007 - FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) - Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Democrat Steve Beshear lit into each other on a steaming hot Saturday at Kentucky's premier political event, kicking off a fall campaign season focused on the incumbent's past legal turmoil and the challenger's support for opening the state to casino gambling.

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