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Paul: End Disparity Between Cocaine Sentences
Friday, July 25, 2014 9:54 AM
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will introduce legislation on Friday that will eliminate federal sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine. Paul made the announcement during a speech to the National Urban League's annual convention. It is the latest in a series of proposals Paul has introduced that are designed to correct the racial imbalance of the nation's criminal justice system in ...
KSR Radio Stop in Paducah Packed With People
Friday, July 25, 2014 9:26 AM
It was a full capacity crowd at Buffalo Wild Wings in Paducah Friday morning, with people waiting outside to get into the facility. Kentucky Sports Radio is in town for a live broadcast tour stop. KSR is heard locally on 99.5 FM, The Fan (owned by West Kentucky Star's parent company, Bristol Broadcasting Company). KSR hosts, Matt and Ryan have both commented on the air that ...
Rand Paul Says Death Penalty is State Issue
Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:11 PM
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for president. The Kentucky Republican said he has not had a lot of feedback from minorities about the death penalty. He said the death penalty is a state issue. White people have ...
Kentucky School Finds Bottle Bombs on Campus
Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:37 AM
A bottle bomb exploded at a Lexington school, chasing band members inside and bringing police to the scene. Fayette County Public Schools canceled all student activities at Lafayette High School after the detonation Wednesday. District spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall told the Lexington Herald-Leader two other bombs were also found on campus and deactivated. Deffendall says a ...
Water Service Rates in Clinton Jump 4 Percent
Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:11 PM
The Kentucky Public Service Commission granted Water Service Corp. of Kentucky a rate adjustment Thursday, but it is substantially less than the amount the utility requested. Water Service will be allowed to increase annual revenue from its Kentucky operations by $84,719 (about 4 percent). The company had sought an increase of $233,411 (11.1 percent). Water Service has about 5,900 ...
UAW Backs Grimes in Kentucky Senate Race
Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:01 AM
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement from the United Auto Workers in her bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November election. Mark Dowell, head of the Kentucky UAW's political arm, says Grimes would be a "strong voice'' for working Kentuckians if she's elected to the Senate. He says the Democratic challenger shares the UAW's ...
Soldiers Deploying From Campbell, Bragg
Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 AM
Soldiers from two 101st Airborne Division brigades from Fort Campbell and from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will deploy to Afghanistan, involving about 3,600 soldiers. The Defense Department said the deployment involves about 1,000 soldiers from the 1st Brigade and about 900 from the 3rd Brigade from Fort Campbell and about 1,725 from the 82nd Airborne ...
Goodwill: KY Stores Not Part of Possible Breach
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM
Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach, but the company says local shoppers shouldn't worry. The Maryland-based organization said it was contacted Friday by a payment card industry fraud investigative unit and federal authorities who said payment card numbers may have been stolen from some U.S. stores. ...
McConnell Credited with Helping Save Jobs in Ad
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:20 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is getting credit for protecting aluminum factory jobs in a TV ad released by his campaign. The ad debuting Wednesday across Kentucky focuses on McConnell's efforts to pass fair trade legislation. It features Cardinal Aluminum CEO Chip Edwards, who says illegal trade practices by Chinese companies threatened jobs at his Louisville plant. He says ...
Beshear Comments on Plant Clean-up Plan
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:54 PM
Governor Stever Beshear's office sent the following comments to Bristol Broadcasting Co. concerning the Department of Energy's choice of Flour Federal Service to begin clean-up of Paducah site: “I spoke with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today about the awarding of a $420 million, three-year contract to Fluor Federal Services to transition the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. This ...
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