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Kentucky’s Corn Crop Expected To Be Near Normal

Posted On August 14, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- Kentucky's corn crop is expected to be near normal this year. Agronomists at University of Kentucky say the dry conditions in many parts of the state have produced diminished crops for some farmers, but the unusually cool weather has helped sustain the crop longer than it would have normally with such a…

Utility Companies Withdraw Plans For Natural Gas Plant

Posted On August 14, 2014

(Muhlenberg County, KY) -- Plans for a natural gas power-generating plant in Muhlenburg County are being withdrawn. The new plant was originally announced earlier this year, and was expected to make up for the loss of an old coal-fired power plant that's slated to close. A statement from Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric…

Hot Dog Vendor Indicted For Murder

Posted On August 13, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- A downtown Louisville hot dog vendor will be back in court next week to face charges in a deadly road rage shooting. Jefferson County prosecutors say Donald Hayes has been indicted for murder. He's accused of shooting Danny Wilson to death in June after the men had a high-speed confrontation on the…

Kentucky Man Sentenced For Shipping Guns Overseas

Posted On August 13, 2014

(Bowling Green, KY) -- A Bowling Green man has been sentenced for shipping guns overseas. The "Daily News" reports 34-year-old Adam Bunger will spend two years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to numerous offenses, including illegally exporting firearms. Authorities say Bunger shipped disassembled guns inside hollowed-out Xbox systems.

McConnell Seeks Passage Of DNA Bill

Posted On August 13, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- Senator Mitch McConnell is seeking passage of a special bill. It would extend a project paying to reduce the DNA test backlog for rape cases in Kentucky. McConnell was joined by Debbie Smith, an anti-rape activist, for whom legislation was named that pays millions of dollars to trim the huge DNA inventory.…