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In Kentucky, whiskey fungus fuels lawsuits

In French Cognac country, locals know the fungus as "black velvet", fed by the fumes of the famed spirit they lovingly call the "angel's share". But along Kentucky's Bourbon Trail, it has sparked bitter lawsuits. The byproduct of the distilled drinks……

Kentucky spends $18 million busing kids to religious schools in spite of state constitution

The Commonwealth of Kentucky may have violated its constitution by spending over $18 million in taxpayer money to bus students to religious and other private schools — and lawmakers are planning to spend even more. Financial records outlined by the Lexington Herald-Leader last week showed that $18 million had been…

Photos: Eight Corvettes plunge into sinkhole at National Corvette Museum

Eight vintage Corvettes — one of them the only one in existence — plunged into a giant forty-foot sinkhole Wednesday morning at the National Corvette Museum after the floor collapsed. The accident occurred sometime around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Corvette museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The hole began…

Lawmaker fires handgun in Kentucky Capitol: ‘I am a gun owner… It happens’

A Kentucky lawmaker has confirmed that she accidentally discharged a handgun in her Capitol office on Tuesday. State Rep. Leslie Combs (D) told WHAS that she was unloading the gun in her Capitol annex office when it discharged. A bookcase was struck by a bullet after it ricocheted off the…

Kentucky’s insurance exchange rolls out smoother than most thanks to good web design

Quality web design is being credited in part for the smooth rollout of Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, which earned praise in its first couple of days in operation. The rollout of the Kentucky’s health insurance exchange was smoother than in many other states, where tech problems delayed or prevented many…

Kentucky agriculture commissioner: State to grow hemp and we’ll see what Justice Department does

Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer said Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement last week of changes in the Justice Department’s marijuana policy could mean that the state can move ahead with industrial hemp farming. Louisville’s WDRB reported that Comer intends to forge ahead with industrial hemp in hopes that federal…

Kentucky 4-year-old fatally shoots 6-year-old sister in the face

A 6-year-old girl died in Kentucky over the weekend after being shot by her 4-year-old brother. According to WSMV, the siblings were at their grandparents’ home in Hopkinsville on Sunday evening while their grandfather was cleaning his .38 caliber handgun. The grandfather told reporters that he thought the gun was…

Tornado victims flock to Facebook for helping hand

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Residents of the storm-ravaged communities in the Midwest are reaching out to each other, neighbor to neighbor, through social media sites to coordinate disaster relief and share information. A chain of fast-moving tornadoes spawned by massive thunderstorms cut a swath of destruction from the Midwest to…

Tornado-hit areas rely on Facebook to coodinate disaster relief

By Mary Slosson LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Residents of the storm-ravaged communities in the Midwest are reaching out to each other, neighbor to neighbor, through social media sites to coordinate disaster relief and share information. A chain of fast-moving tornadoes spawned by massive thunderstorms cut a swath of destruction from…

Toddler survives twister that killed her family

A two-year-old girl survived a terrifying tornado that killed her parents and siblings at the weekend, US media reported, noting that she was in critical condition in hospital. The unidentified toddler was found lying among the bodies of her family in a field near a flattened home in New Pekin,…

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