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  Kentucky’s candidates for attorney general squared off in their first televised debate Monday night, arguing over each other’s experience and how the office should treat potentially unconstitutional laws passed by the legislature.

Republican candidate Daniel Cameron argued that his connections to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — who he used to work for — and President Donald Trump — who has endorsed him — make him the best candidate for the job.

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has made a good “catch.”   The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources donated 15,000 blue catfish, which have been placed into pools two through six on the Kentucky River. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Spokesman Kevin Kelly says it could help to build up blue catfish stock long term.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Spokesperson Kevin Kelly said it could help to build up blue catfish stock long-term.

“That’s part of the thinking here yes, that hopefully we’ll see some reproduction out of these fish and continued growth to trophy sizes and sizes that  really tug on your line and give your heart a thrill if you hook one,” said Kelly.

According to the news release, earlier this year Arkansas donated 38,000 surplus cutthroat trout to Kentucky.  That enabled the state to stock this species for the first time ever in the Cumberland River below Lake Cumberland.


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Fire crews working within the Daniel Boone National Forest have contained three blazes. The fires in Rockcastle County, near Stearns, and near Red Bird involving hundreds of acres are contained. 

U.S. Forest Service Spokesperson Daniel Lacy said they are not yet controlled. “Once we are able to get to a controlled portion on these fires that means the fires going to hold under all foreseeable conditions.  So, there won’t be any smoke or visible flame and the large amount of the radiant heat will be taken out as well,” said Lacy.

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Coal miners and family members of miners who have died from black lung disease gathered Sunday in Whitesburg, Kentucky, to dedicate a new memorial to miners who perished from the workplace disease. 

While Appalachian coal country has several memorials to mining disasters, this is believed to be the first memorial to remember the thousands of men and women who died from black lung.

The engraved black stone memorial stands at Riverside Park in Whitesburg and will list the names of some 200 Letcher County coal miners who died of the disease.

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A Lexington city council member wants more information about how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE works with the Fayette County jail.  The matter has been sent to a committee for review.

EKU Adopts Policy Regarding Drone Use On Campus

Oct 14, 2019
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Eastern Kentucky University has just implemented a campus-wide policy regarding unmanned aircraft systems or drones.

This Week Brings Mocktober To Kentucky

Oct 13, 2019
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The third annual so-called Mocktober campaign will run this week across Kentucky.  Kentucky Distillers Association Director of Social Responsibility Ali Mize said the event seeks to create safer, more inclusive social settings where cocktails and nonalcoholic mocktails co-exist. 

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This week in Kentucky politics, a judge says that Republican attorney general candidate Daniel Cameron is eligible to run, ruling against a claim that he doesn’t have enough experience. Teachers in several rural districts received emails to this week on their official accounts supporting Gov. Matt Bevin’s reelection. And Bevin’s attempt to reshape Kentucky’s Medicaid system is back in court. Jonese Franklin from member station WFPL talked to capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

  


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