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Driving Services Help Senior Mobility Without Spending Public Money

The Independent Transportation Network of America (ITNAmerica), a national organization is helping older people with their transportation needs at a time of dwindling state...
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EPA Vetoes Permit for Largest Mountaintop-removal Mine Ever Proposed

The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday issued its first-ever retroactive denial of a mining permit, rejecting plans for the largest-ever mountaintop-removal coal mine in Appalachia....
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The Kind of Hunt A Deer Can Survive

Deer hunters in Kentucky returned to the tournament checkpoint tired and hungry, their camouflage clothing soaked with sweat. All were empty-handed — but that...
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Families Open Homes to Pets Impacted by Oil

Hundreds of families facing hardship in the Gulf were forced to give up their pets to a local shelter. After an NBC News report...
NBC video feaatures dogs adopted in Gulf since oil spill

Families Open Homes to Pets Impacted by Oil

Hundreds of families facing hardship in the Gulf were forced to give up their pets to a local shelter. After an NBC News report...
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Solar Village Begins to Bloom on National Mall

A cluster of 20 solar-powered homes will open their doors to tourists as well as energy and design enthusiasts tomorrow in the 4th...
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USDA to Fund Environmental Clean-up of Mississippi River

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week a new initiative to improve water quality and the overall health of the Mississippi River Basin funded...
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Ford Gets $5.9 Billion Loan to Retool Plants for Energy Efficient Cars

The Department of Energy announced yesterday they finalized a loan of $5.9 billion for Ford Motor Company to transform factories across Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan,...
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Heartland States Send National Guard to Aid Afghan Farmers

National Guard troops from a half-dozen heartland states are taking their civilian farming know-how to Afghanistan in a little-noticed aspect of the Obama administration’s...
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Seabiscuit Stamp Debuts After People-Powered 8-Year Effort

An eight-year effort by thousands of grassroots volunteers resulted in a new 44-cent stamp featuring the great thoroughbred racehorse, Seabiscuit. Its debut today from...
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53 Wind Projects Awarded $8.5M, Includes Environmental Impact Research

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu last week announced a list of 53 wind energy projects that will receive up to $8.5...
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183 Projects Funded for Fish and Wildlife

From the Lower Mississippi River Delta to the North Carolina coast, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will undertake 183 construction projects focused...
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Environmental Protection Agency Halts Mountaintop Removal Permits

The US Environmental Protection Agency this week called for a halt to select mountaintop removal permits, in order to address their impact on...
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Violinist Plays for Those who Saved His Arm

Ken Wollberg, a classically trained violinist, returned to the hospital where surgeons reattached his triceps and tissue to show his appreciation with a concert....
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Newspaper Reader Donates Van to Theft Victim

This warmed my heart, and I thought it deserved national attention: A Kentucky woman whose van was stolen while she was visiting her husband...
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Grape-Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Lab

An extract from grape seeds forces laboratory leukemia cells to commit cell suicide, according to researchers from the University of Kentucky. They found that...
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Man Decorates Basement with $10 Worth of Sharpie Pens

This makes me want to start doodling on my walls. . . A central Kentucky man decorates his cream color walls with...
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Fast Food Operator Kicks In $80 Million to Help Feed Schoolchildren

Lunches for over 200 million hungry schoolchildren in the developing world will be delivered, thanks to a commitment of $80 million by leading restaurant...
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Coaching Legend Don Haskins Dies, Remembered for Breaking Color Barrier

Don Haskins coached perhaps the most important basketball game of all time and broke the color barrier in an all-white sport at the time....
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Arts and Chess Part of Plan to Boost School Scores

Two poorly performing Kentucky schools in downtown Lexington will receive $1.2 million to hire more teachers and offer chess, violin, foreign language and art...