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Kentucky AG won't defend gay marriage ban, state to use outside counsel

The Associated Press
Mar 4 2014 - 10:32am

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a judge's decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and countries after the attorney general announced that he would not pursue the case further.

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Marriage-equality lawsuits multiply across U.S.

The Associated Press
Feb 12 2014 - 5:36pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, part of an unprecedented barrage of marriage-equality lawsuits in states where voters have overwhelmingly opposed recognition of gay and lesbian couples.

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Air Force cutting back on training exercises to save money

Brett Barrouquere, Susanne M. Schafer, The Associated Press
Nov 24 2013 - 9:51am

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The skies above Shaw Air Force Base in central South Carolina and the fields across Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky line have been a bit quieter in recent months.Budget cuts to the military have forced installations around the country to alter training exercises and daily routines to save money. For airmen...

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New Roman Catholic leader says he will guide U.S. bishops in shift under Pope Francis

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. (left) newly-elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at a news conference alongside Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, the newly elected vice president, at the group's annual fall meeting in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Each will serve a three-year term. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Dylan Lovan
Nov 13 2013 - 2:09pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The new leader of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops says he will draw on his years as a pastor to guide American bishops as they attempt to shift focus under Pope Francis, who wants more emphasis on compassion regarding divisive social issues such as gay marriage.

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GALLERY: Midwest tornadoes 2012

Storm clouds move over west of Palmyra, Ind.,, Friday, Mar. 2, 2012 Powerful storms stretching from the U.S. Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes in the north wrecked two small towns, killed at least three people and bred anxiety across a wide swath of the country on Friday, in the second deadly tornado outbreak this week. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal,David Lee Hartlage)

The Associated Press
Mar 3 2012 - 5:29pm

Storms, predicted by forecasters for days, killed at least 38 people in five states -- Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich proclaimed an emergency. President Barack Obama offered Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance as state troopers, the National Guard and rescue teams made their way through counties cut...Storms, predicted by forecasters for days, killed at least 38 people in five states — Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

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