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Ninety Ky. Guard Troops Return Home

Updated: 10/17/2007 - Ninety Kentucky National Guard soldiers returned to the Bluegrass on Oct. 17 after a one-year tour in several countries overseas. Their families were camped out at Heritage Hall all day in Lexington, Ky., waiting to be re-united with their loved ones.

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President Urges Congress to Pass Keys Pieces of Legislation

Updated: 10/17/2007 - President Bush took on the Democratic Congress on Oct. 17, saying they had passed little important legislation. Mr. Bush spoke at a wide-ranging news conference in which he challenged Democrats on a number of issues.

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Dalai Lama Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Updated: 10/17/2007 - President Bush personally handed the medal to the Tibetan leader in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Oct. 17. Bush praised the exiled Buddhist spiritual leader as "a universal symbol of peace and tolerance."

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Warren County Schools Get Swimming Facility

Updated: 10/17/2007 - An amendment to the Warren County Public Schools Facilities Plan was approved by the Warren County Board of Education this week. It will provide a new facility and calls from an expansion of the Central Office building on Lovers Ln.

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Scottsville Plant Cuts Hundreds of Jobs

Updated: 10/17/2007 - About 250 people who work in Allen County have just over a year to find a new job after a factory announces plans to shut down. The AO Smith Plant in Scottsville makes parts for heating and cooling units.

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Crime Stoppers: Brush Fires

Updated: 10/17/2007 - As dry as it's been in our area this year, brush fires have been especially dangerous. In the Oct. 17 "Crime of the Week," you can help police catch whoever is igniting the fires that are scorching north Warren County.

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Sand Gap Leaning Tower Falls Down

Posted: 10/17/2007 - The leaning tower of Jackson County has fallen down, with a little help from a bulldozer. Demolition crews pulled down the empty water tower in Sand Gap, Kentucky on Oct. 16.

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Kentucky HS Basketball Star Faces Drug Charges

Updated: 10/17/2007 - Bud Mackey appeared before a judge in Scott County to face charges stemming from an arrest in September. Mackey, considered a top candidate for the state's Mr. Basketball award, stood as his attorney entered a plea of not guilty.

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Cheney and Obama Are Distant Cousins

Posted: 10/17/2007 - In a bizarre twist, it turns out Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential hopeful, Senator Barack Obama are closer than they seem.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Continue Debating

Updated: 10/17/2007 - There's three weeks to go until the November 6 election, and Governor Ernie Fletcher and Steve Beshear are showing no wear from a grueling schedule of debates.

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City Commission Passes Transpark Refinance Ordinance

Posted: 10/16/2007 - The Transpark property was originally paid for with $25-million worth of mortgage bonds issued in February of 2002. With those bonds, every time a piece of land is re-sold to a tenant, the entire mortgage cost has to be paid immediately.

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Special Olympic Team Awarded Key to the City

Posted: 10/16/2007 - Mayor Elaine Walker presented the team with a golden key to the city, representing their hard work and our community while bringing home the gold.

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"EQIP" Helps Farms and the Environment

Posted: 10/16/2007 - This year's drought has left more and more farmers seeking ways to re-cultivate their pastures. Not only that, but many ponds have dried up, leaving water sources to a minimum.

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Downtown Continues Its Makeover

Updated: 10/16/2007 - As Warren County magistrates prepare to enact a new hotel tax, development plans are moving forward in downtown Bowling Green.

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Dream Factory Grants Wish to Area Teen

Posted: 10/16/2007 - At the Tompkinsville Wal-Mart on Oct. 16, it was all about Eric Reid. The Dream Factory of Bowling Green grants wishes to area children and young adults with critical illnesses. Eric Reid's wish was to buy anything his heart desires at his favorite store.

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Memorial Service Lets Many Remember Slain Social Worker

Updated: 10/16/2007 - Slain social service aide Boni Frederick is being remembered, one year after she was killed while supervising a child's home visit. A memorial service for Frederick was held on Oct. 16 outside the Bowling Green Police Dept.

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Ky. Mother Enters Alford Plea Following Death of Small Son

Updated: 10/16/2007 - Toni Barber of Flemingsburg entered a plea to one count each of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal abuse. Barber was arrested last November following the death of her son Kaleb Davis.

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Long-Time Lawmaker Won't Seek Re-Election

Updated: 10/16/2007 - After almost two-decades in the state legislator, Republican Richie Sanders of Franklin, announced Oct. 16 he will end his term in the state Senate next year.

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Board Names New Schools After War Hero

Updated: 10/16/2007 - A new middle and high school in Warren County aren't scheduled to be open for three more years, but the schools now have a name.

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Oil Prices Go Up

Updated: 10/16/2007 - A barrel of oil costs $2 more today than it did yesterday, at a record $88. And just since last week, the price of crude is up $9. The recent run-up to record levels near $90 has many Americans wondering how it will affect them.

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Thousands Evacuated Following Michigan Acid Leak

Updated: 10/16/2007 - The acid leaked from a tank on a plant's roof, creating a cloud over the area just outside of Detroit. Officials say the leak could become a bigger problem if it rains.

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Cleveland School Reopens After Shooting

Updated: 10/16/2007 - On Oct. 16, community leaders and civic organizations formed a "human pathway" outside the entrance to the high school, cheering and applauding as the students and faculty entered.

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Lawmakers Seek Action in Jena 6 Case

Updated: 10/16/2007 - The House Judiciary Committee is hearing about the case of six black teenagers accused of beating a white student. Some believe a repercussion of the Jena Six Rally has been the recent uses of nooses against African-Americans.

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Study Shows We Don't Sleep as Much as We Think We Do

Updated: 10/16/2007 - Experts recommend that adults get at least eight hours of sleep each night, but surveys find people report averaging less than seven hours. Now a new study reveals we may be sleeping even less than we think.

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