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Vetoed SChip Bill Affects Kentucky Children

Updated: 10/03/2007 - It's an issue that had hundreds protesting in Washington. President Bush has vetoed a bill that would let more families qualify for SCHIP. The expansion could cover families who make too much money to have medicaid, but can't afford private insurance.

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Drought Assistance for Kentucky Farmers

Updated: 10/03/2007 - On Tuesday, Oct. 1, every county in the state was declared a natural disaster area due to extreme drought conditions. Kentucky farmers hurt by the summer drought will be eligible for low-interest loans if they can't get financial help elsewhere.

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Pre-Pay Repeal Ordinance Causes Stir

Updated: 10/03/2007 - Gas drive-offs have been non-existent in Bowling Green for nearly two years. In early 2006, the Bowling Green City Commission installed a pre-pay gas system that makes paying before you pump mandatory.

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1,123 Pound "PumpKing"

Updated: 10/03/2007 - A new record is set for the largest pumpkin in Kentucky. Two state records fell at the inaugural Atlantic Giant Pumpking Weigh-Off in Pulaski County.

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Grand Jury Indicts Bowling Green Man for Fake Green Card

Posted: 10/03/2007 - The indictment alleges that Guillermo Lopez-Castillo possessed a counterfeit U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Resident Alien Card or "Green Card" that falsely reflected the identity of another person.

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Families of Lost Miners Head to Washington

Updated: 10/03/2007 - With the bodies of their loved ones still trapped deep inside Utah's Crandall Canyon Mine, the victims' families went to Washington to ask why.

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Police Report Suspicious Capitol Hill Fires

Updated: 10/03/2007 - Police in Washington report a series of suspicious fires on Capitol Hill. U.S. Capitol Police say the fires broke out in two Senate office buildings.

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Study Shows Flu Shots Make a Big Difference

Updated: 10/04/2007 - With flu season fast approaching, a new study finds that the simple shot can make a big difference for senior citizens' health. Each year, the winter flu causes nearly 200,000 extra hospitalizations and 44,000 excess deaths in the United States.

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President Keeps Promise by Vetoing SCHIP Bill

Updated: 10/03/2007 - A bi-partisan measure to expand federal health insurance for young people comes to a halt by President Bush's pen. The president kept his promise to veto the bill, defying many Republicans who urged him to sign it.

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Crime Stoppers: Bicycle Thefts

Updated: 10/03/2007 - Bicyclists--keep your ride locked up! So many bicycles have been stolen recently, the thefts have made it on this week's Crime Stoppers.

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Candidates Speak on Health Care Policy

Posted: 10/03/2007 - Governor Ernie Fletcher is taking credit for improving care for Kentucky's most vulnerable citizens, but his Democratic challenger Steve Beshear faults the governor for his health care policy.

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Commission Passes Refinance Ordinance for ITA Bonds

Updated: 10/02/2007 - In its first reading, the Bowling Green City Commission passes an ordinance to refinance Intermodal Transportation Authority bonds. But it didn't happen without some opposition.

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Schools Putting Too Much Emphasis on Tests?

Updated: 10/02/2007 - Last April had students and teachers sweating in preparation for the annual "CATS" test. On Oct. 2, the scores were released, with 72-percent of Kentucky schools scoring "proficient" and "distinguished" ratings.

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Rotten Neighbors? Call Them Out

Updated: 10/02/2007 - As the village president of Pingree Grove, Ill., a small town about an hour northwest of Chicago, Clint Carey has come to expect anonymous Internet criticism of the way he does his job.

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Another E.coli Case Reported in Ky. School

Updated: 10/02/2007 - WBKO has learned a seven-year-old student at Clarkson Elementary in Grayson County has contracted the E.coli bacteria. The student has not been at school since Sept. 27.

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Young Couple Gets Married on a Whim

Updated: 10/03/2007 - Most people spend months planning their wedding, but after finding out he was being deployed to Iraq in just a few short days, Adam Hampton couldn't wait that long.

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