Wednesday April 23, 2014

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in Democratic strongholds such as Chicago will think differently if they see Republicans not just visiting these places, but discussing issues pertinent to their circumstances.  Paul was scheduled to take his message of a more inclusive Republican Party to the University of Chicago, after meeting with African-American leaders in the city and discussing economic development.
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Two groups teamed up Tuesday to bring a farm to an Eastern Kentucky elementary school.  The reason is to give kids insight into what all goes into the industry that much of our nation depends on.  The Owensboro Museum of Science and History's Agriculture: Kentucky program uses nine different stations to teach students at East Perry Elementary School about the different aspects that go into the industry.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia residents about a rental property scam. In the scam, people post fake rental ads on Craigslist or other websites. Consumers who respond receive information about properties that don't exist, are not available or are owned by someone else. The supposed landlords often ask for rent up front and promise that keys or a lease will be mailed upon receipt.
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Oldham County police say a preschool student with special needs was found on a school bus after the mother came to pick the child up at the end of the day. Police say school officials didn't realize the child was missing until the mother arrived. A police news release said the child was located shortly after 2:30 p.m. EDT, still in the bus that picked the child up around 10:40 a.m.
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Since Sunday, three homes on Stringtown Road in Whitley County have burned down. The Pleasant View Fire Department had to put a fire on that road for the third straight day Tuesday.  The first fire was Sunday afternoon. A vacant home was burned to the ground. Then, it was a mobile home next on Monday. Early Tuesday morning, another house caught fire. State arson investigators are looking into the cause of these fires.