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1912 Eighth Grade Exam Yields Clues To Our Past 1912 Eighth Grade Exam Yields Clues To Our Past
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Ever wonder what your great-grandparents were learning about in school? A history museum in Kentucky might have some answers for you. An exam which was taken by eighth-grade students in 1912 was recently donated to the Bullit County History Museum, …

Mitch McConnell Creates Auto-Tuned Attack Ad Mitch McConnell Creates Auto-Tuned Attack Ad
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Mitch McConnell, who has been the Senator representing our great state of Kentucky since 2006, might finally be unseated in the next election and he’s scared. So scared, in fact, that he released an attack ad against Alison Lundergen Grimes …

Kentucky: Threats Made After Cop’s Death Kentucky: Threats Made After Cop’s Death
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Back in May, a Bardstown, Kentucky police officer was gunned down on his way home from work. The officer, Jason Ellis, had stopped to move debris out of the road and was shot multiple times with a shotgun by someone …

School Helicopter Crash In Parking Lot Kills 3 School Helicopter Crash In Parking Lot Kills 3
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A medical helicopter crashed into an elementary school parking lot in Kentucky on Thursday night, killing three people on board. Witnesses in the area say there was heavy fog at the time, which may have contributed to the accident. “We …

Cop Killed in Kentucky Roadside Ambush Cop Killed in Kentucky Roadside Ambush

Over the weekend, Officer Jason Ellis of the Bardstown, Kentucky police department was gunned down while driving home from work. According to an Associated Press report, the 33-year-old Ellis was in his uniform and was driving his police cruiser on …

Kentucky Police Officer Killed in Ambush Kentucky Police Officer Killed in Ambush
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A Bardstown, Kentucky police officer was shot and killed on Saturday, May 25, in what is being termed as a potential ambush. Details about the homicide are still being filled in, as the police officer, Jason Ellis, was not using …

Kentucky Man’s Overnight Grocery Party Involved Beer, Steaks, Birthday Cake, and 57 Cans of Whipped Cream Kentucky Man’s Overnight Grocery Party Involved Beer, Steaks, Birthday Cake, and 57 Cans of Whipped Cream

Kentucky Kicks Ass. Seriously. It’s full of history, horses, mountains, rolling hills, great food, better bourbon, beautiful women, and we gave you George Clooney. But here in Kentucky, we also produced Trevor Runyon, whose overnight grocery party for one would …

Rand Paul’s Filibuster Nets Him 40,000+ Twitter Followers Rand Paul’s Filibuster Nets Him 40,000+ Twitter Followers
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On Wednesday (and into early Thursday), Kentucky Junior Senator Rand Paul led a 13-hour filibuster – the old-fashioned “talk until you can’t talk anymore” type. Paul, aided by a handful of other Senators, used exactly 12 hours and 52 minutes …

iPhone Inadvertently Saves Kentucky Factory iPhone Inadvertently Saves Kentucky Factory

While the vast majority of Apple iPhones are assembled in controversial Foxconn plants in China, much of the glass produced for the screens is made in Harrodsburg, a town of 8,014, roughly 30 miles southwest of Lexington, Kentucky. Glass and …

Google Encourages Kentucky Businesses to Get Online Google Encourages Kentucky Businesses to Get Online

Google thrives as the web thrives, so the company is, understandably, encouraging all business owners to take get their businesses online. To that end, Google has created “Get Your Business Online with Google,” a website developed to help small business …

If You Steal Gas From A Cop Car And Post It On Facebook… If You Steal Gas From A Cop Car And Post It On Facebook…
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Another Thursday morning, and another story of idiocy played out on the public. The most public of stages, of course: Facebook. It’s probably not a good idea to siphon gas from anyone’s car. Not only is it a crime, but …

Nerlens Noel Picks Kentucky: Next Anthony Davis? Nerlens Noel Picks Kentucky: Next Anthony Davis?

The nation’s top basketball recruit has decided to bring his game to the bluegrass state, where Wildcat fever is spreading like wildfire (or couch-fire, if you prefer) after winning the 2012 National Championship. “I’ll be taking my talents to the …

Twitter Loves Stupid ‘Kentucky Vacated Title’ Jokes Twitter Loves Stupid ‘Kentucky Vacated Title’ Jokes

Some people never get tired of telling the same joke over and over again. When you have a lot of people talking at the same time, about the same topic, like you get on Twitter, you get a lot of …

26-Year-Old Software Engineer Congressional Candidate Impresses Reddit, Matt Cutts 26-Year-Old Software Engineer Congressional Candidate Impresses Reddit, Matt Cutts

According to 26-year-old Patrick Kelly, Washington needs more engineers and less lawyers. That’s why he has decided to run for U.S. Congress in the 6th district of the great state of Kentucky. This congressional district covers Lexington as well as …

Bobby Knight Refuses to Say ‘Kentucky’ Bobby Knight Refuses to Say ‘Kentucky’
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Bobby Knight refused to call the Kentucky Wildcats by their name on ESPN segments over the weekend. The former Indiana coach, instead, said “that team from the SEC,” when asked who was most likely to be upset this weekend. The …

Tornadoes Hit South, Twitter Reacts Tornadoes Hit South, Twitter Reacts

Severe weather has been occurring across the midwestern and southern U.S. today, with tornados so far touching down in Alabama and Tennessee. The weather Channel has stated that the greatest threat is in Kentucky and Tennessee. Below is a recent …

Gatewood Galbraith: Kentucky Legend Death Sparks Twitter Remembrance Gatewood Galbraith: Kentucky Legend Death Sparks Twitter Remembrance
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If importance were measured by victories, one could say Gatewood Galbraith was simply a footnote in the history of the state of Kentucky. However, for those who followed Galbraith or met the man knows his legacy is bigger than the …

Turtleman Appears On Jay Leno, Joins Animal Planet Turtleman Appears On Jay Leno, Joins Animal Planet
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If you’re still looking for definitive proof that the internet can make anyone famous, meet Ernie Brown Jr, a.k.a. – The Turtleman. He’s from Lebanon, KY, and has gone from a backwoods turtle wrangler, to internet sensation, to getting his …

iPad 2 Coming to University of Kentucky School

About a month ago, we ran a couple stories about the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky (UK) here in Lexington, launching an initiative to put iPads in the hands of students and faculty, …

The iPad Apps That Diplomats Will Use

Earlier, we ran a story about the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky (UK) here in Lexington, launching an initiative to put iPads in the hands of students and faculty, with support for an 18-month trial from Apple. The idea is that future diplomats be well versed in current technology. 

University of Kentucky School Trains Future Diplomats with iPads

The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky (UK) here in Lexington, has taken up an initiative to provide students with iPads for the duration of their degree cycle.