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UAW decides to back Grimes for Senate


Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement from the United Auto Workers in her bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November election. Mark Dowell, head of the Kentucky UAW's political arm, says Grimes would be a "strong voice'' for working Kentuckians if she's elected to the Senate. He says the Democratic challenger shares the UAW's vision for a thriving middle class. (Aaron Clayton; Updated: 10:39 am, Thursday)

Local water treatment plants recognized

Paducah Water and Crittenden-Livingston County Water District are among the water treatment plants recognized by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for exceeding state and federal water quality standards. The program challenges plants to reduce turbidity levels below those required by state and federal regulations. The state says the 61 plants recognized serve more than 2.3 million Kentuckians. (Updated: 10:36 am, Thursday)

KY Goodwill stores not part of breach

Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach, but the company says local shoppers shouldn't worry. Goodwill Industries of Kentucky said they immediately reviewed their own card processing system, and determined that the system used at the 63 Kentucky stores is secure. Goodwill Industries of Kentucky does not have the equipment or capacity to store customers' payment card information. (Updated: 10:34 am, Thursday)

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Kentucky bourbon production increasing

For the first time since 1977, the state's bourbon inventory is topping five-million barrels. The Kentucky Distiller's Association says at the end of 2013, there were nearly five-point-three-million barrels aging in warehouses around the state. Last year's production is also the highest since 1970. Kentucky houses two global corporations in Beam, Inc. and Makers Mark Distillery. (Updated: 10:29 am, Thursday)

Graves Co. Schools has thousands stolen

Thousands of dollars' worth of a high school's soccer equipment and uniforms has been stolen from Graves County High School. Deputies were called to the campus on Tuesday around 7:00 am. The soccer team field house was vandalized and over $4,000 worth of equipment and uniforms were taken over the weekend. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Harpole at (270) 247-4501 or Mayfield/Graves County Crimestoppers at (270) 247-5000. Callers may stay anonymous. (Updated: 10:26 am, Thursday)

Demolition begins on Ledbetter bridge

The demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge is underway and crews are taking it apart by hand. Crews have finished sawing apart the decking of the three main spans of the bridge and are now jack-hammering along the edges. Once the concrete is loose, crews will use a machine to take out the decking. As part of a $5.6 million contract, the contractor has to remove the bridge by December 1. (Updated: 10:24 am, Thursday)

More restrictions at Marshall County High

Contractors plans to restrict traffic to one lane on US 641 near the entrance to Marshall County High School on Friday. This lane restriction near Billy Watkins Road and High School Road is to allow the placement of a cross drain in the already established work zone for construction of new turn lanes for the high school. There is already a 35 mile per hour speed limit in this work zone. (Updated: 10:23 am, Thursday)

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