Kentucky

2:30pm

Wed December 5, 2012
It's All Politics

Celebrities And The Senate: Would Ashley Judd Stand A Chance?

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 2:48 pm

Ashley Judd acknowledges the crowd during a University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., in January.
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Could an actress and political activist with no electoral experience give the Senate's top Republican a race in very red Kentucky?

It would be a long shot, say political experts, even though Ashley Judd has deep roots in the state, calling herself an "at least 8th generation Eastern Kentuckian."

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4:28am

Sat December 1, 2012
Planet Money

Sorry, Mom: The Toyota Avalon Is The Most American Car Made Today

Originally published on Sat December 1, 2012 1:26 pm

Mark Lennihan AP

I grew up in a car family. Not car enthusiasts; car makers. My grandfather worked for General Motors in Detroit on the assembly line beginning in the 1940s. My mother was a middle manager at Ford's Chicago assembly plant in the '70s. I worked at the same plant during summers in the '90s. Today, one of my cousins works for Chrysler and another works for an auto supplier.

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2:55pm

Sat November 10, 2012
It's All Politics

In Tied Race, Candidate's Wife Didn't Vote

Originally published on Sat November 10, 2012 6:23 pm

A tied city council race in Kentucky could be decided by a coin flip — after one candidate's wife didn't vote on Election Day.
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Here's a lighter story to round-out this election week.

On Tuesday, 27-year-old Bobby McDonald ran for one of six city council seats in the town of Walton, Ky., population 3,724.

"The night of Election Day, I was watching the results come in," he told NPR's Guy Raz. "And I ended up in a tie with the other candidate."

McDonald was tied 669-669 with his opponent, Olivia Ballou.

"There're many ways you can tie," McDonald said. "But in my situation, I let my wife sleep in and not go vote that day. And she's mad at me cause I did not wake her up."

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1:16pm

Sat November 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Quick Quake Catches Kentucky, Other States By Surprise

About noon today, people in eastern Kentucky were startled by a novel event - an earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says a tremor shook the region near Whitesburg. It's a rural area about 150 miles southeast of Lexington, Ky., and about 140 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tenn. No one was hurt.

The magnitude was 4.3, which the USGS site says triggers a "sensation like a heavy truck striking the building" and is "felt by nearly everyone".

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5:42am

Fri November 9, 2012
Around the Nation

Election Lesson: Why Every Vote Counts

Originally published on Fri November 9, 2012 10:46 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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