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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Doug O'Neill is stealing a page from his own playbook. A year ago, the California trainer saddled I'll Have Another to victory in the Kentucky Derby with unknown jockey Mario Gutierrez aboard. This year, Goldencents will try to make O'Neill the first trainer to win back-to-back since 1997-98. The colt is ridden by unknown Kevin Krigger, who could become the first black jockey to win since 1902. By Racing Writer Beth Harris.
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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Pressure is beginning to mount on Gov. Steve Beshear to call lawmakers back to Frankfort this year for a special legislative session on political redistricting. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said in a letter to Beshear on Tuesday that his chamber "stands ready to act" if called into special session. By Roger Alford.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky's chief election official is scheduled to begin a series of meetings Tuesday evening to gauge public support for allowing Kentucky to join other states that allow early voting. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will host the first of five meetings at Morgan County High School in West Liberty at 5 p.m. By Roger Alford.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS-REFUGES
NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold five public meetings around the South in June to hear what people think about using genetically modified crops on refuges to provide food for ducks, geese and other migrating waterfowl. Under cooperative agreements with the agency, farmers harvest part of the crops they grow on about 44,000 acres scattered in various refuges — about 1 percent of the land in 138 refuges in a district covering 10 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
HAWESVILLE, Ky. — A regional utility has reached a tentative agreement with an aluminum smelter on electric rates that would keep the facility in western Kentucky open.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The federal trial has begun for a Kentucky sheriff and two other law enforcement officials facing charges involving alleged unnecessary force during the arrest of a drug suspect.
HARLAN, Ky. — The trial is beginning for a former eastern Kentucky pastor facing counts of rape and other charges involving a girl younger than 14.
KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE — Democrat James Kay II has filed candidacy papers to run for a vacant legislative seat in central Kentucky.
BANK ROBBERY PLEA — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for robbing more than a dozen banks in multiple states.
SOLDIER'S HIGHWAY — A stretch of highway in Montgomery County is set to be renamed after a fallen soldier.
MULTIPLE FIRES — Louisville firefighters have responded to several fires burning in one neighborhood.
DERBY PARTY-ARTISTS — Artists from all around Kentucky will be in Frankfort on Saturday to exhibit handmade art and crafts during the Governor's Derby Celebration.
EDUCATION OFFICIAL — The Kentucky Department of Education has created a new administrative position of chief of staff.
BOURBON PRODUCTION — The amount of bourbon produced by Kentucky distillers has topped 1 million barrels for the first time in nearly 40 years.