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With two weeks to go before the November 4 election, a new Bluegrass Poll found Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in a near dead heat with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.
A couple is in jail, accused of abusing a child. State police say Linda Richmond and the child's father, Julio Valladares, took a punishment for bed wetting too far.
More than 80,000 people are expected in downtown Lexington when Garth Brooks comes to town on October 31 and November 1. City leaders say the large crowds could mean major traffic and parking issues.
"They don't realize how close they were to being dead," explained Christina Buckler. Recently Harrison Memorial Hospital, which sits in the small town of Cynthiana, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of patients being brought in by ambulance, or dropped off at the back door suffering from a heroin overdose.
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2006 - Tim McGraw receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His honor is located at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Virgin Records store
1997 - SHeDAISY's Kelsi Osborn marries Steve Simpson
1992 - Billy Ray Cyrus performs the national anthem at the World Series as the Braves beat the Blue Jays, 3-1. The Atlanta Journal says: "Unofficially, it was the first time the pelvic thrust was brought into 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for a World Series game"
1990 - Naomi Judd tells reporters she has hepatitis and will have to give up performing. She and Wynonna hold the press conference in the same room in which they auditioned for RCA in 1983
1989 - As Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers prepare to sing the national anthem before the third game of the World Series in San Francisco, a major earthquake rocks the city, postponing their performance, and the game
1989 - Mercury releases The Kentucky HeadHunters' "Pickin' On Nashville" album
1987 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hooks a #1 record in Billboard with "Fishin' In The Dark"
1958 - Alan Jackson is born in Newnan, Georgia. The first artist signed to Arista Records' country division in 1989, he becomes a traditional icon thanks to such hits as "Don't Rock The Jukebox," "Chattahoochee," "Gone Country" and "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"
1941 - Earl Thomas Conley is born in Portsmouth, Ohio. After writing hits for Conway Twitty and Mel Street, he fashions a string of his own tuneful singles in the 1980s, including "Fire & Smoke," "That Was A Close One" and "Your Love's On The Line"
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