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In case you missed it, the following stories ran this week:


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3-D printer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells that could be transplanted. It is an ambitious project to first, make a heart and then get it to work in a patient, and it could be years — perhaps decades — before a 3-D printed heart would ever be put in a person. By Dylan Lovan. 680 words.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When it's Kentucky Derby season in Louisville, money seems to flow faster than the Ohio River. Hotels and restaurants fill up; bars serve mint juleps and fine Kentucky bourbon. Shopping includes a hunt for the colorful hats worn as a Derby tradition. Parties are thrown, and wagers are plunked down on can't-miss colts and longshots alike as fans guess which horse will win the famous race at Churchill Downs. By Bruce Schreiner. 900 words.

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COVINGTON, Ky. — A state Senate candidate has filed a lawsuit challenging a law passed last year that keeps absentee voter rolls private until after election. SENT: 310 words.


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Clarksville's long effort to get a skilled nursing home for veterans is getting closer to reality as construction takes shape on grounds of the newest facility in the Tennessee State Veterans' Home network. SENT: 320 words.


DANVILLE, Ky. — What started as a degree in accounting at the University of Louisville eventually led Kentucky School for the Deaf graduate Max Williamson back to Danville as an educator. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 920 Words.


RAND PAUL-IMMIGRATION — Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."

PARK CLOSED-WILDFIRE — Authorities have closed a Harlan County state park because of a wildfire.

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT — A volunteer fire department in Pike County that was forced to close has reopened.

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