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  • Dead wrong

    Courier-Journal series documents the sorry state of Kentucky's coroner system. A computer-assisted analysis found that coroners assigned heart disease or heart attack as the cause of death 53 percent of the time despite the 39 percent heart-death average for the state. The series also found that the Department of Human Resources had underfinanced the state's medical examiner program for years. Reform bills were drafted as a result of the investigation.
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    Courier-Journal does examination of Kentucky's nursing home industry, May and December 1980.
  • Weak Regulation of Kentucky Clubs and Bars

    Kentucky Post (Covington) looks at adult entertainment clubs and finds prostitution, criminal ties and weak regulation.
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    Cincinnati Post scrutinizes a local real estate company that took innocent home-buyers for a ride and discovers its close connections with a troubled Kentucky bank.
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    New York Times articles look into the private lives and public scandals of the Bingham family of Kentucky - former owners of the Louisville newspapers and other media properties - following the decision to sell its media empire.
  • The Coal Connection

    Kentucky Post (Covington) series investigates the murder of an international coal company president with ties to organized crime figures. The series details his illicit campaign contributions to Reagan's presidential race in 1976 and also examines his firm's history of swindles and scams. The 20-month investigation relied on FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission and Bureau of Prisons documents.
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    Courier-Journal examines unanswered questions surrounding the shooting of a man suspected of killing a Kentucky state trooper, including why did the arresting officer, a desk sergeant, pursue the suspect to Illinois, and was the shooting necessary.
  • Hazardous Kentucky mining industry

    Courier-Journal runs article about hazardous Kentucky mining industry.