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Kentucky police officer has close encounter with deer

A police officer in Kentucky did everything right when a deer seemed to be on a collision course with his cruiser over the weekend, but it wasn't enough.

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Methane becomes electricity becomes Toyota cars

Toyota will flip the switch on its methane generator at its Georgetown, KY, plant on November 23, and the gas will come from a nearby landfill. The system can generate one megawatt per hour, and it can expand in the future if necessary.

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GM investing $439 million in Corvette plant

General Motors is investing $439 million into the factory in Bowling Green, KY, that builds the Chevrolet Corvette to build a new, more efficient paint shop there.

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National Corvette Museum votes to preserve sinkhole

Since the catastrophe, attendance has shot up 59 percent.

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Toyota mints 10-millionth vehicle in Kentucky

In 26 years, from 1988 up to now, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky plant in Georgetown has built ten million vehicles - nearly enough for every citizen of Seoul, Korea or the nation of Hungary. The first car to roll off the line back when the claymation California Raisins were singing old Marvin Gaye hits and everybody wanted to know Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was a white Camry

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Toyota turning landfill gas into hybrid vehicles, indirectly

Chamillionaire certainly wasn't referring to the Toyota Avalon or Camry when he rapped about "ridin' dirty" but maybe he'll change his tune soon. That's because some of the future energy sources for the Kentucky factory that makes those two models will come from gas created from the breakdown of solid waste. So the power behind some of the production at Danny King

Prison Doctor Videotaped Pulling Gun On Motorist

The road rage incident got him arrested

A prison doctor found himself on the other side of the bars after he pulled a gun during a road rage incident.

Toyota Announces Bold Move For Lexus Sedan

Factory in Georgetown, Kentucky will add a line to produce the car

For the first time, Lexus, one of America's most popular luxury car brands, will build cars in the United States.

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Bowling Green suspends tours ahead of next-gen Corvette production

If you want a tour of the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, or if you want to pick up your brand-new car there, you have until September 14 to make it happen. After that, according to a report in The Detroit News, the factory will close to retool for production of the next-generation Corvette, the C7. No timeline has been given for how long the assembly lines will be hidden from public view.

Some Amish upset over buggy safety triangles

Despite the occasional buggy-on-car accident, most Amish remain totally opposed to modern safety equipment like headlights, taillights, brakes, seatbelts or even, in Kentucky at least, orange safety triangles.

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Kentucky-built Toyota Camry headed to South Korea

For years Detroit automakers carped about the low value of the Japanese yen versus the U.S. dollar, but these days, the opposite is true. The yen has rocketed up in value versus the dollar, and Japan's automakers are taking significant measures to mitigate its bottom-line-killing effects. In October Toyota demanded lower prices from its Japanese supply base, and now the Chris Shunk

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Toyota to move production of Korean-market Camry to America?

Toyota is considering moving production of the company's Korean-market Camry to the United States, according to Reuters. The move would take advantage of the free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea and put Toyota in a better position financially as the yen continues to strengthen.

Crumbling bridge chosen as symbol of decaying infrastructure

Indiana governor Mitch Daniels was forced to close the Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River last week. The 50-year-old structure connects Indiana with Kentucky via Interstate 64, and after years of overuse, the bridge has deteriorated significantly.

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Nissan donates cash, offers employee pricing and delayed payments to Southern storm victims

Nissan Americas is offering employee pricing and delayed finance payments to victims of the recent tornadoes and floods across the southeastern U.S. The latest gesture comes after the company donated $115,000 to the Red Cross to help with the relief efforts.

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Kentucky finally christens Corvette as Official State Sports Car

Three years later, it's official: the Chevrolet Corvette is the official sports car of Kentucky. A bill to laud the 'Vette with that title was introduced in 2007, still trying to find its way to freedom a year later, and

REPORT: Ford Transit Connect to be built Stateside in 2012

2010 Ford Transit Connect - Click above for a high-res image gallery

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