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A Republican leader in the Kentucky Senate still believes the General Assembly is on target to hold a late October or early November special session on pension reform.

A party colleague in the House says it will likely be a harder vote for freshmen lawmakers.

 


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EDITOR'S NOTE: We apologize for the error in the original headline for this story, mis-identifying Jacksonville State University as "Jackson State." (JEH 10/18/17)

Athletics Departments at Eastern Kentucky University and Jacksonville State are both apologizing for a weekend halftime incident during the football game in Alabama. 

It involved EKU football players and JSU band members.


Pension, Tax Reforms Discussed at Equine Conference

Oct 17, 2017
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Legislative efforts to resolve Kentucky's public pension problems got attention at Monday’s Kentucky Equine Education Project Conference in Lexington. 

A panel discussion on equine taxation and legislation included comments from Jay Ingle, an attorney who’s worked for horse-related clients for years. 

 


A surge in the number of people receiving disability benefits in Kentucky is partly due to the state’s aging baby boomer population and other demographic trends, according to a left-leaning think tank.

The board that oversees athletics at the University of Louisville has unanimously voted to fire men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.

Pitino had been on unpaid leave since late last month, after it was disclosed that U of L was among the schools included in a federal investigation of bribery involving recruits and their families.

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  Revelations that the University of Louisville basketball program is being  investigated as part of a federal corruption probe have shaken up college sports and caused the firing of UofL’s basketball coach.

On this week’s show, we’ll do our best to find out what’s going on as we discuss the “Pay-to-Play Scandal in College Sports.”

The Ohio Valley region has disproportionately high numbers of seniors and people living with disabilities and on low incomes - those are all groups that frequently depend on public transit. Without transit, older people lose independence, and reaching a doctor or workplace becomes much harder. A new report finds that demand for transit in rural areas is climbing faster than in cities, but spending on rural transit is not keeping pace with demand.

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Kentucky’s Capital City hosted its first-ever LGBTQ Pride festival this past weekend. Organizers and Frankfort city officials say the event exceeded their expectations.  


Focus On Business: Dave Sevigny on Volta

Oct 16, 2017

Today, Tom Martin talks with Dave Sevigny, founder and chief operating officer of a company that for the past two decades has been known as D-M-D Data Systems. Recently, the company went through the rebranding process and now operates under the new name, "Volta."

We’re still getting comments about how we handled fundraising on the day following the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Here’s one from the Listener Comment Line.  


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When health care and law enforcement officials met recently at a health policy forum in Lexington, Kentucky, to share ideas about the opioid crisis, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear listed some groups that have benefited from money won in a 2015 settlement with Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.

Susan Jack

Harvey. Irma. Maria.

The hurricane season’s super-charged storms have highlighted the importance of disaster planning, and the aftermath offers a fresh lesson in just how long and difficult recovery can be.

Communities in the Ohio Valley, some still recovering from flash floods themselves, are looking at ways to prepare for what emergency management professionals warn is an era of more frequent extreme weather.

It’s time, experts say, to get ready for the new normal.

“Night From Hell”

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Edwin Hall is dressed in a footed onesie covered in the pastel shades of monkeys and hippos.

Although Edwin is just seven weeks old, he already tells his mom when he’s hungry with a sharp and persistent yelp.

Soon after he gets her attention, Edwin is practicing his sucking technique. His mom, Sarah, with the dazed look of the sleep deprived, talks with a La Leche League volunteer at the Madison County, Kentucky, Health Department about some breast-feeding challenges.


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