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3:29pm

Mon January 12, 2015
The Commonwealth

State Officials say Kentucky is On Pace to Meet Budget

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Kentucky's chief budget officer said the state is more likely to avoid a shortfall after solid growth in tax collections through the first six months of the fiscal year.

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Mon January 12, 2015

9:39pm

Sun January 11, 2015
The Commonwealth

Road Crews Prepare to Deal with Freezing Rain in KY

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State transportation officials say road crews are preparing to deal with the effects of freezing rain in Kentucky.

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11:47am

Fri January 9, 2015
Business and the Economy

Venture Capital Program Helps New Businesses

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The state has a new program designed to encourage small business and economic growth.

 

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11:45am

Fri January 9, 2015
Health and Welfare

State's Health Exchange Reports 114,000 Signups In Period

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 Kentucky's health care exchange, kynect, has newly enrolled 3,000 people in health coverage the past three weeks, and the state says more than 114,000 Kentucky residents have enrolled or renewed plans since open enrollment began eight weeks ago.

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3:45pm

Thu January 8, 2015

12:34pm

Thu January 8, 2015
The Commonwealth

Some Schools Cancel Classes Due to Bitter Cold

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The bitterly cold temperatures have led several school districts in Kentucky to cancel classes.

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7:52pm

Wed January 7, 2015
All Politics are Local

Kentucky Lawmaker Charged with DUI

Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith, R-Hazard (left), appears in the Senate chamber for work on January 7, 2014 after his DUI arrest the night before.
Credit Rae Hodge

A Kentucky lawmaker has been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by a state police officer on Tuesday, the opening day of the legislative session.

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1:09pm

Wed January 7, 2015
Sports

Boxing Great Muhammad Ali Released from Hospital

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A family spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been released from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection.

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3:36pm

Tue January 6, 2015
All Politics are Local

Pilot Project Announced to Combat Heroin Overdose Deaths

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Combating heroin use has quickly emerged as an overarching issue as Kentucky lawmakers convene at the Capitol to start their annual legislative session.

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9:44am

Tue January 6, 2015
Education

UPike to Offer Video Game Scholarships

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The University of Pikeville says it plans to start offering scholarships to gamers in the fall.

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2:45pm

Mon December 22, 2014
The Commonwealth

Beshear: Waiting to Build Bridge Will Be Costly

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Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear says it will cost taxpayers $7 million every month lawmakers do not take action to replace the Brent Spence Bridge connecting northern Kentucky with Cincinnati.

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5:40pm

Thu December 18, 2014
All Politics are Local

Conway Calls for Stiffer Heroin Penalties

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Kentucky's top prosecutor joined other law enforcement officials on Thursday to call for higher penalties for heroin dealers and better treatment options for overdose victims.

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4:05pm

Tue December 16, 2014
All Politics are Local

Ex-Kentucky Mayor Sentenced to 90 Months in Prison

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A former eastern Kentucky mayor who was convicted of intentionally violating voters' civil rights during the 2012 general election has been sentenced to 90 months in prison.

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3:24pm

Tue December 9, 2014
The Commonwealth

Lawsuit Accuses Maker's Mark of False Advertising

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A lawsuit accuses Maker's Mark of false advertising by promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade.

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2:17pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Environmental Watchdog

Protected Whooping Cranes Showing Up in Kentucky

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the federally protected whooping crane has been showing up in Kentucky and warns hunters the species is off-limits.

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5:12pm

Tue December 2, 2014
The Commonwealth

Keeneland Wins Approval to Acquire Harness Track

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The Keeneland Association has won approval from Kentucky's horse racing regulators to acquire an Appalachian horse track.

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3:13pm

Tue December 2, 2014
Health and Welfare

Child Abuse Panel Recommends Drug-Testing Parents

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A panel reviewing severe child abuse cases has released nine recommendations to improve protective services, including drug-testing parents who have a child die unexpectedly in their care.

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3:03pm

Tue December 2, 2014
All Politics are Local

Rand Paul to Run for Senate Re-election in 2016

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Kentucky Republican Rand Paul says he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

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3:38pm

Mon December 1, 2014
State Capitol

GOP Rep. Ryan Quarles to Run for Agriculture Commissioner

KY. State Congressman Ryan Quarles
Credit Lexington Herald Leader

A three-term Republican state lawmaker says he will seek the Republican nomination for state Agriculture Commissioner.

 

 

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3:32pm

Mon December 1, 2014
The Commonwealth

Democrats First to File for 2015 Governor's Race

Geoff Young
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A retired state engineer and a woman who was arrested after riding her bicycle to school are the first candidates to officially file for the 2015 governor's race.

 

 

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2:08pm

Fri November 28, 2014
The Commonwealth

Proposals for Burnside Lodging Facility Sought

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The state is seeking someone to develop and operate a lodging facility at General Burnside Island State Park in Pulaski County in south-central Kentucky.

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4:43pm

Tue November 25, 2014
Business and the Economy

Auction Fetches High Price for New Bourbon

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One of Kentucky's newest whiskey makers is making a big splash with its first batch of bourbon.

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3:24pm

Tue November 25, 2014
All Politics are Local

KY Senate Republicans Nominate Leaders

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Senate Republicans have nominated a Greensburg business owner to become the second-highest ranking official in the state Senate.

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3:43pm

Thu November 20, 2014
The Commonwealth

Churchill Downs to Resume Racing After 2 Dark Days

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Churchill Downs is set to resume live racing on Friday after two consecutive days of cancellations because of a frozen track.

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4:08pm

Tue November 18, 2014
The Commonwealth

Study: KY's Unauthorized Immigrant Population Drops

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A new study ranks Kentucky among the states with big declines in unauthorized immigrant populations in recent years.

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5:37pm

Thu November 6, 2014
Breaking

Kentucky Gay Marriage Ban Upheld

Credit The Frankfort State Journal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Kentucky's bans on same-sex marriages, rolling back two rulings that opened the door for gay couples to have their unions in other states recognized and to be wed in the Bluegrass State.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panels' 2-1 ruling Thursday is the highest-level court victory for gay marriage opponents after a flood of 20-plus court wins for supporters of same-sex marriage in the past year.

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3:39pm

Wed November 5, 2014
All Politics are Local

Stumbo to Press for Higher Minimum Wage

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he'll make another push to raise the state's minimum wage, but he faces the same skepticism from his Senate counterparts.

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2:37pm

Wed November 5, 2014
All Politics are Local

McConnell Cites Trade Agreements, Taxes for Action

Credit Jacob Ryan, WFPL

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, in line to be the next majority leader, says voters expect newly empowered Republicans and the Democratic White House to find common ground for fast action.

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9:11pm

Tue November 4, 2014
All Politics are Local

Barr Re-elected in Kentucky's 6th district

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has won his first re-election campaign in Kentucky's 6th congressional district.

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