The Associated Press http://wkms.org en AG Conway Offers to Assist With Pilot Hemp Project http://wkms.org/post/ag-conway-offers-assist-pilot-hemp-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is offering to assist hemp supporters as the state prepares for the start of a hemp-growing pilot program this year. &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; text-indent: 48px;">The pilot projects were made possible by the passage of the United States Farm Bill that was signed into law by the President on Feb. 7.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:33:20 +0000 The Associated Press 38702 at http://wkms.org AG Conway Offers to Assist With Pilot Hemp Project Bill Clinton to Campaign for Grimes in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/bill-clinton-campaign-grimes-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former President Bill Clinton is planning a trip to&nbsp;Kentucky&nbsp;later this month to campaign for Democratic US Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:24:08 +0000 The Associated Press & Rob Canning 38557 at http://wkms.org Bill Clinton to Campaign for Grimes in Kentucky IL GOP Candidates To Debate This Morning http://wkms.org/post/il-gop-candidates-debate-morning <p></p><p>The four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois governor are set to debate before two business groups.</p><p>The Illinois Manufacturers' Association and the Valley Industrial Association are holding the GOP debate this morning.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:30:46 +0000 The Associated Press 38476 at http://wkms.org IL GOP Candidates To Debate This Morning Haslam Announces Free Tuition Scheme In TN http://wkms.org/post/haslam-announces-free-tuition-scheme-tn <p></p><p>A new education initiative proposed by Governor Bill Haslam will make it tough for graduating high school seniors in Tennessee to find an excuse not to further their education.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:28:36 +0000 The Associated Press 38475 at http://wkms.org Haslam Announces Free Tuition Scheme In TN Grimes Pushes For Higher Minimum Wage http://wkms.org/post/grimes-pushes-higher-minimum-wage <p></p><p>Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes says increasing the federal minimum wage would be at the top of her agenda if she's elected to the U.S. Senate.</p><p>Grimes said in a release that a higher minimum wage would raise the income and spending power for tens of thousands of Kentucky families.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:25:17 +0000 The Associated Press 38474 at http://wkms.org Grimes Pushes For Higher Minimum Wage 13 Fire Deaths Reinforce Safety Emphasis http://wkms.org/post/13-fire-deaths-reinforce-safety-emphasis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fact that 13 fire related fatalities have </span>occurred<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> during the past week in Kentucky brings a reminders of the need for persistence when it comes to fire safety in the home.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:22:24 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) & The Associated Press 38459 at http://wkms.org 13 Fire Deaths Reinforce Safety Emphasis KY Governor’s Mansion Turns 100 http://wkms.org/post/ky-governor-s-mansion-turns-100 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky governor's mansion has turned 100 years old, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky has been named the title sponsor for a celebration marking the centennial.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The anniversary is being marked with a yearlong celebration of events honoring the mansion's architectural, social and political history.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:33:29 +0000 The Associated Press 38449 at http://wkms.org KY Governor’s Mansion Turns 100 Haslam To Give 4th State of The State Tonight http://wkms.org/post/haslam-give-4th-state-state-tonight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Governor Bill </span>Haslam<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is giving his fourth State of the State address tonight. The governor will unveil details of his annual state spending proposal and lay out some of his top legislative priorities for the year.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:32:16 +0000 The Associated Press 38448 at http://wkms.org Haslam To Give 4th State of The State Tonight TN Board Changes Stance On Licensing http://wkms.org/post/tn-board-changes-stance-licensing <p></p><p>The Tennessee Board of Education has changed its stance on rules effecting the licensing of teachers.</p><p>In August, the board voted for the policy brought by the state Education Department to use student growth measured through standardized test scores, or value-added data, to determine renewing teaching licenses. The board voted at the time to delay implementation of the new rules until 2015. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:23:27 +0000 The Associated Press 38447 at http://wkms.org TN Board Changes Stance On Licensing IL Starts Collecting Taxes http://wkms.org/post/il-starts-collecting-taxes <p></p><p>The state of Illinois is now accepting and processing tax returns. The Illinois Department of Revenue is urging taxpayers to file their returns electronically.</p><p>Officials say last year 80% of taxpayers filed electronically and many received refunds through direct deposit in about a week.</p><p>Once federal returns are filed, taxpayers have several options for filing state returns. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:18:03 +0000 The Associated Press 38408 at http://wkms.org IL Starts Collecting Taxes