Rupp Arena http://wkms.org en Ky. Senate Passes $20 Billion Budget: Cuts University Projects and Restores Operational Funding http://wkms.org/post/ky-senate-passes-20-billion-budget-cuts-university-projects-and-restores-operational-funding <p>The Kentucky Senate has approved its version of a two-year, $20 billion state budget.</p><p>The Senate voted &nbsp;25 for, two against, and 11 pass votes on the budget Monday afternoon.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:06:49 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39449 at http://wkms.org Ky. Senate Passes $20 Billion Budget: Cuts University Projects and Restores Operational Funding Kentucky Coal Counties Take Issue with Severance Tax Distribution http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-coal-counties-take-issue-severance-tax-distribution <p></p><p>Coal counties receive a portion of coal severance revenue but several county officials say they aren’t getting enough. Webster County Judge Executive Jim Townsend says the state takes too much of the severance money to fund projects that are not in western or eastern Kentucky.</p><p><em>“I understand you’ve got to make your books balance and that but it doesn’t need to be taken away from the counties that are producing the coal,” he says. </em> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 36048 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Coal Counties Take Issue with Severance Tax Distribution