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1:13 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Bob King: CPE Already Discussing Funding Requests for Next Legislative Session

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is already tailoring its next state budget request to include performance funding for state universities.

The General Assembly did not include the CPE’s request for performance funding in its two-year spending plan that awaits the governor’s signature. CPE President Bob King says the performance funding request was among several suggestions to bring more money to the state’s universities.

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Business
12:40 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Custom Cooler Inc. to Establish Manufacturing Operation in Elkton

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Todd County will soon be home to a new Custom Cooler Incorporated factory creating 75 jobs as part of a $5.8 million dollar investment. 

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the company chose the location in the small town of Elkton over three other states to establish its second manufacturing facility. 

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Environment
12:22 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

(Updated) NWS: Rainfall Predictions Increased for Severe Weather Thursday

UPDATE: 12:37pm Thursday

The National Weather Service in Paducah has updated the amount rainfall expected to hit our area in the second round of storms this afternoon. 

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Datebook
10:28 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Datebook: April 2 - Share the Love Day!

The Humane Society of Calloway County holds the annual Humane Society Yard Sale Saturday from 9 until 2 at the Calloway County Library Meeting Room on Main Street. For more information about the sale or to find out how to donate items, visit the Humane Society website at forthepets.org.

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Society
7:22 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Human Remains Found In Livingston County

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The Kentucky State Police is investigating the discovery of human remains in Livingston County.

A hiker discovered a human skull on the banks of the Tennessee River Monday while he was searching for arrowheads.

Investigators responded to the area and recovered the skull along with multiple other items. The Livingston County Coroner is assisting in determining the identity of the remains. Foul play is not suspected.

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Sports
4:47 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Racers Seek CIT Championship Bid

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The men’s Racer basketball team faces off against the Pacific Tigers in the semifinal round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament tonight.  The Racers enter the semis after knocking off Towson while the Tigers are fresh off a win over San Diego.

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Education
4:46 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

CPE President Says Staff Working Toward Tuition Cap Decision in Light of Kentucky Budget

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King says his staff is working through the state budget passed this week to determine the tuition cap for universities across the state.

Last year, CPE capped tuition increases at 3 percent. The budget calls for a 1.5 percent operational funding cut in addition to the state-mandated pension increase, which universities must fund half. For Murray State, that increase alone totals $700,000.

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Society
4:22 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Hopkins Co. Sheriff Hit with Cease and Desist Request from County Attorney

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Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool has slapped Sheriff Frank Latham with a cease and desist request after allegedly threatening legal action against the Madisonville Police Department over jurisdiction gripes.

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Government
4:12 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Fate of Heroin Bill Uncertain in Kentucky General Assembly

A bill that would raise penalties for heroin traffickers and expand addiction treatment is on shaky ground in the Kentucky General Assembly.

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Government
2:15 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Stumbo: State Defunding Won't Kill "Beshear Care"

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Kentucky’s highest-ranking Democratic lawmaker says language in the state’s budget that attempts to pull funding for the Affordable Care Act won’t kill the program.

Kentucky is set to begin paying a portion of the cost for expanded Medicaid and the health-insurance exchange in 2017. Provisions in the recently-passed state budget bar state money from going toward the program.

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