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Government
2:33 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

AG Conway Offers to Assist With Pilot Hemp Project

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.  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.

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Politics
1:24 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Bill Clinton to Campaign for Grimes in Kentucky

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Former President Bill Clinton is planning a trip to Kentucky later this month to campaign for Democratic US Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. 

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Politics
6:30 am
Tue February 4, 2014

IL GOP Candidates To Debate This Morning

The four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois governor are set to debate before two business groups.

The Illinois Manufacturers' Association and the Valley Industrial Association are holding the GOP debate this morning.

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Education
6:28 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Haslam Announces Free Tuition Scheme In TN

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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.

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Politics
6:25 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Grimes Pushes For Higher Minimum Wage

Credit John Paul Henry

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.

Grimes said in a release that a higher minimum wage would raise the income and spending power for tens of thousands of Kentucky families.

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Fire
3:22 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

13 Fire Deaths Reinforce Safety Emphasis

Kentucky Fire Marshal Bill Swope
Credit migration.kentucky.gov

The fact that 13 fire related fatalities have occurred during the past week in Kentucky brings a reminders of the need for persistence when it comes to fire safety in the home.  

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Culture
7:33 am
Mon February 3, 2014

KY Governor’s Mansion Turns 100

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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. 

The anniversary is being marked with a yearlong celebration of events honoring the mansion's architectural, social and political history.

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Government
7:32 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Haslam To Give 4th State of The State Tonight

Republican Governor Bill Haslam 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.

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Education
7:23 am
Mon February 3, 2014

TN Board Changes Stance On Licensing

The Tennessee Board of Education has changed its stance on rules effecting the licensing of teachers.

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.

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Government
7:18 am
Fri January 31, 2014

IL Starts Collecting Taxes

The state of Illinois is now accepting and processing tax returns. The Illinois Department of Revenue is urging taxpayers to file their returns electronically.

Officials say last year 80% of taxpayers filed electronically and many received refunds through direct deposit in about a week.

Once federal returns are filed, taxpayers have several options for filing state returns.

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