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Business
8:34 am
Fri January 18, 2013

TN Unemployment at Five Year Low

The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.

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Education
8:32 am
Thu January 17, 2013

DOE Commissioner Holliday Visits All Public School Systems

The Kentucky Department of Education says Commissioner Terry Holliday has accomplished his goal of visiting schools in all of the Commonwealth’s 174 public school systems.

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Society
8:29 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Poverty On The Rise In Illinois

The number of Illinois residents relying on food stamps and food banks is rising along with the state’s poverty rate.

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Environment
8:26 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Toxic Levels Down In KY

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Kentucky officials say an inventory that records industrial toxic releases in the state showed a reduction in releases in 2011.

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Politics
8:24 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Sen. Paul Supports Allowing Educators To Carry Weapons

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Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul says allowing principals and teachers to be armed could be an effective preventive measure to make schools safer.

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Government
8:51 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Conway Touts KY Drug Reforms

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is telling political leaders from across the nation the Commonwealth is making progress curbing a prescription drug abuse epidemic.

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Government
8:49 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Southern Illinois Recieves Grant For Water Pipeline

State officials are putting up nearly $2 million  in federal disaster money to relocate a water line running under Rend Lake in southern Illinois.

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Education
8:46 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Shooting At Eastern KY Community College

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Law enforcement in Eastern Kentucky say  21 year old Dalton Stidham was the sole gunman in yesterday’s shooting at Hazard Community and Technical College.  Hazard police say Stidham turned himself in after he shot and killed 20 year old Caitlin Cornett and 53 year old Jackie Cornett. A minor who was injured is being treated for gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition at a University of Kentucky hospital. Police believe the shootings were part of a domestic dispute between Stidham and Cornett.

Police believe a shooting in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college that left two people dead and a juvenile wounded may have been the result of a domestic dispute.

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Environment
8:42 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Western KY Coal Company Awarded For Reclamaton Efforts

Kentucky officials are honoring some coal companies for efforts to restore the land on former surface mine sites.

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Education
8:38 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Prichard Committee Meets in Frankfort For Reform Session

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence continues its series of meetings aimed at improving the quality of Kentucky’s teachers.

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