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Society
7:45 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Tennessee Health Partnership Seeks to Curb Birth Complications

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A new partnership being launched in Tennessee is seeking to curb complications during birth. “Healthy Tennessee Babies are Worth the Wait” is an effort by the Tennessee Department of Health, March of Dimes, Tennessee Center for Patient Safety, Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care and Tennessee Hospital Association.

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Environment
7:42 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Grants Will Help Pay for Kentucky Recreational Trail Development

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About 20 local governments and other agencies will share more than $1.1 million in grants to develop and maintain recreational trails across Kentucky. The money will also help pay for the acquisition of easements and for trailhead facilities for motorized and non-motorized use.

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Government
7:37 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Tennessee Governor Wraps Up Budget Hearings

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam wraps up budget hearings for fiscal year 2013-2014 tomorrow. Despite improving state revenues, Haslman has asked state departments to develop plans for a fallback 5 percent spending cut.

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Government
4:02 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Haslam Makes No Change to Open Records Laws

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam won't change how the executive branch handles open records requests. Haslam says his initial concerns about the abuse of open records laws have been put to rest. He has instructed his cabinet to expedite getting records to the public and news media.

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Society
7:32 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Lattus Ruled Competent to Stand Trial for Shooting of Hickman Mayor

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A Hickman, Kentucky man has been indicted again in the fatal shooting of the city’s mayor after he was ruled competent to stand trial. Commonwealth Attorney Mike Stacy says murder charges have been issued against 30-year-old Tommy Lattus for the January shooting of Mayor Charles Murphy.

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Politics
7:26 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Tax Commission Proposes Decreasing Exemptions for Pensioners

A tax reform panel appointed by Governor Steve Beshear is considering a proposal that would result in more retirees having their pensions taxed. Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson is chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission of Tax Reform.  Abramson says members may recommend tweaking a policy that exempts annual pensions of $41,100 or less from taxes.

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Business
7:20 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Quinn Encourages Illinoisians to Play Lottery for Veterans

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has bought $20 worth of Veterans Cash lottery tickets and is calling on others to play the game which benefits military veterans in the state. The governor helped launch the new game ahead of Veterans Day.

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Government
7:13 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Kentucky Alcohol Law Task Force Meeting in Louisville

The Governor's Task Force on the Study of Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws is scheduled to meet in Louisville today. Chairman Bob Vance says the meeting allows the public to comment on issues involving licensing, local option elections, and public safety issues involving the sale of alcoholic beverages.

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Politics
7:11 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Conway Reports 183 Calls to Election Fraud Hotline

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the Election Fraud Hotline received 183 calls from nearly 60 counties on Election Day. Conway says most of the calls were questions concerning procedural issues and voting machines.

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Education
3:25 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Tenn. Democrats Want Pre-K Expansion

Rep. Mike Turner

Tennessee’s education commissioner says he doesn’t plan to request funds for expanding pre-kindergarten classes, but democratic leaders say they plan to speak with Governor Bill Haslam about considering an expansion.

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