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Business
7:07 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Cave-In-Rock Ferry Closed Due To Ice

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The Cave-In-Rock Ferry between Kentucky and Illinois is expected to be closed for several days because of floating ice on the Ohio River.

Ferry operator Lonnie Lewis says the river is about 75-80% covered between the banks by a large mass of floating ice.

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Government
7:15 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Guns-In-Parks Bill Headed To TN Senate

A Tennessee proposal that seeks to do away with local government's power to decide whether to allow firearms in public parks is headed for a full Senate vote.

The measure sponsored by Republican Senator Stacey Campfield of Knoxville passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 6-2 on yesterday.

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Politics
7:14 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Quinn To Give IL State Of The State Today

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is set to address state lawmakers and statewide office holders when he gives his State of the State speech at noon today, but political experts say his most critical audience is voters.

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Government
7:13 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Applications Open For TN Supreme Court Seat

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The Tennessee Governor's Commission for Judicial Appointments is now taking applications to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

Justice Bill Koch has announced he is retiring on July 15 to become dean of the Nashville School of Law. Candidates from Middle or West Tennessee can apply through February 21.

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Government
7:11 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Lineups Set For KY Elections

Kentucky Republicans and Democrats have filled out their slates of candidates for federal and state offices to be contested in this year's election.

Topping the crowded ballot will be the campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, but a key battle will be waged for control of the Kentucky House.

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Society
7:08 am
Wed January 29, 2014

KY Baptist Leader Speaks Out Against Gambling

The Kentucky Baptist Convention is speaking out against expanded gambling in a new radio ad aimed at stirring grassroots opposition to legalizing casinos.

The ad is debuting today on Christian radio stations. It features the Baptist Convention's executive director, Paul Chitwood. He says casino operators want to "cash in on the misery" of others.

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Environment
7:06 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Mammoth Cave Hosting Conservation Conference

A summit to focus on the protection of the Green River will be held at Mammoth Cave National Park next month.

The two-day event begins on February 20.

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Education
6:45 am
Tue January 28, 2014

KY House Passes Bill Allowing Insulin Shots In Schools

The Kentucky House has passed a bill to allow more people to give insulin shots to students at school.

The measure would allow school staff members who aren't licensed health care professionals to administer the injections or help students self-administer insulin treatments.

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Politics
6:42 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Beshear Snags Obama Invitation

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Kentucky's performance with health care sign-ups through its state-run website has earned Governor Steve Beshear a White House invitation to attend President Obama's State of the Union speech.

Beshear has been a strong supporter of Obama's health care law.

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Culture
6:41 am
Tue January 28, 2014

KY Derby And Lottery Offer Prize Package

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The Kentucky Derby Festival and the Kentucky Lottery are offering a package of VIP experiences and other prizes for one person in a second-chance lottery ticket drawing.

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