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7:16 am
Wed November 20, 2013

NRSC Taking Action On Grimes Tweet

Credit ky.gov

The National Republican Senatorial Committee says disciplinary action has been taken against a junior staffer who tweeted an "extremely offensive" photo-shopped image of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The image shows Grimes' face superimposed on the body of "Obama Girl," a model who made racy videos about her crush on then-Senator Barack Obama in 2007. 

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Environment
7:18 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Whooping Cranes Make Stop In KY En Route To Florida

Credit wikipedia

A flock of whooping cranes being guided by an aircraft on the way to Florida has arrived in Union County.

The endangered birds began a migration in early October from a wildlife area in Wisconsin. A release from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership this week says the cranes have entered Kentucky.

It is the 13th group of birds involved in a project to reintroduce the species in eastern North America.

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Government
7:14 am
Tue November 19, 2013

IL Sen. Durbin Addresses Congress About Weekend Storms

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin addressed his colleagues in Congress yesterday about helping Illinois recover from severe weekend storms.

Durbin made the comments shortly after a phone call with the director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

He says the widespread damages will require coordinated local, state and federal resources. He says he is ready to help endure federal funding heads to Illinois.

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Culture
7:10 am
Tue November 19, 2013

TN Offering Thanksgiving Dinner At State Parks

Credit LBL Forest Service

Restaurants at eight Tennessee state parks will be open Nov. 28 to serve Thanksgiving dinner, including Paris Landing State Park in Henry County.

Other state parks serving the Thanksgiving dinners include Cumberland Mountain, David Crockett, Fall Creek Falls, Henry Horton, Montgomery Bell, Natchez Trace, Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing.

Turkey and trimmings will be available starting at 11 a.m.

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Government
7:08 am
Tue November 19, 2013

TennCare Growing Slowly After ACA

While the number of people in Tennessee buying health insurance through new exchanges has been slow, state officials say the number of people being directed to the state's expanded Medicaid program is more than they expected.

So far, about 1,000 people have purchased health insurance throughout the state.

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Government
4:57 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

TVA Increases CEO Pay in FY 2013

Credit tva.com

The Tennessee Valley Authority paid CEO Bill Johnson $5.9 million during his nine months on the job in fiscal year 2013. That's almost $2 million more than the federal utility paid former CEO Tom Kilgore in his last year at the helm in 2012.

The new numbers come from TVA’s year-end financial report, which was filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Government
7:32 am
Mon November 18, 2013

PPS Vance honored With Ethics Award

Public Protection Secretary Robert Vance has been honored for the "highest level" of ethical standards by a watchdog panel that oversees the behavior of executive branch staffers.

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission recently presented Vance with the Livingston Taylor Ethics Award.

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Government
7:26 am
Mon November 18, 2013

TN Budget Hearings Continue Today

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to continue his annual budget hearings today.

The hearings with agency leaders began last week at the Capitol. They are scheduled to start with the Department of Children's Services.

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Government
3:29 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Kentucky State Senators To Undergo Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

Credit Kentucky Senate courtesy Commonwealth of Kentucky

Kentucky state senators will be required to undergo sexual harassment training before the start of next year’s legislative session.  

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Politics
3:05 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Paul Praises Bevin, Despite Endorsement of McConnell

Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul has endorsed Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's 2014 re-election, but he still has kind words for McConnell's GOP primary challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.

Paul referred to Bevin as a "good, honest, Christian man" and says he doesn't have anything bad to say about him.

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