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Government
7:31 am
Fri November 15, 2013

KY Fire Marshall Issues Carbon Monoxide Warning

State Fire Marshal William Swope is warning Kentuckians to beware of carbon monoxide buildup now that cool temperatures are forcing them to heat their homes and cars again.

Swope calls the odorless, colorless gas the "silent killer." It's produced by fuels like natural gas, propane, oil, wood, coal and gasoline.

In particular, Swope said people need to understand that vehicles and generators left running in attached garages can produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

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Government
7:29 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Beshear To Comply With Obama Healthcare Directive

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has directed the Kentucky Department of Insurance to comply with President Barack Obama's directive yesterday that could allow some 280,000 Kentuckians to keep their current insurance policies, at least for another year.

Beshear says the decision ultimately will be left to insurance companies, many of which have already invested much time and money into developing coverage plans that meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

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Environment
7:27 am
Fri November 15, 2013

IL State Police Opening Firing Ranges To Hunters

Hunters will get to use Illinois State Police firing ranges to test fire and sight their shotguns in anticipation of deer hunting season.

Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau said yesterday five ranges will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

They're located in Joliet, LaSalle, Macomb, Pawnee and Pittsfield.

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Education
7:24 am
Fri November 15, 2013

TN Panel Reviewing Veterans’ Education Opportunities

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam wants to help veterans seeking a higher education.

He has formed a task force to evaluate how to best serve those seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.

The task force will try to raise the number of Tennesseans with a certificate or degree beyond high school from 32% to 55% by the year 2025.

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Government
7:15 am
Thu November 14, 2013

KY Farm Bureau Want Sales Tax Exemption

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Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney is again calling for lawmakers to provide an exemption from the state sales tax for products used in the horse industry.

Haney raised the issue in testimony to the Kentucky Legislature's Interim Agriculture Committee yesterday.

Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, a Georgetown Republican, is among those who want to exempt horse farmers from paying sales taxes on products like feed and fencing.

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Culture
7:13 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Judge Taylor To Present For JFK Anniversary

Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Jeff Taylor will present a program on Murray State’s campus next week on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago.

Taylor is a Murray State alumnus and former member of the school's board of regents.

His presentation, called "JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: What Do We Know?", will go over the date in 1963 when Kennedy was slain during a campaign trip to Dallas.

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Education
7:11 am
Thu November 14, 2013

TN Lawmakers Request Textbook Review

The heads of two Tennessee state legislative committees say the process for selecting books for state schools needs to be fixed.

Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Dolores Gresham and Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell have sent a letter to the State Board of Education asking the panel to re-examine the list of books recommended by the state Textbook Commission.

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Government
7:08 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Quinn Travels IL Announcing Grants And Refunds

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn took part in his second tour around the state this week signing legislation refunding money to taxpayers and announcing capital investments.

Quinn began his day by signing legislation in East Alton that returned more than $8 million dollars from a now defunct hospital to property owners in southwest Illinois.

In Springfield the Quinn announced a capital investment to expand the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.

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Government
7:06 am
Thu November 14, 2013

TN Audit Critical Of Company Hired To Manage Assets

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the state has benefited from a company hired to manage its assets, despite a comptroller's report that suggests the company may have benefited from its own advice, creating a conflict of interest.

A report released this week by the state Department of General Services says amendments made to the contract with Jones Lang LaSalle allowed the company to "reap the benefits of its own recommendations," creating a conflict of interest.

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Education
6:31 am
Wed November 13, 2013

3 Out Of 5 KY High School Students Going To College

Encouraging numbers from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics show nearly three out of five high school graduates in 2011 enrolled in college. Education Secretary Thomas Zawacki released the numbers yesterday.

More than 27,000 of the state's public high school grads in 2011 continued their educations.

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