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6:28 am
Wed November 13, 2013

IL DOT Pepares For Winter Roads

Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials are launching a winter safety campaign.

"Ice and Snow - Take it Slow" is being promoted by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Tollway and the Illinois State Police.

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Government
6:47 am
Tue November 12, 2013

AG Argues KY Supreme Court Case

Credit conwayforcongress.com

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says he will argue a case over the powers of his office before the state Supreme Court this week.

The Courier-Journal reports justices will consider under what circumstances the office can participate in investigations across the state.

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Environment
6:44 am
Tue November 12, 2013

TVA Recreation Season Comes To A Close

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The Tennessee Valley Authority says its campgrounds and visitor centers at TVA dams and reservoirs are reducing hours or closing as the 2013 recreation season comes to an end.

TVA campgrounds on Cherokee, Douglas, Melton Hill and Wilson dam reservations will close Monday.

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Culture
6:41 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Paducah Hosts Baptist Meeting

Baptist church leaders are in Paducah for the annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

The meeting today at Lone Oak First Baptist Church will include the election of a president and resolution votes.

One of the resolutions seeks to honor Albert Mohler for his 20 years as president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

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2014 Senate Race
6:36 am
Tue November 12, 2013

College Republicans Endorse McConnell

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has received the endorsement of the Kentucky Federation of College Republicans.

The group's central committee voted unanimously to support McConnell at a retreat in Elizabethtown last weekend.

Chairman Wesley Scott says that McConnell has fought for Kentucky values during five terms in the Senate and he's confident McConnell will continue to do so.

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Business
3:43 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Promotion Of Veteran-Produced Agriculture Goes National

Credit Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Kentucky's Homegrown by Heroes program which features farm goods produced by military veterans is spreading nationwide. 

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Environment
6:55 am
Mon November 11, 2013

KY Crops Coming In Strong

Credit Jim Champion / wikimedia commons

Kentucky's bumper corn and soybean crops appear headed toward record heights for production. It's a dramatic turnaround from last year's struggles for grain farmers, weighed down by a combination of drought and extreme heat.

Statewide corn production is forecast to reach a record 247 million bushels.

That’s up 138% from last year's production according to a report Friday from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Politics
6:52 am
Mon November 11, 2013

IL Lawmakers Question Quinn’s Agenda

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The Illinois Legislature has wrapped up its official 2013 session after passing historic gay marriage legislation.

But it made little progress on many other high-profile issues.

Lawmakers have yet to solve the state's $100 billion dollar pension crisis. They haven't raised the minimum wage, enacted an assault weapons ban or approved additional ethics reforms.

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Government
6:51 am
Mon November 11, 2013

TN Budget Hearings Get Underway

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's annual budget hearings are getting underway this week. The Republican governor will kick off the annual public discussions with agency leaders at the Capitol tomorrow with the Education Department.

Wednesday's hearings include the correction and safety departments, while the governor will hear from the revenue and agriculture departments on Thursday.

Friday's hearings include the higher education and the state lottery.

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Government
6:48 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Korea Vets Offered Free Book

The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs is giving free copies of a Korean War coffee table book to veterans of that conflict.

The book is "Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth," and is hardbound with photos.

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