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6:42 am
Mon November 4, 2013

IL Clergy Send Letter Urging Marriage Equality

A coalition of clergy members and faith leaders has sent a letter to Illinois House members encouraging them to support gay marriage.

The letter has more than 300 signatures. It says allowing same-sex couples to marry is "morally just."

The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield this week and supporters of gay marriage hope the House will take up the bill, which passed in the Illinois Senate on Valentine's Day.

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Education
6:40 am
Mon November 4, 2013

TN Ahead In Developmental Screenings

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A recent report shows Tennessee is leading most states when it comes to screening low-income children for developmental issues.

The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth released the report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation today.

According to the report, only four states are screening more low-income children for such issues. It says addressing problems earlier costs less and provides the opportunity to intervene before those problems escalate.

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Education
6:38 am
Mon November 4, 2013

TN Lawmakers Reviewing Textbooks This Week

Tennessee lawmakers are holding hearings this week to review the state's textbook selection process.

The Senate Education Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee will hold the hearings jointly today and tomorrow.

Lawmakers say the hearings are intended to seek clarity regarding the structure and function of the Tennessee Textbook Commission.

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Culture
6:23 am
Mon November 4, 2013

KY Arts Council Prepares For Holidays

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With the holidays approaching, the Kentucky Arts Council is launching its annual online campaign to promote Kentucky retailers and homemade crafts.

The Give a Gift from Kentucky campaign provides information about special events, promotions and discounts from artists and retailers.

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Government
7:16 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Just 5 Apply To Fill TN Supreme Court Vacancy

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Just five candidates have submitted applications to fill an upcoming West Tennessee vacancy on the state's highest court.

The candidates submitted their applications by yesterday’s deadline to be considered for the newly-created Governor's Commission on Judicial Appointments.

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Politics
7:14 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Renfro Running For McCracken County Clerk

McCracken County Commissioner Zana Renfro announced her candidacy for McCracken County Clerk yesterday.

Because of this decision Renfro is not seeking reelection as County Commissioner, a position that she has held since 1999. She also served as Paducah City Commissioner from 1993 to 1999.

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Business
9:17 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Grimes Fights To Save Paradise Fossil Plant

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Democrat Alison Grimes has joined Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to keep a coal-fired generating plant operating in western Kentucky.

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Education
6:26 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Consul-General Kato Leads Discussion at MSU

Japanese Consul-General Motohiko Kato will be leading a lecture and discussion at Murray State University today.

The Nashville based Kato will address Japan’s economic and political challenges and its strategic partnership with the United States.

The 4:30 p.m. event is in MSU's Freed Curd Auditorium and free and open to the public.

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Business
6:24 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Big Rivers Rate Increase Approved

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a rate increase for customers of Big Rivers Electric Corporation.

The utility sought the increase to absorb the loss of its biggest customer, an aluminum smelter.

The PSC authorized Big Rivers to seek an additional $54.2 million from customers. That is about $20 million less than requested.

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Government
6:22 am
Wed October 30, 2013

State Officials Warn Of Healthcare Scammers

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway are warning consumers to beware of scam artists who might try to dupe them on websites mimicking those where people can sign up for insurance policies.

Consumers have alerted state officials to suspicious websites they believe are being operated by scammers.

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