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6:51 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Bullying A Problem For KY Teens

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The Kentucky Department of Education has completed an informal survey of middle and high school students that shows bullying remains a problem on campus and online.

The department partnered with family resource and youth service centers to anonymously quiz randomly selected students across the state on a variety of topics. The review found nearly half of middle school students said they had been bullied on school grounds.

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Environment
6:48 am
Mon October 28, 2013

TWRA Offering Tree Planting Grants

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering grants to assist with riparian tree planting projects.

Five grants of $500 each are available in each of TWRA's four regions.

Seedlings must be bought through the Department of Agriculture or Division of Forestry.

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Environment
2:15 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

McConnell Urges TVA to Keep Coal-Fired Plant

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met Wednesday with Tennessee Valley Authority president William Johnson to seek continued operation of the Paradise Fossil Plant, a coal-fired generator in Muhlenberg County.

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Culture
7:11 am
Fri October 25, 2013

TN Providing Alternative Transportation Support

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation has created a fund to support the transportation needs of public transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.

According to the department, projects eligible under the new Multimodal Access Fund cannot exceed $1 million in total cost and require a 5% local match.

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Environment
7:09 am
Fri October 25, 2013

KY Foresters Collecting Native Seeds

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Foresters are scouring university campuses, tree farms, cemeteries and Kentucky woodlands in search of nuts, fruit and seeds from native trees.

Division of Forestry Director Leah MacSwords says staffers from her agency will plant them in the state's two nurseries to produce seedlings that can be replanted.

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Culture
7:07 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Drug Round-Up Set For Saturday

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Kentucky authorities are urging people to participate in a prescription drug roundup aimed at curbing addiction to pills commonly found in family medicine cabinets.

Attorney General Jack Conway says more than 70 collection sites have been designated across the state on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

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Education
7:04 am
Fri October 25, 2013

TN Report Provides Figures On Bullying In Schools

A new report shows there were more than 7,500 cases of bullying reported in Tennessee's public schools during the 2012-13 school year.

The report was released by the state Education Department. Officials say 5,478 of the 7,555 cases were confirmed after investigation.

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Government
4:48 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Beshear: Managed Care Initiative Running Smoothly

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Gov. Steve Beshear says the Medicaid managed care system is running smoothly, with payments being processed quickly and fewer complaints.

Beshear said Thursday that managed care, now in its second year statewide, is saving tax dollars while also helping to improve the health of Medicaid recipients by emphasizing prevention and wellness.

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Education
7:02 am
Thu October 24, 2013

KY And TN 8th Graders Doing Better Than Global Peers

Eighth-graders in Kentucky are doing better than their peers around the globe when it comes to math and science. A study being released today compared every state, the District of Columbia and Defense Department schools against 38 countries and nine additional subnational education systems.

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IDOT
6:57 am
Thu October 24, 2013

IL Transit Officials To Hold Webinars

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is announcing two webinars for the public to weigh in on the agency's next five-year transit plan. Secretary of Transportation Ann Schneider said yesterday the online meetings will take place on Oct. 28 and 29. Each is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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