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6:52 am
Thu October 24, 2013

IL Casino Bill Waiting On House Vote

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Illinois lawmakers have re-opened talks on a bill to expand gambling, but many of the concerns from earlier proposals remain. The House Executive Committee held a hearing yesterday on a measure to add five casinos and allow slot machines at major airports.

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TBI
6:48 am
Thu October 24, 2013

TBI To Collect Prescription Drugs

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement agencies across the state will be collecting unused prescription medications on Saturday. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Government
6:45 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Govs. Beshear And Haslam To Lead NGA Committees

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will both serve as chairmen of committees with the National Governors Association.

Beshear will head the committee on education and the workforce. His committee deals with educational issues at all levels, plus issues relating to training workers for the labor force. He will serve a one-year term and says the issues his committee deals with are constant priorities for all governors.

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Politics
6:38 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Pres. Obama Personally Thanks Gov. Beshear

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has gotten a personal thank you from President Barack Obama for a smooth rollout of the health care overhaul in Kentucky.

Kentucky has not had the technical glitches that have plagued the federal health benefit exchange. More than 18,000 of Kentucky's 640,000 uninsured residents have signed up for coverage since Oct. 1.

And nearly 34,000 have completed applications. The federal exchange has been unable to accommodate large numbers of users. 

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Government
6:32 am
Thu October 24, 2013

KY Counties Receive Railroad Safety Grants

Projects to improve safety at railroad crossings in 17 Kentucky counties will be helped with nearly $2.2 million in grants.

The grants require a dollar-for-dollar match from the railroad companies and come from the Kentucky Railroad Crossing Improvement Program, administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Beshear's office says 77 of the projects are to be carried out by R.J. Corman Railroad, 22 by TransKentucky Transportation Inc. and six by Paducah & Louisville Railroad.

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Government
3:13 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Fmr. Rep. Arnold's Lawyer Files Response To Sexual Harrassment Lawsuit

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A lawyer representing former state representative John Arnold of Sturgis said claims he sexually harassed Legislative Research Commission Staffers should be barred by the statute of limitations and the suit against him should be dismissed.  

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Military
6:54 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Historic Combat Team Returns From Afghanistan

Soldiers with a regiment whose roots trace to World War II's fabled "Band of Brothers" are set to return from their final deployment to Afghanistan.

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Politics
6:52 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Candidates Prepare For Special Election

Republican Suzanne Miles and Democrat Kim Humphrey will square off for the House seat vacated by former Representative John Arnold, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment. Gov. Steve Beshear scheduled the election for Dec 10.

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Politics
6:48 am
Wed October 23, 2013

IL Legislature Prepares For Second Day In Session

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Illinois lawmakers are returning to the state capitol for a second day of their annual fall veto session. After getting off to a sputtering start, today’s schedule is expected to include a hearing on gambling and requests by state agencies looking for additional money.

Horsemen and officials from the Illinois racetracks want lawmakers to legalize online betting.

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Government
5:09 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Advocates Hopeful About Restoring Voting Rights to Ky. Felons

Tayna Fogle
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Advocates who have pushed unsuccessfully for years to restore voting rights to convicted felons after they've completed their sentences are hopeful that support from Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will provide a needed boost.

Lexington resident Tayna Fogle had her voting rights restored by former Govs. Paul Patton and Ernie Fletcher. Fogle said the initiative seems to be energized heading into January’s legislative session.

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