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Government
7:36 am
Mon January 27, 2014

KY Corrections Officers Look For Better Pay

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A group of current and retired corrections officers are planning to lobby state lawmakers during the current legislative session for a pay raise.

The Paducah Sun reports officers from the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville and the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia met last week to discuss the campaign, which will include letters and phone calls.

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Environment
7:34 am
Mon January 27, 2014

LBL Offers Educational Grants

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Public school districts within 100 miles of Land Between The Lakes are eligible to apply for field trip grants for the 2014-2015 school year.

Land Between The Lakes says its programs are designed to support Kentucky and Tennessee K-12 curriculum guidelines for science, social studies, and arts and humanities.

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Government
1:54 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Kentucky Lawmakers Urged To Take Up Medical Malpractice Issue

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Kentucky lawmakers are being urged by a coalition of powerful health care and business groups to revamp the state's medical malpractice system. 

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Education
7:08 am
Fri January 24, 2014

IL State Board of Ed. Wants More Funds

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The Illinois State Board of Education wants lawmakers to approve an extra $1 billion for schools next year.

The state board on Thursday approved a budget request it will send to lawmakers and the governor that asks for education to represent one third of the total state budget.

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Government
7:06 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Deadline For IL Tornado Relief Extended

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The deadline for people affected by November tornadoes in Illinois to apply for recovery assistance has been extended to February 3.

The extension announced yesterday allows people in 15 federally designated counties to seek grants and loans to help with cleanup and its aftermath.

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Environment
7:05 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Scientists: New Madrid Not Dead Yet

Scientists are saying that the New Madrid fault zone in the nation's midsection is active and could spawn future large earthquakes.

The journal Science published the study online. U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hough was part of the study. She says the fault zone is "not dead yet."

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Government
7:02 am
Fri January 24, 2014

KY Senate Approves Legislative Pension Changes

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The Kentucky Senate has voted to rein in a state law that allows legislative pensions to be "supersized." The bill cleared the Senate on a 38-0 vote yesterday.

It would allow lawmakers to opt out of a provision of a 2005 law that can pad their legislative pensions by taking high-paying judicial or executive branch jobs.

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Environment
7:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Energy And Environment Promoting Young Photography

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The state Energy and Environment Cabinet is taking submissions from young nature photographers for a contest. The cabinet's "Capture the Earth" contest is for middle school students grades 6 to 8.

Cabinet Secretary Len Peters says the contest is meant to get students outside to explore their natural surroundings.

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Government
7:18 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Filing Deadline Is Tuesday For Primary Election

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People interested in running for public office have a few more days to file paperwork to be placed on the May 20 primary election ballot in Kentucky.

The secretary of state's office says almost 4,000 candidates have already filed for more than 300 offices on this year's ballot.

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Society
7:14 am
Thu January 23, 2014

At Least 17 Dead in TN Flu Season

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Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say at least 17 Middle Tennesseans have died from the flu.

The Tennessean newspaper reports the deaths come from Davidson and seven surrounding counties. This year's outbreak has also sent at least 498 Middle Tennesseans to the hospital.

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