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Environment
6:39 am
Thu October 17, 2013

KY State Parks Prepare Early For Eagle Tours

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The Kentucky Department of Parks is urging nature lovers to make plans now for prime eagle-watching early next year.

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Government
6:37 am
Thu October 17, 2013

KY Highway Engineers Chosen For Districts

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Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock has appointed two new chief district engineers to oversee Department of Highway's operations in eastern and western portions of the state.

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Government
6:34 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Haslam Defends TN Bond Rating

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is making his annual case for Tennessee to keep its strong bond rating.

The Republican governor traveled to New York yesterday to meet with the three main bond rating agencies, Standard and Poor's, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Inc.

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KY Supreme Court
6:31 am
Thu October 17, 2013

KY Supreme Court To Hear Informant Case

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The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal lawsuit brought by the family of a man who was killed while serving as an informant for the Kentucky State Police.

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Government Shutdown 2013
6:29 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Beshear Plans Shutdown Press Conference

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has scheduled a press conference for today to discuss the impact of the federal government shutdown on the state’s families.

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Government
6:27 am
Wed October 16, 2013

KDPH Will Hold Emergency Workshops

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is hosting a televised workshop to address communicating with vulnerable populations during public health emergencies and other disasters.

The Oct. 29 workshop will offer members of the Kentucky Outreach and Information Network the opportunity to share ideas to improve outreach to vulnerable populations, including the blind and mentally unhealthy.

The meeting will be led from the Kentucky Department for Public Health in Frankfort and broadcast to ITV sites at local health departments across the state.

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Environment
6:23 am
Wed October 16, 2013

KY Continues Reforesting Efforts

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The Kentucky Division of Forestry is again making more than 50 species of trees available for planting in an initiative aimed at reforesting the state.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Turner said more than 1 million acres of land in Kentucky could benefit from tree planting to improve wildlife habitat and protect the soil from erosion by wind or water in rural areas.

And in urban areas, Turner said, trees reduce the heat, wind, dust and noise.

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Environment
6:20 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Report Shows TN Nuclear Violations

A recent congressional study shows Tennessee's nuclear plants had a total of 258 safety violations between 2000 and 2012.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the Government Accountability Office report that's awaiting release. Nuclear Regulatory Commission figures cited in the report show the Sequoyah plant in Soddy-Daisy had 125 violations, of which all but two were lower-level violations.

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Government
6:18 am
Wed October 16, 2013

IL Treasurer Monitoring Debt Crises

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Illinois' treasurer says he's monitoring the debt ceiling showdown in Washington and the impact it could have on the state's finances.

Members of Congress continued late Tuesday to search for deal that would allow raising the country's cap to borrow more money in order to pay its bills.

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Government
6:28 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Edelen Outraged Over Excessive School Spending

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Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen has found a lack of accountability and transparency in 14 school districts that have been the focus of special reviews.

Edelen told the Interim Joint Committee on Education yesterday that in one case a former superintendent was found to have received $224,000 in unauthorized payments in a district where 90% of students are so poor they qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.

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