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6:25 am
Tue October 15, 2013

KY State Parks Giving Discounts To Veterans

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Kentucky State Parks will provide lodging discounts to active-duty military personnel and veterans between November 1 and March 31.

Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker says all that's necessary to claim the discounts is to provide proof of military service at check-in.

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Politics
6:22 am
Tue October 15, 2013

McConnell Endorsed By FOP

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has received the endorsement of the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police in his bid for re-election to a sixth term.

Officers announced their decision Saturday at a state convention in Bowling Green. 

County Sheriff Burl Purdue, who serves as president of the Order, said the dangers officers face are too serious not to have McConnell working on their behalf. McConnell said he's humbled by the endorsement.

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Politics
6:19 am
Tue October 15, 2013

TN Wants To Get Veterans Working

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The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is partnering with more than 150 employers to help veterans get jobs.

The Paychecks for Patriots initiative will include hiring fairs to be held on Thursday in 13 sites throughout the state and will feature local employers interested in putting veterans to work.

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Politics
4:18 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Special Election Set for Dec. 10 to Replace Arnold

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Gov. Steve Beshear has set a special election for Dec. 10 to replace former Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis.

Arnold resigned last month after being accused of sexual harassment. Legislative Research Commission staffers Yolanda Costner and Cassaundra Cooper allege Arnold touched them inappropriately and made vulgar comments.

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Business
6:46 am
Mon October 14, 2013

ABC Cracking Down On Underage Drinking

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Kentucky officials say a crackdown on underage drinking has resulted in dozens of citations being handed out.

The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's "Cops in Shops" program has given 154 alcohol-related citations since the effort started August 29. A total of 94 underage possession citations have been issued.

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Government
6:44 am
Mon October 14, 2013

TN Drug Law In Effect This Month

Beginning this month, prescriptions for opioid pain medicines and benzodiazepine medicines may not be dispensed in Tennessee in quantities that exceed a 30-day supply.

The new limits apply to pharmacies, dispensaries and mail-order programs located outside the state.

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Politics
6:42 am
Mon October 14, 2013

IL Pension Panel Split On Proposed Fix

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The Illinois Legislature's fall veto session is just a week away, but a committee tasked with the solving the state's enormous pension problem is divided.

An Associated Press survey of the 10-member committee found five Democrats support a plan that would save the state $138 billion over 30 years.

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Government Shutdown 2013
6:36 am
Fri October 11, 2013

McConnell Blames Dems In New Radio Ad

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is running a new radio ad in Kentucky blaming Democrats for the government shutdown and pledging to donate his pay to charity until the dispute is resolved.

McConnell calls the shutdown a disgrace in the radio spot airing across over the next two days.

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Government Revenue
6:33 am
Fri October 11, 2013

KY General Fund Receipts Rise In September

An increase in tax collections in September has provided a needed boost to the Kentucky’s General Fund, which had been struggling with flat revenues in recent months.

State Budget Director Jane Driskell said yesterday that General Fund receipts were up 4% last month compared with a year ago. Revenue topped $920 million, compared with $885 million in September 2012.

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Tourism
6:31 am
Fri October 11, 2013

KY Tourism Touts Scary Places This Halloween

The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism has created a Halloween website listing many of the chilling attractions around the state.

Ghost tours offer a different perspective of historic sites in downtown Louisville, Paducah, Bardstown and Henderson, from haunted hotels to eerie historic homes.

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