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Government
6:28 am
Fri October 11, 2013

TN Wins Settlement From Discount Club Marketer

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Tennessee is one of a group of states that has won a $30 million settlement against a marketing company the state says used confusing and deceptive business practices.

According to the state attorney general's office, Affinion and its subsidiaries offer a variety of services, including credit monitoring, roadside assistance and discount travel. Consumers complained that Affinion charged them for services without their authorization.

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Environment
6:45 am
Thu October 10, 2013

THP Warns Motorists Of Deer On Roads

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol is warning motorists about deer-related crashes during the fall and winter.

THP Colonel Tracy Trott is urging drivers to be aware and cautious in areas where deer are found.

Trott says the chances of striking deer are considerably higher during hunting and mating season, especially in November. There were almost 6,000 deer-related crashes in 2012.

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Environment
6:42 am
Thu October 10, 2013

IL To Sell Off-Highway Recreation Stamps

Illinois officials say they will improve all-terrain vehicle recreational access by selling usage stamps beginning early next year.

The Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that $15 "off-highway vehicle" stamps will be issued by approved vendors along with hunting and fishing licenses. They will be valid from April 1 through March 31, 2015.

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2014 Senate Race
6:38 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Matt Bevin Hires National Communications Director

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Republican Matt Bevin has hired a national communications director to work on his U.S. Senate campaign.

Bevin announced yesterday the hiring of Rachel Semmel, an Indiana native who has worked for three Republican congressmen over nearly six years in Washington.

Bevin’s a Louisville businessman who is challenging Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's Republican primary.

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Government
6:36 am
Thu October 10, 2013

KY Panel May Broaden Sexual Harassment Probe

Former Rep. John Arnold
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A select committee investigating sexual harassment complaints against a former lawmaker will consider sending letters to all legislative staffers inviting them to come forward with grievances.

Members of the panel will vote on that proposal from Republican state Representative Robert Benvenuti next Wednesday.

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Government
7:10 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Open House Set At KY Department of Agriculture

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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is inviting the public to visit the state Department of Agriculture.

An open house is set for next Tuesday at Comer's office at Frankfort.

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Government
7:07 am
Wed October 9, 2013

KY Receives Federal Grant To Help Deployed Soldiers Vote

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Kentucky has received a $2.2 million federal grant to help pay for an electronic system for delivering election ballots to soldiers deployed overseas.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced the grant yesterday.

The money is coming from the U.S. Department of Defense. Grimes said the money will help with the cost of an electronic system that could be used in place of U.S. mail to get ballots to military personnel.

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Politics
7:05 am
Wed October 9, 2013

IL Lawmakers Want Quinn's Appeal Rejected

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Illinois' top Democratic legislative leaders are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to reject Governor Pat Quinn's appeal of a lawsuit over legislative pay.

Quinn halted lawmakers' pay in July until pension reform was achieved. A Cook County Circuit Court judge ruled last month that the move was unconstitutional and ordered lawmakers to be sent back pay, with interest. An appeal is being reviewed by the state Supreme Court.

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Kentucky Derby
7:26 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Kentucky Derby Adding Giant Video Board

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Churchill Downs is installing a video board bigger than three basketball courts to make sure everyone attending the Kentucky Derby can actually see the horse race.

The Louisville track say the more than 15,000-square-foot video board will be installed early next year — well ahead of the Run for the Roses. The $12 million dollar project is the latest upgrade at the famed track.

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Drug Education
7:24 am
Tue October 8, 2013

KY Students Urged To Spread Message About Drug Abuse

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Kentucky students are being recruited to spread the message about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

State Attorney General Jack Conway announced yesterday the start of a public service announcement contest for middle and high school students.  As part of the competition, Kentucky students will produce a 30-second video showing the perils of prescription drug abuse.

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