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Education
5:37 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Top High School Prep Chefs To Compete In State Fair

A new state high school competition involving pots and pans will take place during the Kentucky State Fair. The state Agriculture Department says the first Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Cook Off will start Thursday and continue until Aug. 23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

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Government
5:33 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Former Obion County Probation Officer Indicted

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Authorities say a former Obion County drug court probation officer has been charged with stealing more than $63,000 from probationers she had been monitoring. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said yesterday 44-year-old Martha Sue Moore has been indicted on two counts of theft over $60,000 and one count of money laundering. Investigators say Moore reported incorrect amounts of money she collected from probationers while working for Westate Corrections Network.

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Government
6:59 am
Mon August 12, 2013

IL Treasurer: Use Free State Site To Claim Property

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Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is reminding Illinois residents to use the state's official website to search for unclaimed property. Rutherford issued a warning Friday about websites that charge users to search for unclaimed property. He says the state's website is a free service provided by his office, a program knows as I-Cash.

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Business
6:57 am
Mon August 12, 2013

TN Exports Increase $300 million In First Half

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Tennessee's exports increased 1% in the first half of the year, setting a new record for the state. The International Trade Administration says exports were $16 billion, up $300 million from the same period last year. The biggest export gains were increases of 60%to Singapore, 26% to the United Arab Emirates, 26% to South Korea and 17%to the Netherlands.

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Government
6:54 am
Mon August 12, 2013

KSP To Offer Grants To Battle Underage Drinking

Kentucky State Police are accepting mini-grant proposals for underage drinking prevention projects. The agency will offer five $2,500 mini-grants and one $25,000 enforcement grant, which has been provided by a U-S Department of Justice block grant program. KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer says enforcement is vital to reducing underage drinking, but that effort must be accompanied by education that will bring more awareness.

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Culture
6:52 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Kentucky State Fair Is Back Thursday

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The 2013 Kentucky State Fair is only three days away — time for musical artists, world-class horses, fried food on a stick and handmade finery. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for those 55 and older ($1 on senior day), $6 for children 3 to 12 and free for anyone 2 and younger, plus $8 for parking. Admission is $2 cheaper if you buy advance tickets through Wednesday at Kroger.

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Government
7:26 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Feds: Former IL State Worker Took $433,000 In Kickbacks

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Authorities say a onetime chief of staff to the former head of the Illinois Department of Public Health took $433,000 in kickbacks for steering grant and contract money to certain groups. An indictment released yesterday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Springfield says Quinshaunta Golden faces one count of bribery and theft involving federal funds.

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Culture
7:24 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Grants Available To Make KY Arts More Accessible

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The Kentucky Arts Council has some grants available to help increase access to the arts for people with limited opportunities. AAA Grants support arts programs in areas where age, geographic location, ethnicity, economic status, disability or other factors make enjoying the arts more challenging. Applications are being taken for programs for people age 65 or older.

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Government
7:22 am
Fri August 9, 2013

KY State Police Driving Academy Postponed

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A Kentucky State Police driving academy for teenagers that was scheduled to start later this month in Frankfort has been postponed until April. The agency says logistical issues and circumstances out of its control caused the Drive To Stay Alive program to be moved to April 9 through 13.

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Business
7:21 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Bredesen And Frist To Co-Chair Leadership Panel

Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will co-chair the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's Tennessee state advisory committee. The panel intends to raise awareness of the important role U.S. foreign policy plays in Tennessee's economic growth and security.

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