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Government
7:20 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Kentucky Broadens Scope Of Unemployment Offices

Governor Steve Beshear has unveiled a new name for the state's 75 unemployment offices. They've now officially been dubbed Kentucky Career Centers. Beshear says the new name reflects a new focus on services for both job seekers and job providers.

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Government
7:19 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Simon Announces Guide For Services In Rural Areas

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Illinois state officials are releasing an updated guide to state services that targets residents in rural areas. Lieutenant. Governor Sheila Simon says the online resources will help rural residents who often don't know about state programs that answer their needs.

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Environment
7:29 am
Thu July 25, 2013

TN Bonds To Aid Energy Saving Capital Projects

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is launching the next phase of the state's Qualified Energy Conservation Bond Program for energy saving capital projects. The bonds were created by Congress in 2008 and expanded the following year by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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Government
7:26 am
Thu July 25, 2013

KY, IL and TN Attorneys General: States Should Prosecute Online Sex Trafficking

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants Congress to help states better fight sex trafficking. Madigan and 48 other attorneys general, including Kentucky’s Jack Conway and Tennessee’s Robert Cooper, sent a letter to lawmakers yesterday, asking Congress to change the Communications Decency Act.

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Politics
4:29 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Beshear, Abramson Won't Attend Fancy Farm Picnic

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Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will skip next week's Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County. Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon said they're unable to go.

Last year, Abramson received criticism for questioning the relevancy of the political event.

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Politics
7:29 am
Wed July 24, 2013

IL Gov. Quinn Hints At Special Session On Pensions

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is hinting at the possibility of a special session on pensions when lawmakers arrive in Springfield next month for the Illinois State Fair. A bipartisan panel is attempting to come up with a solution to the nearly $100 billion crisis after the House and Senate failed to do so.

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Society
7:28 am
Wed July 24, 2013

2 Iowa Men Escape KY Plane Wreck Unharmed

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Two Iowa men flying home from Florida escaped unharmed when the pilot tried to land the small plane on a Todd County highway and wound up in a field. Kentucky State Police say the crash happened north of Elkton when the plane apparently experienced mechanical problems.

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Government
7:25 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Study Shows TN Debt Ratio Lowest In Nation

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A recent study shows Tennessee's debt ratio is the lowest in the nation. The state comptroller's office says the study was conducted by New York-based Fitch Ratings, one of the country's top bond rating agencies. The agency analyzed debt ratios in all 50 states and concluded that Tennessee's is the lowest.

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Politics
7:23 am
Wed July 24, 2013

McConnell Calls For Help At Fancy Farm

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has placed robo calls to GOP voters in Kentucky urging them to attend a church picnic in the western Kentucky community of Fancy Farm next week. Fancy Farm doubles as a raucous political showdown between Republicans and Democrats during an afternoon of stump speeches.

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Education
7:19 am
Wed July 24, 2013

TN ASD Students Show Progress After First Year

Tennessee’s Achievement School District says its students are showing signs of progress a year after it started operating some of the state's lowest performing schools. The district’s goal is to move the bottom 5% of schools in the state to the top 25% in five years.

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