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Education
7:03 am
Wed June 26, 2013

New Study Lauds TN Charter Schools

A new study shows Tennessee is among 11 states in which charter school performance has outpaced traditional public school growth in both mathematics and reading. The study is from the independent Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

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Government
2:17 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Tennessee Governor Creates New Cabinet Position

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has hired a former IBM executive as the state's chief operating officer, a new Cabinet-level position in his administration.

Haslam announced today that Greg Adams’ role as COO will be to promote efficiency and effectiveness in state department operations. He starts his new job July 8 with an annual salary of $165,000.

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Politics
11:54 am
Tue June 25, 2013

TV Ad Tries to Link Grimes to Obama

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

A conservative group is running a pre-emptive television ad attacking Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is pondering a possible campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The ad links Grimes to President Barack Obama by calling her the president's "cheerleader" in Kentucky.

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Government
6:54 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Iraqis Guilty In Terror Plot Getting New Prisons

Two Iraqi men sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges in Kentucky are getting new federal homes. The federal Bureau of Prisons lists 32-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan as "in transit." Alwan had been serving a 40-year sentence at United States Penitentiary-Terre Haute, in a facility 70 miles west of Indianapolis.

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Government
6:52 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Gift To Support Colon Cancer Screenings In KY

Kentucky's largest health system is contributing $100,000 to the Kentucky Cancer Foundation to support colon cancer screenings. KentuckyOne Health said yesterday the gift will support screenings for low-income, uninsured Kentuckians between ages 50 and 64. Crit Luallen, a cancer foundation board member, says more screenings will save lives. Luallen is a colon cancer survivor.

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Government
6:50 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Independent Monitor Criticizes TN Children's Services

An independent monitor for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services says the agency's progress in 2012 was disappointing. The Technical Assistance Committee reports to a federal judge on DCS' performance as part of a 2001 settlement over the agency's treatment of foster children.

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Society
6:46 am
Tue June 25, 2013

TN Orchestra Strikes Deal To Save Concert Hall

The Nashville Symphony has reached a deal with creditors to avoid bankruptcy and prevent the sale of its Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Yesterday, Nashville Symphony Association board treasurer Kevin Crumbo said the organization reached a settlement to eliminate commercial bank debt of more than $80 million for a lump-sum payment of an undisclosed amount.

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Politics
6:43 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Quinn: IL Concealed Carry Bill Getting Close Review

Credit wikipedia.org

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll decide on a concealed carry bill in a "very reasonable period of time" as the state faces a court-mandated deadline next month. Lawmakers have sent the Chicago Democrat a bill that outlines rules for who can carry. Illinois has the nation's last ban on concealed weapons in public.

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Education
3:31 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Walker Appeals Removal from Assistant Principal Role

  A Paducah Middle School assistant principal indicted for charges related to a 1998 Murray State University dorm fire is appealing the district’s decision to terminate his contract. 

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Government
12:26 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Fort Campbell Will See Shortened Work Week

Fort Campbell’s garrison commander says civilian employees will be cut to four-day work weeks starting in July, as part of a furlough program stemming from budget cuts.

Col. David Dellinger said the post’s school employees will have it differently - they will be required to take five furlough days between August and September.

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