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Arts
7:30 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Kentucky Artists to be Showcased in State Capitol

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Kentucky artists and people interested in the arts will have a chance later this month to take part in Arts Day at the Capitol in Frankfort.

The events for January 28 include a public reception, performances by artists and a display of work by Kentucky artists.  The event is planned each year during the legislative session.

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Culture
7:29 am
Mon January 13, 2014

KY Poet Laureate Nominated For NAACP Award

Kentucky poet laureate Frank X Walker is among the nominees for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards. Walker is nominated in the category of Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry for his latest book, "Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers."

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Government
4:08 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

KY General Fund revenue down 3.5 percent in Dec.

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Kentucky officials report a 3.5 percent drop in tax collections for December, but say state revenue is up slightly for the first six months of the fiscal year.  State Budget Director Jane Driskell says December’s General Fund revenue totaled almost $913 million, a drop of over $33 million for the same month in 2012.  Driskell says 2012 collections included a $25 million windfall due to a taxpayer amnesty.  

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Government
3:49 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

McCracken County Officials Indicted in Zoning Case

McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry
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McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice face a charge of tampering with public records in connection with unauthorized zone changes affecting at least 500 pieces of property in the county.  

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Government
6:09 am
Fri January 10, 2014

KY Highway Deaths Down In 2013

Kentucky's highways were safer last year. The state Transportation Cabinet says the number of fatalities on roadways dropped to 635 in 2013, the lowest number since 1949.

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Politics
6:07 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Bevin Blasts McConnell Record

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Republican Matt Bevin is blasting Mitch McConnell's long Senate record. He says the Senate minority leader "dilly-dallied" as Kentucky's coal sector suffers and undermined efforts to cut off funding for the health care overhaul.

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Government
6:03 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Haslam To Decide On Student Vouchers

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he won't decide about whether to support school voucher legislation until next week.

The Republican governor supported a voucher program last year limited to students from low-income families attending failing schools.

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Crime
12:29 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Farmer's Attorney Seeks 21 Months in Prison

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The attorney for former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is seeking a shorter prison sentence for the ex-University of Kentucky basketball star saying any time in prison beyond 21 months serves no purpose.

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Business
7:08 am
Thu January 9, 2014

IL Unemployment Insurance To Drop

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Illinois officials say the unemployment insurance tax rate will fall in 2014 for most businesses as the economy is expected to improve.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security said yesterday employers who did not reduce their workforces in 2013 typically will see the greatest savings.

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Politics
7:06 am
Thu January 9, 2014

KY Lawmakers Introduce Statewide Smoking Ban Legislation

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Health advocates are preparing another push for a statewide smoking ban in some public places, and the campaign is drawing bipartisan support from some Kentucky lawmakers.

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