Afternoon Update

Afternoon Update
4:26 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/16/12

Brian Ray KCRG

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill out of committee that would make pseudoephedrine available only by prescription in Kentucky.




Governor Steve Beshear is urging state lawmakers to approve a budget proposal that would raise the income eligibility level for public preschool to 160 percent of the federal poverty rate.

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Afternoon Update
5:09 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/15/12

The Delta Mariner's collision with the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge
Chad Lampe WKMS

Eggner's  Ferry Bridge:

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says state officials are aggressively searching for options to accommodate traffic at the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge.

The owners of a cargo ship that struck and collapsed part of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge say they were not responsible because some of the bridge's lights were not working.

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Afternoon Update
4:40 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/14/12

Last year's I Love Mountains Day rally in Frankfort, KY.
Jeff Gross

Today is I Love Mountains Day in Frankfort, and more than one thousand are expected to attend a rally.





Around the Commonwealth:

Lawmakers have unveiled their constitutional amendment for expanded gambling which would allow for up to seven casinos in Kentucky, but five must be at horse racing tracks.

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Afternoon Update
4:57 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/9/12

Kentucky author Silas House, right, with protesters at last year's I Love Mountains Day in Frankfort. Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

Kentucky Politics:

Kentucky's Senate approved a bill today that allows individual school districts to decide whether to raise the dropout age and requires participating schools to have alternative education programs.

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Afternoon Update
5:25 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/8/12

Wendell Berry in Henry County, Kentucky in 2003.
Guy MendesIndi Indiana Public Media

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National Spotlight: Kentuckians & Environmental Action

Kentucky author, farmer and environmental activist Wendell Berry has been named the 41st Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Afternoon Update
5:46 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/7/12

White-nose syndrome is a lethal fungus for bats that has been confirmed in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.
Ryan von Linden New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Kentucky Politics:

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