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Politics
4:02 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

House Bill One Draws Complaints

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and lawyers representing a variety of medical organizations from across Kentucky say a new state law aimed at combating prescription drug abuse has had unintended consequences. Lawmakers heard testimony today in Frankfort on the effectiveness of House Bill 1, which requires physicians to use the KASPER prescription monitoring program and take additional administrative action before dispensing medication. Dr.

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Education
8:33 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Kentucky Board of Ed Changes Restraint Regulations

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The Kentucky Board of Education has approved a new regulation to limit the use of certain disciplinary actions in schools that involve physically restraining or secluding children. The approval came Thursday at the board's meeting in Frankfort. The regulation calls for using restraint or seclusion only if a child's behavior poses a danger of serious physical harm, and says the actions should be avoided. The board also agreed to retain David Karem as chairman for the next 12 months.

Morning Cram
10:22 am
Mon July 23, 2012

the morning cram [slapping the pig skin edition]

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From NPR:  NCAA just announced sanctions on Penn State University's top leadership. 

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Culture
3:29 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Old State Capitol closing for renovations

The Old State Capitol in Frankfort will close next month for renovations. The Kentucky Division of Historic Properties is repairing all the windows in the building, restoring the sashes and installing new interior storm windows with ultra violet filters. 

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Afternoon Update
4:28 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/18/12

Fellow rappers Dr. Dre (left) and Snoop Dogg (right) perform at Coachella alongside a hologram of the late Tupac Shakur.
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Today on NPR:  How That Tupac Hologram At Coachella Worked

Tennessee:

Governor Bill Haslam is expressing reservations about a bill seeking to cap the number of foreigners working at Tennessee charter schools.

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Government
3:28 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Road Plan Approved

Kentucky House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a massive road construction plan. Senate Democratic Floor Leader R.J. Palmer says lawmakers reached the agreement around 2AM today which is the final day of this year's legislative session. Legislators were scheduled to vote on the plan this afternoon. The plan includes $3.5 billion worth of construction projects over the next two years and more than $10 million worth over the next 6 years.

2012 General Assembly
5:33 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Colston on the Capitol 3/30

This week, Kentucky’s legislature did something it hasn’t done in quite some time. That’s agreeing to a state budget without the need of a special session.   Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett about what else happened this past week in Frankfort. 

Afternoon Update
3:50 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/30/12

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Today on NPR: The Economic Impact Of Killing 'Pink Slime'

Frankfort:

The Kentucky Senate has passed an amended bill that would help the state repay interest on a federal unemployment insurance loan.

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Environment
3:30 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Frankfort Participates in Earth Hour

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The Kentucky state capitol will turn off unnecessary lights tomorrow night as part of International Earth Hour. This is the fourth consecutive year the capitol has participated in the event sponsored by the World Wildlife Federation. Officials say this is part a comprehensive plan to reduce energy consumption in state buildings by 15% in the next three years and 25% by 2025.

Kentucky General Assembly 2012
3:38 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Colston on the Capitol

You hear Kenny’s reports daily on WKMS Newscasts. This week, Kentucky’s Senate passed their budget proposals for state government, approved a measure supporting Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and decisively put an end to pensions for Confederate veterans.  Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett about what else happened this past week in Frankfort.

 

 

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