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4:17 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Beshear Vetoes KCTCS Funding Restrictions

Credit kctcs.edu

  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has used a line-item veto on the state’s budget bill in order to secure funding for capital projects at 16 campuses in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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Government
3:27 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Kentucky Senate President Evaluates 2014 Legislative Session

Credit LRC

The president of the Kentucky Senate is giving good marks overall for the 2014 general assembly session.  Robert Stivers offered the assessment Monday during a caucus meeting of senate republicans. 

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Government
8:37 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Arnold Accusers Plan to Appeal Kentucky Ethics Panel's Decision

Credit Legislative Research Commission Public Information

Two women who made formal sexual harassment complaints against former Kentucky State Representative John Arnold have filed a motion with the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission asking it to reconsider its ruling that cleared Arnold of ethics charges.

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Government
4:27 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

TN Police Officer: Open Carry Gun Bill Hurts All of Us

Credit Union City Police Department/Facebook

A Union City police officer says an open carry gun bill in Tennessee could potentially detriment public safety.

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Government
4:03 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Kentucky Treasurer Passes Goal of Returning $100M, Plans to Travel State in New Initiative

Credit www.hollenbach-treasurer.com

State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach has passed his goal of returning $100 million of unclaimed property, but he’s extending that goal in a new initiative.

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Government
9:17 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict

Cassaundra Cooper (l) and Yolanda Costner (r) filing an ethics complain against John Arnold with their attorneys

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 2:26 pm

The absence of African-American women in Kentucky's halls of power is why former state Rep. John Arnold hasn't been held accountable.

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Health Care
3:46 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Extension Deadline Nears for Kynect Open Enrollment

Kentuckians have just a little more than one day left to apply for health insurance through the state’s health benefits exchange, kynect.

Kentucky extended its open enrollment deadline for those who couldn’t finish the application by the original March 31 deadline. Calloway County kynnector Susan Hood says the extension is mainly for those who wish to purchase qualified health plans, those eligible for tax credits and subsidies.

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Government
2:25 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Cadiz-Trigg, Southwestern KY EDCs to Merge

Credit Facebook

The Cadiz-Trigg County Economic Development Center is set to merge with the Southwestern Kentucky EDC. Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander said the merger is the result of ongoing efforts to reach more people in the Trigg EDC’s work.

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Government
4:17 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

How a Single Vote Saved Rep. John Arnold

Credit Jonathan Meador/Kentucky Public Radio

 A single dissenting vote cleared former state Rep. John Arnold of wrongdoing Tuesday as far as the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission is concerned. But on official business days where only five members of the nine-member body show up, a single vote is all it takes.

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Government
2:22 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Sexual Harassment Training Bill To Become Kentucky Law

Credit wikipedia.org

A bill that would make sexual harassment training mandatory for Kentucky state lawmakers is poised to become law. 

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