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1:59 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Kentucky Lawmakers Considering Legislation to Increase Colon Cancer Screenings

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Kentucky lawmakers are considering legislative remedies to increase colon cancer screenings across the Commonwealth. Kentucky leads the country in rates of colon cancer.

Winchester Senator Ralph Alvarado, who's a doctor, says his bill would cover the costs associated with colonoscopies, once a person receives a positive fecal test card.

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8:16 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill To Monitor 'No-Jail Jailers'

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The Kentucky state Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that attempts to build accountability in counties that have jailers but no jails.

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Government
3:54 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

House Bill Allows Kentucky Winemakers to Produce Brandy and Fortified Wines

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Local winery owners are in support of a bill moving through the Kentucky Legislature to allow them to distill wine waste products to create brandy and other so called fortified wines.

The Kentucky House approved the bill this week.  

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Government
2:29 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Kentucky Recognized for 1st Place Economic Ranking

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A ceremony was held Tuesday at the state Capitol Rotunda in recognition of Kentucky’s first place honor in Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup rankings. 

The Commonwealth was awarded top prize for new and expanded industry activity per capita over the last year.  

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Government
6:29 am
Tue March 3, 2015

'AT&T Bill' Passes Kentucky Senate, Poised to Become Law

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Major telephone companies won’t have to offer basic landline service to residents in the 15 largest markets in the state if Gov. Steve Beshear signs a bill that passed the state Senate on Monday.

The so-called AT&T deregulation bill removes a requirement that “carriers of last resort” offer packages with 911 calling, operator service and unlimited local calls to those who ask for it in markets of more than 15,000 people.

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Government
2:45 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Ballard and Marshall Counties Declared Work Ready Communities In-Progress

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Two western Kentucky counties have been designated Work Ready Communities In-Progress.  Governor Steve Beshear announced today that community, business, education, workforce, and economic development leaders from each county are developing their workforce by meeting education, skill, and digital literacy benchmarks. 

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Government
7:52 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Kentucky Chamber Tops General Assembly Lobbying for January

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The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce spent the most cash lobbying in the General Assembly in the month of January.

According to the Legislative Ethics Commission groups spent nearly $1.8 million that month.

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Government
7:34 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Ky. House Passes Human Trafficking, Child Porn Bills

State Rep. Sannie Overly and Majority Whip Johnny Bell
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The Kentucky House unanimously passed two bills to combat sex trafficking and child pornography in the state.

One bill would prevent those charged with having sex with a child prostitute from claiming they thought the child was over 18. Democratic Representative Sannie Overly says the bill goes along with legislation working its way through the U.S. Congress that amends federal trafficking statutes in the same way.

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Government
11:16 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Nominees Selected For Open Kentucky Supreme Court Seat

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  A committee has nominated three candidates to replace former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott, who resigned in January to enter the Republican race for governor.

Scott was elected to his seat on the state’s highest court in 2004, representing the 7thSupreme Court District covering much Eastern Kentucky.

The nominees announced Thursday are all Eastern Kentucky attorneys—David Allen Barber from Prestonsburg, Roger Donald Riggs from Mount Sterling and Janet Stumbo from Van Lear.

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Government
5:19 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Senate Acts to Shut Down Internet Sweepstakes Cafes in Kentucky

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The Kentucky Senate has approved legislation that could shut down internet sweepstakes cafes in the Commonwealth. The computer based businesses give away chances to win monetary prizes with the purchase of a service or product. 

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