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7:53 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Beshear Signs First Bill of 2014 Session Into Law

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A bill that will let nurses provide patients certain prescription drugs has become the first measure of the 2014 General Assembly signed into law.

At a ceremony held yesterday in the Capitol’s State Reception Room, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 7, saying the measure complements the state’s expansion of health care under the federal health care law. 

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Government
12:39 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Volesky Promoted to Take McConville’s Position at Fort Campbell

Brig. Gen. Gary Volesky
Credit http://www.army.mil

The Department of Defense has named Brig. Gen. Gary Volesky as Fort Campbell’s new commanding general.

Volesky is being promoted to major general and currently serves as the public affairs chief for the Army in Washington, D.C.

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Government
9:42 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Smoking Ban: 'Uphill Battle' in Kentucky House

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D-Prestonsburg) says that mustering legislative support for a bill that would ban smoking in private businesses and public areas is “an uphill battle.”

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Government
10:14 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Paducah City Commission Green-lights Greenway Trail HWY 45 Underpass

Paducah City Engineer Rick Murphy
Credit Lance Dennee

Work on Paducah’s Greenway Trail underpass will begin as early as next month after the Paducah City Commission approved the contract for ICA Engineering on construction and testing for Phase 2 Tuesday night.

 

City Engineer Rick Murphy said the project will cost around $650,000, which is under appropriations by $240,000. Construction will begin next month depending on weather.

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Government
7:34 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Transportation Project Funding Comes Before Budget Committee

As they prepare to vote on funding for road repairs, state lawmakers are asking questions about maintenance and new projects. State transportation department officials went before the House Budget Subcommittee on Transportation Monday.

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Government
4:38 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

John Arnold Ethics Trial Delayed Again Due to Mental Health Concerns

Credit Jonathan Meador/Kentucky Public Radio

A state ethics trial involving former Rep. John Arnold has been delayed again.

The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission ordered that the sexual harassment trial against Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, be postponed. 

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Government
2:21 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Pretrial Conference Set in McCracken County Zoning Case

Credit McCracken Fiscal Court

A pretrial conference is set in the zoning misconduct case involving the McCracken County Judge Executive and his Deputy.  

The attorney for Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice says the defense will meet with the prosecution before the judge on March 21 to determine the proceedings for the trial.  

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Government
3:40 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Legislators in Both Houses Wrangle Over Pace of Budget Action

Credit LRC Public Information

In the Kentucky Legislature, there was budget talk Friday in both houses, but it had little to do with dollars and cents.  It began in the Senate when Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer asked members in the House to move on a two year budget and get it to his chamber.  

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Government
3:25 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Ky. Senate Moves to Reduce 'Water Patrol Harassment'

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The Kentucky Senate has approved legislation its sponsor argues would help reduce water patrol harassment in the state. A Marina operator testified in committee about a growing wave of boater complaints about overzealous officers. 

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Health
4:35 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Gov. Steve Beshear Launches Kentucky Health Initiative

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Gov. Steve Beshear is launching a new initiative aimed at improving Kentucky’s health outcomes over the next five years.

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