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12:25 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Chad Chancellor to Step Down From Paducah Economic Development Leadership

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Paducah Economic Development President/CEO Chad Chancellor has announced that he'll be stepping down from his post in September to pursue new job opportunities. 

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Government
6:36 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Fitch Names KRS Pension Worst-Funded in Nation

Kentucky's employee pension has been rated among the worst in the nation.
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Global credit agency Fitch Ratings has named one of Kentucky’s pensions the worst in the nation. The non-hazardous pension under the Kentucky Employee Retirement System has about a quarter of the money it would need to pay out what will be owed to pensioners. 

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Government
4:07 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

It's Election Day Eve in Kentucky. Here Are State Legislature Primaries to Watch.

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With an expected 30 percent (or less) voter turnout in tomorrow's primary elections, about 930,000 Kentuckians will take to the polls to determine which candidates will appear on the ballot during this fall's general election.

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Government
1:02 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Settlement Possible in Newberry Zoning Case

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As a court date looms for McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry regarding allegations of zoning misconduct, Commonwealth's Attorney G.L. Ovey says there is potential for a settlement.

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Government
10:19 am
Mon May 19, 2014

'Growing Warriors' To Begin Planting Hemp This Week

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A group of Kentucky military veteran farmers say they will plant a crop of hemp seeds this week following a federal court hearing.

The Kentucky Agriculture Department had sued the Drug Enforcement Agency over the DEA's seizure of hemp seeds imported for research. A judge ruled that the seeds can be released with the proper permits. 

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Infrastructure
6:46 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Sinks Farther Over Weekend

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A sensor placed on the Old Ledbetter Bridge Friday by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers and inspectors detected additional movement in west approach spans on the Old Ledbetter Bridge this weekend.  

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Government
5:30 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Chart: Since Recession Food Stamp Usage Continues to Increase

A new analysis from a rural non-profit shows western Kentuckians using food stamps has continued to increase, but the region is faring better than the state as a whole.

An analysis of USDA data from the rural non-profit The Daily Yonder shows more than 17 percent of people in our region relied on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, or food stamps, in 2011. That number for the state as a whole that year: more than 19 percent.

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Government
11:55 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Hopkinsville Police Chief Responds to Recent Shootings

Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie says he plans to ramp up patrols following two shootings and one homicide in his community in the last month. 

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Government
11:39 am
Fri May 16, 2014

UPDATE: Man Detained in Cairo Robbery Identified, Charged With Firearm Possession

UPDATE: Police have identified and charged the man detained in connection to last night’s deadly bank robbery in downtown Cairo.

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Government
6:25 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Lawsuit over Hemp Seeds Heard Today

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Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner says he’s looking forward to a court hearing today over his department’s lawsuit against the federal government. James Comer sued three government agencies—including the U.S. Justice Department—over a 250 pound shipment of hemp seeds being held by federal customs officials in Louisville.

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