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2:51 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Kentucky Chief Justice: Court Worker Pay 'Woefully Inadequate'

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One-fourth of the judicial workforce in Kentucky falls under the federal poverty guidelines for a family of four. 

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton calls the broken salary structure the most pressing issue in the state’s judicial system. 

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2:47 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

KYTC Aims To Gather Public Feedback On Kentucky Rail Plan Update

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is set to gather public input to update the Commonwealth's rail plan. The plan outlines freight and rail passenger trends and long-term rail transportation goals. 

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Government
8:04 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Watkins' Nuclear Bill Facing Coal Opposition

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Representative Gerald Watkins of Paducah is pushing his bill through the house to lift the moratorium on nuclear power in Kentucky.

Watkins’ bill is a companion to Senator Bob Leeper’s bill that passed the senate in early February. Watkins is meeting with the state energy secretary Tuesday to get traction on the bill.

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Government
6:48 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Senate Appears Cool to Freezing Gas Tax

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The head of the Kentucky Senate Transportation Committee doesn’t see much support in his chamber for freezing the state’s gas tax.  

Funds from the tax go to build new roads and bridges and finance improvements. Governor Beshear is suggesting the fee stay at the December rate, a penny and a half higher than that of January. 

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Government
6:46 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Kentucky Lawmakers Near the Mid Way Point of 2014 Session

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Next Wednesday marks the midway point for the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly.  Typically, much of the heavy lifting regarding legislation occurs during the second half of the 60-day session.  This winter’s law making exercise seems to be following in that tradition.

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Government
11:57 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

West KY Lawmakers Brief Constituents in Paducah

Five west Kentucky Lawmakers spent Saturday discussing the progress of Kentucky’s 2014 legislative session which is at its halfway point. Representatives Lynn Bechler (R-Marion), Gerald Watkins (D-Paducah), Will Coursey (D-Symsonia), Richard Heath (R-Mayfield) and Steven Rudy (R-West Paducah) gave updates and took questions.

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Government
4:47 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

$324-m to Boost Cleanup Efforts @ Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant - Hiring Planned

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Federal contractors have received the go-ahead to continue cleanup projects at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, thanks to a $324m appropriation from the Department of Energy.  Federal lawmakers approved the funding in an omnibus spending bill earlier this year. 

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Government
2:33 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

AG Conway Offers to Assist With Pilot Hemp Project

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is offering to assist hemp supporters as the state prepares for the start of a hemp-growing pilot program this year.  The pilot projects were made possible by the passage of the United States Farm Bill that was signed into law by the President on Feb. 7.

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Government
8:06 am
Fri February 14, 2014

KY Senate Bill Would Reign In Water Patrols

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Enforcement efforts of Kentucky water patrol officers could soon be held to a revised standard.  Proponents say a Senate bill would help rein-in some overzealous actions on the state’s waterways.

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Government
7:02 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Murray Nets $946K in 2013 Alcohol Revenue, DUIs Increase 25 Percent

After a little more than a year of packaged alcohol sales in Murray, the city has netted almost a million dollars in tax revenue, but has seen a bump in DUIs.

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