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Kynect
2:04 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Kynect Enrollment Tops 200,000

Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, Kynect, has topped 200,000 enrollees, according to the Governor’s Office. 

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Government
7:32 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Haslam To Give 4th State of The State Tonight

Republican Governor Bill Haslam is giving his fourth State of the State address tonight. The governor will unveil details of his annual state spending proposal and lay out some of his top legislative priorities for the year.

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Government
6:30 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Kentucky Legislators' Wait Almost Over for Governor's Tax Reform Details

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Leaders from both the Kentucky House and Senate are scheduled to meet with Gov. Steve Beshear Monday to talk tax reform. 

Lawmakers have been waiting on details of a proposal. Beshear promised weeks ago he would come forward with a legislative proposal to reform taxes.  But, the particulars of how to change the state’s tax structure will likely be revealed in Monday's meeting. 

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Government
2:06 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Ten Digit Dialing Begins Tomorrow for West KY

Credit Doug Wilson / wikimedia commons

Tomorrow is the first day callers in our listening area will be required to enter a three-digit area code before the seven-digit number on all calls. The change is part of the creation of area code 364 during which phone companies will superimpose a new area code over an existing area code. 

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Government
7:21 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Fetal Ultrasound Bill Passes Out of Committee

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A Kentucky Senate committee has passed a bill that would require women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory ultrasound procedure. Senate Bill 8 is the latest anti-abortion measure to clear the panel.

Lawmakers heard testimony from Derrick Selznick, who is director of the ACLU of Kentucky’s Reproductive Freedom Project. Selznick opposes the bill on the grounds that it’s demeaning to women.

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Government
7:18 am
Fri January 31, 2014

IL Starts Collecting Taxes

The state of Illinois is now accepting and processing tax returns. The Illinois Department of Revenue is urging taxpayers to file their returns electronically.

Officials say last year 80% of taxpayers filed electronically and many received refunds through direct deposit in about a week.

Once federal returns are filed, taxpayers have several options for filing state returns.

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Government
7:16 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Cybersecurity Bill Sails Through KY House

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The Kentucky House has passed a bill aimed at requiring government agencies to notify people when cyberthieves steal personal information from government computers.

The measure heads to the Senate after sailing through the House yesterday. State Auditor Adam Edelen praised the House action and urged the Senate to pass the bill.

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Government
7:12 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Senate Passes AT&T-Backed Deregulation Bill

A bill backed by AT&T that would deregulate telecommunications in Kentucky has passed the state Senate.

Senators voted 34-4 in favor of the bill. It would end requirements for telephone service providers to offer landlines to urban areas.

It would also prohibit the Public Service Commission from arbitrating consumer complaints over broadband services.

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Government
3:30 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Farm Bill Moves to Senate with No Direct Payments, Crop Insurance Increases

Credit kyagr.com

Area farmers are waiting for more details on the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday to see how it will affect their operations.

Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon says the new bill gets rid of the base farmers have received for growing certain major crops, which will save $5 billion a year.

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Government
7:18 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Bill to Lessen Helmet Requirements for Certain ATV Operators Heads to the Full Senate

A Kentucky Senate Committee has adopted legislation to lessen helmet requirements for certain all-terrain vehicle operators.  

The measure was offered by Monticello Senator Sarah Beth Gregory.

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