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12:20 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

New Report Says Almost 1 Million Kentuckians to Be Insured Under ACA Clause

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A new report from the national health organization Families USA is praising the ability of almost 1 million Kentuckians to buy insurance in the coming years despite their pre-existing conditions.

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12:18 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

41K of Copper, Other Metal Stolen from Hopkins Tech Center

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department is looking for suspects after $41,000 in copper and other metal was stolen from the county’s new career and technology center. Detective Will Coursey says the Hopkins County School District reported the items missing last week.

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Government
10:21 am
Wed July 25, 2012

State Flags Ordered to Half Staff July 27

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has ordered flags at all state office building to half staff on Friday in honor of last week’s Colorado shooting victims. A presidential order last week placed all federal building flags at half staff.

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Government
8:33 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Paducah’s Convention Center Corportation Embezzlement Investigation

The Paducah Convention Center Corporation’s embezzlement investigation is in its second phase. Chairman Phil McIntosh tells the Paducah Sun the board has until October 7th, one year from the time the embezzlement was discovered, to file lawsuits. 

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Government
8:28 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Paducah City Commission Meeting

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Paducah’s Henry Clay Park is getting a new name.  City commissioners voted last night to rename the park in honor of former Mayor Albert Jones who served from 1996 until 2000.  

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Government
3:20 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Bird’s Point Levee Scheduled for Completion

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The Army Corps of Engineers says the Bird’s Point Levee in southeast Missouri will be back to its former size by the end of the year. 

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Government
9:50 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Click It or Ticket Campaign Ends

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety ended its annual Click It or Ticket enforcement effort this year with 19,500 citations to motorists for not buckling up. More than 220 state and local law enforcement agencies participated in the campaign that ended June 3rd. 

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Government
9:45 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Fines Increase for Disabled Parking Tag Fraud

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Illinois legislation will raise fines for people that misuse disabled parking tags to $600 next year. The new law also imposes a $1,000 fine on any healthcare provider who knowingly falsifies the certification allowing someone to get a disability plate or parking decal. 

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Government
9:33 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Tennessee is Trying to Turn Research into Jobs

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Tennessee ranks 8th in the country for the volume of federal grants its university research centers receive, but those dollars are not paying off in terms of new products, companies and jobs. 

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Government
9:27 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Illinois Lottery Revenue Increases

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Illinois Lottery officials said sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30th topped $2.67 billion, a nearly 18 percent increase over the previous year. 

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