Government

Law
7:12 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Chief Justice Minton says Funding Cuts have "Hollowed Out" the State Court System

wikipedia.org

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton says there’s been a “hollowing out” of the state’s court system over the last four years because of funding cuts.  

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Kentucky Legislature
6:54 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Bluegrass Institute Blames Lawmakers for Struggling Pension Systems

wikipedia.org

The watchdog group Bluegrass Institute has released a report blaming Kentucky'’s lawmakers for various issues with the state’'s pension systems.

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Government
8:41 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Illinois Housing Grants

Wikimedia Commons

Illinois will receive more than $7 million in federal housing grants to improve local communities by providing shelter and affordable housing. 

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Crime
3:22 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Former Paducah Expo and Convention Center Director Receives Two Year Sentence

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

The two people who embezzled more than $200,000 from the Paducah/McCracken County Convention and Expo Center will serve two year and 18 month respective prison sentences.

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Government
3:24 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Child Support Enforcement Budget Cuts

lexingtonky.gov

Local county attorneys are upset over 12 % cuts to their offices of Child Support Enforcement.

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Rural Fire Service
12:13 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Obion County TN: Hornbeak Chief Wants His Own Subscription Service

Time is running out for rural Obion County, Tennessee residents' fire protection contracts, and at least one community fire chief is trying to ensure residents in his portion of the county will keep the service.

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Government
9:03 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Kentucky Senators Help Block Paycheck Fairness Act

nps.gov

Kentucky’s two Republican senators yesterday helped their party block the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have given women new tools to combat pay discrimination in the workforce. 

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Illinois Government
8:25 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Illinois Lawmakers Try to Tackle Pension Again

wikipedia.org

Illinois officials are trying to figure out how to finish cutting the state’s pension costs. Lawmakers came close to an agreement last month, but it was derailed by personal conflicts, policy disputes and the deadline for ending the spring legislative session. 

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Government
8:50 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Officials Discuss Tax Reform in Kentucky

ket.org

A Lexington state representative with a history of tax reform interest says the current panel studying the issue is quite different in its makeup.  

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Tourism & Heritage
8:44 am
Tue June 5, 2012

New Kentucky Tourism Commissioner

Kentucky’s new Department of Travel and Tourism Commissioner is charged with expanding tourism by while landing new attractions. 

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