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5:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Host Public Meeting for Honeywell Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has thus far found no issues in its two-year safety review of the Honeywell uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, Illinois.  

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Government
2:49 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Hopkins Co. Sheriff Denies Threats after Cease and Desist Request

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Hopkins County Sheriff Frank Latham is denying he threatened Madisonville Police Department officers with indictments as alleged in a cease and desist request from the county attorney.

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department and MPD were at loggerheads earlier this month over jurisdiction issues. 

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kynect
2:30 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Beshear: More Than 10% of Kentuckians Insured Through kynect

The Kentucky Governor office says that more than one in every 10 Kentuckians now have affordable health care thanks to the initial open enrollment period for kynect, Kentucky's state-based helath benefit exchange.

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Government
4:05 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Hunger Continuing as Major Issue in Kentucky, Meal Gap Study Reports

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Hunger issues continue to complicate life for many Kentucky families.  This reality is reflected in the just-released "Map the Meal Gap Report".

The meal gap study, released by Feeding America, shows 17 percent of people in the state are food insecure. That figure includes more than 220,000 Kentucky children. Fulton County had the highest food insecurity rate at 23 percent.

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Government
3:47 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Paducah Officials Waiting to Receive BBQ on the River Contractual Audit

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Paducah city officials are still waiting to receive a financial report from Barbecue on the River that they hope will provide more insight into the organization's financial practices. 

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Government
3:08 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Christian County Chamber to Participate in "Hiring Our Heroes" Forum at Fort Campbell

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The Christian County Chamber of Commerce is participating in one of three panel discussions during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Jobs Summit & Career Forum at Fort Campbell this Wednesday. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are also scheduled to speak at the event. 

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Transportation
1:02 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

KYTC: $68M Spent on Snow and Ice Removal This Winter

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  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent more than $68 million on snow and ice removal this winter, while more than doubling the salt usage of a typical winter.

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Government
6:17 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session

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By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014  Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget. All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.

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Government
5:09 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Madisonville Looking at Options in Contract Dispute with KU

A Madisonville official says the city is weighing its options as the effective date of a disputed contract with electricity provider Kentucky Utilities nears. In September, KU notified the city of impending changes to the parties’ contract that would take effect April 23rd.

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Government
6:54 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Jenkins Advocates for Ethics Bill Next Session

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Kentucky Representative Joni Jenkins says if a special legislative session is called for later this year, ethics reform should be on the agenda.

During the session, Jenkins filed an amendment to an unrelated bill that would reconfigure the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, which has come under fire after it found former lawmaker John Arnold not guilty of sexual harassment charges, but the Senate didn’t take up that bill.

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