Government

Election 2012
10:21 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Tea Party Politics: A Conversation with Dr. Scott Lasley

Tea Party protest march on the National Mall, 2009
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Everyone knows about the wave of lawmakers that came onto the national scene four years ago riding the Tea Party ticket. There’s no better example of that than right here in our own backyard with Senator Rand Paul. And as we come up on Tuesday’s primary election, it’s apparent that the Tea Party movement is still influential. But how has that affected the Republican Party on down the line in state and local level elections? Gary Pitts spoke with Dr. Scott Lasley, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Kentucky University to find out.

Tennessee Government
8:54 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Report: Governor Haslam's Transparency Record is Mixed

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says it's "not easy" to strike a balance between efficiency and transparency in state government.

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Election 2012
8:50 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Ron Paul Spares Son Awkward Primary

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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has prevented a potentially awkward situation for his son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, by effectively ending his campaign before Kentucky's primary.  

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Election 2012
8:25 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Kentucky's Primary Approaches

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The most competitive primary in Kentucky will come to an end Tuesday.

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Government
3:33 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Kentucky Sues Medical Company for False Marketing

Kentucky is one of 13 states intervening in a 90-million dollar lawsuit against Healthpoint, Ltd. Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control allege that a bedsore ointment called Xenaderm is a “less than effective” drug by FDA standards, for which Medicaid coverage is illegal. 

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Postal Service
9:11 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Paducah Mail Processing Center to Close in 2014

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Paducah's US Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center will not be among those shut down in the first round of closures next year. USPS officials are moving forward with a multi-billion dollar cost-cutting plan that will shutter nearly 250 mail processing centers across the country. 

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Election 2012
8:49 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Chris Christie Comes to Kentucky

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Kentucky Republicans will hear from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tomorrow at the state GOP's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Christie had been touted as a potential presidential candidate in this year's Republican primary, but he opted not to enter the race. He’s still being talked about as a potential vice presidential running mate. His visit has captured the attention of Democrats who accuse Christie of "pandering to the extreme right wing base." Democratic U.S. Representative John Yarmuth has scheduled a press conference today to discuss the visit.

Election 2012
8:40 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Low Voter Turnout Predicted

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Kentucky’s top election official is predicting up to 90 percent of the state’s voters will skip Tuesday's primary election. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says the lack of interest among Kentucky's nearly 3 million voters has to do with the already sewn-up Republican presidential primary, as well as limited opposition for congressional and legislative seats up for election this year. Early voting has been minimal thus far, further signifying that interest is lagging. Based on that and other indicators, Grimes predicts a turnout between 10 and 12 percent.

Health and Welfare
5:47 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Kentucky Launches a Child Support Website

Officials have launched a new website to simplify the child support process for families in Kentucky. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the Child Support Enforcement Program website allows the public and employers to securely access their cases and account information, apply for child support, locate a child support office, make payments and estimate child support payment. Officials say the Child Support Enforcement office collected more than $407 million in child support payments last year. Here's a link to the website.

Government
12:22 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Killer Has Years Added to Sentence

Timothy Krajcir
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A convicted serial killer had 65 years added to his 15 life sentences due to a recent confession of crimes committed in Paducah. 

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