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3:20 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Kentucky Withdraws Tourism Incentives for Ark Encounter

Credit arkencounter.com

Kentucky has withdrawn its offer of tax incentives for a Christian theme park in Northern Kentucky. The decision comes after the Christian non-profit Answers In Genesis, which controls Ark Encounter, refused to provide written assurance to the cabinet that the park would not discriminate in hiring decisions based on religion.

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Government
12:41 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Kentucky Chamber Calls for Comprehensive Audit of K.R.S

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce wants a full performance audit of the troubled Kentucky Retirement Systems.

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Government
2:53 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

USPS to Open Sundays in Select Kentucky Locations - None in Western Kentucky

Credit EraserGirl, Wikimedia Commons

The United States Postal Service is opening on Sundays in six Kentuckiana locations - however none in our immediate listening area. 

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Government
1:19 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Both Sides of Kentucky's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Push for Supreme Court Review

Steve Beshear

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 4:08 pm

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday filed his support for the request that the U.S. Supreme Court consider the state's same-sex marriage cases.

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Government
12:11 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Murray-Calloway Parks and Recreation Seeks Donations

Credit Murray Calloway County Parks and Recreation / Facebook

The Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation Department has launched a public fundraiser just a month after voters rejected a potential "nickel tax". The department’s teaming up with the Murray-Calloway County Community Foundation and nonprofit Red Basket in asking for donations in person or online.

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Government
11:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Koch Gift to University of Louisville Raises Fears of Political Influence in Classes

Grawemeyer Hall, the University of Louisville's main administrative building.

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 4:43 pm

Declines in state appropriations and negative financial trends have made American universities rely more on alumni and wealthy benefactors for cash donations.

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Government
6:28 am
Wed December 10, 2014

PPS Updates City Commission

Credit Paducah Power System

Paducah City Commissioners asked Mayor Gayle Kaler to request a brief from Paducah Power System on the Rate Recovery Plan at last night’s city commission meeting.

Commissioner Richard Abraham says the City Commission wants more details about a PPS meeting with insurance and bond rating companies this week.

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Government
12:55 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Report: Tennessee Cuts Debt, Still Long Way to Go

Credit Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury

A report from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office shows that while the state has paid off a significant amount of its debt, it still has a long way to go.

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Government
12:02 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Murray Residents Voice Comments on Updates to the Human Rights Ordinance

Credit Allison Crawford

Murray City residents voiced their comments on a new Human Rights Ordinance draft that would protect people of all gender identities and sexual orientations  at last night's Town Hall meeting.

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Government
4:21 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Ky Police Officers Refer to "Use-of-Force Continuum" when Subduing Subjects

Credit Department of Criminal Justice Training

After the death of Eric Garner in New York City, police tactics have come under scrutiny on the national level. 

In Kentucky, officers are taught when and if to use defensive tactics as prescribed by The Use-of-Force Continuum. 

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