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12:46 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Commentary: Legislature Goes for Nuclear Options in Redistricting

Richard Nelson

Murray, KY – No compromise has been made between the drastically different redistricting plans passed through the Kentucky Legislature. Plans being pushed by House Democrats and Senate Republicans are nearing the possibility that federal courts may end up resolving the issue. Commentator Richard Nelson says this kind of partisan political bomb-throwing won't garner any love between constituents and the powers that be in Frankfort.

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Press Releases & Events
7:21 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Don't Say Gay Debated in Tennessee House Committee

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11:14 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbraith Dies

Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith, a perennial candidate in Kentucky politics for decades died late yesterday.

Galbraith was 64. His death was made public on Facebook by his former running mate Dea Riley. The cause of death has not yet been released, but LEX 18 is reporting the Fayette County coroner said Galbraith had been dealing with congestion and died in his sleep.

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2:48 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Lack of Coal No Surprise in Beshear Inaguration Speech

In his inauguration speech, Gov. Steve Beshear spoke about education and the importance of building a generation that can lead Kentucky in the future. But it was a far cry from the pro-coal rhetoric that dominated some of his speeches earlier this year. Beshear’s avoidance of the issue didn’t surprise many observers, who know where the governor stands on coal.

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Press Releases & Events
3:38 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

Beshear on Expanded Gambling

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10:53 am
Tue December 13, 2011

JCPS Board Delays Student Assignment Vote

The Jefferson County Board of Education has been presented a new student assignment plan after months of anticipation, but the board has delayed any decisions about implementing the plan until next month.

The new plan was proposed to the board at Monday night’s board meeting. The proposal maintains the current six clusters and boundaries the district uses to measure diversity, but includes new diversity criteria recommended by UCLA professor Gary Orfield, who provided the district with ideas in September.

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2:50 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

McConnell Backhands Fellow Republicans Millionaire Tax Increase Bill

During a press conference Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took jabs at a fellow GOP lawmaker for introducing a bill that raises taxes on wealthy Americans to extend the payroll tax cuts.

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4:27 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Kentucky's Department of Community Based Services Commissioner Resigns

 

 

The commissioner of Kentucky’s Department of Community Based Services, which provides various welfare services like foster care and child protection, is stepping down amid growing criticism about the department’s handling of child abuse cases.

Patricia Wilson submitted her resignation last Friday; officials for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services say it was a personal decision.

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Press Releases & Events
8:54 am
Tue November 29, 2011

Commissioners say no to CCC request

Government & Politics - WKMS
2:08 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Commentary: The Diplomacy of Herman Cain

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – The views expressed in this commentary are those of Dr. Brian Clardy and don't necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.

Murray State History Professor and Foreign Policy Analyst Dr. Brian Clardy takes a look at the diplomacy of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

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