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4:50 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Why Louisville’s Tech Initiatives Are on a National Stage Today

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Louisville’s efforts to train people for jobs in the technology industry will be on a national stage during President Obama’s visit to the city Thursday.

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Government
4:39 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

What’s the Difference Between Kentucky and Indiana’s Religious Freedom Laws?

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Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law has drawn national attention because of the worry that it could be used to defend discriminatory behavior in the state.

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Government
4:55 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Ark Project Is Using Kentucky's Religious Freedom Law to Sue the State

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A religious freedom law, similar to the one that has recently drawn national attention in Indiana, has been on the books in Kentucky for two years and is currently being used as an argument to sue the state.

The proprietors of the Ark Encounter project in Northern Kentucky are suing state Tourism Cabinet Secretary Bob Stewart and Gov. Steve Beshear for excluding the 500-foot-long Noah’s Ark replica from a tourism tax break.

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Government
4:51 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Hopkins County Library Requests Operational Funding As Construction Continues On Its New Location

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The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library asked the city for the same amount of operating funds as it prepares to move to its new location on East Center Street later this year.

Library Director Joel Meador said the $180,000 allows them to continue programming like their health initiative.

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Government
4:48 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Kentucky’s Beer Battlers Topped Lobbying Expenses Early-On During Legislative Session

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The opposing sides of the 2015 beer battle topped the list of lobbying spending during the first two months of the Kentucky General Assembly, according recently released numbers from the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission.

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Government
4:43 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Conway Not Attending Obama Address

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Presumptive Democratic Governor Candidate Jack Conway will not be in attendance when President Barack Obama visits Louisville Thursday.

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Government
4:22 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Partnership Between Owensboro and State to Jumpstart New Bluegrass Music Center

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The city of Owensboro is receiving $5 million for the construction of the new International Bluegrass Music Center project along the town’s riverfront.

The money comes from a partnership between the city and state announced Wednesday by Governor Steve Beshear and city leaders.

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Government
3:15 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Paducah City Commission OKs 2-Year Contract with BBQ Fest, New Incentive Policy

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The Paducah City Commission has approved a two-year contract with Barbecue on the River, Inc. - the first formal agreement between the city and organizers of the event, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year.

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Government
11:58 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Kentucky Education Commissioner Announces Retirement

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After more than five years at the helm of the Kentucky Department of Education, Commissioner Terry Holliday has announced plans to retire. 

At the state Board of Education meeting in Frankfort Wednesday, board chairman Roger Marcum, read a letter from Holliday.

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Health
3:30 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Childhood Vaccination Attitudes Discussed By Panel at UK

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The measles outbreak that happened late last year in the western U.S. has renewed discussion about vaccination policies.  That very issue was the main topic of a panel discussion Tuesday at the University of Kentucky.

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