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3:19 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

McCracken County’s Future Bright Despite Messy Audit

New McCracken County Judge Executive Bob Leeper
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McCracken County’s new Judge Executive Bob Leeper is beginning his term working to clean up a messy audit. Kentucky’s State Auditor found several discrepancies among the county’s financial report, including lack of receipts for credit card payments, overpayment of employees, mishandling of budget surpluses, and general sloppiness.

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Government
5:02 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

What To Look For In the Kentucky General Assembly's 2015 Session

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 8:44 am

The 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly gets underway this week, and most of the high-priority bills state lawmakers will grapple with are re-incarnations of last year’s unresolved dilemmas.

Here are the old battles that are scheduled to be fought again during the 30-day session, which will be spread out over three months. The following six issues are likely to lead legislative action all the way through March.

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Government
3:42 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

HopTown Public Transit System Begins Passenger Service This Week

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Hopkinsville residents can now benefit from the city’s new public transit system. 

The system, Hopkinsville Transit, began its routes today. 

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Government
2:28 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Low-Income Heating Assistance Begins Crisis Program Applications Next Week

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Crisis funding will be available next week to aid Purchase residents with high heating bills.

West Kentucky Allied Services administers the  Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP. 

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Government
2:51 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

2015 Marks 200 Years Since First Federal Disaster Declaration... and It Happened In Our Region

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2015 is the bicentennial of the Federal Government’s first disaster relief act, passed in the wake of the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811 and 1812. The aid, however, came nearly three years after the magnitude 7 and above quakes occurred.

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Government
6:00 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Rupp Arena Renovations Could Appear on 2015 Legislative Agenda

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Funding for the makeover of Lexington's Rupp Arena could be a topic of conversation during the upcoming 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, so says Madison County Senator Jared Carpenter.

Efforts during the previous term to secure $80 million dollars in state funds for the Rupp project were unsuccessful.  Carpenter believes the matter could surface during the upcoming short session.

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Government
6:04 am
Thu January 1, 2015

Danny Carroll Prepares for First Year in KY Legislature

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After 23 years of representation by Bob Leeper, Kentucky’s second senate district will have a new voice on the legislative floor this year.

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Government
6:30 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Poll Shows 77 Percent of Kentuckians Know About Kynect

According to the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, 77 percent of adults in the state know about the state's online health insurance marketplace. 

But, the survey released this week also indicates only 17 percent of uninsured adults say they have tried to get more information about Kynect. 

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Government
1:45 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Fort Campbell Schedules Listening Session Ahead of Possible Troop Reductions

With possible troop reductions looming at Fort Campbell, officials there have organized a community listening session set to take place next month.

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Government
6:00 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Heroin Related Bills Pre-filed for 2015 KY Legislative Session

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One of the most pressing issues before state lawmakers in 2015 relates to heroin addiction.

In the last few years, drug overdose deaths have been a priority concern in many Kentucky cities and increasingly in rural communities. 

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