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11:18 am
Fri June 13, 2014

KY Utilities Now Required to Notify Customers, Cities When Increasing Rates

Kentucky State Capitol
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A new state law requires utility companies to notify customers and county and city commissions when increasing their rates.

Joint Sewer Agency Director John Hodges says KRS 65A also means the districts permitted to tax residents will have to publicly notify those residents and the commissions the utility serves.

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Government
6:35 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Beshear: Budget will be Balanced and Won't Affect Education

Recent state revenue receipts show that Kentucky’s real income is falling short of projections and will lead to a multi-million dollar budget shortfall.

Lower-than-predicted coal severance taxes, property taxes, road fund receipts and more have the state facing a nearly $28 million shortfall by the end of the fiscal year.

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Government
4:18 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Kentucky to Get $110 Million in Tobacco Settlement Money

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Kentucky will receive about $110 million from an agreement between the state and tobacco companies over the state’s mishandling of tobacco funds dating back to 2003.

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Government
10:58 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Kentucky State Police Reopen Investigation Of Former LRC Director's Document Shredding

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Kentucky State Police has reopened its investigation into the document shredding by former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman.

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Government
6:31 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Beshear Pleased With Appeal in Seven Counties Case

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he is pleased with a decision by the Kentucky Retirement Systems to appeal a recent ruling that would allow quasi-governmental agencies to withdraw from the beleaguered public pension system.

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Government
4:20 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Beshear, Edelen Sign Cyber-Security Bills

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Gov. Steve Beshear and State Auditor Adam Edelen gathered in Louisville today for a ceremonial signing of a pair of bills—House Bills 5 and 232—intended to shore up Kentucky’s ability to protect citizens’ data from security breaches.

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Government
12:00 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

"Local Food, Local Places" Initiative Looks to Support Community-Grown Food

A new USDA program is aiming to better incorporate locally grown food into communities.

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Government
9:09 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Plaintiffs Respond to Beshear's Procreation Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage in Kentucky

Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon's marriage licenses.

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 5:35 am

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's argument that same-sex unions harm procreation is a "myopic" view of marriage, argues a response filed on behalf of Kentucky same-sex couples seeking recognition for their out-of-state marriages.

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Government
3:54 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Former Lawmaker John Arnold Appeals Ethics Verdict

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Former Kentucky state lawmaker John Arnold is fighting a guilty verdict in his ethics trial. His attorney filed an appeal in Franklin Circuit Court yesterday asking a judge to rescind a ruling by a state ethics panel that found Arnold guilty of abusing his office when he sexually harassed and assaulted three state House employees.

That ruling consisted of a public reprimand of Arnold, as well as $3,000 in fines.

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Government
3:45 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Freedom to Fish Below Cumberland River Dams Now Signed into Law

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A new law now protects the right to fish in the tailwaters of dams on the Cumberland River, thanks to work from Kentucky and Tennessee federal lawmakers.

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