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3:47 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Four Treated for Chemical Burns at Hopkinsville Facility

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Several people were treated for chemical burns after being exposed to an unknown chemical at a Hopkinsville facility Wednesday night.  

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Government
12:18 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Kentucky Baptists Take Credit for Failure of Medical Marijuana Bills

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The Kentucky Baptist Convention is taking credit for the failure of medical marijuana bills in this year’s General Assembly and is already gearing up to fight similar legislation next year.

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Government
11:46 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Kentucky House’s Top Priority Doesn’t Make It Through Senate

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The top legislative priority in the Kentucky House failed to pass this legislative session. The local option sales tax bill called LIFT passed the house but never made into a Senate Committee.

First District Republican Sen. Stan Humphries of Cadiz says representatives from heavy industry wanted to be exempted from charging the tax and that partially led to its demise.

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Government
7:54 am
Wed March 25, 2015

With Deadline Looming, Kentucky General Assembly Passes Heroin Bill and More

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State lawmakers worked into the early hours Wednesday to pass a series of bills before the Kentucky legislative session draws to a close. Lawmakers passed a comprehensive bill to address the state’s growing heroin problem, set a floor to the tumbling gas tax and extended protections domestic violence victims.

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Government
7:51 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Dating Violence Measures Heads to the Governor's Desk

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After years of debate in Frankfort, the state legislature has approved a measure to add civil protections for dating couples.  

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Government
7:49 am
Wed March 25, 2015

General Assembly Gives Final Approval to Booster Seat Changes

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Kentucky's vehicle booster seat law is getting an upgrade.  Final approval came last night at the state Capital. 

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Government
4:27 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

County Officials Take LBL Controversy to Washington

Credit Wade White

County officials critical of land management in Land Between the Lakes are meeting with federal officials in Washington to get the forest service to temporarily halt logging.

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Government
4:18 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Calloway Co. Public Library Board Member Hopes Taxing District Ruling Won't Be Overturned

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Calloway County Public Library board member and lawyer Ricky Lamkin is hopeful an appellate court decision allowing library taxing districts to continue to tax without a petition won’t be overturned.

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Government
7:24 am
Tue March 24, 2015

McCracken County Fiscal Court Partners with Humane Society

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Monday night to enter into a contract with the McCracken County Humane Society to house animals brought in by the animal control.

McCracken County judge-executive Bob Leeper says a 2011 euthanasia scandal at the humane society did not deter county leaders from making the deal.

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