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3:35 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Heavy Rains Cause Temporary Beach Closure at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Sandy Beach, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Credit parks.ky.gov

Heavy rains have forced Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park to temporarily close the beach on Pennyrile Lake for safety reasons until repairs can be made. 

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Hemp
2:41 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Kentucky May Provide Loans to Lure Hemp Processors

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Kentucky’s burgeoning hemp industry may receive a shot in the arm later this year if the state changes a loan program for agricultural processors. 

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Government
4:20 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Stumbo, Stivers Call New EPA Regulations A "Dumbass" Policy

Credit Kentucky LRC

The state’s top-ranking lawmakers have some choice words over proposed federal regulations governing emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The Environmental Protection Agency this week announced new regulations that would reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from coal-fired power plants 30 percent by the year 2030.

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Government
3:48 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Princeton Tourist Welcome Center Repairs On Hold

Credit City of Princeton

Repairs for the Princeton Tourist Welcome Center are on hold after the city council moved to reject bids from two contractors.

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Government
6:28 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Kentucky City Sues State Pension System Over Risky Investments

Credit wikipedia.com

A Kentucky city is suing the state's public pension system over its investment of county employees' retirement money into "risky" hedge funds. 

An attorney for Ft. Wright, a northern Kentucky city of 5,700, filed a class-action lawsuit Monday alleging that Kentucky Retirement Systems improperly used money from one of its subsidiary funds to make investments that were illegal under state law.

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Weather
2:59 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

NWS: Impending Thunderstorms Expected to Enter Listening Area Midday Wednesday

Credit NWS

The National Weather Service in Paducah is calling for thunderstorms to arrive in our listening area from the west tomorrow with some having a chance to become severe. 

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Government
12:55 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Kentucky Same-Sex Couples Head to Illinois for Legal Marriages

Seth Stewart, left and Hunter Fawks, Marshall County native, and partners of 2 years.
Lance Dennee

Same-sex Kentucky couples are heading to the commonwealth's only contiguous state that allows same sex marriage to make their unions legal.  

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Infrastructure
11:23 am
Mon June 2, 2014

I-24 Ohio River Bridge Work Expected to Delay Illinois-Bound Traffic

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Intense road work along the I-24 Ohio River Bridge is expected to cause heavy traffic delays throughout the week.

Road crews from the Illinois Department of Transportation are milling the westbound lanes of the I-24 Bridge between Paducah and Metropolis, Illinois as part of ongoing deck rehabilitation on the bridge. 

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Government
11:12 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Who Spent the Most Lobbying the Kentucky General Assembly In The 2014 Session

Kentucky state Capitol

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 2:21 pm

Lobbyists spent $8.7 million to lobby Kentucky lawmakers this year—and tobacco giant Altria led the pack at $156,000, according to records released by the Legislative Ethics Commission this week.

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Government
6:54 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Kentucky State Police Find No Misconduct By LRC Director Bobby Sherman

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After a nearly seven-month investigation, the Kentucky State Police say investigators found no evidence that former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman shredded work-related documents to cover-up information on sexual harassment within the state legislature.

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