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4:26 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Beshear Addresses National Health Care Conference

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Gov. Steve Beshear addressed a national health care conference in Washington D.C. Tuesday to once again tout Kentucky’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Transportation
12:51 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Another Contract Awarded, I-69 Moves Forward

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a major contract to bring I-69 closer to reality in Hopkins, Webster and Henderson counties.

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Government
6:45 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Dem IL Congressional Candidate Pushing for Brookport Levee Repairs, Looks to Unseat Shimkus

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Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representative’s 15th District, Eric Thorsland told residents in Brookport he wants to see funds put into the village’s levee repairs.

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Government
4:20 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Beshear Says EPA Coal Emission Standards Provide ‘Flexibility’

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says proposed federal regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants provide the state with some “flexibility” in meeting government targets.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced this month that the nation must reduce carbon emissions created by burning coal by 30 percent.

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Government
3:08 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Murray to Conduct Earthquake Scenario to Test Emergency Readiness Tomorrow

Murray is undergoing city-wide disaster drills tomorrow to examine how local agencies respond to a significant earthquake event.

Western Kentucky lies just east of the New Madrid Seismic Zone which has produced over 4,000 recorded earthquakes. The fault is speculated to produce another large event sometime in the future. 

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Government
3:24 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Non-Profit Says Kentucky, First District Would Benefit More Than Average If Minimum Wage Raised

Kentucky rounds out the top ten states that would benefit most from a higher minimum wage according to a new report from a non-profit that works to fight poverty and injustice.

Oxfam America finds 372,000 Kentuckians, more than 22 percent of the working population, would benefit from a $10.10 minimum wage. 

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Government
11:18 am
Fri June 13, 2014

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

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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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