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2:14 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Daughter of Gov. Breathitt Joins 50th Anniversary March on Frankfort

Linda K. Breathitt, Commissioner, Kentucky Public Service Commission
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Kentucky Public Service Commissioner Linda Breathitt's father, the late Governor Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt, was newly in office for the 1964 March on Frankfort that was celebrated in a 50th Anniversary March today (March 5). Kate Lochte speaks with her about that time and today's march, 50 years later.

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Weather
2:13 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Road Salt in Low Supply, High Demand in Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says salt supplies statewide are reaching critically low levels. 

A nationwide salt shortage and perpetual snowfall has diminished supply.

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Government
6:42 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Conway Defends Same-Sex Marriage Decision

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Last month, U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution, effectively allowing out-of-state same-sex marriages to be recognized in Kentucky.

In an emotional press conference yesterday, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced that his office would not appeal Heyburn’s decision, saying that to do so would be to “defend discrimination.”

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Government
9:44 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to Appeal Federal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Order

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 4:06 pm

Update 5 p.m.: Request for Proposal Issued

The state has issued its request for proposal for an attorney to handle the appeal of a federal judge order that Kentucky must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.

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Government
4:35 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Right To Work Legislation Introduced in Kentucky

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The Kentucky House’s top-ranking Republican has introduced a right-to-work bill in his chamber.

Under the measure, workers would not be required to pay union dues as a condition of employment. House GOP Floor Leader Jeff Hoover says such a law would create jobs.

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Government
2:58 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Kentucky House

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FRANKFORT—The movement to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky made another leap forward on Thursday.

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Government
10:12 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Westrom: Lobbying Taking Toll on Smoking-Ban Bill

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Tobacco companies have spent nearly $70,000 in the first month of the 2014 General Assembly, according to lobbying data from the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission.

And the sponsor of a bill that would ban smoking in public places and some private businesses says that that money is sowing doubt over its chances in the House.

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Government
8:01 am
Mon March 3, 2014

House Approves Tougher Fines for Texting in Work or School Zones

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Concerns about distracted driving continue to draw attention in the Kentucky General Assembly.  On Friday, the House approved a measure that would double the fines for texting while driving in school or work zones.

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Government
8:43 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Beshear Gives Go-Ahead for GLE Land Purchase at PGDP Site

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has given the go-ahead for a transfer of state-owned land across from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to build the Global Laser Enrichment facility.  GLE has advised the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of their plans to construct and operate the facility. 

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Government
5:00 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Paducah Officials Stay Quiet as Alleged BBQ Festival, Store Violations Come to Light

Paducah City officials are staying mum on what they will do about BBQ on the River’s violation of a 2011 agreement in the wake of the festival organization ending Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s management of a beer garden.

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