kentucky primary

Afternoon Round-Up 6/8/12

Jun 8, 2012

Click and Clack are going into retirement.

Prairie State News:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is getting a nearly $300,000 federal grant money meant to develop clean-coal technology.

Illinois will receive more than $7 million in federal housing grants to improve local communities by providing shelter and affordable housing.

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With relatively few competitive races on yesterday’s ballot, the vast majority of Kentuckians opted out of the political process.  A record number are registered to vote, but, Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes set turnout Tuesday at an estimated 11%.

Ron Paul Spares Son Awkward Primary

May 21, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has prevented a potentially awkward situation for his son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, by effectively ending his campaign before Kentucky's primary.  

KY Absentee Ballots

Apr 25, 2012

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says if you can’t to get to the polls on Election Day you may be able to vote by absentee ballot. Soldiers overseas and students on out-of-state campuses are eligible. State law allows anyone who will be traveling and won’t be able to get to their local polls to cast absentee ballots ahead of the May 22nd primary. The elderly and disabled may also be able to do so. People in hospital and, in some instances, jail also can vote absentee. You should contact your local county clerk to request a mail-in absentee ballot.

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Scientists have found one more reason that pregnancy and obesity can be a bad combination.

NPR reports a new study in the journal Pediatrics suggests a link between overweight mothers and the likelihood of giving birth to children with developmental disorders.