Kentucky

Culture
12:27 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Road Rally Team Visits Murray

Murray, Ky. courthouse in downtown.
Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau

A two person team of travelers visits Murray today as part of the Rand McNally USA Today Best of the Road competition. 

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Culture
4:58 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Kentucky Poet Laureate speaks at McCracken Library

moreheadwritingproject.org

This past week, the McCracken County Public Library hosted Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead for its Evening Upstairs series.  Morehead talked about the role of place in poetry, and how her experience of Kentucky informs her writing.  Before her presentation, Todd Hatton sat down to speak with her about southern writers and their sense of place, and why people turn to poetry in tough times.

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Sports
11:29 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Instant Racing Ruling Overturned

Wikipedia

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that would have allowed instant racing at horse tracks in Kentucky. But the court is not saying instant racing is illegal.

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Business
3:19 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Dairy Farms Declining in Kentucky

Andy Wright

The decline in the number of dairy farms continues in Kentucky.  A decade ago, State Dairy Marketing Specialist Eunice Schlappi says the Commonwealth had about two thousand dairy farms.  Schlappi says that number is down to about 850 today.

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Business
11:32 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Kentucky Medicaid Settles with Johnson & Johnson for $7 Million

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recovered $7 million on behalf of Kentucky’s Medicaid program following a settlement with 47 companies in the Johnson & Johnson family. 

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Politics
8:29 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Board of Elections Certifies Primary Count

Wikimedia Commons

The Kentucky State Board of Elections certified the results yesterday from the recent May 22nd primaries across the Commonwealth.

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Education
2:45 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Kentucky Launches College Transfer Website

Kentucky’s Council on Post Secondary Education will launch a website this week to help students who are transferring from community and technical colleges to four-year universities.

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Politics
11:18 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Beshear signs HB 559 in Paducah

http://www.usec.com/gaseous-diffusion/paducah-gdp

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear attended a ceremony in Paducah yesterday to sign House Bill 559- legislation clarifying the types of nuclear-based technologies that can be developed and used in the Commonwealth. 

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Government
10:30 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Kentucky to Change Execution Method

Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky will change the way it executes prisoners after a judge ordered it to rethink the current injection process that involves three drugs. 

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Politics
2:47 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Rand Paul Influence Helps Secure GOP Primary WIn

Wikimedia Commons

Many political pundits are ready to crown U.S. Senator Rand Paul as a Kentucky kingmaker following the Congressional primary victory of Thomas Massie.

Paul endorsed tea party candidate Massie, who won the Fourth Congressional GOP primary yesterday. The endorsement was Paul’s first in his home state since becoming Kentucky’s junior senator in 2010.

And while Massie’s campaign benefited from a Super PAC that spent more than a half million dollars in the primary race, former GOP consultant Les Fugate says Paul deserves some credit too.

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