Kentucky

Politics
12:52 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Observers says Gay Marriage Plank in DNC Platform Won't Likely Affect Kentucky Democrats

dailycontributor.com

The push to add support for gay marriage to the national Democratic platform this year is unlikely to affect elected officials in Kentucky.

Following President Barack Obama's recent statement in support of same-sex marriage, political observers expect the party to change the platform at this year's Democratic convention.

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Front Page Episodes
9:00 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Kentucky Ranks 35th in National Child Welfare Report

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the Kids Count Data Book this week, which ranks states according to their efforts in child well-being. Kentucky ranked 35th in the nation in this year’s report, with education and health care ranking as the state’s lowest contributing factors. Drew Adams speaks to the foundation's Associate Director of Policy, Research, and Data, Laura Speer  about the Commonwealth’s ranking and how it may pull itself up by the bootstraps.

The Kids Count Data report can be accessed here

Environment
1:11 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

W. Ky. Reaches "Exceptional" Drought Status

www.wikipedia.com

The National Drought Mitigation Center has upgraded much of western Kentucky to “exceptional drought” status. Climatologist Brian Fuchs says exceptional drought, or D4, is the highest drought level. It’s characterized by widespread crop loss and water restrictions in some places.

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Politics
2:43 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Beshear will miss Fancy Farm for economic trip

Fancy Farm 2010

Governor Steve Beshear is on his way to Germany and France to help economic development in Kentucky.

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Government
12:20 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

New Report Says Almost 1 Million Kentuckians to Be Insured Under ACA Clause

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A new report from the national health organization Families USA is praising the ability of almost 1 million Kentuckians to buy insurance in the coming years despite their pre-existing conditions.

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Government
9:01 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Child Deaths Don't Always Prompt Investigation

www.en.wikipedia.com

A newspaper analysis of records involving child fatalities in Kentucky finds that child protection workers didn't always conduct internal reviews.  

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Business
10:45 am
Thu July 19, 2012

KY Chamber of Commerce Report Evaluates Business Climate

Dave Adkisson

Kentucky's business climate is consistently dragged down by low incomes, high poverty, and poor health. That's one of the conclusions of the comprehensive report released this week by the state's Chamber of Commerce.

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Politics
8:30 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Task Force Created to Simplify Kentucky Alcohol Laws

Government officials and leaders of the alcohol and restaurant industries say the time has come to reform Kentucky’s complex alcoholic beverage laws. Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order Wednesday creating a task force to review current regulations and make recommendations.  Beshear said many have complained current laws don’t account for modern standards and a 21st century economy.

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Environment
8:01 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Kentucky Agency Asks Public to Report Diseased Deer

http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is asking for the public's help in locating deer suffering from a disease that's prevalent in warm weather.  

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Women's Golf
8:13 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Kentucky in Discussions with LPGA to Host Tour Event

It seems Kentucky’s interested in hosting a professional women’s golf tournament and the LPGA is interested in coming to Kentucky.

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