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4:00 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Paducah/McCracken County United Way Unveils Impact Poverty

Paducah, KY – United Way of Paducah and McCracken County unveiled a ten-year plan today to Impact Poverty. The organization began developing the plan nearly two years ago as community leaders learned the city and county's poverty rate has increased at more than 14 times the state and national average. Chapter Executive Director Ashley Wright says during the two year study, one of the most striking discoveries has been the unintended consequences of existing support programs like the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program.

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3:05 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Group Releases Expanded Gaming Study

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11:50 am
Tue January 17, 2012

Politically Appointed State Honeybee Expert Fired

Frankfort, KY – Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is not eliminating Kentucky's beekeeping program, even though he fired the state's honeybee expert last week. State apiarist Phil Craft held his position for 12 years, under both Democratic and Republican commissioners. When Agriculture Commissioner James Comer took office, he laid off 16 of the office's political appointees, including Craft.

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9:43 am
Tue January 17, 2012

Graves County Amish Buggy Crash

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7:35 am
Tue January 17, 2012

Expanded Gambling Short on Votes, Opponents Claim

Frankfort, KY – A key opponent to expanded gambling in Kentucky says the bill doesn't have the votes to pass this legislative session.

For years, the Family Foundation has mounted strong opposition to Governor Steve Beshear's chief legislative issue. The group's senior analyst, Martin Cothran, says Beshear's proposal will fall short in the Senate if it's voted on soon.

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7:30 am
Tue January 17, 2012

Benton Road Restriction

Murray, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says US 641/Poplar Street in Benton will be restricted to one lane while the city repairs a sewer main. The affected section of 641 runs between 13th and 15th streets. KYTC officials say you'll need to be aware of the slower speeds in construction areas. The work should be complete in three days.

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7:28 am
Tue January 17, 2012

Soldiers Return Home to Fort Campbell

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3:39 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

IL budget cuts under scrutiny

Illinois – The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees is accusing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn of not including the public in his decision on whether to close some state institutions for people with mental disabilities. Last year, the governor proposed similar closures; saying eliminating outdated facilities will save money and improve care. His plan was rebuffed by lawmakers. Now Quinn is working on a new proposal which his office says will be announced soon.

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3:09 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Budget Address Could Include Serious Cuts

Frankfort, KY – Governor Steve Beshear is expected to propose budget cuts of seven to nine percent for most state agencies when he lays out his next two-year spending plan to a joint session of the Kentucky legislature tomorrow. The governor told those agencies last month they'll need to reduce expenses by two percent to balance the budget this fiscal year. He made it apparent during his State of the Commonwealth speech earlier this month that the new budget will cause real pain.

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