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8:47 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Illinois Schools Recognized for Academic Excellence

Murray, KY – Metropolis Elementary and Massac Junior High are among the more than 700 Illinois schools recognized by the state for excellent academic performance. The Illinois Honor Roll uses standardized tests and demographic information to identify schools that have significantly improved, maintained high performance over several years or performed well despite high poverty levels. Metropolis Elementary and Massac Junior High were honored as Spotlight Schools, where high academic performance is closing the "achievement gap."

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8:44 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Mudslinging Over Gambling Amendment

Murray, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is accusing State Senate President David Williams of intimidations and threats against pro-gambling lawmakers. Beshear says Williams is attempting to slow efforts to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot which could legalize casinos in Kentucky. Williams says the governor's remarks were "untruthful." The longtime political rivals faced each other in last year's gubernatorial election.

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8:38 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Mayoral Slaying Headed to Grand Jury

Murray, KY – The man charged with killing Hickman's mayor will go before a grand jury next month. 30-year-old Thomas Lattus is accused of entering Mayor Charles Murphy's home and killing him with a shotgun. The arresting officer says Lattus stated God told him to commit the act. The Paducah Sun reports Lattus' attorney requested and was granted a mental competency evaluation, however county officials wish to consult Commonwealth Attorney Mike Stacy before moving forward with the evaluation. The grand jury is scheduled to meet March 8th.

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6:58 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Bill to Close Grant Records Sent for Senate Vote

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6:56 am
Wed February 1, 2012

National Disabilities Group Laments Photo ID Law

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6:51 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Jury Reviews Records for Soldier's Sentencing

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4:01 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Senate Budget Committee Meeting

Richmond, KY – While most of state agencies face spending cuts of more than eight-percent, the governor wants to spend more on the Kentucky Horse Park and the State Fair Board in the current year. State Budget Director Mary Lassiter explained their reasons to the Senate Budget Committee. Lassiter was quizzed by Lebanon Senator Jimmy Higdon, who asked her about the nine-million dollar spending increase.

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3:56 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Divers Checking Piers at Eggner's Ferry Bridge

Murray, KY – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet divers are in the water today examining the piers of the Eggner's Ferry Bridge. The piers hold up the sections of roadway adjacent to the 300 foot piece that collapsed in last week's collision with a cargo vessel. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says the divers' findings will be a major factor in determining the crossing's future. He says,

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3:49 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Judge Pushes Back State Legislature Filing Deadlines

Frankfort, KY – A Franklin Circuit Court judge has pushed back the filling deadline for state legislative candidates.

In response to a lawsuit claiming the new redistricting maps are unconstitutional, Judge Phillip Shepard issued a restraining order moving the deadline back one week. Shepard also set a hearing on the constitutionality argument for Monday morning.

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3:00 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Ron Paul Files in Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – Texas congressman and presidential hopeful Ron Paul is the third Republican to enter Kentucky's May 22nd primary election. The Paul campaign made it official yesterday, just before today's filing deadline. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have also filed to run in the commonwealth. Because of the timing of Kentucky's primary, presidential nominees typically are decided before Kentucky voters have their say. But the state could be important this year in an especially close race.

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