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4:44 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

New Constitutional Officers Address Budget Cuts

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's newest constitutional officers are fearing the results of the latest proposed budget cuts.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Auditor Adam Edelen and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer all testified before a budget subcommittee today. All three are facing 8.4% budget cuts. Grimes and Comer asked the committee to reconsider cuts to their offices to prevent any disruption of public services.

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4:10 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Court Enters Not Guilty Plea on Behalf of Lattus

Hickman, KY – The man charged with murdering Hickman, Kentucky Mayor Charles Murphy remains in jail without bond after the court entered an automatic not guilty plea today on his behalf. Police Chief Tony Grogan says 30-year-old Tommy Lattus walked into a police station early Monday and said he'd shot Murphy, who had dated his adoptive mother. Lattus is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 31. He was assigned a defense lawyer today who has not immediately returned phone calls.

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4:08 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Senator Kirk Recovering From Stroke

Springfield, IL – Neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Fessler says U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is speaking and doing better than doctors expected after emergency surgery following a stroke over the weekend. Fessler says Kirk has some facial paralysis and speaks with a slight slur. He says Kirk appears eager to get back to work, though he is expected to remain in intensive care for several days as swelling goes down in his brain. Doctors say he has a difficult road ahead with regaining movement.

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3:27 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Charter School Advocates Hold Rally in Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Charter School Advocates took their cause to Frankfort today, holding a rally outside the Capitol. The Black Alliance for Educational Opportunities, or BAEO, has been one of the most vocal charter supporters. Its national president, Kenneth Campbell, says Kentucky's current education system doesn't serve all students equally. He says,

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Regional Headlines
12:04 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Racers' Isaiah Canaan Named OVC Player of the Week For Fourth Time

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11:42 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Congressional Redistricting Stalls

Frankfort, KY – Talks have broken down over new Congressional redistricting lines, Kentucky lawmakers say.

A conference committee tasked with reach a compromise on new federal districts had no discussions over the weekend or today. And House Speaker Greg Stumbo says both the House and Senate are blaming each other for the lack of progress.

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Regional Headlines
9:40 am
Tue January 24, 2012

KARE Releases More Charter School Ads

Frankfort, KY – Sensing their time is coming, advocates of charter schools in Kentucky are doubling down on their efforts.

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7:50 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Kentucky Lawmakers Discuss Budget

Frankfort, KY – Most every lawmaker in Frankfort anticipates a very difficult task in molding a two year budget this session. Senators and Representatives are now digesting Governor Beshear's budget suggestions. Senate Budget Committee Chair, Bob Leeper says the governor proposes cuts and spending more money in other areas.

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7:48 am
Tue January 24, 2012

School Bus Ads Unlikely

Frankfort, KY – A bill to put advertising on the sides of school buses appears to have once again met its death in the Kentucky Senate.

For the second year in a row, the House has overwhelming passed a bill that would allow school districts to sell ads on buses. Proponents of the measure say it could raise up to $10,000 per bus for local school districts.

But the chairman of the Senate Education committee, Republican Senator Ken Winters, says his peers still don't support the measure after killing it quietly last year.

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Regional Headlines
7:45 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Kentucky Authorities ID Madisonville Man's Remains

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