Rupp Arena

Government
6:00 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Rupp Arena Renovations Could Appear on 2015 Legislative Agenda

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Funding for the makeover of Lexington's Rupp Arena could be a topic of conversation during the upcoming 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, so says Madison County Senator Jared Carpenter.

Efforts during the previous term to secure $80 million dollars in state funds for the Rupp project were unsuccessful.  Carpenter believes the matter could surface during the upcoming short session.

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Sports
10:24 am
Fri December 26, 2014

College Basketball: Battle of the Bluegrass Preview

The annual Battle of the Bluegrass is tomorrow at the KFC Yum Center as the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals square off in men’s college basketball.

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Government
4:11 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Kentucky Lawmakers Won’t Return to Frankfort for Special Session

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It appears Kentucky lawmakers will not return to the state capital before January. 

State legislators barely made it home in April when there was talk of a possible special session on heroin-related legislation. The question of state funding for Rupp Arena was also mentioned as a special session topic.  

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Government
6:17 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session

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By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014  Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget. All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.

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Government
4:06 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Ky. Senate Passes $20 Billion Budget: Cuts University Projects and Restores Operational Funding

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The Kentucky Senate has approved its version of a two-year, $20 billion state budget.

The Senate voted  25 for, two against, and 11 pass votes on the budget Monday afternoon.

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Government
6:30 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Kentucky Coal Counties Take Issue with Severance Tax Distribution

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Coal counties receive a portion of coal severance revenue but several county officials say they aren’t getting enough. Webster County Judge Executive Jim Townsend says the state takes too much of the severance money to fund projects that are not in western or eastern Kentucky.

“I understand you’ve got to make your books balance and that but it doesn’t need to be taken away from the counties that are producing the coal,” he says.

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