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5:54 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Beshear Says Brace Yourself For Cuts

Frankfort, KY – The second year of the current biennium begins Wednesday and in order for the state budget to be balanced by July 2010, spending cuts are coming. Gov. Beshear says it likely will take a couple of weeks to close-out the current fiscal year. "So, it will probably be close to the middle of July before we will know the exact picture of where we are and then be able to start talking with our cabinets about what size of reductions they're gonna be facing."

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4:00 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Calipari To Media - "Not Having Meeks Will Hurt Us"

Lexington, KY – Coach Cal says even though Meeks didn't get drafted until the second round by the Milwaukee Bucks, he thinks Jodie has a bright future in the pros. At the same time, Calipari says Meeks's departure from the Wildcats creates opportunities for other players. Calipari acknowledges that not having Jodie Meeks as a scoring option will hurt his team, at least early on. Calipari made his comments during Monday's SEC Coach's Teleconference.

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2:18 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Progress Reported In Education Commissioner Search

Frankfort, KY – Now that the school board has narrowed the list of candidates to 12, it will meet privately to discuss feedback from the applicants' references. Lisa Gross of the Education Department says another round of interviews could come next week. "And if they do that, it most likely would mean they will cull down the list of 12 people that they interviewed to a smaller group, because that's more manageable to do more interviews."

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Local/Regional News
3:04 pm
Fri June 26, 2009

The Special Session That Was And Wasn't

Frankfort, KY – The special session began at noon on June 15th. But before the House and Senate gavels fell, Attorney General Jack Conway issued an opinion on the question of whether or not the Kentucky constitution needed to be amended to allow video slots at horse tracks. He said it did not.

"The General Assembly may in its own discretion enact the governor's bill allowing VLT's at race tracks," said Conway.

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2:56 pm
Fri June 26, 2009

Gen Y'ers Publish Threat Assesment

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11:18 am
Fri June 26, 2009

Assessing The Winners And Losers Of The Special Session

Lexington, KY – Now that the 2009 Special Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is over, Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz assesses the winners and losers in Frankfort. Ken Kurtz is a former news director of WKYT and WLEX TV in Lexington.

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10:29 am
Fri June 26, 2009

Mountaintop Removal Talk On Capitol Hill

Washington, DC – Moutaintop removal operations often fill streams and rivers in the valleys below with the rubble from the broken-up mountains they blast. Environmentalists like Maria Gunnoe worry about the health effects from the chemicals in the sediment that fills the rivers. She testified at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

"The blasting is one nightmare. But the water pollution is horrible. "

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4:07 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

Family Court Judge In Hot Water

Frankfort, KY – In February, Family Court Judge Tamra Gormley was presiding over a divorce case, that included a request for modification of a domestic violence order against the husband.

Gormley had the man brought before the court, and with no lawyers present, found him in contempt of court for speaking to his wife in the hallway outside the courtroom and for going to her house the night before.

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5:56 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Governor Says Session Successful Despite Slots Failure

Frankfort, KY – Despite the failure of the slots bill, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says the special session produced many significant accomplishments. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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4:09 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

Special Session Ends

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