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10:30 am
Tue February 10, 2009

Tax Plan Moving Along

Frankfort, KY – The budget-balancing plan would increase the cigarette tax by 30-cents and tax alcoholic beverages six-percent at the retail level. It also includes a raid on the state's rainy day fund, but furloughs of state employees are out. It will need 60 votes to pass the House. Are they there? Speaker Greg Stumbo. "I think we'll get to 60. I look forward to a successful vote on Wednesday. 'Are you there yet?' I'm going to talk to Jeff Hoover before I can answer that."

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Tonic
10:19 am
Tue February 10, 2009

The Spare Room

Tonic's Tiffany Reisz reviews Helen Garner's "The Spare Room."

Tonic 2009

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Local/Regional News
4:24 am
Tue February 10, 2009

Tax Plan Clears First Hurdle

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Local/Regional News
8:45 am
Mon February 9, 2009

Hall Of Fame Journalist Says Possible 911 Tape Ban A Bad Idea

Lexington, KY – One of the more controversial pieces of legislation in this short session is a possible ban on the release of 9-1-1 emergency calls to the media. WUKY political analyst / commentator Ken Kurtz, a former Lexington TV news director, shares his thoughts with Alan Lytle.

Local/Regional News
8:19 am
Mon February 9, 2009

Tax Plan Expected To Be Revealed Today

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Local/Regional News
3:13 am
Mon February 9, 2009

Alcohol Forces Opposed To Tax Hikes

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Local/Regional News
1:41 am
Mon February 9, 2009

Competing "Disaster Bills" Filed In Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – Western Kentucky was hardest hit by the ice storm and Princeton Rep. Mike Cherry says school districts need some relief. His bill would allow districts to receive up to ten disaster days, if approved by the state education commissioner. "In my experience, down in the west, ten is a good reasonable number for when schools should be getting power back. Everybody in the district were losing their power to the schools for a five to ten day period."

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WUKY In Depth
4:41 am
Fri February 6, 2009

Many Activities At UK During Black History Month

Lexington, KY – On this edition of Focus On UK, Bryan Bartlett chats up Chester Grundy, the Interim Director of the Martin Luther King Junior Cultural Center at the University of Kentucky, about Black History Month Activities.

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Local/Regional News
2:44 am
Fri February 6, 2009

Help For KY Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

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Local/Regional News
12:28 am
Fri February 6, 2009

Budget Deal In The Works?

Frankfort, KY – Nothing is firm yet, but it looks like the legislative plan will include a blend of cigarette and alcohol beverage tax increases, plus a raid on the state's Rainy Day Fund. But Senate President David Williams doubts the plan will include state employee furloughs, as suggested by Governor Beshear. "We're going to try to avoid furloughs. We believe people have planned on that money being available and we're going to try to avoid that."

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