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5:02 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Kentucky State House Preview

Frankfort, KY – All 100 Kentucky House seats are up for grabs in Tuesday's election, but only 29 districts have contested races. Tony McVeigh highlights some of them.

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Election 2008
4:56 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Kentucky State Senate Preview

Frankfort, KY – Half of the 38 seats in the Kentucky Senate are up for grabs on Election Day, but only 11 districts have contested races. Tony McVeigh has this preview.

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Local/Regional News
4:46 am
Fri October 31, 2008

KY Secretary Of State's Office Moves To Dispel Voter Rumors, Misconceptions

Louisville, KY – One of the most common rumors involves electioneering, or campaigning too close to a polling place. It's illegal to actively campaign within 300 feet of a polling place, but Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Les Fugate says it's not against the law to wear campaign attire to the polls, as long as it doesn't create a diversion.

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Local/Regional News
4:40 am
Fri October 31, 2008

State Launches New Prescription Drug Program

Frankfort, KY – For good will, promotion and advertising, some drug companies offer free or low-cost prescription drugs to those who can't afford them. But it's often difficult for consumers to figure out how to get the drugs. Governor Beshear says that won't be the case under the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program. "We're going to buy computer software that will allow the user to locate, link and enroll in these assistance programs."

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Election 2008
12:28 am
Fri October 31, 2008

KY-6: Incumbent Democrat From Political Family

Lexington, KY – It would probably be fair to say that politics runs through the veins of 6th Congressional District Congressman Ben Chandler. The grandson of two-time Kentucky Governor Happy Chandler has photographs of his congressional predecessors lining his Lexington office. Chandler is now running for re-election against Republican Jon Larson. WEKU's Stu Johnson sat down with the 49-year-old Chandler to talk about current issues facing our country.

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Local/Regional News
5:41 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Obama Effigy Incident Prompts University of Kentucky Race Relations Forum

Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky officials said they were "outraged" about an effigy of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama that was found on campus on Wednesday. UK President Lee Todd sent a campus-wide email confirming the situation.

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Local/Regional News
5:37 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Beshear Says State Economy Faces "Ominous Future"

Frankfort, KY – First, Governor Beshear wants a new revenue projection from the Consensus Forecasting Group. Second, the administration will formulate a plan to address the shortfall and third he will take the plan to the people. He says a special session may be necessary during the January recess of the 2009 General Assembly. "Really, with December having Christmas and the holidays in it, it almost dictates that we end up doing a special session, if we have one, in January."

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Local/Regional News
1:53 am
Thu October 30, 2008

UK Announces Transfer Partnership With BCTC

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Election 2008
12:25 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Obama Effigy: Death Threat or Protest?

Richmond, KY – Leaders at the University of Kentucky, the city of Lexington and the state of Kentucky quickly condemned a hanging effigy of Barrack Obama as racist. But a quick look at online blogs show some people defending the effigy as legitimate political protest.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

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Election 2008
12:20 am
Thu October 30, 2008

KY-3: Rematch Promises to Be Another Tight Race

Louisville, KY – Two years ago, the race for Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District seat was a tight one, with Democrat John Yarmuth unseating Republican incumbent Anne Northup. As was the case in 2006, their rematch this year is dominated by local concerns about national policies. Kentucky Public Radio's Stephanie Sanders reports from partner-station WFPL in Louisville.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

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