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9:31 pm
Sun January 2, 2011

Lots of Drama, Little Progress Expected In Legislative Session

Frankfort, KY – Posturing has already begun between Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who is seeking re-election, and Republican Senate President David Williams, who wants the state's top job for himself.

The gubernatorial matchup had given the upcoming legislative session the feel of a political showdown with Williams taking shots at Beshear weeks ahead of the Tuesday start date.

Beshear challenged Williams to put his gubernatorial aspirations on hold until the legislative sessions ends in late March.

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7:30 pm
Sun January 2, 2011

Gray Sworn Into Office As Lexington's Fifty-First Mayor

Jim Gray Accepts The Oath of Office From Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Mary Noble. Gray was sworn in as Lexington's new Mayor on Sunday.
Photo by Malcolm Stallons

Lexington, KY – New Mayor Jim Gray says he believes Lexington will rise to meet the challenge of tough economic times. In his inaugural address on Sunday, Gray called for a unified effort to help tackle the city's most pressing problems.

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4:02 pm
Fri December 31, 2010

UK Bests Louisville In Battle of the Bluegrass

Louisville, KY – Brandon Knight scored 25 points and Josh Harrellson added a career-high 23 points and 14 rebounds as No. 11 Kentucky defeated No. 22 Louisville 78-63 on Friday.

The Wildcats (11-2) used their size to improve to 2-0 against their rivals since John Calipari became head coach. Kentucky dominated the smaller Cardinals (11-2) in the lane behind the stellar play of Harrellson, who took advantage while Louisville focused on Terrence Jones.

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8:42 am
Thu December 30, 2010

HVAC Permits, Inspections Required Starting Jan. 1

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet says the regulations also apply to homeowners installing a system in a new home or an initial system in an existing home.

Inspections aren't required for replacements, but the cabinet says they're available upon request from the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction.

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4:07 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Judge Rules On Instant Racing Case

Louisville, KY – A Kentucky judge ruled Wednesday that betting on re-shown horse races would be legal under state law.

The decision by Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate could open the door to wagering on previously run races. But because an anti-gambling group is promising to appeal, Kentuckians need not rush out to place bets.

Governor Steve Beshear, who has pushed various gambling initiatives aimed at generating revenue for the horse racing industry, said Wednesday he is pleased with Wingate's ruling.

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8:52 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Kentucky Stoneware Sells For Record Price

Maysville, KY – The 8-gallon churn was made and decorated in Maysville by Isaac Thomas in 1836. Case Antiques Inc., which sold the piece, said it "is the earliest known marked piece of Kentucky pottery."

The Knoxville auction house said the price at the Oct. 16 sale was a record for a piece of Kentucky pottery sold at auction.

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11:10 pm
Tue December 28, 2010

Fines For Texting While Driving Kick In Jan. 1

Louisville, KY – Drivers who violate the new texting law will be fined $25 dollars for the first offense and $50 dollars for each additional offense, plus court costs.

Kentucky State Police Trooper John Hawkins says the new law is designed to keep the driver's focus on the road.

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11:28 am
Tue December 28, 2010

State Police Collect Tons of Food

First Lady Jane Beshear Helped Out With This Year's Cram The Cruiser Campaign.

Louisville, KY – State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the "Cram the Cruiser" food drive collected 21,586 pounds of food statewide, including more than four tons gathered by employees at the Campbellsburg post.

After filling cruisers with nonperishable food items, state police passed the food out to local shelters, food banks and families in need during the Christmas holiday.

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8:00 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Medicaid Reform Could Make Short Session Agenda

Richmond, KY –
Lawmakers will report to Frankfort next week to choose their leaders. But, they will also get a feel for the agenda during this so called short 30 day session. Finding an answer for a 139 million dollar state Medicaid deficit will be a priority issue. Governor Beshear and Health and Family Services cabinet secretary Janie Miller are suggesting spending money proposed for 2012 in 2011.

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7:48 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Former Chief Justice Mulling Run For Attorney General

Louisville, KY – Former Kentucky Chief Justice Joseph Lambert says he is considering running as a Republican for attorney general.

The 62-year-old Mount Vernon resident told The Courier-Journal that he will make his decision before the Jan. 25 filing deadline.

Lambert would face Hopkins County Attorney Todd P'Pool if he enters the GOP primary. P'Pool filed to run earlier this month.

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