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7:53 am
Mon December 13, 2010

Senate Republicans Look Ahead to 2011 General Assembly

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Senate Republicans have unveiled an aggressive agenda for the 2011 General Assembly. For one thing, they plan to introduce legislation creating a 48-hour rule for any bill that raises or spends taxes. Senate President David Williams says that will give lawmakers and the public time to study the measures before any votes are taken.

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7:32 am
Mon December 13, 2010

December Commencement a First For UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky students who finish their degrees in August or December no longer have to wait until May to participate in graduation ceremonies. Some 635 graduate and undergraduates will put on a cap and gown this Friday for UK's first-ever December commencement.

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6:49 am
Mon December 13, 2010

Response From Passport Due Today

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Gov. Steve Beshear is expecting a response today from Passport Health Plan officials in Louisville to an 11-point corrective action plan ordered by the state. Beshear says the state's not trying to run the company, just trying to make sure it lives up to its contractual obligations to taxpayers.

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8:33 am
Fri December 10, 2010

Kentucky QB Hartline Arrested

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The starting quarterback for the University of Kentucky has been arrested. WUKY News has confirmed that Mike Hartline was arrested early Friday morning and taken to the Fayette County Detention Center.

He's charged with alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, and failure to change address. Lexington Police took Hartline into custody around 3:30 a.m. after responding to a home on Crescent Avenue.

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4:35 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

Mine Safety Protection Act Fails in House, Kentucky Coal Association Pleased

LEXINGTON, Ky. – U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says she's deeply disappointed that the Mine Safety Protection of Act of 2010 failed to pass the House this week. The vote was largely along party lines and did not have a two-thirds majority necessary to pass.

Secretary Solis said Thursday that the bill would have been an important step forward in strengthening safety laws for minters. Bill Bissett of the Kentucky Coal Association disagrees.

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Local/Regional News
3:51 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

Time Running Out to Switch Political Parties In Time For Primary

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Time is running out for Kentuckians who want to switch their political party affiliation before the May 17th primary election. You have to make the change by December 31st, or you won't get to vote in the primary.

Secretary of State Trey Grayson says the rule was adopted because Kentucky has closed primaries.

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2:36 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

Spay/Neuter License Plate Getting New Design

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A popular Kentucky license plate that benefits spay/neuter programs across the state could be getting a new design. Dr. Linda Grimes, chair of the Animal Control Advisory Board, says other specialty plates are getting a new look, so the board is using the opportunity to hold a public contest.

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2:34 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

Cheyenne Marie Mize

Louisville singer/songwriter Cheyenne Marie Mize stops by for a chat and two live songs.

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11:21 am
Thu December 9, 2010

Newberry: Police & Fire Pension Board Still Faces Uphill Battle

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Outgoing Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry addressed his final meeting of the Police and Fire Pension Board Wednesday.

He said historically Urban County Government has not met its obligation to the Lexington Police and Fire pension fund, but that he worked with board members to change that. Newberry hopes the effort will continue when he leaves office.

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11:12 am
Thu December 9, 2010

Beshear Reflects on First Three Years

FRANKFORT, Ky. – In a wide-ranging interview, touching on issues from furloughs to his latest economic development trip to India, Gov. Steve Beshear is still hoping to win passage of expanded gambling before he leaves office.

"I have not lessened my commitment to do something that will get our horse industry on an even playing field again with all of those other states we're competing with who right now have access to a lot more revenue because of expanded gaming of some type."

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