Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
4:09 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

Special Session Ends

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Local/Regional News
10:27 am
Wed June 24, 2009

Special Session Likely To End Today

Frankfort, KY – House and Senate conferees have reached agreement on a budget reduction plan and a financing mechanism for major bridge projects. Senate President David Williams says they're also very close to agreement on the governor's economic incentives plan. "Yes, I anticipate that we will reach accord on everything that we can agree on and we will be ready to vote on measures that will be enacted shortly after we convene."

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Local/Regional News
2:08 pm
Tue June 23, 2009

Beshear Moving On After Slots Defeat

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Beshear says he just dropped by to thank House Democrats for their hard work during the special session. But he says the session's not over yet. Three issues are still pending. "Number one, we need to balance this budget. Secondly, we need to pass the economic incentives legislation and thirdly, we need to pass the bridges legislation."

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Local/Regional News
12:14 pm
Tue June 23, 2009

Ellis Park Says Demise Of Slots Bill Seals Its Fate

Bowling Green, KY – Now that slots legislation is dead in the General Assembly, so is Ellis Park. The Western Kentucky Horse Track will close its doors for good on Labor Day. Lisa Autry has the story.

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Tonic
12:07 pm
Mon June 22, 2009

Beau Haddock

Originator of the popular 1970's Kentucky-based folk-rock group the Little River Band, Beau Haddock knows a thing or two about his roots. Hear Beau discuss his latest projects with tonic's Jonese Franklin.

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