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1:13 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Convicted Felon Has Been Casting Ballots For Decades

Frankfort, KY – In 1972, in Jefferson County, Stephen Ray Thomason was convicted of homicide in the death of Eugene Kaufman.

Just months after receiving a probated sentence, Thomason registered to vote, and has been a regular voter. But recently, family members of the victim became aware of Thomason's wrongful registration and complained to authorities.

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9:08 am
Fri December 11, 2009

Swine Flu Cases Continue To Decline In KY

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9:05 am
Fri December 11, 2009

A Slight Uptick, But....

Frankfort, KY – The state collected $722 million in November, compared to $705 million last year. The 2.4% increase is the first positive growth in state revenue receipts in 11 months.

Areas showing improvement include corporate income, cigarette, property, sales, and coal severance tax receipts. Individual income tax receipts and the Road Fund were down. Lottery revenues were flat.

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8:28 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Should Foreign Language Classes Be Required In KY Public Schools?

Frankfort, KY – Most Kentucky high schools teach foreign languages to students who are college bound, but the state does not mandate such classes. It should, says Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. "I would say Kentucky is very much behind in this category if we're not moving down that road."

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6:31 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Beshear Reflects On First Two Years In Office

Frankfort, KY – Financially, it's been a rough two years for the Beshear administration, which has already overseen more than $800 million in state spending cuts and is preparing for more. But Gov. Beshear still believes substantial progress has been made despite the bad economy.

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7:21 am
Wed December 9, 2009

GOP Prevails In Special Elections

Frankfort, KY – Tuesday night was a big night for Kentucky Republicans, as their candidates swept two special legislative races. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the results.

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7:19 am
Mon December 7, 2009

Pivotal State Senate Race Takes Place Tuesday

(Photo: Rep. Jimmy Higdon (left) and Jodie Haydon at debate moderated by Gary White (right) of Channel-6 TV in Lebanon. Photo by Tony McVeigh.)

Frankfort, KY – All eyes will be on five central Kentucky counties Tuesday for a special election to fill a vacant state senate seat. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says the election results could have deep repercussions.

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7:15 am
Mon December 7, 2009

It's Bad But....Forcast Group Adjusting Numbers

Frankfort, KY – In October, the Consensus Forecasting Group predicted the state could be facing a 161-million dollar revenue shortfall this fiscal year. With the 2010 budget session just weeks away, the panel's again crunching the numbers. Does the economy look any better? "Things are getting marginally better. The forecast that we looked at today, the control and the pessimistic forecasts, were perhaps slightly more optimistic."

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4:27 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Former Wildcat Wilbur Hackett Talks About "Huddle" Doc & Gig As SEC Referee

Lexington, KY – When the Florida Gators battle the Alabama Crimson Tide for the Southeastern Conference Championship Saturday, a pioneering Former Kentucky Wildcat will officiate the game. SEC referee Wilbur Hackett was one of the first African-Americans to play in the conference and his story is included in a documentary by HBO Sports entitled "Breaking the Huddle", which chronicles the effort to desegregate southern football conferences. Alan Lytle chats with Hackett about his life and times.

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4:10 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

HBO Documentary Features Trailblazing Former Wildcat

Lexington, KY – "Breaking the Huddle", chronicles the effort to desegregate southern football conferences. We recently had a chance to talk with HBO film producer Joe Lavine. He says Former UK Linebacker, And Current SEC Referee, Wilbur Hackett, and the University of Kentucky play a pivotal role in sports and civil rights history. "Breaking the Huddle Airs Throughout December On HBO.

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