Local/Regional News
2:04 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Conway Issues Opinion On Slots At Tracks

Frankfort, KY – It's only an opinion and it's not legally binding, but Attorney General Jack Conway says it's not necessary to further amend the state constitution to allow video slot machines at horse tracks. Conway says the opinion relies heavily on the 1931 Jockey Club case, the binding legal opinion on the issues of gaming and lotteries. "And, in their own discretion if they choose to do so, it is our advisory opinion that the courts of the commonwealth would uphold such an enactment."

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9:15 am
Mon June 15, 2009

Lawmakers Back At It In Frankfort Today

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Local/Regional News
4:33 pm
Fri June 12, 2009

Thin Gray Line A Little Thicker

Frankfort, KY – Among the new troopers is former Lexington Herald-Leader crime reporter Cassandra Mullins, the only female to survive the grueling 23-week training course. The Hazard native believes women bring a unique perspective to the job. "I'm compassionate for people and I would say that's probably true for most women. But this is a hard job and no doubt about it, it's a man's world. So, you've got walk a little straighter, talk a little tougher, dig your heels in and work hard."

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4:12 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

KY Banks Deemed Financially Sound

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6:22 am
Thu June 11, 2009

List Narrowed for State Education Commissioner Applicants

Frankfort, KY – The search for the next head of Kentucky public schools will intensify next week, when the interview process gets underway. We get an update from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Local/Regional News
6:01 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

State Receipts Down In May Too

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's tax receipts last month were $617 million. That's off 2.7% from May 2008, when $634 million was collected.

Through the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, tax receipts are off 1.7%. But the official revenue estimate calls for a 2.1%decline for the entire fiscal year.

To meet the estimate, receipts would have to decline 6%, or $52 million this month, compared to June 2008.

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4:28 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

City Unveils Plans For Annual Fourth Of July Festival

Lexington, KY – At a time when some communities are contemplating scaling back their 4th of July Festivities, Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says that's not going to happen in Kentucky's second largest city. In fact, Mayor Newberry says this year's celebration will have a few new offerings. For starters, he promises this year's parade will be decidedly more musical.

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4:13 pm
Tue June 9, 2009

Judge In Lawson Trial May Have To Recuse Himself

Frankfort, KY – Federal district Judge Danny Reeves says more than 20-years ago he worked for the same law firm as a Louisville lawyer who performed legal services for one of Leonard Lawson's companies. Lawson attorney Guthrie True says Reeves must now decide if the situation requires his recusal from the conspiracy case against Lawson. "I think we're in a position to say, we hope not. Because we'd like to expedite the trial of this case and we would be able to do that, most likely, with Judge Reeves."

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1:41 pm
Tue June 9, 2009

Trustees To Vote On UK Budget Today

Lexington, KY – Angela Martin, Vice President in the Office of Planning, Budget, and Policy Analysis, says while tuition rates have steadily increased, they still aren't high enough to offset a proportional reduction in state support, especially when you consider that enrollment has grown by some 2-thousand students.

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1:20 pm
Tue June 9, 2009

Beshear Rolls Out His Slots Bill

Frankfort, KY – The 150-page bill would allow video slots at horse tracks in Kentucky, with oversight by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.

The tracks would each have to pay an initial application fee of 25-thousand dollars, plus additional license fees that Governor Beshear says will generate 360-million dollars for the state's general fund.

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