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4:17 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Analysts Project Modest General Fund Growth Through 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. -Top state budget staffers are predicting meager revenue growth over the next two years in the General Fund.

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12:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Ky. Jobless Rate Rises For Third Straight Month

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky's unemployment rate rose to 8.5 percent in July as the state's civilian labor force shrank, marking the third straight monthly increase in the jobless rate.

The Office of Employment and Training said Thursday that the statewide rate rose slightly from 8.4 percent in June.

The jobless rate has risen every month since April, when unemployment stood at 7.9 percent.

The national unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in July, down from 7.6 percent the prior month.

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Local/Regional News
10:07 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Officials Confirm Gray Wolf Killed In Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says federal officials have confirmed that a gray wolf was killed in Kentucky for the first time in more than a century.

The agency says wolves have been gone from Kentucky since the mid-1800s, so it's a mystery how the federally endangered animal ended up in Hart County near Munfordville in March.

Great Lakes Region wolf biologists said an exam of the animal suggested that it might have spent some time in captivity.

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Local/Regional News
7:37 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Economists To Meet Thursday On Budget Projections

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Several of the state's top economists are scheduled to meet in Frankfort on Thursday afternoon to make projections about how Kentucky's business climate will fare in the year ahead.

Those projections from the economists serving on the Consensus Forecasting Group will be used to predict state government revenue for both the General Fund and Road Fund.

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Local/Regional News
10:23 am
Wed August 14, 2013

McConnell Campaign Sends Out Mailer Bashing Bevin, Grimes Launches New 'Senior Oriented' Initiative

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign has taken to the postal service to attack 2014 GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin, calling him a "snake oil" salesman in a new mailer.  Meanwhile, Democratic frontrunner Alison Lundergan Grimes is launching a new initiative using her grandmother.

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Sports
9:57 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

UK Men Will Have No Road Trip To Tennessee This Season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — For the first time in over six decades, the Kentucky Wildcats will not travel to Knoxville to take on the Volunteers.

Although the Southeastern Conference hasn't released its complete 2013-14 schedule, Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin confirmed Tuesday that the Volunteers would face Kentucky only once and that it would be at Rupp Arena. Tennessee's 247 Sports site first reported the news.

This will mark the first time since 1952-53 that Kentucky hasn't played a regular-season game at Tennessee.

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Local/Regional News
12:45 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Summer Arts Residency Program Moving To Centre College

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A summer residency program for some of Kentucky's most promising young arts students has a new home at Centre College.  State and campus officials said Tuesday the Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts will relocate next summer to the liberal arts college in Danville.

The program has resided at Transylvania University in Lexington for the previous 14 years.

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Local/Regional News
2:27 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Ky. Author Wendell Berry Honored With Dayton Literary Peace Prize

CINCINNATI, OH -- The war Wendell Berry often writes about is what he sees as man's violence against his surroundings. The Kentucky-based author, essayist and poet was named winner Monday of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's lifetime achievement award for his steadfast promotion of the need for people to live at peace with their environment.

"We are violent in our use of land," he said. "... The most direct way, which is invariably the most violent way, to get what we want is the accepted way."

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Local/Regional News
10:11 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Murray State Eyeing Hemp Research

MURRAY, Ky. -- Officials with Murray State University are eyeing hemp research should the crop be made legal in a federal farm bill.

The dean of the university's agriculture school, Tony Brannon, said he'd be interested in research opportunities involving hemp and focusing on how effective the crop would be.

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Local/Regional News
7:14 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Kentucky State Fair Starts Thursday

Kentucky State Fair 2013 Poster

LOUISVILLE, Ky-- The 2013 Kentucky State Fair is only three days away - time for musical artists, world-class horses, fried food on a stick and handmade finery.

Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for those 55 and older ($1 on senior day), $6 for children 3 to 12 and free for anyone 2 and younger, plus $8 for parking.

Admission is $2 cheaper if you buy advance tickets through Wednesday at Kroger.

Free parking is also available with tram service at Papa John's

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