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9:40 am
Mon December 10, 2012

School Buses Involved in Hundreds of Incidents Yearly

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Records show that the Kentucky's 10,000 school buses are involved in hundreds of incidents each year, ranging from major wrecks to simple scrapes with a mailbox.
 
 An Associated Press analysis of state data shows there was an average of 1,434 school bus incidents per school year in Kentucky from 2007-2008 to 2010-2011.
 
 The state broadly tracks ``incidents,'' which can include anything from a fatal wreck to a bus simply hitting a mailbox.
 
During that time, two students riding buses were killed.
 

Local/Regional News
10:54 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

After 42 Years Ichthus Ends Ministry

WILMORE, Ky. -- Organizers behind the Ichthus Music Festival based in central Kentucky, one of the oldest Christian music festivals, say they are ending its run after 42 years due to financial difficulties.

The board of directors for Ichthus Ministries, Inc. posted a note on their website saying the 2013 festival would be canceled and further operations would be ceased.

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Local/Regional News
5:53 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Tax Reform Commission Targets $700 Million In Savings

FRANKFORT, Ky. - After a nearly year-long review, Kentucky's Commission on
Tax Reform has approved recommendations that could generate nearly $700 million
a year.

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Local/Regional News
5:42 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Beshear Rules Himself Out As McConnell Challenger

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear ruled himself out Wednesday as a potential challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the political powerhouse who comes up for re-election in 2014.

Beshear, who challenged McConnell unsuccessfully in 1996, said he expects a credible Democratic candidate to step forward.

"I have no interest in running for that or any other office," he told reporters in a Capitol press conference.

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Local/Regional News
8:17 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Paul Amendment Could Up Kentucky's Census Count

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has gotten initial approval for a measure that would ensure thousands of military personnel serving overseas get counted in the next census at the bases from which they were deployed.

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Sports
7:41 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Phillips Takes Position With Florida Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It didn't take Joker Phillips long to find another job.  The former Kentucky head coach landed at No. 4 Florida on Monday, joining the Gators as receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.

Florida coach Will Muschamp said Phillips will begin work Friday.

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Sports
9:41 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Thompson Unlikely Hero In UK Women's Victory Over U Of L

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Janee Thompson scored all 13 of her points in the second half, including a 3-pointer with 8.4 seconds left, to lift No. 9 Kentucky to a 48-47 comeback victory over No. 6 Louisville Sunday night.

The freshman guard finished with 13 points and scored the final six for the Wildcats (6-1), who trailed by 14 points in the second half before rallying down the stretch behind tough defense that held Louisville without a field goal for the final 4:54.

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Local/Regional News
9:17 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Beshear Expects Good Relationship With Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Plagued by strained relations with the former Republican leader of the state senate, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said Friday he expects a better rapport now that a new GOP leader is in place.

Beshear told reporters Friday he's "excited" about the prospects for collaboration.

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Local/Regional News
7:34 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

House Dems To Make Tax Districts Top Legislative Priority

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Holding accountable more than 1,200 special taxing districts that spend some $2.7 billion a year will be a top legislative priority when lawmakers convene just over a month from now.

The issue beat out pension reform, tax reform and a proposed constitutional amendment on gambling for the designation of House Bill 1, which is reserved the biggest issues facing the state.

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Local/Regional News
7:21 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Stumbo Says Gambling Bill Can Start In The House

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- House Speaker Greg Stumbo is no longer demanding that any legislation calling for a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling in Kentucky start in the Senate.

"That line in the sand doesn't have to be drawn anymore," Stumbo told reporters during a Capitol press conference on Thursday. "I don't care if it's a House bill or a Senate bill."

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