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11:21 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Louisville To Join Atlantic Coast Conference

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced its presidents and chancellors have unanimously voted to add Louisville as the replacement for Maryland.

In a statement Wednesday, league Commissioner John Swofford said the addition of Louisville along with Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse in the past year has made the league stronger.

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich says the ACC was "the perfect fit for us."

Maryland announced last week it would join the Big Ten in 2014.

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7:10 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Stivers Gets Nod As Next President Of GOP-Controlled State Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Senate Republicans selected a mountain politician to be their top leader on Tuesday in a move that ensures Kentucky's Appalachian region remains well-represented in the Legislature.

Robert Stivers of Manchester was chosen to become Senate president during a closed caucus in Frankfort. He will replace former Burkesville lawmaker David Williams, who resigned to accept a judicial position in southern Kentucky.

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12:52 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Complaint Filed Against Teacher For Sharing Political Beliefs

Credit dailycaller.com

LONDON, Ky. -- A parent has filed an ethical complaint against a teacher who allegedly wrote a condescending remark about Democrats on her classroom whiteboard.

The parent, Mary Gilbert, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that she thinks the teacher, Kendra Baker, wrote the comments "You can't be a Democrat & go to heaven" to bully her daughter.

Gilbert said she filed her complaint with the state Education Professional Standards Board, the agency that issues credentials to teachers.

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12:23 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

State Fields Thousands Of Calls About Tax Amnesty

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Department of Revenue has fielded up to 1,000 calls a day in the final week of Kentucky's amnesty offer to delinquent taxpayers.

The rising interest has prompted the Department of Revenue to extend operating hours at 10 field offices around the state.

Finance Secretary Lori Flanery said the response to the tax amnesty offer has been strong since it began on Oct. 1. But she said this week will trump all others because the offer expires on Friday.

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5:26 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Stumbo Pegs Higher Ed Funding To UPike Status

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he won't support an increase in higher education funding until the University of Pikeville is a state school.

The Lexington Herald-Leader says the Prestonsburg Democrat believes making the school a four-year state institution is the best way to improve access to higher education for students in Appalachia.

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4:57 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Senate Republicans To Choose Leaders Tuesday

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Republican state senators are expected to choose their chamber's next president in a meeting Tuesday in Frankfort

GOP Floor Leader Robert Stivers of Manchester is seeking the post as is independent Sen. Bob Leeper of Paducah.

The election was triggered by the resignation earlier this month of longtime Senate President David Williams, who gave up his Senate seat to accept a judicial appointment in southern Kentucky.

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1:35 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Liquor Task Force Preparing Recommendations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A task force aimed at overhauling Kentucky's alcoholic-beverage regulations is preparing its report and recommendations to Gov. Steve Beshear, but members of the group say they are intentionally avoiding some of the larger issues surrounding alcohol sales.

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4:36 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Court Considering Miranda Warning For Students

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering a case that would require school officials to read Miranda rights to students being questioned.

The case out of Nelson County was argued in October and could be decided later this month, according to The Courier-Journal.

It stems from a 2009 incident in which a teacher at Nelson County High School in Bardstown found an empty prescription pain pill bottle on a restroom floor with a student's name on it.

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7:27 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Kentucky Falls To Vols 37-17 In Phillips Finale

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  -- Kentucky couldn't send Joker Phillips out as a winner.  Tyler Bray went 20-of-34 for 293 yards with four touchdown passes Saturday as Tennessee defeated Kentucky 37-17 in a Southeastern Conference matchup that pitted a lame-duck coach against an interim coach.

The game drew an announced crowd of 81,841 at Neyland Stadium, though it appeared no more than 60,000 fans were actually in attendance.

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3:19 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Morehead State Suspends Sean Woods For One Game

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State suspended coach Sean Woods Friday for one game after he pushed an Eagles player during Wednesday's loss at No. 8 Kentucky.

Woods will sit out Monday night's home game against Norfolk State.

Morehead State athletic director Brian Hutchinson suspended Woods Friday after meeting with the coach.

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