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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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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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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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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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Sports
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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