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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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Sports
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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Sports
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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Local/Regional News
9:26 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Public Retirees Could Lose Cost-Of-Living Hikes

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- A legislative group asked to find ways to shore up Kentucky's public pension system recommended Tuesday the repeal of built-in cost-of-living increases for government retirees.

That was among a list of proposals made by the Kentucky Public Pensions Task Force to rein in a growing unfunded liability that now exceeds $30 billion.

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10:14 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Panel Recommends Sales Tax Hike On Cigarettes

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Smokers would pay more for their cigarettes under a proposal endorsed Monday by a panel appointed by Governor Steve Beshear.

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform gave an initial OK to increasing the cigarette tax to $1 a pack from the current 60 cents.

The news wasn't welcomed at Bo's Smoke Shop in Lawrenceburg, where the price for a pack of the most popular Marlboro cigarettes would increase to $5 a pack.

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12:57 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Correspondent Martha Raddatz Returning To Centre

DANVILLE, Ky. -- ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz is returning to Centre College.

Raddatz was in Danville last month for the vice presidential debate at the school. Now Centre says Raddatz will speak at the college's commencement on May 19.

"We're really excited to have someone as talented and as well respected as Martha Raddatz offer advice, insight and inspiration for our graduates this coming year",  said Centre College spokesman Michael Strysick.

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