Kenny Colston, Kentucky Public Radio

Frankfort Bureau Chief

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Local/Regional News
2:40 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Former Justice O'Connor Says Direct Elections Of Judges Corrupts The System

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor says the money involved in direct judicial elections is corrupting the legal system.

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5:19 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

State Auditor Eyeing School Board Funding

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A busy schedule won’t keep Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen from digging into school board funding.

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1:39 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Kentucky Democratic Senators Get More Heat Over ALEC Memberships

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A national progressive organization that's pressuring Democrats to drop their memberships in a conservative nonprofit is now operating in Kentucky.

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4:14 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Beshear Creates Coal Counties Scholarship Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has created a program lawmakers could not. The governor has released four million dollars to be given as scholarships to Eastern Kentucky college students.

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10:08 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Edelen To Audit Medicaid Providers

FRANKFORT, Ky. - After months of mounting problems, State Auditor Adam Edelen says he will launch a full investigation into Kentucky’s statewide Medicaid Managed Care system.

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4:47 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Senator Rand Paul Authoring Second Book

Senator Rand Paul

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kentucky’s junior senator is working on his second book. Rand Paul has already penned one book while in office, called “The Tea Party Goes to Washington.” It was mainly about his 2010 campaign victory.

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2:30 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Some Kentucky Senate Democrats Retain Membership In Controversial Group

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Several Democrats in the Kentucky Senate have held on to their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, despite national blowback against the group for its conservative model laws.

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2:13 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Williams Says He Had No Idea Of Running Mate's Ethical Troubles During Gubernatorial Campaign

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he had no idea what trouble his former gubernatorial running mate Richie Farmer was causing as agriculture commissioner.

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7:50 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Lawmaker To Coventry: Straighten Up Or Risk Removal From Medicaid System

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state's largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.

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3:27 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

UK Professor To Head Tax Commission Consultants

Frankfort, Ky. - A group of three economists hopes to provide key input to Kentucky's tax commission this summer.

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