Kentucky

Local/Regional News
4:52 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

22 Ky. Children Die Of Abuse, Neglect In Past Year

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A state report says at least 22 Kentucky children died in the past year as a result of abuse and neglect.

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8:28 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Soldiers Win Victory In Ky. Election Case

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Soldiers deployed overseas will get an additional month to cast absentee ballots in three special elections this fall in Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
8:23 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

McConnell, Paul Share Spotlight At Tea Party Rally

An estimated crowd of 400 showed up for a Tea Party Rally at the State Capital in Frankfort.
WDRB TV

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell continued his assault on federal health care reforms Tuesday, promising again to push to repeal them if he becomes majority leader next year.

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2:47 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Comer, Senator Paul To Talk Up Hemp At State Fair

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -  Two of Kentucky’s highest profile Republicans are teaming up to rally for industrial hemp.  U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will hold a news conference at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday to double down on their support for the crop, which can be used for textiles or oil.

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12:23 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Ky. Jobless Rate Rises To 8.3% In July

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Kentucky's jobless rate has risen slightly to 8.3 percent in the most recent report from the Office of Employment and Training.

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12:59 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

GOP Lawmakers Question ACT Exam

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Some Kentucky lawmakers have expressed concerns about how evolution is taught to high school biology students.

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10:55 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Kentucky Man Challenges U-S Hate Crime Law In Gay Attack

Anthony Ray Jenkins is challenging the validity of the federal hate crime law covering sexual orientation.
lgbtweekly.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  --  An eastern Kentucky man charged with a federal hate crime in an attack on a gay man is challenging the law, which is being used in this case for the first time to prosecute someone for an attack motivated by sexual orientation.

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7:22 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Thousands Cited In Kentucky For Not Buckling Up

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky officials say this year's "Click It or Ticket" enforcement campaign resulted in more than 19,000 citations for failing to buckle up.

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8:55 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Ky. House to Vote on Austere Budget by Next Week

 FRANKFORT, Ky.  The House is expected to vote on an austere state budget by the middle of next week.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he doesn't expect a lot of changes from Gov. Steve Beshear's original budget proposal presented to lawmakers in January.

Beshear's $19.5 billion, two-year budget proposal includes 8.4 percent cuts to most state agencies.

The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee is expected tovote on the budget on Tuesday. The measure could then be considered by the full House on Wednesday.

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2:20 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Budget Proposal Would Expand Preschool Eligibility

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- More low-income Kentucky families would be able to send their child to public preschool under a plan to expand eligibility requirements.

Half-day preschool programs are currently open to 4-year-olds in families with income at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. In his budget proposal, Governor Steve Beshear would raise that income cap to 160 percent of the poverty level.

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