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12:08 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Ky. High Court Rejects Appeal From Death Row Inmate

A Kentucky Death Row Inmate has lost another round in court to reopen his case.

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4:52 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Ky. Senate Votes For Shorter Sessions

Credit Josh James / WUKY

A measure trimming the length of legislative sessions in Kentucky passed the state Senate Wednesday with bipartisan support.

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4:47 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Ky. Same Sex Marriage Recognition Put On Hold

A federal judge is giving Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries.

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4:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Lawmakers At Odds Over Medicaid Managed Care Issues

Lawmakers in Frankfort heard from mental health advocates Wednesday about the effects of the state’s switch to Medicaid managed care.

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4:31 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Rupp Project Supporters Hopeful As Hotel Tax Advances To Full House

Mayor Jim Gray lobbies a House committee to pass legislation allowing Lexington to raise its hotel tax.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Legislation clearing the way for Lexington to up its hotel tax to help fund the Rupp Arena expansion sailed through a House committee Wednesday.

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12:54 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Money Will Be Set Aside For Homeless And Affordable Housing Funds

photo courtesy of Matt Goins and kentucky.com

A council committee has agreed to earmark $3.5 million dollars in the upcoming budget to go toward affordable housing and homeless initiatives. 

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12:40 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Senate Panel Kills Tanning Bed Ban

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A Kentucky state Senate committee has killed a bill that would have banned teenagers from using tanning beds.

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5:16 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

School Board Meets To Discuss Budget Shortfall Remedies

Fayette County Schools Superintendent Tom Shelton has offered to take a pay cut to help alleviate a reported $20 M budget shortfall
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Fayette County School Superintendent Tom Shelton met with school board members Tuesday to discuss the budget shortfall situation.

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5:06 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Kentucky Commission On Women Reaches 50 Year Milestone

A portrait of Marie Caldwell Humphries was unveiled as part of the ceremony.

Women leaders gathered at the Capitol Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Commission on Women.

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4:53 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Road Bills Clear House Committee, Republicans Balk At Changes

With the budget now in the hands of the Senate, state House members are now turning to the two-year road bills.

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