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1:34 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Lawmakers Discuss The Budget

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7:15 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Beshear And "Science Kid" Teaming Up For New H1 N1 Vaccine Campaign

Frankfort, KY – Sid the Science Kid of PBS is teaming up with Gov. Steve Beshear to tout the importance of swine flu vaccines, especially for young people. Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control says it's unclear how much longer H1N1, or swine flu, will remain active. "Or how long it'll take for things to calm down in places like Kentucky that are still having widespread disease. But we do know that vaccine is the best way to protect individuals and those around them."

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8:42 am
Mon December 14, 2009

Beshear's Future Whereabouts Not Available To All

Frankfort, KY – In October, through an Open Records request, Mikel Fitch attempted to receive copies of Gov. Beshear's public appearance schedule for the coming year. Fitch also challenged his exclusion from the schedule's distribution list.

When he received no quick response, Fitch appealed to the attorney general's office. The AG's office says the governor's staff should have been more prompt, but was generally correct when it later refused the information sought.

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4:41 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Kurtz: Special Election Represents Lost Opportunity For Horse Interests

Lexington, KY – Republicans were the big winners this week in special elections for the Kentucky Legislature. So what does that mean for Democrat Governor Steve Beshear who's made expanded gambling one of his major initiatives? Joining me to talk about is our own political analyst / commentator Ken Kurtz. Ken Kurtz is a former News Director at WLEX and WKYT TV, and member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

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1:17 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Lexington Art League Kicks Off Annual Fund Drive

Lexington, KY – Lexington Art League Development Director Stephanie Pevec says the goal this year is to raise $65,000. Pevec says the Art League hopes to use some of that money to expand on the League's community outreach efforts. L-A-L lays claim to being Central Kentucky's oldest and largest visual arts organization. Information on all their programs is available at lexingtonartleague.org.

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1:13 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Convicted Felon Has Been Casting Ballots For Decades

Frankfort, KY – In 1972, in Jefferson County, Stephen Ray Thomason was convicted of homicide in the death of Eugene Kaufman.

Just months after receiving a probated sentence, Thomason registered to vote, and has been a regular voter. But recently, family members of the victim became aware of Thomason's wrongful registration and complained to authorities.

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9:08 am
Fri December 11, 2009

Swine Flu Cases Continue To Decline In KY

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9:05 am
Fri December 11, 2009

A Slight Uptick, But....

Frankfort, KY – The state collected $722 million in November, compared to $705 million last year. The 2.4% increase is the first positive growth in state revenue receipts in 11 months.

Areas showing improvement include corporate income, cigarette, property, sales, and coal severance tax receipts. Individual income tax receipts and the Road Fund were down. Lottery revenues were flat.

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8:28 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Should Foreign Language Classes Be Required In KY Public Schools?

Frankfort, KY – Most Kentucky high schools teach foreign languages to students who are college bound, but the state does not mandate such classes. It should, says Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. "I would say Kentucky is very much behind in this category if we're not moving down that road."

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6:31 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Beshear Reflects On First Two Years In Office

Frankfort, KY – Financially, it's been a rough two years for the Beshear administration, which has already overseen more than $800 million in state spending cuts and is preparing for more. But Gov. Beshear still believes substantial progress has been made despite the bad economy.

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