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7:53 am
Thu January 28, 2010

State Lawmakers Continue To Debate Over Food's Role In Prison Riot

Frankfort, KY – Rep. Brent Yonts believes lousy food was the primary cause of last year's riot at Northpoint Training Center near Danville. Yonts believes the state, not private vendors like Aramark, can do a better job of feeding thousands of state inmates. "There's money being made on this contract, or there wouldn't be a contract here. The inmates are the ones who are starving."

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9:22 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Texting While Driving Ban Bill Passes House Committee

Frankfort, KY – A bill prohibiting texting while driving breezed through the Transportation Committee of the Kentucky House on an 18-7 vote. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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9:18 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Filing Deadline Passes For Next Election

Frankfort, KY – There were no last minute filers, but Sen. Jimmy Higdon of Lebanon, who was elected last month to fill an un-expired term, was waiting around to see if he would have any opposition for a full term. He doesn't. "So, now I can spend my time doing my job instead of running a campaign. And it's pretty awesome!"

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9:17 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Newberry Delivers Upbeat Assessment of Progress & Potential In State of Merged Government Address

Lexington, KY – In today's State of the Merged Government Address, Newberry said lots of progress has been made in the last twelve months and 2010 will be an important year in Lexington's history.

"I am confident that great opportunities unlimited opportunities exists for us if we simply take the lessons we will learn in 2010 and use them to propel Lexington forward."

Vice Mayor Jim Gray and former Mayor Teresa Isaac are running against Newberry in the coming election.

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8:44 am
Tue January 26, 2010

UK Holds Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Forum

Lexington, KY – The myths and realities of prescription drug abuse are among the topics being addressed at a two day conference co-sponsored by the University of Kentucky. Alan Lytle has details.

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8:09 am
Tue January 26, 2010

"Bull Man" Running Again

Frankfort, KY – Hensley dropped by the State Capitol to tell reporters he plans to run as a Democrat in next year's governor's race. In the meantime, Hensley says Gov. Steve Beshear should resign for raising taxes on Kentuckians last year. "Everybody hollers raise taxes! I don't believe in raising taxes - never, never. I believe the only way we're going to create jobs is to expand the tax base."

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8:06 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Republican Representative Quits Tax Overhaul Panel

Frankfort, KY – Rep. Farmer, who's a tax consultant, has been working with Louisville Rep. Jim Wayne and other Democrats on a possible tax reform plan. But Farmer, the lone Republican on the work group, tells Kentucky Public Radio he's not comfortable with the direction he believes his colleagues are taking.

"They were looking to raise a half-billion dollars in taxes to add to the state's budget," says Farmer.

"And that's not what you want?" asked McVeigh.

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8:05 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Kentucky Senate Debate Controversial Measures

Frankfort, KY – Legislation calling for what's known as the 21st Century Bill of Rights' fell two votes shy of passage Monday in the Kentucky Senate. Legislation supporting an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution was proposed by Hazard senator Brandon Smith.

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8:00 am
Tue January 26, 2010

UK Pharmacy Building Officially Dedicated

Lexington, KY – At a cost of 134 million dollars, the new building is the largest academic building in Kentucky. The 286,000 square foot building has classrooms, laboratories, rooms to see patients and offices.

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10:53 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Lawmakers Get Back To Budget Business Today

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