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12:16 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

KY Senate Republicans Have A Big Decision To Make

Frankfort, KY – Senate leaders have done a good job of keeping Sen. Kelly's resignation as majority leader quiet. He resigned two weeks ago, but word is just now trickling out.

For now, Kelly remains a senator, but it's no secret he hopes Gov. Beshear will soon appoint him to a vacant circuit judgeship.

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12:09 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

Smoking Cessation Program Still Unfunded

Frankfort, KY – Two years ago, Rep. John Will Stacy sponsored legislation creating a comprehensive smoking cessation program that included counseling and medications. But the state has never funded the program, which covers 285-thousand smokers on Kentucky Medicaid. Dr. Jon White of the Kentucky Medical Association says it's an untenable situation because the program, if funded, could save lives and money. "That's sound policy from a healthcare and fiscally responsible perspective."

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2:18 pm
Wed October 21, 2009

UK Healthcare Changes Visitation Policy Because of H1N1

Lexington, KY – Health officials at the University of Kentucky say they're changing patient visitation policies in their facilities in an effort to slow down the spread of the h1 n1 virus. Alan Lytle has more on the story.

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10:18 am
Wed October 21, 2009

Gaming Amendments Proposed

Frankfort, KY – Late Tuesday afternoon, reporters gathered at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington for a meeting between horse industry leaders and Senate President David Williams and Sen. Damon Thayer. During the two-hour, closed-door session, Williams outlined his proposed constitutional amendment on expanded gambling. Williams says the measure will prevent any expansion of gambling in Kentucky without a vote of the people.

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9:37 am
Tue October 20, 2009

Longest Short Story Project Draws Writers All Over Town

Lexington, KY –

"Why yes I said, though I'm not sure you want this pen, as I pulled it from my
pocket and held it in front of her, teasingly out of her reach."

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5:03 pm
Mon October 19, 2009

Got Flu-like Symptoms? Health Officials Say It's Definitely H1N1

Leixngton, KY – Health Officials in Kentucky are now saying anyone coming down with flu-like symptoms should assume that he or she has the H1N1 Virus. Alan Lytle has details.

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4:42 pm
Mon October 19, 2009

KY A.G. Details Solicitation Scam

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9:08 am
Mon October 19, 2009

Beshear Forms Education Task Force

Lexington, KY – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and new state Education Commissioner Terry Holliday will co-chair a new education task force to study what needs revamping in the nearly two decade old Kentucky Education Reform Act. Alan Lytle has details.

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4:32 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

Third Person In Fayette Co. Dies Of Swine Flu

Lextington, KY – The Fayette County Health Department today has confirmed that a man in his 40s with underlying health problems had the H1N1 flu at the time of his death. Health department spokesman, Kevin Hall, says with only one exception all of the victims had other health issues.

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6:03 pm
Thu October 15, 2009

State Health Officials Plea For Patience For H1N1 Vaccine

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