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4:46 pm
Mon July 27, 2009

Report: Bunning Drops Re-election Bid

Washington, DC – According to a release from his office, Kentucky U-S Senator Jim Bunning is announcing his intention to NOT run for re-election in 2010. Listen for complete details on this blockbuster story Tuesday during Morning Edition on WUKY

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12:38 pm
Mon July 27, 2009

If Money Talks, Who Talked Loudest?

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Frankfort, KY – The Legislative Ethics Commission's July report indicates health care interests spent $1.3 million lobbying lawmakers during the 2009 regular session.

Energy and utility groups were second, spending $561,000. Racing and gambling interests were third, spending $419,000. Next were public and private organizations, tobacco interests, banking and financial services and the insurance industry.

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10:52 am
Mon July 27, 2009

New Education Chief Starts Today

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Frankfort, KY – After his July 17th hiring by the state school board, Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday took a family vacation. His first day on the job is Wednesday, which is also when the school board meets in regularly scheduled session. "He will be in attendance at the meeting, so he most likely will do some homework before he gets there just to sort of get up to speed. But this is sort of a trial by fire on your first day on the new job."

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6:42 am
Fri July 24, 2009

Fancy Farm Host Looks Forward To Picnic

Frankfort, KY – The epicenter of Kentucky politics each August, the annual Fancy Farm picnic, is now just one week away. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh talks to this year's master of ceremonies for this year's 129th picnic.

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9:43 am
Wed July 22, 2009

Hate Crimes Down, Hate Groups Slightly Up

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky State Police reported 56 incidents of hate crime in 2007, down 13-percent from 2006. But Jennifer Brislin of the Justice Cabinet says the number of hate groups in Kentucky rose from 11 to 13. "Groups that associate themselves for some purpose, some bias, against a person or property that's motivated by their bias against race, religion, a disability, their sexual orientation, maybe their ethnicity, or their nationality."

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9:44 am
Tue July 21, 2009

Assessing The Beshear / Abramson Ticket And Interesting Tidbit On Grayson's Future

Lexington, KY – Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz discusses the pros and cons of the newly announced tandem, and speculates on what race Trey Grayson may enter next.

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Local/Regional News
4:41 pm
Mon July 20, 2009

State Touts "Balanced Budget" At Close Of Fiscal Year

Frankfort, KY – Earlier this year, Kentucky lawmakers approved budget cuts, a raid on the rainy day fund and tax hikes on alcohol and cigarettes to balance the state budget. But when the books on FY 2009 closed on June 30, the commonwealth still faced a $56 million deficit.

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12:36 pm
Mon July 20, 2009

Beshear Taps Abramson For Re-election Bid

Frankfort, KY – Mayor Abramson says he never gave any thought to running for lieutenant governor, but when Gov. Beshear called, he had to give the job some serious thought. "This was a real special opportunity to work with a man of great integrity, with outstanding leadership and vision, and I wanted to be part of that."

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9:46 am
Mon July 20, 2009

State Police Launch Blue Lights Across The Bluegrass Campaign

Bowling Green, KY – In an effort to cut down on traffic fatalities, Kentucky State Police begin a new campaign called "Blue Lights Across The Bluegrass". Dan Modlin of Kentucky Public Radio has the story.

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4:43 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

Historic Grand Theatre Restoration Nearly Complete

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Frankfort, KY – At one time, Frankfort had several downtown theatres, including the Capitol and the Grand. The more opulent Capitol fell to the wrecking ball in the 1970's, but the Grand, built in the early 1900's, somehow survived. Originally a vaudeville house, it later featured silent movies and was wired for "talkies" in the 1920's. Local attorney Marvin Coles remembers going to the Grand to see cowboy stars of his youth.

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