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8:25 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Internet Gambling Sites Win Latest Round In Domain Name Seizure Case

Frankfort, KY – Governor Steve Beshear says some Internet gambling sites are siphoning millions of badly needed dollars from the commonwealth. He says sites that allow Kentuckians access are operating illegally because they're not regulated by the state, they pay no taxes in Kentucky and provide no jobs.

So, the administration sued to confiscate the domain names of 141 of the gambling sites.

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5:27 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Slots At Tracks Bill Gets First Hearing

Frankfort, KY – The pros and cons of a bill which allows video slot machines at Kentucky horse tracks were aired at a legislative hearing in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there and files this in depth report.

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2:41 am
Wed January 21, 2009

State To Study Ways To Reduce Highway Fatalities

Louisville – Traffic fatalities in KY have been on the decline for the past four years, but Transportation Cabinet officials say there's much work to be done to improve roadway safety. Rick Howlett reports.

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2:38 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Budget Hearings Continue In Frankfort

Frankfort, KY –
With the state searching for ways to generate new revenue, tax amnesty is on the minds of some Senate budget committee members. Previous amnesty efforts have raked in millions of dollars for the state, but Finance Secretary Jonathan Miller says it works best when used sparingly. "Otherwise, you get a system where too many taxpayers just wait for the next amnesty, to pay their taxes."

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9:07 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Score One For House Speaker Stumbo

Frankfort, KY – A recent article in the Lexington Herald-Leader questioned whether some of Rep. Greg Stumbo's business relationships posed conflict of interest problems, since he's now Speaker of the House. Stumbo said they didn't and immediately sought an opinion from the Legislative Ethics Commission.

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5:54 am
Fri January 16, 2009

How Is The State Budget Affecting KY State Police? A Special Report

Frankfort, KY – Legislative hearings on Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's budget-balancing plan continue in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh zeroes in on how budget cuts are affecting one particular agency, Kentucky State Police.

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4:28 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Salmonella Case Confirmed In Fayette County

Lexington, KY – The Fayette County Health Department has confirmed that a recent case of salmonella has been linked to the nationwide outbreak that has sickened more than 400 people, including three in Kentucky.

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1:56 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Slow Car Sales Force Changes In Toyota Production Schedule

Georgetown, KY – The Toyota assembly plant in Georgetown, Kentucky has scheduled additional shut-down days to deal with an inventory surplus. Stephanie Sanders reports.

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1:14 am
Fri January 16, 2009

New CPE Prez Already In Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – After a nationwide search, the Council on Postsecondary Education hired Robert King, former chancellor of the State University of New York, as its new president. King, who headed an Arizona charitable foundation after leaving New York, had until April to report to work in Kentucky, but he's already on the job. "Governor Beshear had made it clear to me when I met with him in December, that the sooner I could get here, the better."

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10:15 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Chandler Weighs In On Clean Coal

Washington, DC – The drive to stop global warming is at an all time high in Congress. That could mean a costly tax on electricity from carbon emitting fuels like coal. Congressman Ben Chandler doesn't want to see that happen. He is pushing for Congress to invest money in so called "clean coal" technologies. One idea is carbon capture and sequestration . . . where coal emissions are stored underground.

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