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Flood insurance changes hit resistance, face delay

Updated: 07/17/2013 - Hundreds of thousands of homeowners facing higher federal flood insurance premiums under reforms passed last year would win a temporary one-year reprieve under a measure that's beginning its advance through the Senate.

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McConnell adds more than $2M to campaign account

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has banked another $2.26 million since April, pushing his overall fundraising total to more than $15 million for the election cycle.

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Officials meet with lawmakers about Paducah plant

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Officials from western Kentucky are "cautiously encouraged" about the proper cleanup and reindustrialization of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site after spending a day meeting with federal officials in Washington, D.C.

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Group asks feds to investigate Ky school district

Posted: 07/09/2013 - A civil rights organization has asked a pair of federal agencies to investigate the Russell Independent Schools in eastern Kentucky over allegations that a 14-year-old Asian-American student has been repeatedly harassed.

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Ky. alone in lack of formal clemency procedure

Posted: 07/05/2013 - The power of kings to spare a condemned person's life lies solely with the governor in Kentucky. It's one of a select few states where the chief executive can spare death row inmates, shorten sentences and forgive crimes without oversight or having to explain his actions.

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Same-sex ruling has employers tweaking benefits

Posted: 07/05/2013 - Employers around the country are scrambling to make sure their employee benefit plans comply with the law following the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage.

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Grimes to make statement about Senate race

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will meet privately with supporters in Frankfort and then brief reporters at 3 p.m.

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Report: Discount bridge tolls won't be pursued

Posted: 06/28/2013 - A draft report says Kentucky and Indiana transportation officials won't pursue discounted tolls for minority and poor drivers crossing the new Ohio River bridges that will connect the two states because it would be too difficult to regulate.

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Rand Paul testing 2016 waters during SC visit

Updated: 06/28/2013 - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he's hoping to show people in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina that he can appeal to a broad audience.

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KYTC Announces I-75 Connector Project Zones

Updated: 06/27/2013 - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced four zones, or possible, broad US 27 to I-75 connector pathways that will be studied in greater detail during the next year and compared with the “No-Build Option.”

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Federal judge Johnstone dies at 91

Posted: 06/27/2013 - The federal judge credited with the historic settlement between inmates and the state of Kentucky has died. Edward Johnstone was 91.

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Kentuckians react to gay marriage rulings

Updated: 06/26/2013 - Kentuckians on both sides of the gay marriage debate are finding reasons to praise the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on the issue.

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TV ad tries to link Grimes with Obama

Posted: 06/25/2013 - A conservative group is running a pre-emptive TV ad attacking Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. The ad links Grimes to President Barack Obama by calling her the president's "cheerleader" in Kentucky.

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New IRS chief: Inappropriate screening was broader

Updated: 06/24/2013 - The head of the Internal Revenue Service says inappropriate screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than was previously disclosed.

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New Kentucky state laws go into effect Tuesday

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Ranging from human trafficking to tougher rules on probation for those convicted of killing police officers or firefighters, new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2013 regular session go into effect on June 25.

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Candidates prepare for special House election

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Kentucky Republicans hope to narrow their deficit in the state House while Democrats aim to keep a seat they've held for years as voters in a central Kentucky district prepare to elect a new state representative.

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