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Governor calling for $7 billion in improvements in road plan

Posted: 01/22/2014 - On Wednesday, Governor Steve Beshear sent to the Kentucky General Assembly a 2014-2020 Recommended Highway Plan that, if enacted, would provide nearly $7 billion of state and federal funding for transportation improvements across the Commonwealth.

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Budget seeks $65M in bonds for Rupp renovation

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Gov. Steve Beshear is asking the state to provide $65 million in bonds for a renovation of Rupp Arena as part of his proposed two-year state budget.

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Rogers touts plan to expand Internet in Kentucky

Posted: 01/22/2014 - U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers says the federal government should have a role in spreading high-speed Internet access to the region's struggling coalfields.

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Beshear to present his priorities in budget speech

Posted: 01/21/2014 - Gov. Steve Beshear is set to deliver his budget proposal to a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate. It marks the starting point for months of haggling over a larger pool of state revenues still not expected to meet funding demands.

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Bill taking aim at heroin clears Ky. Senate panel

Posted: 01/16/2014 - A Kentucky Senate committee has given initial approval to a bill aimed at combating a surge in heroin addiction. The panel was told the scourge is swamping courts and emergency rooms in northern Kentucky.

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Court reinstates Ky ban on stores selling liquor

Liquor Sales

Posted: 01/15/2014 - A federal appeals court has reinstated a 76-year-old old ban on grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers selling wine and liquor in Kentucky after finding the law doesn't violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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GOP leader: Restore some felons' voting rights

Posted: 01/14/2014 - A prominent Republican has stepped forward to promote a long-debated proposal that seeks to amend Kentucky's Constitution to restore voting rights for some felons.

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Farmer's attorney seeks 21 months in prison

Posted: 01/09/2014 - The attorney for former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is seeking a shorter prison sentence for the ex-University of Kentucky basketball star saying any time in prison beyond 21 months serves no purpose.

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Grimes officially files for Senate run

Posted: 01/09/2014 - Alison Lundergan Grimes filed her paperwork Thursday to run for the Senate seat, in what’s expected to be a highly-contested race.

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Ky. lawmakers discuss legalizing medical marijuana

Updated: 01/09/2014 - If legalized, Senate Bill 43, also known as the Cannabis Compassion Act, would allow patients in Kentucky to qualify to use medicinal marijuana through the health department.

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Showdown set on unemployment bill in Senate

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Senate Democrats are scratching for votes to pass a White House-backed bill that would renew unemployment benefits that lapsed last month for the long-term jobless.

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Feds want 27 months in prison for Farmer

Posted: 01/03/2014 - Federal prosecutors want a 27-month prison sentence for former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and for him to pay $120,500 in restitution to the state.

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