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Beshear active in seeking McConnell challenger

Updated: 05/15/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear says he's part of efforts to recruit a Democrat to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's election in Kentucky.

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Campaign to back health exchange

Posted: 05/15/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is planning a campaign to publicize Kentucky's health benefits exchange ahead of the enrollment period for people seeking health coverage.

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Concerns raised about religious meeting

Posted: 05/15/2013 - The head of Jefferson County Public Schools has sent out a reminder to staff about rules regarding religion in the curriculum after a meeting that sparked some concern.

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UK examining alcohol policy

Posted: 05/08/2013 - A task force has been appointed to study the alcohol policy at the University of Kentucky.

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Rodman to Kim: 'Do me a solid' and free American

Updated: 05/08/2013 - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to call for the release of a Korean-American man detained in the North

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Independent files for open legislative seat

Updated: 05/07/2013 - Anti-gambling advocate John-Mark Hack has filed candidacy papers to run as an independent for a vacant legislative seat in central Kentucky.

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Farmer asks that trial be postponed until February

Updated: 05/07/2013 - University of Kentucky basketball icon Richie Farmer is asking that his trial on charges of misappropriating government resources while serving as agriculture commissioner be postponed until early next year.

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Groups protest McConnell gun vote

Updated: 05/06/2013 - Protesters in Louisville are criticizing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for voting against a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales.

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Christians-only medical plan may soon return to KY

Posted: 05/03/2013 - A Christians-only medical program that had been banned in Kentucky is expected to resume operations next month, unless officials at the Department of Insurance decide to continue a decade-long legal fight.

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Federal delegation seeks clarification from DEA

Updated: 05/02/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was joined by most of Kentucky's federal delegation in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration seeking clarification on the industrial hemp issue.

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Grimes gauging public support for early voting

Posted: 04/30/2013 - Kentucky's chief election official is scheduled to begin a series of meetings Tuesday evening to gauge public support for allowing Kentucky to join other states that allow early voting.

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Education commissioner names Floyd as chief of staff

Updated: 04/29/2013 - Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has named Thomas G. “Tommy” Floyd to the newly created position of chief of staff at the Kentucky Department of Education. Floyd is currently the superintendent of the Madison Co. Schools.

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McConnell unveils measure to help coal industry

Posted: 04/29/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has unveiled legislation aimed at forcing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to expedite the process for coal companies seeking permits to open new mines.

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Special election first test of military voting law

Posted: 04/26/2013 - A special legislative election in central Kentucky could be the first test of Kentucky's new military voting law passed earlier this year to help ensure soldiers deployed to foreign counties get to cast ballots back home.

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Ky court orders release of child death records

Posted: 04/25/2013 - The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered Kentucky child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.

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