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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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Environmental attorney considers US Senate bid

Updated: 04/25/2013 - Environmental attorney Tom FitzGerald says he may seek the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. Senate next year but perhaps not if Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes gets in the race.

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Recession doesn't change students' econ savvy

Posted: 04/24/2013 - The Wall Street meltdown of 2008 and the ensuing recession did little to help make high school seniors financially savvy and less than half have a solid understanding of economics.

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White House 'open' to flexibility in FAA cuts

Posted: 04/24/2013 - The White House now says it's willing to consider legislation that would give the administration the budget-cutting flexibility to avoid furloughs of air traffic controllers.

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No big changes to Kentucky Derby security plan

Updated: 04/24/2013 - Louisville police are not planning major security upgrades at this year's Kentucky Derby in the wake of the Boston terror attack, but they are asking track visitors to be vigilant on race day.

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Gabbard among inductees into Ky. Journalism Hall of Fame

Updated: 04/23/2013 - Five new members have been inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. The ceremoney took place Tuesday afternoon during a luncheon sponsored by the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications Association at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington.

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Grimes still wrestling with decision on Senate bid

Updated: 04/23/2013 - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is still wrestling with the idea of seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's election.

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Gov. Beshear signs bill for children with severe allergies

Updated: 04/23/2013 - Governor Steve Beshear today ceremonially signed House Bill 172, a measure to encourage schools to keep emergency medication on hand for children who can suffer severe, life-threatening allergic reactions.

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Morehead State faces budget pressure

Posted: 04/22/2013 - The president of Morehead State University says a smaller than expected tuition increase ceiling from the state will put pressure on the school's budget.

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Boston Marathon bombing suspect is charged

Updated: 04/22/2013 - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged in his hospital room Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill - a crime that carries a possible death sentence.

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