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Judge rules against Medicaid provider

Updated: 06/03/2013 - A judge has ordered Kentucky Spirit to pay for preventative care that local health departments across the state provide to school children.

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Possible layoffs at Paducah plant delayed

Posted: 05/23/2013 - A company that sent layoff notices to about 260 workers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant says it will delay implementing them for at least 30 days.

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Tea party wins round in health care reform lawsuit

Updated: 05/23/2013 - The tea party has won the first round in a lawsuit that questions the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange that Gov. Steve Beshear set up last year by executive order.

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Doctor shortage to worsen under Medicaid expansion

Updated: 05/22/2013 - The planned expansion of Kentucky's Medicaid program coupled with a push to help the uninsured obtain health coverage will worsen the state's shortage of physicians.

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House passes 2-year moratorium on dam barriers

Posted: 05/21/2013 - The U.S. House has passed legislation that would put a two-year moratorium on an Army Corps of Engineers plan to erect barriers to prevent people from fishing below dams on the Cumberland River.

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Ky. protesters take aim at IRS

Posted: 05/21/2013 - Tea party activists have rallied outside a federal building in Louisville, chanting it's time for the IRS to go because of its extra scrutiny of conservative groups.

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Dalai Lama speaks to students

Posted: 05/21/2013 - The Dalai Lama called aggression a sign of weakness and compassion a sign of strength as the Buddhist spiritual leader spoke to a group of students in Louisville.

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Former IRS commissioner heads to Hill amid scandal

Posted: 05/21/2013 - The former head of the Internal Revenue Service heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to question the man who ran the agency when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups.

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Judge to rule soon in Ky. health exchange case

Posted: 05/20/2013 - A judge will rule "as soon as possible" on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange that Gov. Steve Beshear created last year by executive order.

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Act to halt dam fishing restrictions passes

Posted: 05/15/2013 - The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that includes legislation aimed at halting controversial fishing restrictions near Cumberland River dams.

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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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