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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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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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