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Beshear nearing decision on Medicaid expansion

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear could be weeks away from deciding whether to expand the state's Medicaid program to cover, by some estimates, an additional 300,000 Kentuckians.

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Lawmaker pushes to ban drone flights in Ky.

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Most drones would be prohibited in Kentucky under a proposal that a state representative wants to take up in the next legislative session.

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McConnell joins Rubio in introducing REFUND bill

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has joined U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida in introducing legislation that would allow states to return unwanted federal funds to the Treasury to help pay down the national debt.

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Dogs to search for ivory in Louisville, elsewhere

Posted: 04/09/2013 - The U.S. government wants to try to do something about a growing trade in items such as elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn and is enlisting the help of another animal to accomplish that.

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Tea party activist sues over Ky. health exchange

Updated: 04/09/2013 - A tea party activist has filed a lawsuit in Frankfort challenging the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange that Gov. Steve Beshear approved last year by executive order.

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McConnell fundraising nearing $12M for re-election

Updated: 04/09/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has raised nearly $12 million so far for his re-election bid, giving him an enormous head start over any potential Democratic challengers.

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Governor Beshear bets ham, bourbon on Cardinals

Updated: 04/08/2013 - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is betting the commonwealth's "finest bourbon and country ham" that the Louisville men's and women's basketball teams will rule all of college basketball this year.

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Beshear signs bill lifting Prohibition-era ban

Posted: 04/04/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear has signed legislation lifting a Prohibition-era ban on the sale of alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on Election Day.

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State approves loans to improve town's sewers

Posted: 04/04/2013 - The state will release nearly $2 million in low-interest loans to help a small southeastern Kentucky town stop the flow of human waste into the Cumberland River during rainstorms and to upgrade the town's water metering system.

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Louisville mayor bets bourbon on NCAA games

Updated: 04/04/2013 - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is offering bourbon and some other trinkets to back up his wager that the University of Louisville men's and women's basketball teams will advance to the NCAA championship games.

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State to shutter costly fuel testing lab

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Describing it as a waste of taxpayer dollars, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he will shutter a $3 million gasoline quality testing lab that was opened under his predecessor Richie Farmer.

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Appeals judge tapped for Ky. high court

Updated: 04/03/2013 - An appeals court judge has been tapped to fill a vacancy on the Kentucky Supreme Court, a move that gives the high court three female justices among the seven members for the first time ever.

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