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Governor hires private firm in gay marriage case

Updated: 03/13/2014 - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed a $100,000 contract with a private law firm from Ashland to represent him in appealing a judge's decision allowing state recognition of same-sex marriages.

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Farmer assigned to prison in West Virginia

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer has been assigned to a federal prison camp in northeastern West Virginia to serve a 27-month sentence for abusing his public office.

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Right to Work bill fails to clear Kentucky panel

Posted: 03/13/2014 - A bill which would have prohibited mandatory membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment has failed to move forward in the Kentucky General Assembly.

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Hundreds attend governor's prayer breakfast

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear told a crowd of hundreds that Jesus' command in the Bible to care for the vulnerable has guided his decisions in policy and budget

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GOP, eyeing House takeover, plots health care vote

Posted: 03/12/2014 - Republicans plan to force a vote on the state's implementation of the Affordable Care Act with the hopes of using it as leverage in November to take control of the House of Representatives.

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Bill benefiting Rand Paul passes Senate committee

Updated: 03/12/2014 - Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul could run for president and for re-election to his Senate seat at the same time under a bill approved by a state Senate committee on Wednesday.

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Budget bill headed to Ky. House

Posted: 03/11/2014 - A proposed $20.3 billion, two-year state budget closely aligned with the governor's spending recommendations is headed to the Kentucky House.

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House plan sticks with education funding boost

Posted: 03/10/2014 - A state budget plan awaiting action by a Kentucky House panel sticks with the governor's recommendation for a funding increase for elementary and secondary education.

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Panel OKs allowing public-private partnerships

Posted: 03/06/2014 - A bill that would allow public-private partnerships for projects has drawn objections from a Kentucky lawmaker who says it would be used to charge tolls to finance a new Ohio River bridge between Cincinnati and Covington.

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ARC awards grant to Ky. Promise Zone

Posted: 03/05/2014 - The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded funding to launch the Promise Zone program in eight counties in southeastern Kentucky.

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