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Government workers in Kentucky brace for sequester

Updated: 02/28/2013 - Regardless of what happens with Congress Thursday evening, workers at the Blue Grass Army Depot would have about sixty days before they notice any changes. Those changes could include furlough days.

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Heavy hitters push prescription drug law changes

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear has joined with Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker Greg Stumbo to press for changes to Kentucky's new prescription drug law.

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Benedict greets cardinals on final day as pope

Updated: 02/28/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI has greeted his cardinals for the last time as pontiff, beginning a quiet final day as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics before flying off into retirement.

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Fort Campbell outlines impact of furloughs, cuts

Posted: 02/28/2013 - With military budget cuts set to take effect Friday, Fort Campbell's leaders are preparing to give more details on furloughs facing thousands of civilian employees and local impact of those cuts on soldiers and their families.

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Senate passes bill inspired by fallen officer

Updated: 02/27/2013 - Kentucky senators voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 15, the Bryan Durman Act on Wednesday. Durman's widow, Brandy, was there to see the bill's passage.

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Budget may cut military from Louisville air show

Updated: 02/27/2013 - Federal spending cuts that are set to take effect Friday may mean no military jets will participate in the air show during this year's Thunder Over Louisville.

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Lawmaker wants to scale back hemp bill

Posted: 02/26/2013 - A Kentucky House committee chairman is planning to scale back an industrial hemp bill to allow the University of Kentucky to seek permission to study the crop currently banned by the federal government.

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Statewide smoking ban not likely to make it out of house

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Legislation that would institute a statewide smoking ban in restaurants and other public places has been sent to the House Judiciary Committee for further review, making it unlikely it can pass in this legislative session.

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Proposal would give Gov. Beshear extra year in office

Updated: 02/26/2013 - Governor Steve Beshear would get an extra year in office and Kentucky's statewide elections would be aligned with national elections under an amendment that has passed the senate.

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Tax on lottery sales no longer being considered

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Lawmakers won't pursue a 6 percent tax on lottery tickets as a source of revenue to shore up Kentucky's financially troubled pension system for government retirees.

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Gay marriage supporters look to next session

Updated: 01/04/2013 - A Senate committee voted in favor of a measure to allow gay marriage Thursday. But Senate Democrats delayed a floor vote because three supporters needed for passage were absent.

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