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Chandler Calls For Troop Pullout From Iraq

Posted: 08/08/2008 - U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler is calling for troop withdrawals from Iraq starting right away. But he says any policy change is unlikely until a new president takes office.

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Democrats Choose Candidate For State House

Posted: 08/07/2008 - Fayette County democrats have chosen Unitarian minister Kelly Flood as their nominee for State Representative in the 75th district.

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Five Democrats Vie For Seat In State House

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Fayette County democrats will choose their nominee on Wednesday night for the state house seat held by Kathy Stein. She's running for the state senate.

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McConnell Focuses On Energy Issue To Ky. GOP Crowd

Posted: 08/02/2008 - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford took aim at different targets in their first campaign showdown amid the political frenzy of the annual Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday in far western Kentucky.

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At Least 8 Murderers Get Partial Pardons In Ky.

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear has granted partial pardons to at least eight convicted murderers and 14 rapists over the past five months, allowing them to vote and run for office.

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KY Lawmakers Who Switch Jobs Get Pension Boost

Posted: 07/26/2008 - ... legislators who switch to judicial or executive branch jobs will see their annual retirement benefits double, quadruple or even increase six-fold

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Two Congressmen Aerial Review Mountaintop Mining Sites

Posted: 07/26/2008 - ... U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.) and U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, (D-Wash.) twice flew over the mining sites in West Virginia and Kentucky, squeezing a meeting with Appalachian residents in between.

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Former Fletcher Aide Resigns Post In State Senate

Updated: 07/21/2008 - Bill Nighbert, a former state transportation secretary for former Gov. Ernie Fletcher, has resigned his post as a top aide in the Republican-controlled Senate

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State Nursing Home Inspector Fired

Posted: 07/19/2008 - ... Moses Young, an assistant director in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Office of Inspector General, was fired May 21 after an internal investigation into Young's relationship with an owner of a Covington nursing home

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Beshear Begins Series Of Town Hall Meetings

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The tour starts Thursday in the tiny community of Virgie in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky. Beshear said he is especially interested in hearing suggestions on how state government can continue to provide services amid tight budget constraints.

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Beshear Appoints Donor Convicted Of Misdemeanor

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed a campaign donor convicted in 1990 of misdemeanor attempted jury tampering to two state boards including one for Kentucky crime victims.

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Scorsone To Run For Judgeship

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Scorsone, who's a Democrat, spent 12 years in the state house and is completing 12 years in the senate.

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New Laws Aim To Protect Ky. Children

Updated: 07/13/2008 - .... Under one of the most publicized new laws, people in positions of authority over children face felony criminal charges for having any form of sexual contact with the minors they oversee.

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