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UPDATE: Ill. Governor Names Burris to Replace Obama

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has defied U.S. Senate leaders and his own state's lawmakers by appointing former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.

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Auditor Eyes Senate Seat

Posted: 12/26/2008 - There's been some more intrigue about the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky.

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Ky. Officials Laying Out Budget Cuts

Posted: 12/18/2008 - Officials say government services to help elderly and low-income residents across the state will be cut or reduced because of Kentucky's deepening budget woes.

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Watchdog Groups Question Sen. Bunning's Foundation

Posted: 12/18/2008 - U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning's foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to charitable groups in northern Kentucky, but it's the amount he has kept as a salary that has drawn the attention of watchdog groups critical of the Kentucky Republican.

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Obama Picks Vilsack, Salazar for Cabinet

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Obama has two more nominations in former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack for agriculture secretary and Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to lead the Interior Department.

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No Funding Cuts For State Parks

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Kentucky welcome centers would be closed twice a week, but the state park system for now would be spared budget cuts, under Gov. Steve Beshear's plan to offset a revenue shortfall.

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Obama to Tackle Foreign, Domestic Matters

Posted: 12/15/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is tackling matters both domestic and foreign at the start of what is expected be a jam-packed work week.

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Beshear Defends Diverting Coal Tax Revenue

Posted: 12/13/2008 - ... Beshear's plan for balancing the state budget is to use about $17.5 million from the coal severance tax that would normally go to coal counties ...

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Court Hears Online Gambling Case

Posted: 12/12/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky Court of Appeals panel is considering whether to allow the state to seize control of more than 140 online casinos.

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Report: Jackson Backers Sought Cash for Ill. Gov.

Posted: 12/12/2008 - According to a published report, businessmen with ties to both Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson discussed raising $1 million for Blagojevich.

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