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White House advisers promise sharper focus on jobs

Updated: 01/25/2010 - A politically shaken White House promised Sunday a sharper focus on jobs and the economy, but key advisers were less sure-footed on health care reform. They took a wait-and-see approach as the dust settles from the punishing loss of the late Edward M. Kennedy's Senate seat.

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Horse industry not giving up on expanded gambling

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Horse Industry officials say if they can't convince lawmakers to approve slots now, they hope the closing of a western Kentucky track will convince them to approve legislation in January.

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4th judge assigned to bid-rigging case

Posted: 06/22/2009 - A fourth federal judge has been assigned the case involving bribery and conspiracy charges against road contractor Leonard Lawson and former Kentucky Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert.

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Remodeling expenses raise eyebrows

Updated: 02/05/2010 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky House lawmakers are spending about $230,000 to renovate office space at the Capitol Annex, despite the state's expected $1 billion budget shortfall.

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Lawmakers anticipate session showdown

Updated: 06/22/2009 - It's been a topic of controversy in Kentucky even before the special session began last week, whether or not to allow video slot machines at Kentucky's horse racetracks.

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Gambling Bill heads to house

Updated: 06/19/2009 - A bill to expand gambling at Kentucky's racetracks cleared its first hurdle Thursday.

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House bill for Lake Cumberland businesses

Posted: 06/12/2009 - A bill proposed by two Kentucky members of Congress would aid marina owners on Lake Cumberland who say they have lost business because of low water levels.

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Beshear releases gambling plan

Posted: 06/09/2009 - Gov. Steve Beshear has released details of his plan to raise more money for the state and Kentucky's horse industry by allowing video slots at racing tracks.

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Winning jockey pushing video gambling

Posted: 06/08/2009 - Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel is jumping on board the state's gambling issue days after losing his bid to become the first jockey to win a personal Triple Crown.

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Governor, leaders to discuss special session

Posted: 06/08/2009 - Gov. Steve Beshear and legislative leaders are scheduled to appear on statewide television to discuss the General Assembly's upcoming special session.

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Governor starts his own blog

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear already Twitters and posts videos on YouTube. Now he's found another way to go straight to the voters.

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Beshear rolling the dice

Updated: 06/04/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered Kentucky lawmakers to consider gambling legislation when the General Assembly convenes a special session this month.

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