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Medicare premiums could rise for many retirees

Posted: 12/20/2012 - Both sides agree on expanding a current, little-known law so more retirees considered well-off by the government are required to pay higher premiums for outpatient and prescription coverage.

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Ky. Gov. Beshear asks for moment of silence Friday

Updated: 12/21/2012 - The moment of silence will be observed at 9:30 a.m. local time Friday, one week after 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Study: Kentucky overdose deaths up 282 percent

Posted: 12/20/2012 - The study announced this week by the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center analyzed information from emergency rooms, inpatient hospitalizations and mortality records.

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Grimes to explore early voting

Updated: 12/20/2012 - Alison Lundergan Grimes said in a news release Wednesday she plans to hold meetings statewide next year to discuss whether Kentucky should change its election laws to allow early and unexcused absentee voting.

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Father and gun owner speaks about AR-15 debate

Updated: 12/19/2012 - Nationwide the debate is on about high-powered rifles like the AR-15, and a Georgetown father and gun owner weighs in on the weapon at the center of the controversy.

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Gov. Beshear Announces Grants to Clean Up Illegal Dumps

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Governor Steve Beshear announced that approximately $2.1 million in grant funding has been awarded by the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 172 illegal dumps in 26 counties across the Commonwealth.

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Beshear signs emergency regulations to combat synthetic drugs

Updated: 12/19/2012 - In the ongoing fight against synthetic drugs, Governor Steve Beshear signed emergency regulations Tuesday, reclassifying some newly-identified substances as Schedule 1, and opening the door for more prosecutions.

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Utility to close 800-megawatt coal plant in Ky.

Posted: 12/19/2012 - A utility company says an 800-megawatt coal-fired power plant in eastern Kentucky that was once slated for costly environmental upgrades will instead be shut down.

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School officials and law enforcement meet in Johnson County

Updated: 01/23/2013 - Johnson County School officials and Paintsville Independent School officials came together with local law enforcement Wednesday morning to discuss school safety after last week's tragedy in Connecticut.

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Boehner: Obama should support fiscal cliff plan

Posted: 12/19/2012 - House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama should support a Republican plan to avoid January tax increases on everyone but those earning over $1 million.

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