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No action yet to override religious freedom veto

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Nearing the end of the next-to-last day of the Kentucky legislative session, lawmakers haven't taken action to try to override Gov. Steve Beshear's veto of a bill intended to protect the religious beliefs of Kentuckians from government intrusions.

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Kentucky high court to hear prison discipline case

Updated: 03/22/2013 - The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide if an inmate involved in a 2009 prison riot received a fair disciplinary hearing after an officer prevented any witnesses from testifying on his behalf.

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Stumbo calls for conclusion to pension issue

Posted: 03/07/2013 - House Speaker Greg Stumbo is calling again for passage of a measure to shore up government pensions in the waning days of the legislative session.

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Police: Man set fire to SUV outside house

Updated: 03/06/2013 - For several hours, The Nest Preschool in Frankfort was on lockdown after police said a man torched a car nearby and got away on foot.

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Senate committee changes taxing districts bill

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Legislation intended to increase oversight of a multitude of tiny taxing districts that have existed largely under the radar of government auditors has cleared a Senate committee, but with a change that Auditor Adam Edelen called unacceptable.

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Panel passes hemp bill, uncertain future awaits

Updated: 03/06/2013 - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky has cleared a House committee - but it still faces an uncertain future in the full chamber.

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Some concerned bill could enable discrimination

Updated: 03/06/2013 - House Bill 279 sailed through the Kentucky House of Representatives and is now in the Senate. It's supporters say its designed to protect religious freedoms, but others say it could have different effects.

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