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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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Frankfort burglary suspect caught on tape

Updated: 03/01/2013 - Police need your help in finding a man who broke into two stores, one of which he stole scissors from along with several other items.

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Senate passes bill inspired by fallen officer

Updated: 02/27/2013 - Kentucky senators voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 15, the Bryan Durman Act on Wednesday. Durman's widow, Brandy, was there to see the bill's passage.

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Statewide smoking ban not likely to make it out of house

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Legislation that would institute a statewide smoking ban in restaurants and other public places has been sent to the House Judiciary Committee for further review, making it unlikely it can pass in this legislative session.

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Theft suspect wrecks trying to flee with son in tow

Updated: 02/22/2013 - Franklin County sheriffs deputies say it was a bizarre coincidence that led to a wreck on Bald Knob Road. Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say workers at a construction company realized some wheels were missing from their lawnmowers, so they sent someone to check a scrapyard just in case someone tried to recycle them.

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