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1:33 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

What's Next Following Conviction of Former Indiana Secretary of State?

Charlie White

The felony conviction of former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White has Democrats and Republicans going to battle over who should replace him if a judge upholds the verdicts.

White was found guilty last weekend of voter fraud and other counts related to his voter registration for the 2010 Republican primary, and was forced from office.

Prosecutors say White lied about his address in order to protect his council seat in the Fishers community.

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Ky House Election
9:28 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Tuesday's Special Election to Fill Seat in Kentucky House

Voters in four counties in South Central Kentucky go to the polls Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the state House of Representatives.

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Money and Politics
8:30 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Rand Paul's PAC Not Raking in Big Dollars--at Least Not Yet

After more than a year in office, U.S. Senator Rand Paul is having trouble turning his political action committee into a fundraising powerhouse.

The PAC, named RANDPAC, has less than $100,000 in the bank.

Among its donors are former high-ranking GOP officials Cathy Bailey and Hunter Bates. The committee has also drawn donations from PACs that belong to UPS, Brown-Forman and other Kentucky companies.

And Kentucky’s senior senator Mitch McConnell gave $5,000 from his Bluegrass Committee PAC.

Education
8:00 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Charter School Issue to be Taken Up This Week by Kentucky Lawmakers

A bill allowing charter schools in Kentucky will get a hearing in the House Education Committee. Chairman Carl Rollins has set Tuesday as the hearing date, but that could change if the deadline for candidates to file to run for General Assembly seats is pushed back again. Rollins still doesn’t support charter schools, but thinks it's time for the bill to be discussed.

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Civil War Series
6:40 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Historians Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson

Military Historian Jack Thacker and Civil War Historian Glenn LaFantasie
Clinton Lewis WKU University Relations

WKU Civil War Historian Glenn La Fantasie and WKU Military Historian Jack Thacker say the signficance of these battles in Northern Tennessee may have been more important than some people have thought in the past.

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Business
1:32 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

New Leadership Ready to Lead Bowling Green Chamber

More than 600 local business leaders and guests filled the Sloan Convention Center Thursday night for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner to see D. Gaines Penn officially officially sworn in as the 2012 chairman. Penn is the managing partner of the English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley law firm in Bowling Green.

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Kentucky Bourbon
8:22 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Beshear Wants to Help Bourbon Industry by Eliminating Barrel Tax

Kentucky bourbon barrels

Kentucky’s bourbon distillers may soon be getting one of their biggest wishes: a change in the barrel tax. The tax, named because it charges property taxes on bourbon aging in barrels in distillery warehouses, is a one-of-a-kind.

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US Coast Guard Plan
9:06 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

US 68/KY 80 Ferry Bridge Salvage Plan

According to a Coast Guard press release, a salvage plan was approved on Friday to remove both the M/V Delta Mariner ship from the damaged Eggner's Ferry Bridge, and the section of the bridge that remains on the nose of the ship. 

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Sports
10:39 am
Fri February 3, 2012

WKU Will Host the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament at Bowling Green Ballpark

WKU Public Radio

Officials from the Bowling Green Hot Rods and WKU have announced that the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament will be held at Bowling Green Ballpark May 23rd through 27th. WKU will play host to the top eight teams in the Sun Belt Conference, with each team guaranteed to play three games in the round robin format.

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Business
9:22 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Holley to Add 136 Jobs in Bowling Green

Bowling Green-based Holley Performance Products plans to build a new warehouse, start a new product line, and add 136 jobs in Warren County. Governor Steve Beshear made the announcement this morning.

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