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9:37 am
Wed June 17, 2009

Beshear has two bills advancing in session

Frankfort, KY – Two of Gov. Steve Beshear's four special session bills have cleared their first hurdle in the Kentucky General Assembly. We get an update from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:32 am
Tue June 16, 2009

Session underway as lawmakers seek answers to budget shortfall

Frankfort, Ky – A special legislative session to balance Kentucky's budget, expand gambling and tackle other issues ordered by Gov. Steve Beshear got underway Monday in Frankfort. Among those watching the first day's events unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Health
3:39 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

HIV Research in Owensboro Utilizes Tobacco Plants

Owensboro, Ky – Groundbreaking HIV research ongoing in Owensboro could one day impact the lives of people in the developing world. Dr. Kenneth Palmer is leading a study that has successfully grown an HIV-blocking protein in the Kentucky tobacco plant. Kevin Willis visited Dr. Palmer's offices in Owensboro to learn about the research and how it could one day save lives by preventing the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.

Regional
2:45 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Some lawmakers wanting tax code reform

Bowling Green, Ky – One item not on the special session agenda is comprehensive tax reform. Some lawmakers say overhauling Kentucky's tax code is the only long-term fix to the state's budget woes. Lisa Autry has this report on tax reform proposals making the rounds in Frankfort.

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Regional
2:41 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Special session officially opens in Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – Monday at noon, gavels fell in the Kentucky House and Senate signaling the start of a special session on the state budget. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
2:38 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Gambling supporters get legal ruling in their favor

Frankfort, Ky – Proponents of expanded gambling in Kentucky now have a current legal opinion bolstering their arguments that a constitutional amendment is unnecessary. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
3:25 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

Child safety expert: time to take lawn mower safety seriously

Bowling Green, Ky – Experts in the field of child safety want parents to take lawn mower safety seriously. Dr. Gary Smith of Ohio State University is a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He says about 16,000 young people are injured each year in accidents involving lawn mowers. He spoke with our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
3:21 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

All TVs to begin broadcasting in digital

Bowling Green, Ky – On Friday, June 12th, TV stations everywhere will begin transmitting in digital versus the old analog signal. The DTV switch has been in the making for nearly two years. The government and broadcasting industry have spent millions of dollars educating the public about the transition. Lisa Autry spoke with Gary Holmes of Neilsen Media Research.

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Regional
9:24 am
Wed June 10, 2009

Federal trial of road contractor delayed

Frankfort, Ky – There are new developments, including a trial delay, in the federal highway bid-rigging case against Kentucky road contractor Leonard Lawson and two others. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional
9:15 am
Wed June 10, 2009

Ky superintendents worried over possible budget cuts

Bowling Green, Ky – School administrators across Kentucky are facing tough budget decisions. Governor Beshear has said that further cuts to education won't be part of his special session budget plan, but school officials must still deal with rising costs. Dan Modlin recently spoke with Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nanette Johnston and Daviess County Superintendent Tom Shelton.

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