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4:00 am
Fri February 6, 2009

Ky lawmakers target date for budget plan

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House and Senate leaders intend to have a budget-balancing plan on Governor Steve Beshear's desk by Friday the 13th. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
10:36 am
Thu February 5, 2009

Push for weather radios underway one year after Ky tornado

Central City, Ky – It's been one year since seven Kentuckians died in a series of tornadoes that swept through the south. Several of the storm victims lived in mobile homes. Lisa Autry reports on how Congress is trying to equip newly manufactured trailers with weather radios.

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Regional
8:56 am
Thu February 5, 2009

Beshear addresses Ky's challenges in "State of Commonwealth"

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has delivered his second annual State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the General Assembly. Watching from the House gallery was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
8:54 am
Thu February 5, 2009

Ky lawmakers still looking for new revenue to balance budget

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House and Senate leaders are now signaling it's likely going to require new revenue sources to balance the state budget this fiscal year. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
3:06 am
Thu February 5, 2009

Should media air audio of 911 calls? Ky Senator says no

Frankfort, KY – Public access to emergency 911 audiotapes would be severely restricted under a Senate bill moving in the Kentucky General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional
10:26 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Beshear asking federal government for help in paying recovery costs

Bowling Green, Ky – Governor Beshear says the Obama Administration has been very responsive to Kentucky's requests for help in the aftermath of the ice storm. Beshear is requesting the federal government pick up the tab on much of the recovery costs. Lisa Autry spoke to Governor Beshear and has this update.

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Regional
10:17 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Foster care agencies warn of budget cut impact

Frankfort, KY – Private agencies in Kentucky providing care to abused and neglected children in state custody are warning of the devastating effects of state budget cuts. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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Regional
5:19 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Ky leaders differ on Senate stimulus plan

Bowling Green, Ky – A key vote is set to be held in the US Senate about the $800 billion economic stimulus package. Some leaders in Kentucky have differing views on the merits of the package. In this report, we hear the thoughts of Republican Senator Jim Bunning and Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.

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Regional
5:08 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Princeton Rep. looking to help schools hit by ice storm

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky school districts losing instructional days to last week's ice storm may get some relief from state lawmakers, who are back in session in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional
12:15 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Muhlenberg County residents facing third recent natural disaster

Central City, Ky – In Kentucky, many communities are still having to take a day-to-day approach following last month's massive ice storm. Muhlenberg County is one such place. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry visited towns in the county and has this in-depth look at the challenges residents there are facing.

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