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8:19 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Two in Pulaski County Enter Pleas in Prosecutor Bribe Case

Two Somerset residents have been sentenced in connection with a plan to try to bribe a prosecutor. Attorney General Jack Conway's office prosecuted the case because the local prosecutor was a witness. Conway's office said 46-year-old Dormus "Bubby" Dalton and 45-year-old Virginia "Carol" Hampton entered pleas Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

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Health
4:43 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Kentucky's Health Insurance Exchange Board Will Meet, Rename Exchange

The advisory board tasked with overseeing Kentucky's health insurance exchange is set to have its first meeting Thursday. The 19-member board is made up of public officials, insurance executives, doctors and consumer groups. The agenda is short, focusing mainly on organizational tasks like forming subcommittees. The board is also getting an overview of the exchange from Executive Director Carrie Banahan.

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Politics
11:31 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Controversy Continues over Political Ad in Kentucky

A lawyer for U.S. Representative Ben Chandler's re-election campaign contends that a coal executive featured in at least three political ads has become a public figure, which negates claims he has been slandered. Louisville attorney John McGarvey responded by letter to a claim that the Chandler campaign had slandered River View Coal Vice President Heath Lovell.  Chandler, a Democrat, is opposed in the Sixth District race by Republican Andy Barr.

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Education
11:21 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Hearing Held On Kentucky's Student Restraint Policy

A public hearing over a proposal to restrict how students can be restrained in classrooms across the state has drawn dozens of comments. 

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Economy
7:58 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Beshear Unsure on Bonding to Shore Up Pension System

Gov. Steve Beshear says he hasn't reached a conclusion on whether Kentucky should borrow enough money through the sale of government bonds to shore up the pension systems for state and local employees. The state employee retirement plan faces a $19 billion shortfall. Add to that the financial woes in plans covering local government employees, state police, teachers, lawmakers, judges and other court workers, and the shortfall reaches $30 billion.

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