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2:05 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Sen. McConnell Using PAC Dollars to Help Kentucky GOP Win State House Seats

Senator McConnell in recent visit to Ft.Knox

Kentucky Republicans hoping to win the state House in elections this fall are getting a helping hand from the party’s leader. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has used his leadership PAC to dole out at least $54,000 dollars to Republican lawmakers in the last three months.

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Politics
1:11 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Beshear Resisting Calls So Far to Opt Out of Expanded Medicaid Program

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is not joining other Kentucky  officials in calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Many leading Republicans in the state—including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell—have pushed for full repeal of the healthcare law. But in an interview with NPR, Beshear said they're playing politics.

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Sports
11:19 am
Mon July 16, 2012

WKU Football Picked Fourth in Sun Belt Conference Pre-Season Vote

Four Hilltoppers — senior tight end Jack Doyle, senior defensive lineman Quanterus Smith, junior linebacker Andrew Jackson and sophomore return specialist John Evans — were among the 26 players selected to the preseason all-Sun Belt team as voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches and selected members of the media.

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Education
9:47 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Attorneys for Decker College Say Ruling Could Help in Bid to Repay Creditors

Attorneys for a defunct for-profit college plan to pursue about $32 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Education. The move comes after a Bankruptcy Judge ruled that the government cut off money from the institution, based on misstatements.

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Health
8:16 am
Mon July 16, 2012

New Report Says Inspections Were Lax at Eastern Kentucky Mine

A published report says state investigators found few problems at a Harlan County mine where federal investigators found enough violations during a surprise safety blitz in May to shut the mine down for nine days.

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