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11:49 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler to Skip DNC, Says Decision Isn't Political

Congressman Ben Chandler is joining a handful of prominent Democrats who will skip their party's national convention this year.  Chandler, who represents the Sixth Congressional District in Central Kentucky, is facing Republican Andy Barr in his re-election bid.

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Economy
10:17 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Volunteer State Revenue Numbers Much Better than Expected

Tennessee general fund revenues have beaten projections by more than a half-billion dollars with one month left in the budget year. State Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes says collections came in at $130 million above estimates in June, which reflects economic activity from the previous month.

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Impact of Meth Series
9:40 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Injuries from Meth Lab Fires in Region Causing Explosive Emergency Room Costs

The inside of a meth lab discovered by police in Barren County, Kentucky.
Barren County Drug Task Force

One-hundred-thirty thousand dollars. That’s the average hospital cost of treating someone who has suffered burns in a meth lab fire—60% more than other burn patients. On top of that, most meth patients are uninsured.

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Health
6:42 am
Thu July 12, 2012

New Study to be Conducted on Private Water Wells

With the help of an EPA grant, the Kentucky Division of Water plans to study about two hundred private water wells in the Commonwealth.  The study will focus on how domestic water wells are impacted by events of nature and by human-influenced pollution.

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Health
6:41 am
Thu July 12, 2012

New Kentucky Law Gives Patients, Doctors More Options to Treat Chronic Ailments

A new law that goes into effect Thursday will help patients with chronic health issues maintain their standard of living.  The law allows doctors to show that a long-prescribed medicine would be the best for a patient. Previously, insurance companies could deny payments for such medication until patients had first tried a cheaper alternative.

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