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Education
2:47 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Tennessee Democrats Want to See Pre-K Expansion

Tennessee Democratic leaders say they plan to talk with Gov. Bill Haslam about expanding pre-kindergarten classes after the state's education commissioner said he doesn't plan to request funding for an expansion.

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Politics
11:57 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Two Kentucky Republicans Announce Bids for David Williams' Senate Seat

Sara Beth Gregory

State Rep. Sara Beth Gregory will seek the Republican nomination to run for an open state Senate seat in southern Kentucky. Gregory said in a statement Wednesday that she wants to replace former state Sen. David Williams who resigned last week to accept an appointment as circuit judge.

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Economy
11:56 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Coal Stocks Dropping in Aftermath of Election

coal

The Associated Press is reporting that coal stocks are dropping sharply today, on the expectation of tougher going for coal companies in a second term for President Obama. The AP reports that a series of environmental regulations proposed by the Obama administration could reduce the nation's use of coal.

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Economy
9:09 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Budget Hearings Continue for Tennessee State Agencies

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is meeting with state agencies to help prepare for possible budget cuts. After a series of meetings conducted on election day, Haslam will hear presentations today for transportation, children's services and other departments.

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Elections
7:26 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Hunting Amendment Wins Big in Kentucky

Kentucky voters have approved a measure that makes hunting and fishing a constitutional right in the state. With 25 percent of the vote counted Tuesday night, the constitutional amendment received approval from 307,765 voters, or 84.7 percent, and was rejected by 55,350, or 15.2 percent.

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Business
4:20 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Methodist Publishing House to Close Cokesbury Bookstores

The United Methodist Publishing House has announced that it will move all retail sales to its online portal and call centers, with the intention of closing its Cokesbury bookstores. The Nashville-based publisher has supplied religious materials for decades.  The firm distributes religious books, Bibles, and other Christian resources.

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Health
3:39 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Gov. Beshear Undergoes Surgery for Detached Retina

Gov. Steve Beshear has undergone minor outpatient surgery to repair a detached retina. Spokeswoman Kerri Richardson says the problem developed over the weekend and that Beshear woke and had trouble seeing out of one eye.

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Elections
12:48 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Federal Election Monitors in Tennessee to Watch for ID Issues

It's not just the choice of candidates that is contentious this presidential election in Tennessee. Voting itself, and who gets to do it, has become such a hot issue that federal election monitors are in Memphis and Nashville watching the polls.

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Elections
7:45 am
Tue November 6, 2012

After All the Lead-Up, Election Day is Finally Here

Voters lined up at a Glasgow polling place when the doors opened at 6am.
Credit Kevin Willis

Polling places have opened their doors in Kentucky. Polls are open in the state until 6 p.m. local time. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has predicted a record number of voters will cast their ballots.

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Education
7:31 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

UK President Announces Softer Budget Cuts

The Lexington campus of the University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says budget cuts won't be as drastic as first planned in fiscal year 2013-14 because of increased enrollment and higher tuition revenue.

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