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Bat Malady in Park Cave
10:15 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

White Nose Confirmed in Smokies

Smoky Mountains National Park
National Park Service

Biologists in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have confirmed that two bats found in a park cave have white-nose syndrome. The fungus that causes the disease had been found earlier in the Smokies.

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Job Searches Must be Reported
10:05 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Tennessee Officials Say New Unemployment Requirements to Take Effect in April

TN Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

New guidelines issued by the U-S Department of Labor mean claimants will have to conduct documented work searches to continue receiving jobless benefits. Under terms of federal legislation enacted in February, claimants will also be required to meet face to face with state job service workers.

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Some Older Students Could Stay in School
5:15 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

House Passes Bill to Allow Older Refugees to Stay in School

Rep. Jody Richards
LRC

Refugees would be allowed to remain in Kentucky high schools past their 21st birthday under a measure that has cleared the Kentucky House of Representatives. House Bill 183 is sponsored by Bowling Green Democrat Jody Richards, who says the proposal is intended to help refugees who have come to the United States to escape persecution in other countries.

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Images on Packs Upheld
10:52 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Appeals Court Upholds Tobacco Law

A Federal Appeals Court has upheld a law that requires new, bigger graphic warning labels on cigarette packs. The Associated Press reports that the ruling relates to one of two suits by tobacco companies against the Federal rules that would require them to place large images on cigarette packs, depicting health ravages of smoking. The suit that prompted today's decision was filed in Kentucky.

IRS Inquiries Questioned
2:11 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Twelve Senators Question IRS Policies Toward Tea Party Groups

U-S Senator Lamar Alexander

Two US Senators from Kentucky and two from Tennessee are among twelve GOP lawmakers who are questioning whether the Obama Administration is using the Internal Revenue Service to target Tea Party related non-profit organizations.  The twelve members of the US Senate have sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. 

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McConnell Says Senate Should Have Input
5:45 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

McConnell Files Bill to Address Prison Worker Controversy

U-S Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has filed legislation that would require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to be appointed by the President with the consent of the Senate.

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Governor Comments on Damage
6:11 pm
Sat March 3, 2012

Governor Beshear Says Storm Damage is Unlike Anything He's Ever Seen

After touring some storm damaged areas of Kentucky Saturday, Governor Steve Beshear stressed the extent of the damage he had witnessed. In a statement issued by the Governor's Office, he said the devastation is "unlike anything I have ever seen." State officials now say 21 deaths in Kentucky are blamed on Friday's violent storms.

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Developing: Storm Aftermath
9:11 am
Sat March 3, 2012

Deadly Storms Rip Thru Region

A massive outbreak of severe weather Friday led to widespread thunderstorms and multiple tornadoes, resulting in dozens of deaths across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency to facilitate local authorities' access to state resources. 

The outbreak also caused problems in states to the south, including Alabama and Tennessee where dozens of houses were damaged. It comes two days after an earlier round of storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.

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Storm Update
4:41 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Deadly Storms Rip Through Region

Update: A massive outbreak of severe weather Friday led to widespread thunderstorms and multiple tornadoes, resulting in dozens of deaths across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency to facilitate local authorities' access to state resources. 

The outbreak was also causing problems in states to the south, including Alabama and Tennessee where dozens of houses were damaged. It comes two days after an earlier round of storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.

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Sports
3:21 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

With Playoff Expansion, Baseball Goes Wilder

Manager Fredi Gonzalez was the face of frustration when his Atlanta Braves collapsed last year and missed the playoffs on the last day of the season. If this season's rules had applied, he might've been smiling: The Braves and the Boston Red Sox would've made the postseason.
Patrick Smith Getty Images

Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild-card in each league.

The decision establishes a new one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners, meaning a third-place team could win the World Series.

This is the only change in baseball's playoff structure since the 1995 season, when wild-card teams were first added.

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