Kentucky Public Radio

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9:17 am
Thu February 23, 2012

"Books for Brains" Would Provide Reading Material for Young Kentuckians

A Christian County lawmaker wants to create a statewide program that would encourage pre-schoolers to develop a love of books. Hopkinsville Representative John Tilley’s bill has cleared the House Education Committee, and is something he calls “Books for Brain”.

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Expanded Gambling in Kentucky
1:16 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Kentucky's Catholic Leadership to Lawmakers: Vote No on Casino Bill

Catholic bishops have issued a stern warning about the potential consequences if Kentucky lawmakers approve a proposal to legalize casinos. Catholic Conference of Kentucky executive director Patrick Delahanty distributed a letter to state senators today detailing the concerns of the state's four Bishops who represent some 400,000 parishioners in the state.

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11:21 am
Mon February 20, 2012

First-Term Kentucky Lawmaker Wants Term Limits

Rep. Mike Nemes (R), Louisville

A freshman lawmaker from Louisville has filed a bill in the Kentucky General Assembly that limits how long members can serve.  Legislation by State Representative Mike Nemes limits House and Senate lawmakers to serving no more that three consecutive terms.

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4:00 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Indiana Man Latest to Receive Hand Transplant in Louisville

Surgeons at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital have performed another hand transplant. Fifty-six year old Ronald Thurman of Marion, Indiana became the eighth recipient of a hand transplant at Jewish in a 15-and-a-half hour operation that ended early Thursday morning.

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2:09 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Kentucky Lawmakers to Consider Plan to Boost Number of Kids in Public Preschool

Governor Steve Beshear is urging state lawmakers to approve a budget proposal that would raise the income eligibility level for public preschool to 160 percent of the federal poverty rate.

Preschool in Kentucky is currently offered to 4-year-olds whose family income is 150 percent of the federal poverty level or less. Children with developmental delays or disabilities are also eligible. Beshear says more kids need to get an early start in school.

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Mortgage Crisis
7:45 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Kentucky to get Nearly $60 Million from Mortgage Agreement

A nationwide foreclosure settlement with five major mortgage lenders means thousands of Kentuckians will receive direct payments, loan modifications, or principal write-downs. Kentucky was one of the last states to agree to the $25 billion deal with Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and Ally Financial. Attorney General Jack Conway says the Commonwealth will receive $58.8 million of the settlement.

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5:26 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee to Get No Child Left Behind Waiver

Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee have been granted a waiver from federal No Child Left Behind education standards. NCLB has been criticized for setting unreachable goals for education. Kentucky was one of 11 states that applied for the waiver last fall and promised to make other commitments to school reform.

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