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The chair of Kentucky’s tax commission says a sweeping overhaul of the state's tax code isn't in the works. While Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson says, in his heart, he wants to see a major change in the tax code, he admits it's not likely.

Coal mines in Kentucky and West Virginia will send millions of tons of coal to India, under the terms of a 25-year contract that was signed Wednesday. The deal is being hailed as a sign of hope in the coal export market.

A federal judge's ruling could open the door to the sale of hard liquor and wine in grocery stores. Currently state law allows grocery stores to only sell beer, while liquor stores and drug stores can sell beer, wine and liquor.

One western Kentucky community has approved the sale of alcohol while another split the vote. Residents in Princeton approved restaurant and package liquor sales on Tuesday by nearly 200 votes.

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Federal Prosecutors say a deal has been reached to drop the criminal case against Gibson Guitar Corporation. A highly publicized raid of the company’s Nashville facilities had drawn controversy for several months. The company, which manufactures some of the best-selling guitars in the world,  will pay a 300 thousand dollar fine.

Daviess County Fiscal Court has voted to allow a company's request to rezone 700 acres of land for coal mining. However, both supporters and opponents of the move say the issue isn't settled yet.

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Daviess County Fiscal Court will vote Thursday evening on whether it should uphold a decision to rezone nearly 700 acres for coal mining. The Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission narrowly approved the request in May.

Gov. Bill Haslam has brought together business leaders struggling to hire qualified workers and education officials who say they need more help preparing the state's workforce.

Voters in Georgetown have resoundingly approved the sale of package liquor. According to the Georgetown News-Graphic, the unofficial referendum results showed the measure passed with more than 70% of voters approving it.

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has scheduled public hearings for next month in Henderson and Paducah to get input on a proposal that would raise rates for customers of Big Rivers Electric Corp.

Temporary workers are needed for this year's Kentucky State Fair, and applications will be accepted starting Monday. The Courier-Journal says positions include maintenance staff, grounds, housekeeping, admission gate keepers, tour guides and tram drivers.

A former financial planner for the Kentucky Pension Systems says an international banking scandal is leading to millions of dollars in losses for Kentucky agencies. Financial analyst Chris Tobe believes the pension systems have lost money due to the false interest rates associated with the LIBOR banking scandal.

The Better Business Bureau is warning area consumers to beware of criminals who are hijacking online car ads.  Some scam artists are offering to sell cars at below-market prices as part of the ploy.

The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing part of a controversial rule that sets the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants. The controversial rule was issued in December. Its aimed at curbing mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal and oil-fired power plants.

Supporters of instant racing in Kentucky are once again trying to take their case to the state supreme court. Instant racing games allow players to wager on previously-run horse races using slot-machine like-devices. The Franklin Circuit Court previously ruled that the games are legal, but an appeals court sent the decision back, saying  the anti-gambling Family Foundation should've been allowed to gather evidence in the case.

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