Kentucky

Sports
8:16 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Kentucky Vs. Indiana College Basketball Rivalry On the Brink of Ending

Negotiations to keep the popular Indiana-Kentucky basketball series alive have stalled for the second time in a month and there seems to be little chance of reviving it. Indiana athletic director Fred Glass announced May 3 that the series, an annual tradition since 1969, would end because the two schools could not agree on whether to play the games at neutral sites or on the two campuses.

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Economy
12:05 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Job Outlook Improving for Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana Teens

A new state-by-state analysis of the teen unemployment rate shows the youth jobless picture improving throughout our listening area. The figures look at the number of 16 to 19 year olds in each state who are actively seeking work.

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Kentucky Primary Election
11:29 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Election Fraud Hotline Reports Calls from Four Kentucky Counties

The Kentucky Attorney General's Election Fraud Hotline is open from 6am until 7pm today, to accept calls about possible election fraud.  The  Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations. However, the Office has revealed that calls were  received from four counties this morning.

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Governor's Group Encourages New Strategies
4:12 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Kentucky Included in NGA Project to Study Efficient Funding

State Officials in Kentucky today announced that the state has been selected by the National Governor's Association to work with other states to develop policies promoting efficient education funding. The group will also study flexibility in the awarding of high school credits.

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Business
10:41 am
Mon May 7, 2012

States on Kentucky's Border Receive Recognition from "Chief Executive" Magazine

Consultants hired last week to help Kentucky's Blue Ribbon Commission on tax reform stressed the importance of tax policies and business climates in surrounding states. A new rating released today by Chief Executive Magazine places Tennessee and Indiana in the top five states, in terms of having business-friendly climates.

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Investigation Started in January
4:07 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Four People from London, Kentucky Arrested for Disability Fraud

The charges stem from an investigation by the new Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit , which was created last September. The Corbin, Kentucky Social Security Administration Office reported suspected fraud during a continuing disability review. Authorities say the defendants were involved in a scheme to cash a Supplemental Security Income check issued to Eric Partain, after he died.

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Politics
4:24 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Tax Commission Delays Picking a Consultant

A commission tasked with coming up with elements of a new tax code for Kentucky held its second meeting in Frankfort Tuesday. The group is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and is made up of business leaders from across the state.

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State Revenues Higher than Last Year
12:55 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

State Budget Director Says General Fund Receipts Increase

The Office of the Budget Director for the State of Kentucky says General Fund receipts were up significantly last month. State Budget Director Mary Lassiter says General Fund receipts grew 8.4 percent in March, compared to March of last year.

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Jobless Rates Increased in Five Counties
10:54 am
Thu March 15, 2012

State Says Jobless Rates Down in 114 Counties for January

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet  says jobless rates declined in 114 of the state’s counties from January of last year to January of 2012. State officials say Woodford County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 6.9 percent. Webster, Fayette, Union, Oldham, and Henderson Counties are among those listed with relatively low rates, ranging from 7.2 to 7.9 percent.

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Storms Take Heavy Toll in Kentucky
7:20 am
Sat March 3, 2012

State Officials Confirm Twelve Deaths in Kentucky

As the death toll rises across the country, Kentucky Emergency Management has confirmed that at least twelve people were killed in the bluegrass state by Friday's outbreak of severe weather and tornadoes.

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