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12:54 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Election Officials in Tennessee County Nix Electronic Books

Davidson County election officials have backed away from using electronic poll books in the November election. The Tennessean reported the decision Thursday came despite Davidson County Election Commission members expressing confidence in the reliability of 60 of the devices used in the Aug. 2 primary.

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8:37 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Judge Considering Richie Farmer's Child Support Case

A Franklin County judge is weighing whether to grant former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer's request to reduce his child support payments. The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal report that Family Court Judge Squire Williams heard testimony from Farmer and his ex-wife, Rebecca Farmer, on Thursday, but he did not issue a ruling.

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8:24 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Burmese Opposition Hero to Speak in Kentucky

Aung San Suu Kyi will speak in Louisville Sept. 24.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner for two decades, will speak at the University of Louisville. The university says in a news release that Suu Kyi will speak Sept. 24 as a guest of the McConnell Center.

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2:12 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Sen. Paul: Cut All U.S. Foreign Aid to Egypt, Libya, and Pakistan

A man holds a gun outside the U.S. consulate in Libya after it was attacked Tuesday.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wants to cut all U.S. foreign aid to Egypt and Libya following this week’s deadly attacks on American embassies and consulates in those countries. Sen. Paul had previously put forth legislation stripping U.S. foreign aid to Pakistan, after that country imprisoned a Pakastani doctor who helped the U.S. military locate terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.

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1:55 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Kentucky Congressman Files Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

Just back from summer recess, Congress is already eyeing an early getaway.  Before making their Washington exit, however, Congress must pass a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month. 

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1:14 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Retirement Official Says Kentucky Pensions Systems Haven't Used Controversial Agents Recently

After being heavily criticized for their use, Kentucky’s major pension program says it hasn't used a placement agent for three years. Placement agents are investing middle men that direct pension funds to investment opportunities. Kentucky has not had a good track record with placement agents, who have been accused of mismanaging millions for the pension funds according to a 2011 audit.

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6:24 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Sen. Mitch McConnell Builds Bridges to Tea Party

Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell has reached into the upper echelons of the Tea Party movement for a campaign manager to head his bid for re-election in 2014.

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10:31 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Kentucky Senators React to Killings of U.S. Ambassador, Three Others in Libya

Both of Kentucky's U.S. Senators are reacting to the attacks on diplomatic posts in Egypt and Libya. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell expressed support Wednesday for deploying every tool available to keep Americans safe overseas and to hunt down those responsible for the attacks which killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats.

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10:21 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Republican Legislative Challengers Announce Plans to Change Kentucky Lawmakers' Pensions

After years of lawmakers attempting to find solutions to the state’s underfunded pension problems, a group of Republican legislative candidates are hoping to institute a plan of their own. At a news conference Wednesday at the Capitol, the majority of Republican challengers in House and Senate races endorsed a plan to put new lawmakers into a 401k style pension system.

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8:40 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Pendleton Suspends Campaign After Death

Democratic State Sen. Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville has suspended his campaign after the death of his opponent's father. Pendleton said in a written statement that he is putting politics on hold out of respect for the family.

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