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2:49 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Kentucky Senate Leader David Williams, Wife Divorcing

Kentucky Senate President David Williams and his wife are divorcing after nine years of marriage. The announcement came Monday in a release from Williams' spokeswoman in Frankfort.

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12:01 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

House Belonging to Former Kentucky Ag Commissioner Headed for the Auction Block

The one-time Frankfort home of former state Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is scheduled to be sold at auction later this month to satisfy a foreclosure lawsuit against him.

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Politics
2:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Organizations Team Up to Teach Civics Ahead of VP Debate in Kentucky

As Centre College prepares to host next month's vice presidential debate, several groups want to prepare Kentucky students for the event. The Secretary of State and the non-profit Kentucky Youth Advocates have partnered with students from Bellarmine University to create lesson plans for Kentucky teachers. The lessons focus on basic civics and include information on political debates.

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Politics
9:41 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Arraignment Delayed for Tennessee Lawmaker's Gun/DUI Case

State Rep. Curry Todd's arraignment on drunken driving and weapons charges has been delayed until next week. The Collierville Republican was arrested in October after failing a roadside sobriety test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found stuffed in a holster between the driver's seat and center console.

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3:54 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Yarmuth Says Kentucky Delegates Wanted to Show Unified Support for President Obama

As the Democratic National Convention wraps up, Kentucky Democrats are trying to present a more unified front for President Barack Obama. In this year’s primary, 42 percent of Democrats who cast ballots voted uncommitted rather than for the president. That created a problem for delegates to the party’s national convention, since uncommitted isn’t a candidate.

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3:51 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Matheny Abandons Tennessee Speaker Challenge

State Rep. Judd Matheny tells The Associated Press he is no longer considering a challenge to fellow Republican Beth Harwell for House speaker next year.

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Politics
7:53 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Start Date for 2013 Kentucky Legislative Session Set

Legislative leaders have approved the calendar for the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The constitutionally set start date is Jan. 8, which always is the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the new year.

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Politics
12:36 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Effort Underway in Kentucky General Assembly to End Legislators' Pensions

A Kentucky Republican lawmaker is attempting to end the pension program for legislators. State Representative David Floyd says Kentucky’s part-time lawmakers shouldn't get pensions.

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Politics
9:15 am
Tue September 4, 2012

WKU Political Scientist Says President in Trouble with Youth, Minorities

The fall campaign season is in full swing as both national parties hold their conventions. WKU Political Science Professor Dr. Saundra Ardrey spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry and previewed this week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

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Politics
1:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

As First-Time Convention Goer, Edelen Says Kentuckians Will Play An Off-Camera Role at DNC

As Democrats head to Charlotte, North Carolina this week for the Democratic National Convention, many Kentucky delegates will be going for the first time. Auditor Adam Edelen is one of those first-timers. Edelen says he thinks his party will show why they truly are the best representatives and supporters of the middle class.

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