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5 hrs ago | Indiana Law Blog

Courts - 'Kentucky courts one step closer to online public access'

A statewide project to digitize court records - and eventually make them more accessible to the public - advanced this week with the launch of electronic filing in Kenton County Circuit Court.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Willful ignorance on charter schools hinders state

Rational Wiki defines "willful ignorance" as "the state and practice of ignoring any sensory input that appears to contradict one's inner model of reality."

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Related Topix: Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Family, Kids, Opinion

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

CALAMITY Chamber numbers suggest Medicaid cost surge looms

Anyone who doesn't think Gov. Beshear's Obamacare Medicaid expansion will blow a hole in the state budget starting in 2017 should take a look at the recent update to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's "Leaky Bucket" report.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Steve Beshear, Kentucky, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Death penalty focus of Paducah hearing

Executions in Kentucky have been on hold since 2010. The General Assembly's Interim Committee on Judiciary will meet at Western Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Paducah, KY, Kentucky, Kentucky State Penitentiary, State Prisons

Examiner.com

Vice President John C Breckinridge moderate turned traitor

John C Breckinridge became the country's youngest vice president in 1857. He ended up on the Democratic ticket in shotgun fashion to unite the party.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WEHT

Crews Fixing Highway Drainage Pipes without Disrupting Traffic

It's something we don't look forward to, driving through road construction. But the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is using a technique to repair a popular road in Henderson that will cause little to no disruption to traffic.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

1 dead, 4 injured in crash on I-71

One person was killed and four others were injured in an accident in the southbound lands on Interstate 71 Thursday evening.

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WLKY-TV Louisville

Road issues remain near newly built outlet mall

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, located off Interstate 64 and KY 1848 in Shelby County, are expected to open July 31. The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, located off Interstate 64 and KY 1848 in Shelby County, are expected to open July 31. The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, off Interstate 64 and KY 1848 in Shelby County will open July 31, ... (more)

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WCHS-TV Charleston

UAW Backs Grimes In Ky. U.S. Senate Race

Frankfort , Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement from the United Auto Workers in her bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky

Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

In what Frank Luntz calls the worst political ad of this cycle , Republican senate candidate Terri Lynn Land of Michigan sits idly by for 12 seconds---robotically sipping from a prop coffee mug, shaking her head, making goofy faces and looking at her watch---after tasking the viewer to think about some mysterious thing her opponent said about the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Gay/Lesbian

Cincinnati.com

Kentucky courts one step closer to online publica

Kentucky courts one step closer to online public access Boone, Campbell and Kenton in pilot project that will be expanded across the state.

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Cincinnati.com

Angel investor bill shows persistence pays off

Could investors' gamble pay off in NKY? It took four years, but a tax credit that could transform the local economy is a reality.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Covington, KY, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Wed Jul 23, 2014

PolitiFact

Mitch McConnell: Says a new report shows the 'devastating tax hikes...

Will a looming tax on so-called "Cadillac" health insurance policies equate to a "devastating" tax hike on the middle class in Kentucky? Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign saw an opportunity to attack his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, on the second issue after a new report came out on the country's long-term ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Health Insurance, Health, Kentucky

News Democrat

Advancing job growth and improving workforce training inKentucky3:53 pm | 0

In this sixth year of the Obama Economy, unemployment and underemployment remain high in Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Healthcare Law, Law, Eastern, KY, Employment / Labor Law, Jackson County, KY, Opinion

Lansing State Journal

Mom loses battle to keep brain-dead baby on life support

A brain-dead baby was taken off life support hours after a judge decided his mother cannot force a hospital to continue treating a legally dead child.

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Independent

61 state water plants recognized for performance

A Kentucky agency says 61 water treatment plants in the state consistently produced drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water-quality standards.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

UNEVEN Varying taxes on boats need legislative remedy

Kentucky lawmakers are taking another look at how watercraft such as houseboats are taxed, and this time around, it appears that change is called for.

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Floyd County Times

CDC director makes house call to Eastern Kentucky3:28 pm | 0

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers announced a first-ever SOAR Health Impact Series featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with four events in Eastern Kentucky.

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The Wichita Eagle

Grimes jabs McConnell on jobs issue in new TV ad

The 30-second ad airing across Kentucky seeks to capitalize on McConnell's off-the-cuff comments to an eastern Kentucky newspaper in the spring.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Beattyville, KY, Journalism, Putney, KY

WAVE-TV Louisville

Parole officer accused of violating ethics, having relationship with parolee

An employee of the Kentucky Department of Corrections is accused of violating the rules by having a relationship with an offender.

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