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2 min ago | Floyd County Times

Lawmakers to Consider, Is Death Penalty Worth Keeping?1:12 pm

An in-depth examination of the death penalty by state House and Senate Judiciary Committee members schedulef for Friday will mark a shift in the debate, according to Kentucky's public advocate.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Kentucky, Criminal Defense Law, Law

4 hrs ago | Independent

Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise

The Kentucky state legislature passed a sweeping overhaul to its prescription drug law in the summer of 2012 after a flood of overdose deaths, making it significantly harder for people to access dangerous addictive drugs from doctors.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kentucky, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Steve Beshear

5 hrs ago | WHAS11

Appeals court upholds conviction in pain pill case

A Louisiana businessman serving a 15-year prison sentence for illegally distributing oxycodone and methadone through pain clinic patients in eastern Kentucky has failed to show that a judge or prosecutors erred in his trial, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Methadone, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

6 hrs ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise

Successful fundraising campaign celebrated2:40 pm

Gov. Steve Beshear joined members of the Kentucky National Guard recently in celebrating the completion of a fundraising campaign at Walmart stores across the commonwealth.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, US Governors, Steve Beshear, US National Guard, US Military

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Star Press

Supporter of Ky. governor racks up mining violations

A highwall is shown at a Justice Companies mine in Letcher County in a photo taken during an inspection.

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Related Topix: Letcher County, KY, Kentucky, Louisville, KY, US Governors, Steve Beshear

WMKY-FM Morehead

MSUCorps AmeriCorps program wins 'Make A Difference Day' award

For the third straight year, the MSUCorps/AmeriCorps program was presented with the "Make A Difference Day" award during the annual Governor's Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service in a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Steve Beshear

Business Journal

Construction firm alleges discrimination by Kentucky cabinet on bridges project

Louisville-based construction firm Mathis & Sons claims that "discriminatory" actions by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet prevented the company from obtaining work on the Ohio River Bridges Project.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

WHAS11

Poll: Most Kentuckians have little opinion on 2015 Gov. candidates

Voters are apparently not thinking much about the Kentucky candidates for governor in 2015, according to a WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Louisville, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Bluegrass Poll: Opposition to same-sex marriage in Kentucky down 5 points since February

Half of Kentucky voters oppose gays and lesbians being allowed to marry in Kentucky, but opposition has softened since February when a federal judge began striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to a new Bluegrass Poll.

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Related Topix: Wedding, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Gay/Lesbian, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky Revenue Cabinet employee a finalist for Ireland's Rose of Tralee

What Miss America is to this country, the Rose of Tralee is to Ireland. And for the first time in the competition's 55-year-history, a Kentuckian is a finalist for the crown.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Ireland, World News,

Daily Kos

What Alison Grimes should discuss

If I was Alison Grimes , I'd talk about the disconnect between McConnell's statements about public service , "Politics is about what you contribute, not what you acquire," and the reality .

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

WMKY-FM Morehead

MSU water treatment plant exceeded standards

Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet has announced that 61 drinking water treatment plants in Kentucky, including Morehead State University, consistently produced drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water quality standards.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Environment, Morehead State University, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law

Business Journal

Police get ready for opening-day traffic at Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass

With more than 40,000 people expected to check out the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass when it opens Thursday, the traffic might not be pretty.

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Related Topix: Kentucky

Instapundit

Politics Get Pricey - and Nasty - in Kentucky

The U.S. Senate race in Kentucky has long been billed not only as one of the nation's most competitive in this year's midterms, but as potentially the most expensive ever.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Scott Brown, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Bridge repair nears completion

The crew is repairing a beam on the third span out from the Illinois side of the river, as well as a beam on the second span from the Kentucky side.

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Related Topix: Kentucky

Virgin Islands Daily News

Legislature salaries

Notes: Senators in Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming all are paid per day or week of legislative service.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Kentucky, Vermont, Vermont Government

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

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