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Louisville Metro Council Approves Needle Exchange Program

April 23, 2015

The ordinance was fast-tracked through the council in light of two public health crises in the area. Louisville—as well as much of the Bluegrass state—is experiencing a spike in heroin and intravenous drug use. Simultaneously, Scott County in Southern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. Read Story

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James Comer Leads Republicans in Fundraising For Governor’s Race

April 23, 2015

Three Republicans and one Democrat have raised more than $1 million in this year’s race for governor in advance of the May 19 primary election. Read Story

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Louisville Metro Council Committee OKs Needle Exchange Program

April 21, 2015

In a light of a spike in heroin abuse and an HIV outbreak nearby in Southern Indiana, a Louisville Metro Council committee on Tuesday unanimously voted to allow the city's health department to create a needle exchange program. Read Story

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Louisville Metro Council Members Frustrated With Lack of Information About Pit Bull’s Death

April 21, 2015

Louisville Metro Council members looking into the controversial euthanizing of a dog last year by Metro Animal Services said on Monday that the agency still hasn't turned over all the requested emails and information. Read Story

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Comer Promises Tuition Reimbursements, More Technical Education If Elected Kentucky Governor

April 16, 2015

Under his plan, students would be able to have the full amount of their tuition reimbursed through credits on their Kentucky tax returns if they stay in-state to work. Read Story

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Judge Allows Media Outlets to Intervene in Harassment Lawsuit Involving Kentucky Lawmakers

April 15, 2015

The media organizations want access to depositions of former Legislative Research Commission director Bobby Sherman and state Rep. Sannie Overly, a Paris Democrat. Read Story

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Property Values on the Rise In Crescent Hill, Butchertown, Highlands, Others

April 15, 2015

More than 60,000 homeowners in Jefferson County got property assessment notices last Friday—and many of them saw a significant bump. Read Story

State Auditor Launches Investigation Into Kentucky’s Untested Rape Kits

April 15, 2015

Kentucky has hundreds or possibly thousands of untested rape kits sitting in local law enforcement offices, according to State Auditor Adam Edelen. Read Story

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Only 40 Kentucky Estates Would Be Affected By Repeal Of Estate Tax This Year

April 15, 2015

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing to repeal the tax, which taxes assets left by the deceased at a rate of 40 percent. Read Story

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Rand Paul Is The First Presidential Candidate To Accept Bitcoin Donations

April 14, 2015

Last May, the Federal Elections Commission voted unanimously to allow Bitcoin donations to political campaigns. Read Story

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Louisville Council Members Want Needle Exchange Ordinance

April 10, 2015

Louisville Metro Council members want to start a needle exchange program in the city. Read Story