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Prescription Drug Abuse in Kentucky Declined After 2012 Law, Report Says

July 27, 2015

The so-called “pill-mill bill” required pain management facilities to be owned by a licensed physician, and pharmacists to register with a prescription monitoring system called KASPER. Read Story

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So. Indiana Clerk Employee Alleges That Firing Over Gay Marriage License Refusal Violated Rights

July 27, 2015

Harrison County, Indiana, officials are being sued in federal court by a former employee of the county clerk’s office who claims she was fired after refusing to process a same-sex marriage license. Read Story

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Public Comments on Jefferson Davis Statue In Kentucky Capitol Close This Week

July 27, 2015

Officials with the commission say they aren’t sure when a final decision on the statue will be made, but indicated they would try to have one by the time Beshear leaves office at the end of this year. Read Story

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Kentucky Government Pays $400,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

July 23, 2015

The state will pay $400,000 to settle two sexual harassment lawsuits against lawmakers and the state agency that runs administrative operations in the state Capitol. Read Story

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Louisville Metro Council Still Mulling Whether To Regulate AirBnB Rentals

July 23, 2015

An ordinance creating regulations for AirBnB and other short term home rentals isn’t going anywhere—for now. Read Story

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In Debate, Bevin and Conway Tout Rural Roots, Clash Over Kynect

July 23, 2015

Kentucky's major party candidates for governor squared off Thursday at a forum hosted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau, the first public appearance in which the two men directly responded to one another. Read Story

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Beshear Authorizes Kentucky National Guard to Enhance Security at Facilities, Recruiting Centers

July 23, 2015

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order authorizing Adjutant Gen. Edward Tonini to enhance security at state National Guard facilities and recruiting stations following the shooting death of five servicemen in Tennessee last week. Read Story

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Paul Just The Latest Candidate To Assault Paper

July 23, 2015

In a campaign looking for a jumpstart, Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul released a video Tuesday that attempted to grab some of the spotlight away from Donald Trump. Read Story

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Details Of LRC Sexual Harassment Settlement Expected Thursday

July 22, 2015

Details of the settlement between the Legislative Research Commission and staffers who say they were sexually harassed by state lawmakers will be released Thursday, according to the plaintiffs’ attorney in the case. Read Story

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Louisville’s Flooding Issues Are Widespread and Growing, and a Fix May Be Years Away

July 22, 2015

For months, Louisville city leaders have concentrated on dealing with the flooding woes of a small group of residents. Read Story

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McConnell To Stump For One-Time Rival Bevin at Fundraising Event

July 22, 2015

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will headline a Republican fundraising event in late August for gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, who last year launched a primary challenge against the longtime senator. Read Story

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Kentucky’s Rainy Day Fund at Highest Level Since 2008

July 21, 2015

Gov. Steve Beshear will infuse the state’s rainy day fund with $82.5 million, raising the fund’s balance to $209.4 million, the highest it’s been since 2008. The cash comes from $165.4 million in excess revenue generated the last fiscal year, which ended on June 30. Read Story

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Attorney Wants To Help Louisville’s Homeless Rid Their Records of Minor Infractions

July 21, 2015

Earlier this year, Bart Greenwald, a partner at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, met a federal judge named Jay Zainey during a bar association meeting in California. Zainey is from New Orleans and has been running a similar program for about a decade now. Read Story

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Mitch McConnell Says He’ll Be At Fancy Farm

July 21, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he'll attend the Fancy Farm picnic next month to help support a one-time rival. Read Story