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Here Are Some Average Costs For Common Procedures in Kentucky

March 4, 2015

A national health care non-profit recently launched an online price transparency tool that may help people determine the cost of their next medical procedure. Read Story

Winter Weather Forecast Closes Jefferson County Public Schools

March 4, 2015

Jefferson County Public Schools are closed Wednesday because of winter weather moving into the Louisville area. Read Story

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Kentucky Senate Passes Bill To Monitor ‘No-Jail Jailers’

March 3, 2015

The Kentucky state Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that attempts to build accountability in counties that have jailers but no jails. Read Story

Senate OKs $132.5 Million Bond For University of Kentucky Cancer Research

March 3, 2015

The state Senate on Tuesday passed a bill authorizing $132.5 million in bonding for a cancer research center at the University of Kentucky. Read Story

Listen: Cokie Roberts Discusses Political Partisanship

March 3, 2015

NPR contributor and ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts is in Louisville on Thursday evening for a discussion of political partisanship in the U.S. Read Story

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Major Snowstorm May Drop 12 Inches of Snow on Louisville on Wednesday

March 3, 2015

The National Weather Service is warning of "major travel disruptions" in the Louisville area Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning because of a major snowstorm heading into the region. Read Story

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Lawsuit Takes Issue With Composition of Louisville Planning Commission

March 3, 2015

A group opposing plans to develop a Wal-Mart in west Louisville filed suit Monday against the developers and city entities working to move the project forward. Read Story

House To Vote On DHS Funding — Without Immigration Curbs

March 3, 2015

The House of Representatives could vote as early as today on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year — without any restrictions on immigration. The vote would be a victory for President Obama as Republicans had wanted to strip funding for the president's executive actions on immigration from the bill. Read Story

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With Growing Support, Kentucky Beer Bill Heads To Full Senate

March 3, 2015

In-state brewers have a clear advantage as the legislative battle over whether out-of-state brewers can continue to own beer distributors in Kentucky nears a close. Read Story

Kentucky Gets $5 Million To House Disabled Residents

March 3, 2015

The allocation is part of a $150 million effort to prevent people with disabilities in 25 states from becoming institutionalized or homeless, according to a news release from HUD. Read Story

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House-Approved Kentucky Dating Violence Bill Heads To Full Senate

March 3, 2015

Kentucky is one step closer to providing victims of dating violence with the same protections that married victims have. Read Story

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Where High-Profile Bills Stand as the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 Session Nears Its End

March 3, 2015

There are high hopes that a few bills will become law in these waning days, including a bill meant to address Kentucky's growing heroin problem and a constitutional amendment that would allow local governments to fund local projects with a temporary sales tax. Read Story

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Photo Exhibition in Louisville Questions the American Dream

March 3, 2015

Charles Mintz’ latest collection, “Lustron Stories: Americans at Home,” explores the themes of place, purpose and the tenuous definition of the "American dream"—all in the context of Lustron prefabricated homes in modern Midwest neighborhoods. Read Story

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Kentucky Teachers Asked to Take Survey About Their Schools

March 2, 2015

A voluntary biennial survey for Kentucky teachers that's meant to measure their opinions of schools, resources, education leadership and community support is now available to take online. Read Story

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AT&T Bill Passes Kentucky Senate, Poised To Become Law

March 2, 2015

Major telephone companies won’t have to offer basic land line service to residents in the 15 largest markets in the state if Gov. Steve Beshear signs a bill that passed the state Senate on Monday. Read Story