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Beshear Supports Suit Against EPA, Unclear on Future of State Carbon Plan

August 4, 2015

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was unclear Tuesday evening about whether his Energy and Environment Cabinet would continue working on a plan to help the state comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's final Clean Power Plan, which it released the day before. Read Story

Public Input Sought For Kentucky Social Studies Standards

August 4, 2015

Kentucky education officials are seeking public input regarding proposed social studies standards. Read Story

AT&T Says Service Has Been Restored in Kentucky

August 4, 2015

The online service downdetector.com shows outages for the company also covering parts of Tennessee and Alabama: Read Story

Judge Hears Arguments on Challenge to Hardin County’s Right-to-Work Law

August 4, 2015

A federal judge in Louisville heard arguments Tuesday on whether local governments in Kentucky can pass laws forbidding requirements on workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment. Read Story

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73 Percent Of Kentucky Voters Say Jefferson Davis Statue Should Stay In Capitol

August 4, 2015

In June, top elected officials in Kentucky called for the removal of the statue as state governments across the South reevaluated prominent Confederate icons on state properties. Read Story

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What the Future of Kentucky’s Carbon Emissions Could Look Like

August 4, 2015

The rollout Monday of the federal Clean Power Plan was heralded by environmental groups and criticized by the coal industry and many Kentucky politicians. Read Story

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Kentucky Opera Outlines Plans for Future Leadership

August 4, 2015

Kentucky Opera board president Bill Blodgett will lead the day-to-day operations of the organization while it searches for new leadership following the unexpected death last month of general director David Roth. Read Story

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U of L’s Board of Trustees Has The Least Racial Diversity In the State

August 4, 2015

For the first time in more than 40 years, not a single member of the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees is black. The urban university’s board is also the only one among Kentucky's public universities without a single racial minority, after Gov. Steve Beshear's most recent appointments in June. Read Story

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Fancy Farm Turnout Shows Labor Opposition To Right-To-Work

August 3, 2015

To date, Kentucky supporters of right-to-work laws have run into multiple roadblocks — namely, the Democratic-controlled House and a Democratic governor. Read Story

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53 Percent of Kentuckians Oppose Same-Sex Marriage, Poll Says

August 3, 2015

Kentuckians may be changing their minds—very slowly—when it comes to same sex marriage, a new poll suggests. Read Story

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For Kentucky, EPA Estimates the State Could Comply With Clean Power Plan a Decade Early

August 3, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency's final draft of the Clean Power Plan includes stricter regulations than originally proposed. Read Story

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Conway Says He’ll Join Another Lawsuit Over the EPA’s Carbon Regulations

August 3, 2015

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who is also the Democratic nominee for governor, joined a group of attorneys general in suing the EPA over the Clean Power Plan last year. Read Story

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Downtown Louisville Omni Project Clears Last Major Hurdle

August 3, 2015

The Louisville zoning board on Monday unanimous approved the $300-million downtown Omni project, the last major hurdle before the 30-story apartment, hotel and retail complex can begin construction. Read Story

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Obama To Unveil Nation’s First Carbon Limits For Existing Power Plants

August 3, 2015

The Clean Power Plan has been several years in the making, and is one of the linchpins of Obama’s efforts to slow climate change. Read Story