Kentucky

Education
7:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Kentucky's Teacher Education Efforts Get Mixed Results, Study Says

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The programs that aim to prepare Kentucky teachers for the classroom got mixed reviews in a study by the National Council on Teacher Equality.

The council reviewed 2,400 elementary, secondary and special education programs around the country.

In Kentucky, 47 programs were evaluated at 37 different post secondary institutions.

For a full review of the Kentucky programs that were evaluated, go here.

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Politics
11:41 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Matt Bevin Mulling Kentucky Governor Bid?

Republican Matt Bevin
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Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin has remained politically active since losing to incumbent Mitch McConnell in the May primary.

In an unexpected e-mail blast earlier this month, Bevin demanded Democratic Governor Steve Beshear speak out against the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon regulations.

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Politics
12:16 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Mitch McConnell Sponsors Coal Country Protection Act Targeting EPA Rules

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Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced legislation that would block pollution regulations on existing coal power plants.

It's dubbed the "Coal Country Protection Action" and would require the U.S. Labor Department to prove that any restrictions by the Environmental Protection Agency will not eliminate jobs, raise utility bills or reduce electricity reliability.

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Local News
9:28 am
Wed April 30, 2014

10 Takeaways From Frontline's Look at Criminal Justice and Louisville's Beecher Terrace

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On Tuesday night, the PBS show Frontline aired a documentary that took a deep look at the costs and challenges of the criminal justice system—and the focus was on Kentucky and a specific neighborhood in Louisville.

In 90 minutes, "Prison State" told the story of four Louisvillians, including two  juveniles, who are entangled in Kentucky's criminal justice system.

All four were from Beecher Terrace.

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Politics
1:40 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Kentucky Journalist: ‘Impossible’ Mitch McConnell Jobs Story ‘Lost in Translation’ as Senator Claims

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
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A veteran journalist is standing by a report that Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said it wasn't his responsibility to bring jobs to one Kentucky’s poorest counties.

The Beattyville Enterprise asked McConnell what he was going to do to bring jobs to Lee County at a luncheon last week.

McConnell said that isn't his job in Washington, adding that economic development is an issue for state government.

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Local News
12:34 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Hunter S. Thompson Joining Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson will be joining the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame this year.

(We double-checked. It's not an April Fool's joke.)

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Politics
8:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Matt Bevin: Gay Marriage Ruling Undermines Kentucky Sovereignty

Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin

Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin argued the recent federal court ruling in Kentucky regarding gay marriages performed in other states is redefining the institution.

But the Tea Party backed challenger to incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell is bristling at suggestions he said legalizing same-sex unions may potentially allow a parent to wed their child.

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Politics
11:30 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Kentucky Tea Party Groups Urging House Delegation to Oppose Immigration Reform

The United Kentucky Tea Party is putting members of the state’s congressional delegation on notice to oppose any attempt at overhauling the U.S. immigration system this year.

Late last week House Republicans unveiled a one-page set of standards that would allow those who immigrated to the U.S. illegally to obtain citizenship.

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Politics
8:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Poll: Kentuckians Lack Information About Affordable Care Act as Favorability Declines

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A large majority of insured and uninsured Kentuckians say they still lack the necessary information about the Affordable Care Act to determine its impact on them.

And a declining number of residents view the federal overhaul favorably compared to two years ago.

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Politics
3:10 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Expiring Unemployment Benefits Will Affect Thousands of Kentuckians

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A Kentucky think tank is warning that unemployment benefits for tens of thousands of people in the commonwealth will expire Dec. 28 if Congress does not act.

The emergency benefits were created five years ago under President George W. Bush to combat the recession, and it now gives workers up to 73 weeks of unemployment compensation.

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