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3 hrs ago | WEHT

Kentucky Lawmakers Fail to Pass Funding for Rupp Arena Renovations

Some Kentucky fans may not be big fans of the Kentucky General Assembly. Lawmakers ended their 2014 session Tuesday night, and one bill that died in the final hours is a proposal to provide $80 million for renovations at Rupp Arena.

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3 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Mayor Gray says it's too early to predict how lack of funding will affect Rupp project

Designs released February 10, 2014 show the renovations of Rupp Arena and the Lexington Convention Center.

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8 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

State opens Pikeville innovation office to help entrepreneurs in economically battered region

The state has opened an office in Pikeville to help entrepreneurs and small businesses as part of an effort to diversify Eastern Kentucky's economy.

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12 hrs ago | State Journal

Buffalo Trace to expand, hire 40

Buffalo Trace Distillery will add 40 full-time jobs in the next two to three years and gain an 83,000-square-foot warehouse distribution center, the distillery's parent company, Sazerac, announced Wednesday.

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16 hrs ago | State Journal

Heroin 'epidemic' could bring state legislators back to Frankfort

The General Assembly passed the few remaining mandatory bills left standing before adjourning Tuesday, but inaction on legislation targeting the state's growing heroin problem may draw lawmakers back to Frankfort.

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20 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Road-spending plan passes Kentucky legislature

Kentucky House and Senate lawmakers agreed Tuesday to a $4.1 billion road-spending plan on the Legislature's final day, avoiding an expensive special session.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Cincinnati.com

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Trucking industry veteran Richard Knock of Northern Kentucky says tolls will be necessary for a Brent Spence Bridge replacement to be built.

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JD Supra

Kentucky Enacts Data Breach Notification Statute

On April 10, 2014, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed H.B. 232 into law, making Kentucky the 47th state to enact data breach notification legislation.

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WDRB-TV Louisville

Wild Turkey Distillery holds grand opening in Lawrenceburg, Ky.

Just down the road at the State Capitol in Frankfort, Gov. Steve Beshear was signing legislation that benefits the bourbon industry.

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WDRB-TV Louisville

Beshear pushes to re-open Arnold ethics trial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he believes the Legislative Ethics Commission should re-open the inquiry into alleged ethics violations against former state Rep. John Arnold.

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Cincinnati.com

Ky. auditor: Taking Brent Spence tolls off tablea

Kentucky state auditor Adam Edelen on Tuesday told Northern Kentucky business leaders that tolls need to be considered as an option to fund the replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge, calling any efforts to keep that option off the table "not smart."

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Cincinnati.com

Who's behind Ky. ban on casinos, gay marriage?

That's the consensus among the Kentucky Baptist Conference and lawmakers themselves, who say the high number of Baptists in the General Assembly can take the blame or credit for Kentucky's continuing ban on gay marriage and lack of casinos.

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WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Brent Spence funding still in limbo as KY legislature ends session

The Kentucky Legislature could override Gov. Steve Beshear's veto of a plan to ban tolls, but it doesn't seem likely BILLION DOLLAR BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE PROJECT.

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WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Juvenile Justice Bill Clears Legislature

Legislation aimed at revamping Kentucky's juvenile justice system by locking up fewer minors has been sent to Gov. Steve Beshear.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Fighter for equity

Responding to achievement gaps in Lexington schools, 1997: "The goals of equity and diversity in our schools can only be achieved through leadership from those with the authority to produce change in the system.

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WLKY-TV Louisville

Tougher laws in place for sales of e-cigarettes

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Cincinnati.com

More money for Brent Spence seems likely

Kentucky appeared more likely to pay for design work for the Brent Spence Bridge project as Kentucky General Assembly reconvened Monday for the FRANKFORT--Kentucky appeared more likely to pay for design work for the Brent Spence Bridge project as Kentucky General Assembly reconvened Monday for the final two days of the regular session.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Andy Barr challenger Elisabeth Jensen to run radio ad praising health care law

Democratic congressional candidate Elisabeth Jensen embraces the federal health care law pushed by President Barack Obama and Gov. Steve Beshear in her campaign's first radio ad.

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WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Gov. Beshear's Veto Puts Project Back in for BG KCTCS

Saying that investments in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System are too critical to ignore or delay, Governor Steve Beshear on Friday used a line-item veto on the budget bill to guarantee funding for capital projects at each of the 16 KCTCS campuses, including a project at the Southcentral Community and Technical College.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Personnel File local hires and promotions: Week of April 14

Community Trust Bank: Chris Castle has been promoted to vice president. His office is located at 101 North Main Street in Versailles.

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