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AT & T bill passes with 15,000 pop. exception
Most of us will say goodbye to landlines under new KY law.
AT & T bill passes with 15,000 pop. exception

... HB 152, called the AT & T bill takes regulation of most telecommunications out of the hands of the Public Service Commission. Providers of, let's call it phone service, can now decide to request of the PSC that areas of service with a population of over 15,000 no longer be serviced by land lines. That's both a recognition of how quickly urban areas are moving away from land lines and toward cell and internet services and a measure of the decreasing power base for rural areas. The 15,000 exception sounds good, but not that many areas with a large town will be covered...

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Politics & Government

Andy Beshear, candidate for AG, visits River Counties
Norma Pruitt and Andy Beshear - talking tourism.
Andy Beshear, candidate for AG, visits River Counties

Andy Beshear, Democratic candidate for Kentucky Attorney General in the November 2015 election, toured the River Counties on Monday starting in Ballard County and ending his day in the southernmost county, Fulton.

When asked what his focus would be should he be elected, Beshear didn't' hesitate. "Child abuse."

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Editorials

BREAKING NEWS - McConnell Pledges Support for Obama KY Anti- Poverty Plan
BREAKING NEWS - McConnell Pledges Support for Obama KY Anti- Poverty Plan

In a joint press statement, the White House and Majority Leader McConnell confirmed that Kentucky's senior senator will provide much needed support for President's Obama's plan to attack poverty in the Bluegrass State.

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Health & Wellness

Parkway Regional Hospital Closes
Ambulance at Parkway Regional Hospital in 2011. Residents will have to go elsewhere in 2015.
Parkway Regional Hospital Closes

(Fulton, KY. March 31, 2015) - This day is the last day of operations for Parkway Regional Hospital. It will be closed by the end of the day.

Fulton, Kentucky now becomes part of the national debate over how health care will be provided to Americans and under what circumstances that care is to be given. It has just lost its rural regional hospital... The closing comes the day after a report by the Kentucky State Auditor on the health of Kentucky's rural hospitals.

A Purchase Area Development District study found 200 employees affected - 64 have not found new jobs - of these 86% are women.

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