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Credit Crunch Hits States' College Loans
How Will Kentucky College Students Cope with the Coming Credit Crisis?
Credit Crunch Hits States' College Loans
With federal and state college loan programs reeling from the credit crunch caused by the sub-prime mortgage crisis, state officials are worried about what will happen this summer when a surge of students begins applying for fall semester money.
 
Just last week, Kentucky announced that unless more money becomes available, it will not accept loan applications from new students after May 1, closing the door on 27,500 potential borrowers. 
 
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Fired State Worker Gets $500,000 for Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit During Governor Fletcher Hiring Scandal
Sarah Missy McCray
Fired State Worker Gets $500,000 for Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit During Governor Fletcher Hiring Scandal
FRANKFORT — The state has settled a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Transportation Cabinet worker Sarah Missy McCray for $500,000. During the height of Governor Fletcher Hiring scandal, Sarah M. McCray was fired from her job in the Transportation Cabinet when she gave information and testimony to the Kentucky Attorney General.
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Gov. Beshear Shares Kentucky Vision at Waterfield Lecture
Gov. Beshear Shares Kentucky Vision at Waterfield Lecture

Gov. Beshear cited a laundry list of goals for Kentucky to move forward. However, he said, "rank partisanship" and a lack of "unselfish cooperation" stand in the way.

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Criminal Justice Initiatives Signed Into Law
Criminal Justice Initiatives Signed Into Law

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Significant laws relating to Kentucky's criminal justice system were passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear, including initiatives to curb the rising costs of incarceration and improve the safety of law enforcement officers.

Among the most significant is House Bill 683, an omnibus criminal justice bill that requires that DNA samples be taken from all felons, including juveniles ages 13 and older who are convicted of violent or felony sex offenses. The Kentucky State Police Forensic Lab estimates the legislation could yield an additional 15,000 samples per year for the state database, with the potential to solve an additional 250 cases annually.

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Is Governor Beshear Choosing Sides in the First Senate District Primary?
Rumors are swirling in the First Senate District about the Governor's role in the primary between Carroll Hubbard and Rick Johnson. Did the Governor recruit Johnson? The presence of all three candidates in Murray to hear Beshear speak didn't stop the whispers.
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Environmental Protection Directors Named
FRANKFORT , Ky. (April 17, 2008) – Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Robert Vance today announced the appointment of two division directors in the Department for Environmental Protection (DEP).
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Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Applications
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Applications
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 23, 2008) – The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) today announced a call for applications for peer reviewers for the 2008 Homeland Security grant process.
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Governor Signs KY Deferred Compensation Investment Advice Bill
Rep. Will Coursey and co-sponsor Rep. Mike Cherry's bill became law as Governor Beshear sign the KY Deferred Compensation Investment Advice Bill.
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Whitfield Continues Assault on Working Class
Heather Ryan, Candidate for Congress
Whitfield Continues Assault on Working Class
Perhaps Mr. Whitfield might entertain a "Windfall Profits" tax on oil companies such as Exxon and Mobile during this time of their blatant war profiteering
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Mitch McConnell's Paducah Ad Call into Question for Accuracy
Mitch McConnell's political ad about the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant workers is not accurate at all!
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