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Showing 5 articles from December 29, 2009.

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KY budget shortfall larger than anticipated
Governor: FY11-12 budget shortfall will reach unprecedented levels
Medicaid and debt service alone push shortfall to $1.5 billion
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Legislative Ethics Update
Lobbyists will be flocking to Frankfort in January.
Legislative Ethics Update
From the Legislative Ethics December 2009 Newsletter -
REMINDER: All legislative agent and employer registrations with the Legislative Ethics Commission will expire on December 31, 2009. Blank Initial Registration Statements were mailed in November for the new two-year period beginning January 1, 2010 and ending on December 31, 2011. Initial registration forms CANNOT be filed online.
               In other news, Norman Ornstein will be the featured speaker on January 6th at the Legislative Ethics Update Seminar. For more information, follow the jump

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Pressure rises to stop antibiotics in agriculture

When hog farmer Russ Kremer's leg was slashed by a boar in heat, he shrugged off the injury. Then infection set in and his leg began swelling.
Multiple antibiotics were useless.
The reason why was in the bloodstream of the pig that got him...

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PSC gives Duke a $13 million dollar increase.
Happy New Year from the PSC, AG and Duke Energy to gas customers in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Pendleton and Bracken Counties.
PSC gives Duke a $13 million dollar increase.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission gave Duke Energy ONLY a $13 million dollar increase rather than the $17.5  million the company asked for.  
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's Office negotiated the deal and the PSC approved it.  The new charges take effect January 4, 2010.
Coincidentally, in any month the customer uses more than 8130 cubic feet, the rate will increase more than the base rate- which only happens during the winter months. During months customers use less, the base rate decreases.
The press release is at the jump.
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Top 10 National Weather Service events for Paducah area
The Great Ice Storm of January 2009 was the number one weather story of the year.
Top 10 National Weather Service events for Paducah area
It's not a stretch to figure out the number one weather story of 2009. Governor Beshear called it the "greatest natural disaster in modern Kentucky history".  The New Madrid quake may have been worse - but there were a lot fewer Kentuckians around to suffer through it.
Other storms included hurricane force winds and tornadoes.
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