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Showing 4 articles from July 30, 2010.

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Governor appoints McCracken Sheriff to KLEC
Governor appoints McCracken Sheriff to KLEC

Gov. Beshear has appointed Jonathan B. Hayden to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to serve for a term expiring July 1, 2014.

 Jonathan B. Hayden, of West Paducah, is sheriff of McCracken County.  He represents sheriffs.  The appointment replaces Steven W. Sparrow, whose term has expired.

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Legislative Ethics Commission proposes new rules
New proposed rules for those serving in the State Capitol.
Legislative Ethics Commission proposes new rules

The Legislative Ethics Commission has recommendations for changing the ethics rules for legislators. Among the best: No publicly funded mail-outs by legislators within 60 days of an election.

May we also suggest that articles submitted to newspapers within 60 days on an election be clearly labeled and charged as political advertising? All the recommendations at the jump.

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Over $6.25 million awarded to local governments for energy upgrades

Gov. Steve Beshear today announced 19 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) awarded to communities across the Commonwealth in support of energy efficiency programs.

Among the grants awarded: Paducah, McCracken County,  Recycle Now Materials Conservation Program, EECBG amount: $50,000;  Bardwell, Carlisle County, City Hall Energy Upgrades
 EECBG amount: $35,000;  Daviess Co. Energy Efficiency Retrofits,  EECBG amount: $58,800; Fulton, City Energy Efficiency and Conservation Retrofit  EECBG amount: $99,044 and Fulton Co., County Office Building Retrofit #1  EECBG amount: $65,155

For the full list, click on the link.


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PSC grants electric rate increases to KU... but
AG Conway - office didn't sign off on KU/LG&E rate increase
PSC grants electric rate increases to KU... but

The PSC says that customer base electric bills will only increase by $7 in its order that takes effect today. The "stipulation" agreed to by all parties but Attorney General Jack Conway, denied the AG's motion to dismiss the rate increase because both companies are up for sale, allows the companies to charge more to cable television providers who use their poles and will change the span of meter reading to make bills more even.

Because of hundreds of consumer complaints regarding the rate increase, the companies' billing and collection practices will be reviewed.

The full press release is after the jump.

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