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Showing 4 articles from December 4, 2012.

FrontPage News

Former Representative, Charles Geveden, Sr., of Ballard County charged with ethics violations


The Courier-Journal was first to report on Monday that the Executive Branch Ethics Commission charged Beshear’s former Deputy Justice Cabinet Secretary Charles Geveden Sr. with three violations.

Geveden is a native of Wickliffe in Ballard County, a former House Representative and former Commonwealth Attorney for the First District.

The violations stem from the governor’s 2011 re-election campaign. Cabinet employees accused accused Geveden of calling them to urge them to donate to the campaign.

The law forbids officials from soliciting campaign donations even from appointed non-merit employees.

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Politics & Government

Corps policies hurting critical Mississippi River traffic
Sen. Rand Paul: Corps is a "bloated, blundering bureaucracy"...
Corps policies hurting critical Mississippi River traffic
(Washington DC - Dec. 3, 2012) - For Kentuckians lately, it’s been all about water. Last year, too much water resulted in a flood. This summer, too little water hit us with a drought. And now, western Kentucky is facing another water problem – but this time, it’s man-made.

Every year around this time, the Army Corps of Engineers restricts the flow of the Missouri River into the Mississippi River. Usually, this is a routine measure of little consequence. This year, however, the impact is significant. The drought has left water levels on the Mississippi River unusually low, and the impoundment of water by the Corps is making the situation worse – so much worse that a critical stretch of the River will not be able to support barge traffic by mid-December. Without access to river transit, nearly $7 billion in crude oil, coal, and agricultural products will be held at port while the regional economy stutters to a halt, causing national consequences.

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"Lincoln" Kentucky Representative has historians excited

Owensboro Democrat George H. Yeaman(Mayfield, KY - December 4, 2012) - Kentucky history buffs are abuzz over an all-but-forgotten Owensboro congressman who is featured in Lincoln, the new Steven Spielberg movie.

On Jan. 31, 1865, George H. Yeaman cast a key vote for the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery. With his timely help, the Republican-majority House passed the amendment by the necessary two-thirds majority

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Community and Regional News

2012 Arts Fair: Best Ever: A Little Something for Everyone
Janie Shelton was a first timer at the Fair with soft scarves.
2012 Arts Fair: Best Ever: A Little Something for Everyone
...Early Saturday morning, over 50 vendors arrived fully supplied and motivated to sell their products, setting them up in interesting ways for shoppers to view. Over 700 customers showed up within the six hour event. Many vendors were very successful in sales. A few, like peanut brittle seller Joan Lacewell, even sold completely out!...
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