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Third Kentucky county votes to increase hotel room tax

A third northern Kentucky county has passed a tax increase on hotel rooms to help pay for an expansion of a convention center.
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Safety tips will help during Fourth of July picnics

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department officials say they want to increase awareness of food safety as people head into the summer picnic season.

Settlement reached in LG&E, KU rate increase proposal

Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities have agreed to reduce their rate increase proposal, a move that Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office said will save ratepayers $90 million annually.
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House votes to permanently increase police incentive pay

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would permanently increase annual incentive pay for police officers.
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Elder abuse calls increase with tip line monitored around the clock

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Since taking the state’s Elder Abuse Tip Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Attorney General’s Medicaid...
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Bill Seeks Higher Pay for Police, Firefighters

Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, has recently co-sponsored a bill to increase pay for police officers, firefighters, and volunteer firefighters.
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Scott County School Board Votes to Raise Taxes to Catch Up With Growth

The votes are in. Scott County will soon have a second high school. The School Board voted Tuesday to increase taxes to help pay for the new school.
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Public Meeting to be Held in Scott Co. on New HS, Tax Increase

A public hearing is being held Tuesday night in Scott County about a proposed tax increase to help pay for a new high school.
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Report: Bill To Protect Miners’ Benefits Would Save Money

A new report says a bill to protect health care and pension benefits for about 120,000 retired coal miners would save money over the next decade.

UK officials see increase in racial incidents on campus

University of Kentucky officials say they've received an increased number of reports of racial slurs and incidents on campus since Trump's election.

Bevin announces pay raises for many transportation workers

At a press conference on Monday, Governor Matt Bevin announces a wage increase, affecting over 2,600 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) employees.
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Attendance increasing at Kentucky Kingdom

Officials at Kentucky Kingdom say attendance at the amusement park keeps increasing.
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PSC to hold public meeting on Columbia gas rate

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public meeting Wednesday in Lexington to receive public comments on a rate increase requested by Columbia Gas of Kentucky.

Increase in funding means more families qualify for CCAP

More Kentucky families qualify for financial aid to pay for child care because of an increase in funding approved by the 2016 General Assembly.
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Lexington, surrounding counties facing water rate increase

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is holding a public meeting on a request to increase water utility bills for more than 100,000 customers in and around Lexington.
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The Latest: Eastern Kentucky University joins tuition hikes

Tuition at Eastern Kentucky University will rise by 5 percent for resident undergraduate students for 2016-17.

Sec’y of State, Ky. Electric Cooperatives partner up to improve rural voter turnout

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan joined the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives (KAEC) on Wednesday, launching the organization's "Co-ops Vote" campaign.
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Legislation filed to raise minimum wage

House Speaker Greg Stumbo filed legislation on Wednesday that would provide the first increase to Kentucky's minimum wage in nearly seven years.
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Hospital emergency staff sees increase in heroin overdoses

St. Elizabeth Healthcare emergency staff saw an increase in heroin overdoses in 2015.
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Powerball jackpot increases again to $1.5B on strong sales

The world's largest lottery jackpot has grown to $1.5 billion because of continuing strong Powerball ticket sales.

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