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2:13 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Report: Kentucky's tax system unbalanced

A new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows a big gap between Kentucky’s income levels on who pays taxes.

The report says Kentucky’s top 1 percent income bracket pays roughly 5 percent of the state’s income tax, while the bottom 20 percent pays 9 percent.

Middle income levels are saddled with a higher percent, according to the report.

Jason Bailey, director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, says the numbers show tax reform needs to happen quickly in Kentucky to better balance the burdens.

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Inside Pitch
3:39 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

KY legislator files rape victim protection law

State Rep. Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) filed a bill in the Kentucky General Assembly Tuesday which he says will close a loophole that grants parental and visitation rights to convicted rapists if they seek those rights.

Kentucky is one of 34 states that has no protection for rape victims who become mothers as a result of the rape, Keene said.

Keene said he found out that Kentucky had no such law last summer when he read about a Massachusetts case of a 14-year-old rape victim dealing with this issue in the courts.  

Local News
3:33 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Horseshoe Cincinnati announces latest restaurant

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is going to open his first Ohio restaurant inside Horseshoe Cincinnati when the casino opens March 4.  This will be the 14th Bobby's Burger Place.  The 3,500 square foot restaurant will be located adjacent to the gaming floor with seating for about 90 people.  

Bobby's Burger Place will join Jack Binion's Steak and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville as premium dining outlets at the $400 million casino.

Flay opened his first BBP on Long Island in 2008.  He's also the owner and executive chef of Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay Steak and Bar Americain.  

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Public transportation
3:16 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Cincinnati will extend SORTA funding for another month

Michael Keating

The ongoing dispute between Cincinnati and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority about the use of the city’s transit fund is still dragging on. 


Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls spoke during a special Budget and Finance Committee meeting Tuesday.


"Members of the committee may remember that we passed a one-month budget for SORTA a number weeks ago," Qualls said.  "This is another one month budget for the period of February."


The city argues the fund can be used for any transit purpose. 

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Local News
2:14 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Register for a chance at Reds' Opening Day tickets

April 1 is the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day; and if you want a shot at buying tickets, you can register online for a February drawing.

According to the Reds, winners will be drawn in mid-February and will then have the opportunity to buy up to four tickets for the Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

You can register online here.

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