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Smoking ban
3:13 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Ky statewide smoking ban clears House committee

Kentucky Rep. Susan Westrom
Rae Hodge

Kentucky is one step closer to enacting a statewide smoking ban after legislation sailed Thursday through the House Committee on Health and Welfare.

House Bill 190, sponsored by Rep. Susan Westrom, a Democrat of Lexington, would prohibit smoking in public places and places of employment.

It's the third year the bill has been proposed, but only the second time it's been heard in committee.  Gov. Steve Beshear endorsed the proposal Wednesday night in his State of the Commonwealth address.

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Live Audio
2:25 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

John Brennan Confirmation Hearing

NPR is providing an unanchored feed of the confirmation hearing of John Brennan for director of the CIA.  The hearing begins February 7th at 2:30 PM ET.

WVXU
1:03 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Kentucky lawmakers file gun bill

Hoping to reduce gun violence in Kentucky, a group of Democratic lawmakers have filed a bill  that would allow Kentucky State Police to set regulations banning certain firearms or high-capacity magazines.

The bill, which state Sen. Kathy Stein plans to file in the Senate on Thursday, would also allow cities and colleges to ban guns and would require private background checks  for every gun sale in Kentucky.

Stein, a Democrat from Lexington, said she's not seeking to infringe on Second Amendment rights from the U.S. Constitution.

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Inside Pitch
8:24 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Rove's Super PAC takes on Ashley Judd

Michael E. Keating

Actress Ashley Judd, who has been talked about as a potential opponent in 2014 for Kentucky's Sen. Mitch McConnell, is the subject of a digital attack ad put on the internet by GOP strategist Karl Rove's Super PAC, American Crossroads GPS.

The ad mocks Judd, who studied at the University of Kentucky, for being a Tennessee resident and a "Hollywood liberal," who would follow President Obama lock-step if elected.

You can watch the ad here.

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Racino
2:47 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

What to do with the Lebanon Raceway?

The Lebanon Raceway will move when the racino opens in 2014, leaving the site vacant.
Lebanon Raceway

Warren County leaders have some big decisions to make about how to fill the soon to be vacated Lebanon Raceway.

With the Miami Valley Gaming racino on track to open in early 2014 in Turtle Creek Township, (Union Rd. and St. Rt. 63) a Warren County planning committee is starting to examine how to fill the space Lebanon Raceway no longer will. The 93 acre Warren County Fairgrounds is owned by the taxpayers and Commissioner Dave Young says he wants to make sure they get their money's worth. There are many possibilities. He likes an equestrian center.

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