W.Va. House Kills Tobacco Tax Hike

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The West Virginia House of Delegates voted 44-55 Thursday to kill a bill that would have increased a tax on tobacco products. The bill was designed to help fill a $270 million budget gap for the upcoming fiscal year.

Senate Bill 1005, as amended in the House, would have increased the state’s cigarette tax by 45 cents, making it a full $1 per pack.

Health Grove

A core mission of the Office of the Attorney General is to support Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens.

Attorney General Andy Beshear has joined advocates and lawmakers, and carried through on that promise with three stops in Eastern Kentucky where he presented a total of $1.5 million to recovery facilities and drug treatment centers.

In Corbin, Beshear presenting Independence House recovery center with $450,000 to support substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum women;

Pacific Standard

Comedian Cledus T. Judd, who is known as the “Weird Al” Yankovic of country music for his parodies, will be the guest speaker at a Greenup/Lewis County Drug Court graduation ceremony on Friday, May 27.

The event is to recognize 13 individuals who have successfully completed the Drug Court program. The public and media are invited to attend. The ceremony will take place at 12:00pm at Greenup First United Methodist Church at 607 Main St. in Greenup.

Cape Cod Irish Village

In recognition of Memorial Day, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Among the specials are:

Friday, May 27, 8 p.m. "Hank Williams: I Saw the Light" - Playing a legend like Hank Williams is no small feat. Williams was as complicated a person as they come, and actor Tom Hiddleston had his work cut out for him. With the help of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Rodney Crowell, Hiddleston dove into the role of Hank for the film.

Pete Fountain

May 21, 2016
Jazz Talk

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #121 (May 22 at 8:00PM)

One of the most famous of all New Orleans jazz clarinetists, Pete Fountain has the ability to play songs that he has performed a countless number of times (such as "Basin Street Blues") with so much enthusiasm that one would swear he had just discovered them.

Gaming’s Impact on Popular Culture

May 21, 2016
Tangient LLC

Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario Brothers, Call of Duty.

These best-selling video games provide entertainment for millions of Americans. But for Dr. Kishonna Gray, they also offer a valuable platform for exploring race and gender issues, social inequality, and digital culture.

Empowering Students Through Technology

May 21, 2016
WW Online

Each year the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) showcases projects from thousands of students across Kentucky in a competition.

This year, approximately 7,000 K-12 students and 1,800 adults registered to attend and participate in the 2016 STLP State Championship in Lexington, at Rupp Area/Lexington Center. Some 499 schools from 99 districts participated.

Testing of Kentucky’s more than 3,000 shelved rape kits is one step closer now that two contracts with outside labs have been finalized.

NRA Endorses Trump At Louisville Convention

May 21, 2016

Apparent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump won the National Rifle Association's official backing at the group's annual convention in Louisville Friday.

Report: Capsized Rescue Boat Over Capacity

May 21, 2016

A new report by the state Fish and Wildlife Department is shedding light on why a rescue boat carrying a deceased Kentucky hiker capsized in March.


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