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Bluegrass Pipeline: Frankfort Wants To Ignore It

July 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Lexington’s Urban County Council on Tuesday approved a new CentrePointe master development agreement, which now includes plans for a hotel, apartments, space for offices, retailers and restaurants and a three-story underground parking garage. [H-L]

For the first time, hedge funds will be allowed to advertise to the general public under a rule adopted Wednesday by federal regulators. [HuffPo]

The Franklin County sheriff says the body of a missing fisherman has been recovered in Elkhorn Creek. Sheriff Pat Melton said the body was recovered early Tuesday evening. [WKYT]

President Barack Obama jumped into the immigration debate on Wednesday, releasing a report touting economic benefits from reforms and meeting with Hispanic lawmakers, as House of Representatives Republicans gathered to try to craft their response. [Reuters]

The first of two finalists for executive director of the EKU Center for the Arts was in Richmond on Tuesday to interview with the search committee and meet community leaders. [Richmond Register]

There are two kinds of financial help for people planning to enroll in the online health insurance marketplaces that will open this fall. One could put people at risk of having to pay some of the money back, while the other won’t. [NPR]

Kentucky lawmakers Tuesday expressed deep reservations about President Obama’s new climate action plan, which targets coal, with some denying humans play a role in global warming. [C-J/AKN]

FAQ on US aid to Egypt: Where does the money go and who decides how it’s spent? [ProPublica]

Enter the Bluegrass Pipeline. It would stretch 1,100 miles from Pennsylvania to Louisiana. Some of that pipeline already exists, but a key 500-mile segment is missing. To bridge the gap, a pipeline company called Williams would like to go through parts of 13 Kentucky counties, and to do that, Williams needs to find property owners who will let the pipeline cross their land. [WFPL]

The system used to broadcast to the United States in times of national crisis can be hacked, researchers have warned. The Emergency Alerting System (EAS) was set up to allow the president to talk to the entire country within 10 minutes of a disaster. [BBC]

Flashback to the journalistic laziness of 2011 time! Jack Brammer wrote: Paul wrote the book with the assistance of Jack Hunter, a Charleston, S.C., conservative radio talk-show host. It is published by Center Street, a division of Hatchette Book Groups Inc.. That laziness is not unique to A Kentucky Newspaper. [H-L]

LGBT rights advocates chalked up a win on Wednesday as a Senate committee passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [HuffPo]

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