LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Tobacco farmers scored a victory when the U.S. Senate defeated an attempt to eliminate the federal insurance program for the embattled crop. The vote came yesterday as the Senate crafts a 5-year farm bill. The amendment proposed ending $33 million a year in insurance policies for tobacco farmers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers in Washington is in full view again. Sen. John McCain is accusing younger colleagues including Rand Paul of Kentucky of using tactics that might tempt Democrats to change Senate rules that now protect the minority party.
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Pikeville Medical Center says it is joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network in a collaboration, not an acquisition or merger. The Pikeville center is a 261-bed hospital that is undergoing a $150 million expansion. It employs more than 2,300 people.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The University of Louisville board of trustees will consider a 3% increase in undergraduate tuition when it meets next month. The increase was recommended yesterday by the board's finance committee. It would take effect in the next academic year.
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