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Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Approves Tuition Rates

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education gave final approval Friday for tuition rates at state public universities. The council capped raising tuition by 6 percent over the next two years.

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It's the summer driving season, when millions of Americans take road trips to the beach, big cities, national parks and beyond.

And what goes along with an increase in road trips? A hike in gas prices.

Indeed, historically summer is the time of year gas prices go up because more people are on the road, increasing demand. Oil refineries also introduce special fuel blends during the summer, which emit fewer emissions than winter blends but are more expensive to produce.

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After days of damaging news stories about an administration policy that separated immigrant families at the Southern border, President Trump tried to change the narrative Friday. He spoke up for grieving family members who have lost loved ones at the hands of people in the country illegally.

Season three concludes with the story of Something From Nothing. Taylor Inman takes over the host mic and Justin plays the role of guest. 

Have a listen to hear the origin of the podcast. Justin also talks about how he puts it together. 

This may be the end of season three but fear not...season 4 is already in the works.

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This week in Kentucky politics, a judge struck down Kentucky’s new pension law, saying legislators broke the law by rushing the bill to passage. 

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Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is endorsing Republican Randy Boyd for Tennessee governor.

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The governing body of Western Kentucky University made a $388,000,000 decision on Friday. 

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Thousands of bourbon barrels were piled in a massive heap Friday after a large section of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country.

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Former Murray State basketball point guard Jonathan Stark will be playing in the 2018 NBA Summer League.

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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education gave final approval Friday for tuition rates at state public universities. The council capped raising tuition by 6 percent over the next two years.

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Division of Water are warning summertime swimmers to avoid areas that contain harmful algal blooms. 

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Coal Ash Uncovered: Largest Ash Dump A "Cautionary Tale" As Trump Changes Regulations

Curt and Debbie Havens' ranch style home is the gathering place for their family. Their two boys grew up playing in the streets in this quiet neighborhood in West Virginia’s northern panhandle. Now, their grandchildren do the same.

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