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Judge Blocks Bevin’s U of L Board Appointments

A judge has temporarily blocked Gov. Matt Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued the ruling Friday morning.
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Heavy rains throughout July have hit Kentucky tobacco hard this season.

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A western Kentucky research facility has been awarded a $15 million dollar matching grant by the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board.

The Princeton-based University of Kentucky Research and Education Facility will use the funds to develop a Grains Center for Excellence.

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Dr. Brian Clardy is a delegate from Calloway County at the DNC and a Murray State history professor. He speaks with Matt Markgraf about Clinton's speech and the message he will bring back to western Kentucky voters and how he might use his experience from the convention as a teaching tool in the classroom.

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A judge has temporarily blocked Gov. Matt Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees. 

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued the ruling Friday morning.

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State officials say unemployment rates fell in 64 Kentucky counties between June 2015 and June 2016. Jobless rates rose in 49 counties and stayed the same in seven others.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.6 percent.

Oldham County was next at 3.7 percent, followed by Shelby County at 3.8 percent, Fayette and Spencer counties at 3.9 percent and Anderson and Campbell counties had 4.1 percent rates.

Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 16.8 percent.

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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has named David Purkey as the new commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety.

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As a new school year approaches, billboards are going up in Kentucky to remind motorists to watch out for stopped school buses.

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At this week’s Democratic National Convention, two presidents ran blocks for Hillary Clinton on an issue that has crippled her favorability in Appalachia: coal.

Both President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton brought up coal in their speeches endorsing Hillary’s presidential bid.

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Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is spending the week traveling the state to hand out community grant checks and give a boost to GOP state lawmakers facing tough primary fights, including Representative Tim Wirgau of Buchanan.

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President Barack Obama addressed the Democratic National Convention among other high profile members of the party Wednesday night, including Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton's VP pick Tim Kaine. Matt Markgraf checks in with western Kentucky delegate and Murray State history professor Brian Clardy about his take on the speeches and his thoughts on the way the party will shift to a potentially more progressive platform in response to the momentum from Bernie Sanders' campaign.

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[Watch] Year of October Sounds Good Live Lunch

Tune in Friday (July 29), at Noon for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch featuring Nashville-based blues and rock band and WKMS Battle of the Bands finalist Year of October live in Studio B!
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[Audio] Western Kentucky Delegate on Clinton's Speech & Reflections - DNC Day Five

Dr. Brian Clardy is a delegate from Calloway County at the DNC and a Murray State history professor. He speaks with Matt Markgraf about Clinton's speech and the message he will bring back to western Kentucky voters and how he might use his experience from the convention as a teaching tool in the classroom.
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The Flood Next Time: Warming Raises the Risk of Disaster

People in West Virginia are still recovering from floods that tore through communities like vengeful gods. When you look at the pictures and videos of the June flood – thick, brown, furious, unrelenting – it’s not hard to imagine how our ancestors believed supernatural beings were behind the devastation. Today, of course, we have better insight into the natural forces at work, and science shows us that the damage from nature’s wrath has a lot to do with human behavior.
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[Video, Slideshow] Old Eggner's Ferry Bridge Brought Down in Explosive Demolition

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors carried out the explosive demolition of the four main spans of the old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Monday morning.
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