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Kentucky Congressional Delegation Prepares to Vote on GOP Health Plan

Kentucky’s congressional members are tipping their hand as to how they will vote Thursday on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a law allowing Kentuckians to purchase voluntary travel IDs to replace their standard drivers' licenses. 

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Kentucky’s congressional members are tipping their hand as to how they will vote Thursday on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

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A transgender bathroom bill in Tennessee has failed in a state Senate committee. 

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A Tennessee committee has voted down a bill to protect drivers from lawsuits if they hit protesters who are blocking traffic. 

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The new Lake Barkley bridge could be ready for traffic by mid-2018 if everything goes as planned.

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  A long-time television producer who made Bowling Green his second home has passed away. Chuck Barris died Tuesday at his home outside New York City.  The creator of “The Gong Show” and “The Newlywed Game” was 87. Barris visited southern Kentucky often after marrying Bowling Green native Mary Clagett in 2000. He was also a supporter of the Bowling Green-based “Orchestra Kentucky.” Music director Jeffrey Reed said Barris was always generous with his time and talent.

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A strain of avian influenza has reached Alabama - the third southern state in the past month. Officials say the nation’s poultry supply isn’t at risk. 

School districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make meaningful, "appropriately ambitious" progress, the Supreme Court said Wednesday in an 8-0 ruling.

The decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District could have far-reaching implications for the 6.5 million students with disabilities in the United States.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has signed the charter schools bill into law, allowing the alternative institutions to open up this fall after an application process.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is coming to Paducah on Thursday as part of her statewide effort to increase civic engagement. 

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