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Bevin Talks Government Overreach, Trump Cabinet Picks At CPAC

Gov. Matt Bevin said he’s been impressed with Trump’s picks for cabinet positions and is encouraged by the administration’s pledge to cut federal regulations.

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Despite protests from Louisville Democrats, a state Senate committee on Thursday passed a bill that would tinker with the way the city’s Metro Council operates.

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Local government pension funds would break away from the Kentucky Retirement Systems under a bill headed to the Kentucky Senate after winning committee approval. 

The headlines are everywhere today: Americans trust the news media more than they do President Trump.

A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows that 52 percent of registered voters said they trust the news media more than Trump to tell them "the truth about important issues." Only 37 percent say they choose Trump.

To Test Zika Vaccines, Scientists Need A New Outbreak

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Researchers are eager to test promising vaccines against Zika, the virus that sparked a global health emergency last year.

But uncertainty over whether the Zika epidemic will continue affects researchers' ability to finish testing vaccines. They need locations with an active viral outbreak to conduct large-scale human trials and make sure the vaccine actually protects against disease.

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Hundreds of people packed a closed city street outside a hotel in northern Kentucky to protest Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's speech to a local chamber of commerce. 

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Gov. Matt Bevin said he’s been impressed with Trump’s picks for cabinet positions and is encouraged by the administration’s pledge to cut federal regulations.

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A Senate committee has advanced legislation aimed at making it easier for Kentuckians with criminal records to land jobs in an effort to reduce the state's prison population.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam isn't ruling out a future run for U.S. Senate. 

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A dentist in Mayfield and another resident have been charged on felony counts related to drugs. Dr. Wesley Mills and David Clymer were charged this month with Class D felonies after a months-long investigation. 

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A group of  citizens from the Bowling Green area met with Republican Congressman Brett Guthrie on Wednesday to express concern about issues that have arisen with the administration of President Trump.

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Labor Movement: Will ‘Right-To-Work’ States Attract More Businesses?

The Ohio Valley once helped give rise to the labor movement. Now the region is seeing a move toward “right-to-work” laws, which unions oppose. Proponents say the laws attract new businesses but opponents say there’s little evidence to support that. Becca Schimmel of the Ohio Valley ReSource has a closer look.

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Become a Podcaster with WKMS and Pitch Your Project

It’s time for a WKMS podcast, and we want you to be involved! According to recent Edison research the national podcast audience is about 57-million people and it’s time for you to have a local option.

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