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Stumbo Calls House Meeting to Discuss Pension System

Kentucky's Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo has called a meeting of all state representatives to discuss the beleaguered public pension system.
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Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  A federal opinion on industrial hemp research programs may provide new opportunities in Kentucky.  

UPS Announces Multimillion-Dollar Kentucky Expansion

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Roxanne Scott, WFPL

Looks like your Amazon orders may come even faster.

UPS has invested an estimated $300 million to triple the size of its package facility in Louisville.

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Rand Paul told Kentucky farm leaders Thursday he supports federal crop insurance programs but did not say whether he would support the next federal farm bill if he is re-elected to the U.S. Senate. 

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Lexington Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray says the Kentucky Farm Bureau should change its policies that oppose same-sex marriage and other LGBTQ issues.

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Update: With reaction from  Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.

A Kentucky abortion has lost its appeal to the state's Supreme Court in an effort to reopen. The EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington has been closed since June, when the state Court of Appeals granted Governor Matt Bevin's request to close it. 

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A judge has denied a request to stop the University of Louisville board of trustees from taking action on its budget. 

Ryland Barton via Twitter, @RylandKY

Governor Matt Bevin has ceremonially signed legislation that requires all untested sexual assault examination kits to be sent to the Kentucky State Police crime lab by the beginning of next year.

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles, via Twitter @KYAgCommish

A Lexington-based bank is taking home the Kentucky State Fair's grand champion ham for $600,000 dollars.

Central Bank made the winning bid in a charity auction at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast this Thursday. 

Toni Blay, Flickr Commons

The head of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet has named Paul Joseph Vido as director of the state Division of Enforcement at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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Update 11 a.m. The roadway has reopened.  

UPDATE: 10 a.m.

A portion of US 641 south is still blocked as crews work to unload 40,000 pounds of rice in order to rollover an overturned semi. 

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New to the WKMS Saturday night lineup is Sound Opinions – a show for people who love smart and engaging music, criticism and conversation.
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[Audio] Salvador Dali Illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy on Display at Clara M. Eagle Gallery

Tracy Ross speaks with MSU Director of Galleries T. Michael Martin about the exhibit, Salvador Dali Illustrates Dante’s Divine Comedy, a series of 100 prints on display in the Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery and the Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery through September 15.
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Trading Places: Neighboring Companies On Opposing Sides Of Free Trade Debate

Trade has emerged as a potent issue this election season, with the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, a flash point in the political debate. The stakes are high for the Ohio Valley region, where thousands of workers and billions of dollars in goods could be affected by the outcome of this trade agreement. To learn more, I visited two manufacturing companies in the Bowling Green, Kentucky, area: conveyer-belt maker Span-Tech and auto parts maker Trace Die Cast. These businesses are...
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Historic 534-Acre Farm Donated to Murray State University

Murray State University is now home to an historic, 534-acre farm in Ballard County. Long-time district judge, attorney and farmer Jimmy Don Robinson has donated his farm, known as Eagle Rest Plantation, to benefit the Hutson School of Agriculture.
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