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Kentucky To Advance Medicaid Changes Even If Obamacare Repealed

Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is moving forward with a plan that would alter the state’s expanded Medicaid system, even if the Affordable Care Act is repealed or replaced by Congress.

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Beshear Announces Research Project for Rape Kit Backlog

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The Kentucky Finance Cabinet is seeking proposals for a new operator for the popular Beaver Dam rest stop, which abruptly closed earlier this month. 

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Researchers at the University of Louisville will monitor Kentucky's quest to rid itself of a backlog of untested rape kits and offer recommendations on how to avoid such log-jams in the future.

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The disagreement between Lexington’s city council and the city’s daily newspaper over the distribution of unsolicited publications could end up in court. 

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A prominent western Kentucky businessman will stand trial this year in a shocking rape case. The defendant has connections in high places and the accuser has none. R.G. Dunlop and Kate Howard with The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting found that the actions of one public official are testing the credibility of the criminal justice system.

It took years of heated debate, but the federal government has finally decided just how much living space an organic chicken should have.

It's part of a new set of rules that cover many aspects of animal welfare in the organic food industry. But the biggest impact of the rule will be felt in the organic egg industry.

Why America Is Growing The Most Sweet Potatoes Since WWII

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Sweet potatoes are undergoing a modern renaissance in this country.

While they have always made special appearances on many American tables around the holidays, year-round demand for the root vegetables has grown. In 2015, farmers produced more sweet potatoes than in any year since World War II.

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"A lot of things were hard to get during World War II, and potatoes were easier to raise than some of the other vegetables," my grandmother Joyce Heise tells me.

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Kentucky's unemployment rate stayed at 4.8% in December.

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The groundbreaking for a new recreational trail in Marshall County is this weekend. 

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Murray State University has selected their next Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, pending approval from the Board of Regents. 

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The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents has selected its “preferred candidate” to be the school’s next president.

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Ross Reviewed: Trump’s Choice For Commerce Left Mixed Legacy In Ohio Valley

The billionaire Wilbur Ross heads for Senate hearings this week as Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Commerce. Ross gained ultra-rich status in part by salvaging coal and steel assets here in the Ohio Valley region. Glynis Board of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on the mixed legacy his businesses left behind.

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