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Kentucky Baptists Send Volunteers to Aid W. Virginia Mudslide Victims

A Kentucky mission group is sending volunteers to West Virginia to aid victims of last week’s heavy flooding which destroyed some 3,500 homes and left at least 23 dead.
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Lexington Pride 2016 Features Prayers, Fun & Billy Gilman

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John Hingsbergen, WEKU

Thousands turned out in downtown Lexington over the weekend for Pride 2016. Organizers of the LGBT-focused event were predicting crowds larger than last year’s total of about 25,000.

High Hopes For Hemp

Jun 27, 2016
Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

Farmers throughout the Ohio Valley want to revive a crop that was once a staple in the region: hemp. After a ban that lasted more than half a century, the 2014 Farm Bill allowed states to grow hemp in research programs. Growers and processors in Kentucky are aggressively putting that research program to work in hopes of winning a share of the booming market for hemp products. 

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The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission has ruled that political candidates are allowed to use crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter to raise money for their own political campaigns.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide whether Republican Gov. Matt Bevin can cut the budgets of state colleges and universities. The court has agreed to hear the case, bypassing the state Court of Appeals, and set a hearing date for August 18.

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Kentucky is paying $190,000 in attorney’s fees to the Christian group that won a tourism tax benefit for a Noah’s ark attraction that will open soon in Kentucky.  

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Kentucky police agencies investigating crimes against children face a daunting task. It’s partly seen in the release of information through the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

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Kentucky officials say General Motors Corp. plans to invest $290 million at the automaker's Corvette plant in Bowling Green.

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The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents has approved a $402 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Tennessee election officials are reminding state residents the last day to register to vote for the August 4 state primary and county general election is July 5. 

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Kentucky is still several months away from implementing the federal coal ash disposal regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency last year.

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[Watch] Sounds Good Live Lunch with Vickie Vaughn

We welcome Kentucky-native and Nashville-based artist Vickie Vaughn back to WKMS Studio B for a Sounds Good Live Lunch Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. This time, she's joined by guitarist Corey Walker for an hour of bluegrass and country tunes. Watch the live webcast here!
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Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

High Hopes For Hemp

Farmers throughout the Ohio Valley want to revive a crop that was once a staple in the region: hemp. After a ban that lasted more than half a century, the 2014 Farm Bill allowed states to grow hemp in research programs. Growers and processors in Kentucky are aggressively putting that research program to work in hopes of winning a share of the booming market for hemp products.
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Hot Mess: How Radioactive Fracking Waste Wound Up Near Homes And Schools

The energy that lights up, turns on, cools and heats our lives leaves a trail of waste. Natural gas is no exception. The waste from the gas drilling known as “fracking” is often radioactive. The gas industry produces thousands of tons of this “hot” waste and companies and state regulators throughout the Ohio River valley and Marcellus Shale gas region struggle to find safe ways to get rid of it.
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Kentucky to Pay $190k in Lawyer Fees to Noah's Ark Theme Park

Kentucky is paying $190,000 in attorney’s fees to the Christian group that won a tourism tax benefit for a Noah’s ark attraction that will open soon in Kentucky.
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