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Congress Likely To Avoid Government Shutdown (At Least For Another Week)

Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET The Republican chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations committees have endorsed the idea of a short-term spending bill to keep the government open while budget negotiations continue. The stop-gap spending measure, introduced by House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, would put off the deadline to May 5. "I am optimistic that a final funding package will be completed soon," Frelinghuysen said. "It is time that this essential work is...

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Congressional leaders are cautiously optimistic that a budget deal could protect health benefits for retired miners.

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The American Quilter's Society QuiltWeek is underway in Paducah. The popular, now biannual, event draws thousands of avid quilters and enthusiasts to the city. The National Quilt Museum is also located in Paducah and showcases dozens of works, including QuiltWeek award winners. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with quilter Pat Durbin about her exhibit "A Walk in the Woods" on display in the museum. 

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Judge Amul Thapar of Covington breezed through his confirmation hearing for a position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, a federal court that hears cases originating in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan.

  A limited number of recycled tire asphalt project grants are now available to counties that wish to test the durability of the material in future paving projects. The Energy and Environment announced today that the second round of grant funding can be used for either chip seal or thin asphalt overlay pavement projects.

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The University of Louisville's interim president says steps are underway to bolster oversight of the athletics department, which came under attack from a high-profile trustee. Interim President Greg Postel said Wednesday his actions weren't spurred by criticism from pizza magnate John Schnatter, who is a UofL trustee.

City of Paducah

 The City of Paducah is taking the first step in a $32.5 million restoration effort to upgrade the city’s flood wall.

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Western Kentucky University is asking a court to put its lawsuit against the student newspaper on hold.  WKU is suing the College Heights Herald over an open records request into the school’s sexual misconduct investigations. 

Under pressure from worker advocates and growing consumer awareness, Tyson Foods on Wednesday promised better conditions for employees at its meat-processing plants.

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The Trump administration Wednesday put forth a proposal that it labeled a "massive" tax overhaul, which would give big tax cuts to individuals and corporations and reduce the number of tax brackets and deductions.

Northeastern State University

  Murray State University has selected Dr. Mark Arant to serve as its next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  

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Mind The Gap: Why The ‘Wage Gap’ Still Divides Us On Payday

Women and people of color in the workforce earn less, on average, than do white, male workers. This ‘wage gap’ in the Ohio Valley region hovers around 20 percent. Becca Schimmel of the Ohio Valley ReSource explores why the gap persists and how it affects workers in an economy shifting toward more service sector jobs.

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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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