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McConnell Says Replacing Affordable Care Act Will Take Time

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law but will delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative.
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Rosemary Steele and Jessica Perkins speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the Affordable Art Show, which provides funds for the Paducah Arts Alliance's Artist In Residence program.

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Four educational institutions in far western Kentucky are among 39 finalists for the $100 million Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative. 

The Education and Workforce Development is investing in community efforts to build a highly-trained workforce. 

President-elect Donald Trump delivered a campaign-style speech at what was billed as the first stop in a thank-you tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, tonight, in which he pledged to unite America while at the same time recounting old grievances against the news media, and his political opponents.

Trump also used the occasion to announce he will nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense, calling him "the closest thing we have to Gen. George Patton of our time."

The Obama administration is challenging a federal judge's decision last month to block the implementation of a new rule that would have made 4 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay.

The Department of Labor and its co-defendants filed a notice of appeal at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday, the same day that the rule was set to take effect before the temporary injunction was issued.

A western Kentucky resident delivering supplies to protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline says the blizzard is making it hard for supporters to safely make the journey, but morale amongst those there is high because ‘they have something to fight for, rather than against.’


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A nonprofit health center in Paducah is launching a program to treat adolescents and young adults with early onset psychosis. Four Rivers Behavioral Health begins services through the IHOPE Program in January.

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On Sounds Good, Tommy Womack reflects on his more than three decades in the music industry. Womack is a founding member of cult-favorite Bowling Green band Government Cheese. He then formed Nashville group the Bis-quits along with Will Kimbrough before beginning a solo career in 1998.

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An aluminum trailer manufacturer is locating to Dawson Springs, creating 50 full-time jobs. Wink Equipment is investing $1.55 million the deal, including building a 69,000 square foot facility. 

Kentucky farmers are grappling with continuing challenges in the world agriculture economy.  There’s no immediate relief in sight.

A review of this year's Kentucky's agricultural production with an eye on 2017 is on the agenda at the state Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention.  The convention is underway in Louisville through Saturday. Some 2,000 people are expected to attend.

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The proposed conversion of a natural gas pipeline across Kentucky is moving forward.

Friday is the final day to comment on a draft environmental assessment that found the project would have no significant environmental impacts. But environmental groups and residents affected by the pipeline say the project deserves a more thorough analysis.

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Trumped: Coal’s Collapse, Economic Anxiety Motivated Ohio Valley Voters

The electoral map of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia is a sea of red with a few islands of blue. Of the 263 counties in the three states only nine went for Hillary Clinton, most of them around the region’s cities. The Ohio Valley ReSource looked to voters and voting data to learn more about what motivated Donald Trump’s supporters and what they hope he will do as president.
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