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Frankfort Hearing on Higher Ed Suit

There was more testimony in Frankfort Wednesday regarding the state attorney general’s lawsuit against the governor. Attorney General Andy Beshear argued Governor Matt Bevin didn’t have the authority to order funding reductions to the state’s universities earlier this spring.
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Hillary Clinton, who is campaigning in Appalachia this week, was confronted Monday by an out-of-work coal miner. At a roundtable discussion in West Virginia, Bo Copley asked Clinton, "How you can say you're going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs and then come in here and tell us how you're going to be our friend. Because those people out there don't see you as a friend."

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Southern Illinois University has responded to student protests against racism with a plan to boost campus diversity. The university plan released Tuesday comes one day after a student-led protest on its Carbondale campus drew several hundred participants. 

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Murray State University president Bob Davies is further illuminating proposed cutbacks the school is faced with after a 4.5 percent state funding cut over the next two years was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.

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The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.2 million in retail sales during April, the largest one-month figure yet. 

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This Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will pump millions of dollars into the Louisville-area economy. But it will also bring an increase in the number of sexually exploited women and children.

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Madisonville officials are moving forward with a citywide beautification project.

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Treating mental illnesses sounds simple on paper, but Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri says there can be unfortunate disparities in that treatment among different social classes and cultures.

He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about these issues.

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Murray State Professor Joshua Easterling has received a prestigious fellowship and will study in Germany starting this fall. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about his work and experience.

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Food banks in Kentucky are preparing for increased demand after new food stamp rules went into effect this week. The changes require able-bodied adults without children to work, volunteer or be in job training 20 hours a week.

A man has been burned after an explosion ripped through a Henderson house.

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[Audio] 'Forward Paducah' Project Looks to Strengthen Area Business

In September 2015, Paducah Economic Development began a process to prepare an economic development strategy for Paducah and McCracken County. The seven-month planning process was designed to improve the community’s economic vitality through an aligned initiative to address challenges and seize opportunities. Hear Tracy Ross talks to Paducah Economic Development Vice President Will McDowell about this initiative, called Forward Paducah.
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