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Bill Banning Common Abortion Procedure After 11 Weeks Advances

A bill that would prohibit a common abortion procedure after the 11 th week of pregnancy is nearing final passage from the state legislature.

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TN Lawmakers Pass 'In God We Trust' School Bill

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  A bill that would overhaul the state’s workers’ compensation system continues to roll forward in the state legislature despite opposition from law enforcement and labor groups.


  Dozens of chemicals that can affect the fertility of humans and animals are being found in the air near unconventional oil and gas development, according to a new study.


  Kentucky officials said local water district commissioners are now required to get their initial training through the state's Public Service Commission.


  A Republican candidate for secretary of state in Kentucky has apologized for a tweet that alluded to him shooting a congressman.


  Investigators are releasing the name of the suspect who was shot to death by a Kentucky State Police trooper Monday in Daviess County.

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The explosive demolition of the old Lake Barkley Bridge is scheduled for mid-April, but some might have a hard time viewing it.

Mary Breckinridge on Horseback
Photo provided by Frontier Nursing University

March is Women's History Month, so to celebrate we learned more about a strong, adventurous woman who traveled Appalachian Kentucky by horseback to deliver babies and change lives. Asia Burnett speaks with Kentucky Historical Society Governing Board President Constance Alexander on Frontier Nursing Service founder Mary Breckinridge: A Woman of Courage. 

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Senate consideration of the state budget Tuesday concluded with the measure passing generally along party lines with Democrats voting against the bill and Republicans for the spending plan. The floor debate which preceded the vote featured an often-heard refrain in Frankfort. 

Derek Klingenberg is kind of a farmer celebrity.

His YouTube channel draws more than 70,000 subscribers for ag-themed pop-music parodies, trombone covers and, more recently, cow art made with satellites.

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Swing states, and even individual precincts within those states, present a significant point of vulnerability when it comes to the threat of election interference because of their potential to impact the result in a presidential race, the current secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and one of her key predecessors both told senators Wednesday.


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Becca Schimmel | Ohio Valley ReSource

Trader Woes: Region’s Bourbon, Beans And More Could Suffer Under Tariffs

President Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum are scheduled to take effect at the end of the week. That’s encouraged some metals manufacturers in the Ohio Valley to ramp up hiring and production. But other regional businesses, from bourbon distillers to soybean farmers worry about retaliation from trade partners. Becca Schimmel of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on the industries that stand to lose out.

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