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Judge Denies Bevin’s Request To Vacate Ruling That Blocked U of L Overhaul

A judge has denied Gov. Matt Bevin’s request to vacate a ruling against the governor’s overhaul of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.
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Attend the Short Storytelling Contest Finals on Tuesday, October 25

6:00 p.m. @ Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery

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Tracy Ross and Bob Valentine preview this weekend’s Western Kentucky Highland Festival on Sounds Good.

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Candidates for Kentucky State House District 8 debated Monday night in Hopkinsville, expressing differences in a wide range of topics including healthcare, PAC donations, minimum wage, unemployment, opioid crisis, taxes and much more. 

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking citizens to keep state right-of-ways free of political signs and other obstacles which can pose a hazard to highway crews.  

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Tennessee’s Secretary of State is responding to concerns of ‘election rigging’ and voter fraud raised in the Presidential race, saying Tennessee’s voting system is “very secure.”  


A father and son are the latest arrests in the investigation into the fatal shooting of the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay. 

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A coalition of security forces, led by the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, have begun an offensive to retake a stronghold of the so-called Islamic State.  

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A state judge has ordered Gov. Matt Bevin to release $17.8 million to most public colleges and universities. Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate signed the order Monday. It says Bevin must release the money within three days. 


Hopkinsville League of Women Voters host a candidate forum for the Kentucky State House District 8 race Monday night in Hopkinsville. 

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Common legislation known as “Right to Farm” bills date to the 1970s, as expanding development encroached on traditional farming areas. But as Nicole Erwin of Ohio Valley ReSource reports, some Daviess County, Kentucky residents say that well-meaning law has been used to shield an industrial scale hog operation.

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Dr. Bellarmine Ezumah is a recipient of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, part of the Scholar Exchanges Division of the Institute of International Education (IIE). 


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Using Halloween to Practice Exposure Therapy

Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss the idea that Halloween can be a fun and effective time to practice exposure therapy to help treat anxiety issues.
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[Audio] 2016 Western Kentucky Highland Festival This Weekend

Candidate Forum

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Paducah Mayoral & City Commissioner Candidates Debate 'Guiding a Changing Community'

With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.
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Aaron Payne | Ohio Valley ReSource

Lazarus Drug: The Medicine Saving Lives Amid The Opioid Crisis

With the opioid crisis driving up overdose rates across the Ohio Valley, a once-obscure medication is becoming a household feature. Naloxone can reverse an overdose and, with training, can be administered by just about anyone. Aaron Payne of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports that the drug is saving lives, but is no silver bullet for the region’s addiction problems.
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Let’s Talk Rock Music Saturday Nights at 8 with "Sound Opinions"

New to the WKMS Saturday night lineup is Sound Opinions – a show for people who love smart and engaging music, criticism and conversation.
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