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Gov. Bevin Calls Transgender Bathroom Bill ‘Silly’

Gov. Matt Bevin said during a review of his first year in office that he won’t support a transgender bathroom bill that would require public school students to use bathrooms that correspond with their biological sex, calling it “silly.”

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Officials have announced that the new Ohio River bridge in eastern Jefferson County will open to traffic on Sunday, Dec. 18.

Advocates Collect 10,000 Signatures In Support of Miners

Dec 6, 2016
KENTUCKIANS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH

Some 10,000 signatures were delivered to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s London office Monday asking the majority leader to support the Miner’s Protection and Reclaim acts.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has voted to approve a redistricting measure that eliminates the 1 st District Circuit Court and re-shifts the courts in several western counties.

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Records custodians across Tennessee would be left to decide several contentious open government issues under a proposed policy now open for public review and comment.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear says he'll transfer nearly $2.8 million to Kentucky's General Fund from his office's settlement with Volkswagen.

Rhonda Miller

Kentucky manufacturers are confronting a problem facing the entire United States – a shortage of skilled workers for technically sophisticated industries. A recent study found that two million manufacturing jobs in the U.S. will go unfilled over the next decade due to a lack of trained workers. A program developed in the Owensboro region is confronting that shortage with an apprenticeship program called GO FAME. At Sun Windows in Owensboro, President Frank Anderson says the machinery for...

U of L Put On Probation After Governor’s Trustee Changes

Dec 6, 2016
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A collegiate accreditation agency has placed the University of Louisville on probation, citing interference with its board of trustees.

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A longtime Graves County Schools board member has been nominated to lead a group advocating for public education across the state.

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Lawmakers have already pre-filed scores of bills ahead of the 2017 legislative session, though likely priorities like anti-abortion legislation, permission for charter schools and tort reform have not yet been filed.

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Tennessee state lawmakers are scheduled to convene the 110th General Assembly January 10th.

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Growing Concerns: Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric Sows Anxiety In Agriculture

Donald Trump’s successful campaign focused on illegal immigration and a pledge to deport millions of people. But those migrants are also a big part of the farm labor force making our food system work. Nicole Erwin of Ohio Valley ReSource reports on what an immigration clampdown could mean for agriculture.

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