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Judge Blocks Bevin’s U of L Board Appointments

A judge has temporarily blocked Gov. Matt Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued the ruling Friday morning.
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NASA's Apollo 15 mission launched on this day 45 years ago. One of the goals of the mission was to conduct scientific experiments on the moon using the lunar roving vehicle, dubbed the "moon buggy." Western Kentucky native Johny B. Russell was one of the instrumental designers of this vehicle. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian for Pogue Library, about Murray State University's impressive collection of his work and achievements.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is joining forces with four airports and FedEx to replace some of their diesel-powered ground support equipment with more environmentally friendly gear. 

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The Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia amid turmoil as DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to step down from her position and Bernie Sanders supporters protested what they called unfair treatment for their candidate.

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Both of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates are campaigning in eastern Kentucky today as the race picks up steam heading into the annual Fancy Farm picnic on August 6. 

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On Monday, a judge heard arguments over the legality of a type of slot machine that bases outcomes on previously recorded horse races.

Trump Picking Up Fundraising Momentum in Kentucky

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For the first time this election season, Kentuckians gave more in a single month to Republican nominee for president Donald Trump than to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

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If Louisville doesn't want its century-old Confederate monument, other towns are willing to take it. The Courier-Journal reports the city's Commission on Public Art held a special meeting on Monday to consider the monument's relocation.

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A non-profit organization is preserving part of Kentucky’s Civil War history.

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On Monday, a judge heard arguments over the legality of a type of slot machine that bases outcomes on previously recorded horse races.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is renewing his call for term limits and says the General Assembly should vote on the idea this year. 

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[Watch] Year of October Sounds Good Live Lunch

Tune in Friday (July 29), at Noon for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch featuring Nashville-based blues and rock band and WKMS Battle of the Bands finalist Year of October live in Studio B!
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[Audio] Western Kentucky Delegate on Clinton's Speech & Reflections - DNC Day Five

Dr. Brian Clardy is a delegate from Calloway County at the DNC and a Murray State history professor. He speaks with Matt Markgraf about Clinton's speech and the message he will bring back to western Kentucky voters and how he might use his experience from the convention as a teaching tool in the classroom.
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The Flood Next Time: Warming Raises the Risk of Disaster

People in West Virginia are still recovering from floods that tore through communities like vengeful gods. When you look at the pictures and videos of the June flood – thick, brown, furious, unrelenting – it’s not hard to imagine how our ancestors believed supernatural beings were behind the devastation. Today, of course, we have better insight into the natural forces at work, and science shows us that the damage from nature’s wrath has a lot to do with human behavior.
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[Video, Slideshow] Old Eggner's Ferry Bridge Brought Down in Explosive Demolition

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors carried out the explosive demolition of the four main spans of the old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Monday morning.
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