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Kentucky Counties Will Recanvass Clinton-Sanders Presidential Primary Thursday

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has requested a recanvass in Kentucky's presidential primary, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than 2,000 votes. The Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says a recanvassing will take place Thursday, May 26th.
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The so-called "bathroom bill" circulating state governments across the country, namely North Carolina, restricts transgender people to use bathrooms that align with their biological sex. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has recently questioned the need for a special legislative session called by fellow Republican lawmakers over President Obama's directive where public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their identity. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Murray State University psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri about these hot-button issues, which he calls "concerning." 

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Rotary International President-Elect John Germ is in Murray Thursday for the ribbon-cutting of the newly constructed amphitheater in Central Park and for a dinner event in the evening. Jayne Crisp says in her 23 years as a Rotarian the local chapter has never before been honored by an upcoming president. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Crisp about the visit. 

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Kentucky bourbon production hit a nearly 50-year high last year. An industry group says the state’s distilleries filled nearly 1.9 million bourbon barrels last year, the highest level since 1967. 

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Legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois is on its way to Governor Bruce Rauner's desk. 

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A Kentucky judge has ruled Governor Matt Bevin can cut the budgets of public colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is questioning the need for a special legislative session over a directive issued by President Obama’s administration that public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity. 

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Hopkinsville has joined the list of Kentucky cities to be designated as a Playful City USA.

The recognition comes from KaBOOM, a non-profit dedicated to providing safe play areas for kids. 

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

A western Kentucky dermatologist selected to replace a state pension board’s chairman has declined Governor Matt Bevin’s appointment. William Smith of Madisonville informed the governor in a letter that after careful consideration he decided to respectfully decline the appointment.

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A couple that served as the lead plaintiffs in one of the court cases that prompted last year’s landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage is protesting a decision by the Archdiocese of Louisville to reject parts of their proposed gravestone design.

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Update: KYTC Confirms, local state representatives respond. See updates below

The speed limits on major roads connecting Murray to the Purchase Parkway and Mayfield to Paducah are set to increase. 

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[Audio] Navigating Physical Therapy Through Home Health

Home health is one of the many areas involved in physical therapy. To qualify, one must be referred to by a physician, an MD, DO (Doctor of Osteopathic) or DPM (Doctors of Podiatric Medicine). Populations tend to include geriatrics, pediatrics and sometimes adults who happen to be in a car accident or recovering from a major surgery. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with physical therapist Kamran Nabavi of Baptist Health Home Care about navigating help through physical therapy.
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