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Latest Jobs Report: Ballard Highest and Calloway Lowest in Region

A new jobs report shows unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties, rose in 33 and remained the same in 4 between April 2015 and April 2016.
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Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether Gov. Matt Bevin has the authority to cut college and university budgets without the approval of the state legislature.

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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. 

WKMS has an exciting new line-up Sunday nights, including a new time-slot for Ted Radio Hour and a new program to the WKMS line-up, The Dinner Party Download. The fun starts this weekend! Here's the schedule:

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Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will not run in the Belmont Stakes next month.

Many of the department stores that once anchored bustling shopping malls continue to close. Macy's will shutter 36 additional stores this year; 78 Kmart and Sears locations will also close. What to do with that vast, vacant space?

There is no traffic, and no problem finding parking at Owings Mills Mall in Maryland. The 5,000 or so parking spaces are all vacant. A J.C. Penney closed last month and a Macy's closed last year.

When it opened in 1986, it was anchored by a Saks Fifth Avenue and catered to well-to-do Baltimore suburbanites.

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National Weather Service Paducah is holding a public town hall meeting tonight to discuss the tornado that struck Mayfield earlier this month. 

The meeting includes a presentation on tornado safety followed by a panel discussion with meteorologists and emergency management staff. 

The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah offers a variety of Summer Youth Art Camps. Sessions are available for kids ages 5 to 12, with classes on clay, fibers, printmaking, painting, papier-mâché, folded paper sculptures, mixed media sculptures, dying, stamping, printmaking, collage, and more. For more information or to register, contact the Yeiser. 

The head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, came out swinging at the opening ceremony of the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva on Monday. The meeting of health officials from nearly 200 countries is usually a low-key, bureaucratic affair. Chan, however, opened the assembly by basically saying that the world is facing unprecedented global health challenges right now and is ill-equipped to deal with future threats.

"For infectious diseases, you cannot trust the past when planning for the future," she warned.

More than four million U.S. workers will become eligible for overtime pay under new federal regulations, but some business groups oppose the changes. 

Salaried employees earning $47,476 or less a year must be paid time-and-a-half for working more than 40 hours a week.  The previous threshold was $23,660. 

Kate Shanks, director of public affairs for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, says thousands of Kentucky workers could see themselves return to hourly pay and companies would face millions of dollars in added costs.

"It is something that would impact both private sector employers or for-profit employers, but it could also affect non-profit organizations and educational institutions," Shanks told WKU Public Radio.  "The affect in Kentucky could be fairly widespread."

The state Chamber fears that medium and small businesses would likely bear the most financial burden.

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The debate continues over whether Gov. Matt Bevin has the authority to replace the chair of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board before his term expires.

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Drone Drama 'Eye in the Sky', Sci-Fi Throwback 'Midnight Special' Coming to Maiden Alley

Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is hosting two critically-acclaimed movies in the next couple weeks: Gavin Hood's drone warfare thriller Eye in the Sky and Jeff Nichols' science fiction road movie, Midnight Special. John Null caught up with MAC's film programming director John Holt to discuss the coming attractions.
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All New Sunday Nights Starting May 29!

WKMS has an exciting new line-up Sunday nights, including a new time-slot for Ted Radio Hour and a new program to the WKMS line-up, The Dinner Party Download. The fun starts this weekend! Here's the schedule:
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