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Fossil Feud: W.Va.’s Attorney General Defends Coal In National Spotlight

The U.S. Appeals Court in Washington will hear arguments Tuesday in the case West Virginia versus the EPA, challenging the federal Clean Power Plan. That’s the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s attempt to limit carbon emissions from power plants.
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Kentucky is among a coalition of 21 states suing the U.S. Department of Labor over a new rule that would make more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay. 

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Governor Matt Bevin joined western Kentucky officials and business leaders in Marshall County Tuesday for the ground breaking and ribbon cutting of two businesses expanding, looking to create nearly 200 jobs in the region.

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The Catholic Diocese of Owensboro has reinstated a priest who was suspended after being accused of sexually abusing a juvenile in the 1980s. 

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Lexington Mayor and Democratic US Senate Candidate Jim Gray says you will be seeing a lot more of him the next six weeks. The race has been called a sleeper compared to other Senate races across the nation and Gray says that’s partially because incumbent Rand Paul “refuses to give the opposition, my candidacy, the visibility that we are going to get.”

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More than 40,000 Kentuckians have registered to vote this fall using the state’s online voter registration portal GoVoteKY.com.  

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says the number surpasses her office’s goal ahead of the October 11th registration deadline.  

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch warned high school students about the dangers of heroin and opioid abuse at an assembly in Richmond on Tuesday.

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Fort Campbell is hosting a job fair this week for service members who are retiring from active duty.  About 450 soldiers leave the military post each month. 

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The president of Western Kentucky University is announcing several initiatives following a pair of incidents on campus involving hate speech.

Gary Ransdell told faculty and staff in an email Tuesday that the school will create a President’s Committee on Diversity and Embracement.

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State transportation officials are issuing an emergency order to waive hours-of-service restrictions for truck drivers carrying petroleum.  

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas says the order is in response to a gasoline pipeline leak in rural Alabama.

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new report says some Kentuckians could be drinking a cancer-causing chemical called chromium-6.

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Meryl Streep in 'Florence Foster Jenkins', Ira Glass-Produced 'Don't Think Twice' Coming to MAC

Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is hosting a pair of critically-revered movies over the next two weeks - the Meryl Streep-starring Florence Foster Jenkins and Don't Think Twice, written and directed by comic Mike Birbiglia and produced by This American Life's Ira Glass. John Null caught up with MAC's programming director, John Holt, to discuss the coming attractions.
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Data Farming: How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Big Ag

The use of big data is revolutionizing big agriculture: detailed information guides farmers through business transactions, planting schedules, fertilizer applications and far more. This data harvest promises greater profit and greener production techniques. But as Nicole Erwin reports, some thorny questions are cropping up about just who owns the farming data.
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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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