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NOAA Paducah, weather.gov

Severe Weather Possible July 4th Weekend

Potentially heavy rainfall is in the forecast over the July Fourth weekend. The National Weather service says severe weather Sunday afternoon and evening is dependent on a warm front moving into the region.
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July 4th Special Programming

The cultural evolution of America through punk rock, Monday at 11 a.m.

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Kentucky police agencies investigating crimes against children face a daunting task. It’s partly seen in the release of information through the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

GM, via WKYU

Kentucky officials say General Motors Corp. plans to invest $290 million at the automaker's Corvette plant in Bowling Green.

WKU

The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents has approved a $402 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Tennessee election officials are reminding state residents the last day to register to vote for the August 4 state primary and county general election is July 5. 

TVA

Kentucky is still several months away from implementing the federal coal ash disposal regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency last year.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is restricting eastbound I-24 traffic in Christian County to one lane Tuesday, June 28th, through Thursday, June 30th. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Keith Todd says the interstate will be one lane starting at mile point 91. Workers will repair joints on the West Fork Red River Bridge during the restriction.  

 

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The Illinois Legislature is reconvening next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget.

LRC Public Information

State prisons are at capacity, county jails are overcrowded and the state is recommending transferring about 1,600 inmates to private prisons that have been shuttered for the past several years.

Ryland Barton, WFPL

The latest legal challenge against Gov. Matt Bevin had its first hearing Thursday — Attorney General Andy Beshear is attempting to join a lawsuit contesting Bevin’s reorganization of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board, which manages retirement funds for state workers.

UT Martin, via Facebook

The University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees has approved tuition increases for the coming fiscal year that the school says are the lowest in 30 years.

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Nicole Erwin, WKMS

[Audio] Titan the Rooster Cock-a-doodle-doos to Employee of the Month

The employee of the month at a coffee shop in Paducah isn’t your typical bird. He makes his own schedule and is often difficult to locate, but he is willing to work seven days a week. So how did Titan, become king of the coop?
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Ohio Valley ReSource

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

High Hopes For Hemp

Farmers throughout the Ohio Valley want to revive a crop that was once a staple in the region: hemp. After a ban that lasted more than half a century, the 2014 Farm Bill allowed states to grow hemp in research programs. Growers and processors in Kentucky are aggressively putting that research program to work in hopes of winning a share of the booming market for hemp products.
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Jenni Todd, WKMS

[Watch] Sounds Good Live Lunch with Vickie Vaughn

We welcome Kentucky-native and Nashville-based artist Vickie Vaughn back to WKMS Studio B for a Sounds Good Live Lunch Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. This time, she's joined by guitarist Corey Walker for an hour of bluegrass and country tunes. Watch the live webcast here!
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Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Four Western Kentucky State Parks Get $3.7M in Upgrades

Kentucky’s state park system is in need of $240 million dollars in repairs according to state Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson. In an effort to address safety and aesthetic issues, Parkinson and Kentucky State Parks commissioner Donnie Holland unveiled plans today to spend $3.7 million on repairs, upgrades and fresh coats of paint at four western parks.
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