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Gov. Bevin Calls Transgender Bathroom Bill ‘Silly’

Gov. Matt Bevin said during a review of his first year in office that he won’t support a transgender bathroom bill that would require public school students to use bathrooms that correspond with their biological sex, calling it “silly.”

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Fake news stories can have real-life consequences. On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant. So, yes, fake news is a big problem. These stories have gotten a lot of attention, with headlines claiming Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump in November's election and sites like American News sharing misleading stories or taking quotes out of...

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A western Kentucky business owner will serve 90 days in jail for committing environmental violations during the demolition of the former Goodyear Tire plant in Madisonville.

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The Kentucky Arts Council has named Lydia Bailey Brown to serve as its new Executive Director.

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Update Monday Evening: The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted Monday to suspend 10 academic programs. Three other academic offerings are undergoing redesign.

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Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball player Jaylen Babb-Harrison has been charged with first degree rape. According to the Lexington Herald Leader , the 23-year-old is being held at the Madison County Detention Center.

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Join us for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch featuring San Antonio desert rock duo Lonely Horse! They perform live in Studio B at Noon, Friday, December 9.

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A new report shows students with disabilities and students of color were most likely to be restrained and secluded in Kentucky schools in 2014-15.

Humana-Aetna Merger Trial Begins

Dec 5, 2016
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The federal trial to determine whether insurance giant Aetna’s $37 billion bid to acquire Louisville-based Humana can go through begins Monday.

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At a Kentucky Farm Bureau event on Saturday, Sen. Mitch McConnell thanked rural voters for helping Republicans take control of the state House of Representatives and White House during elections last month.

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Donald Trump’s successful campaign focused on illegal immigration and a pledge to deport millions of people. But those migrants are also a big part of the farm labor force making our food system work. Nicole Erwin of Ohio Valley ReSource reports on what an immigration clampdown could mean for agriculture.

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WKMS is celebrating the spirit of the season with over 50 hours of special holiday programming from Thanksgiving through Christmas!

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Growing Concerns: Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric Sows Anxiety In Agriculture

Donald Trump’s successful campaign focused on illegal immigration and a pledge to deport millions of people. But those migrants are also a big part of the farm labor force making our food system work. Nicole Erwin of Ohio Valley ReSource reports on what an immigration clampdown could mean for agriculture.

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