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U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says he hopes the legal battle over the makeup of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees will be resolved soon. 

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Heavy rains throughout July have hit Kentucky tobacco hard this season.

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A western Kentucky research facility has been awarded a $15 million dollar matching grant by the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board.

The Princeton-based University of Kentucky Research and Education Facility will use the funds to develop a Grains Center for Excellence.

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Dr. Brian Clardy is a delegate from Calloway County at the DNC and a Murray State history professor. He speaks with Matt Markgraf about Clinton's speech and the message he will bring back to western Kentucky voters and how he might use his experience from the convention as a teaching tool in the classroom.

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A judge has temporarily blocked Gov. Matt Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees. 

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued the ruling Friday morning.

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State officials say unemployment rates fell in 64 Kentucky counties between June 2015 and June 2016. Jobless rates rose in 49 counties and stayed the same in seven others.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.6 percent.

Oldham County was next at 3.7 percent, followed by Shelby County at 3.8 percent, Fayette and Spencer counties at 3.9 percent and Anderson and Campbell counties had 4.1 percent rates.

Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 16.8 percent.

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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has named David Purkey as the new commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety.

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As a new school year approaches, billboards are going up in Kentucky to remind motorists to watch out for stopped school buses.

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At this week’s Democratic National Convention, two presidents ran blocks for Hillary Clinton on an issue that has crippled her favorability in Appalachia: coal.

Both President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton brought up coal in their speeches endorsing Hillary’s presidential bid.

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Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is spending the week traveling the state to hand out community grant checks and give a boost to GOP state lawmakers facing tough primary fights, including Representative Tim Wirgau of Buchanan.

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