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2nd Update: Kentucky State Police has identified the body as 33-year-old Christina Edmonson of Cadiz. According to a release, results of a preliminary examination of the body at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville were inconclusive as to the cause of death. A full autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. KSP searched two residences on Oak Grove Church Road for evidence related to the investigation.

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The Spring semester is coming to a close at Murray State University and work is underway on establishing the next academic year. The Board of Regents recently approved an increase in tuition and fees for 2017-18. A tighter budget for the next year is also in its final weeks of crafting. MSU announced a Provost and VP for Academic Affairs and is considering changing athletics conferences. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with President Dr. Bob Davies about these things and more.

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Northeast Kentucky, a region still feeling the effects of job losses in the coal, steel and railroad industries, is receiving a more than one billion dollar manufacturing investment. Governor Matt Bevin made the economic development announcement Wednesday in Wurtland.

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Update: Kentucky State Police report that an autopsy at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville has found that the only signs of trauma appear to have been self-inflicted. Blood tests are pending. An official determination of death will follow the blood test results.

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Congressional leaders are cautiously optimistic that a budget deal could protect health benefits for retired miners.

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The American Quilter's Society QuiltWeek is underway in Paducah. The popular, now biannual, event draws thousands of avid quilters and enthusiasts to the city. The National Quilt Museum is also located in Paducah and showcases dozens of works, including QuiltWeek award winners. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with quilter Pat Durbin about her exhibit "A Walk in the Woods" on display in the museum. 

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Judge Amul Thapar of Covington breezed through his confirmation hearing for a position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, a federal court that hears cases originating in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan.

  A limited number of recycled tire asphalt project grants are now available to counties that wish to test the durability of the material in future paving projects. The Energy and Environment announced today that the second round of grant funding can be used for either chip seal or thin asphalt overlay pavement projects.

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The University of Louisville's interim president says steps are underway to bolster oversight of the athletics department, which came under attack from a high-profile trustee. Interim President Greg Postel said Wednesday his actions weren't spurred by criticism from pizza magnate John Schnatter, who is a UofL trustee.

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 The City of Paducah is taking the first step in a $32.5 million restoration effort to upgrade the city’s flood wall.

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