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Kentucky regulators have approved a coal ash landfill for a power plant in Trimble County, advancing a project that’s been on hold for several years as regulators worked around concerns about the area’s geology and proximity to neighbors.

Pulaski County Alzheimer's Disease Respite Center

An Alzheimer’s day care center that serves people from five Kentucky counties is shutting down after 30 years. The closing of the center in Somerset is due to a cut in state funding.

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Kentucky’s genetic counselors could be licensed under senate legislation now before house members. 

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Kentucky State Police officials are taking applications for children to attend a free summer camp.

Trooper Island Camp offers a chance for boys and girls ages 10 to 12 to spend time at Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. The camp, operated by state police, is financed entirely by donations with no public funds used.

The summer program is for children whose families cannot afford to send them to other camps.

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  Members of Bowling Green’s LGBT community and their supporters will be anxiously watching when the Bowling Green City Commission meets Tuesday. After years of effort, a fairness ordinance will be on the agenda.  Bowling Green is the largest Kentucky city without a law protecting individuals from discrimination based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. Patti Minter is a member of the local fairness coalition.

 

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The Kentucky Main Street Program said 39 participating communities reported a cumulative investment of nearly 110 million dollars in downtown districts in 2016.

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  Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is trying to build support for his plan to replace the federal Affordable Care Act. Medical professionals at TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital met with Senator Paul on Monday to hear about his proposals.

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The Women’s Faculty Caucus at Murray State University recently released the results of its first salary equity study. The caucus appointed a committee last April to analyze university faculty salary data. The committee consisted of Maeve McCarthy (Mathematics & Statistics), Alexandra Hendley (Political Science & Sociology), Constance Alexander (English & Philosophy), Marjorie Hilton (History) and Chris Mecklin (Mathematics & Statistics). Statistical analysis was conducted by Chris Mecklin.

  

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Students across Kentucky meet this month at Murray State University to take part in an effort to to close the financial gap between low-income youth and their well-off peers.

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The Ohio Valley once helped give rise to the labor movement. Now the region is seeing a move toward “right-to-work” laws, which unions oppose. Proponents say the laws attract new businesses but opponents say there’s little evidence to support that. Becca Schimmel of the Ohio Valley ReSource has a closer look. 

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