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KSP/Wikipedia

Kentucky State Police in Graves County and US Marshals have arrested an Indiana woman wanted in Michigan for several violent crimes. 

Allison Crawford

Education professionals from across western Kentucky attended the Kentucky Department of Education’s final Town Hall Meeting on developing a new school accountability system last night in Murray. The 11 meetings are in response to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which gives state and local authorities more control when it comes to overseeing school performance.

Jacob Ryan/WFPL

Among Gov. Matt Bevin’s line-item vetoes in the state budget earlier this week was $400,000 that would have gone to the Arc of Kentucky, an advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Faced with a 4.5% reduction in state funding, Murray State University officials are considering a set of proposals to raise tuition while reducing budgets.

Brandi Harless for Mayor, via Facebook

Paducah mayoral candidate Brandi Harless is hosting a telephone town hall Thursday evening.

Paducah voters are encouraged to call 270-495-2788 at 6:30 p.m. to ask Harless questions. The event is hosted by city commissioner Allan Rhodes, who has endorsed Harless for mayor.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky has an all-time high number of registered voters. Ahead of Kentucky's primary election next month, the total comes out to about 3.2 million.

Champion Home Builders / Facebook

A global name in modular and mobile home construction is investing $6.3 million towards creating a production facility in Marshall County. 

Champion Home Builders Inc. plans to lease a 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility on Venture Lane in Benton while creating up to 150 new jobs.  

The announcement was expected by economic development officials earlier this week.  

Mike Pape for Congress, via Facebook

With 11-term U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield retiring, three Republican candidates are vying for their party's nomination to represent Kentucky's 1st Congressional District - including Whitfield's longtime field director, Mike Pape.

John Null spoke with Pape as part of a series of interviews with the Republican candidates ahead of the May 17 primary. Hickman County Attorney Jason Batts' interview will air Friday on WKMS. For James Comer's interview, click here. Democrat Sam Gaskins is running unopposed.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

The US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge in Trigg County is restricted to one lane of traffic early this afternoon.

A subcontractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is performing concrete deck patching on the route. 

Western Kentucky University/Facebook

Western Kentucky University President Gary Ransdell says budget cuts at the school won’t negatively impact academic programs.

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