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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a new federal law can begin to turn the tide of drug fatalities in Kentucky and nationwide. 

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Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul admits his philosophy on expanding the Republican Party differs from its presidential nominee Donald Trump.  Paul held a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lexington. 

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While Democrats officially voted to nominate Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday night, some supporters of former candidate Bernie Sanders continued to shout down speakers early in the night during Wednesday’s proceedings.

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A non-profit is recommending a Kentucky coal plant retire sooner than planned.

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Ann Uddberg and Lynn Bartlett speak with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about an upcoming Meet & Greet with local authors at the Weaks Senior Center on Friday.

 

The Weaks Senior Center Genealogy Club is bringing in authors Geoff Baggett, Lynn Bartlett, Justice Bill Cunningham, Steve Schneiderman, Dr. Bill Mulligan, and Linda Scott, who have published books regarding the history and culture of the region.

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University of Louisville trustees have accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal.

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Tune in Friday (July 29), at Noon for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch featuring Nashville-based blues and rock band and WKMS Battle of the Bands finalist Year of October live in (our newly carpeted) Studio B!

Principal band members Phlecia and Josh Sullivan will perform an intimate duo session featuring nothing but guitar and vocals.

Last time they played on WKMS, we compared them to Nora Jones and The Black Keys. Their latest album "Golden Days" came out in 2014.

Watch the live broadcast here:

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Update Wednesday: Grabinski has been arrested after turning himself in Tuesday night. He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault and menacing. He was released on a $2,500 dollar bond. 

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On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to receive a nomination from a major party for president.

The moment came at the end of a roll-call vote with Senator and challenger Bernie Sanders requesting the party select the former Secretary of State as their candidate.

Murray State history professor and Kentucky delegate Dr. Brian Clardy is at the DNC in Philadelphia and says the nomination was a powerful moment.    

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Democratic Party officials are still trying to unify support behind presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as supporters of former candidate Bernie Standers continue to protest her nomination.

The two candidates nearly split Kentucky’s share of 55 pledged delegates — Sanders took 27 and Clinton took 28. Clinton won all five of Kentucky’s unpledged “super” delegates.

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