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Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies outlined the proposed performance funding model at the Board of Regents meeting Friday. He also discussed potential changes with Kentucky joining the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, or SARA. Other topics included an update on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), building projects and the Presidential Lecture. Here's an overview:

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Brynn Jones and Jake Hunter, cast members from Playhouse in the Park’s Beauty and the Beast, speak with Tracy Ross a perform a snippet of the show on Sounds Good .

George Eldred speaks with Paducah Symphony Orchestra conductor Raffaele Ponti about this year’s A Christmas Celebration on Saturday at the Carson Center in Paducah.

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A western Kentucky police chief is behind bars on corruption charges. The Kentucky State Police arrested 41-year-old Morganfield Chief of Police Craig Bolds Thursday in Union County.

An organization representing student environmental groups across the Commonwealth has called on Senators to reject President-elect Trump’s pick to lead the EPA.

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A new truck manufacturing company is expected to build electric-powered semi-trucks in Tennessee. Nikola Motor Co. CEO Trevor Milton unveiled his plans last week in Salt Lake City to revamp the trucking industry by replacing diesel engines with hydrogen fuel and battery-powered electric motors.

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Republican members of the Kentucky House are huddled in Bowling Green for the final day of a retreat ahead of the 2017 General Assembly.

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Gov. Matt Bevin said during a review of his first year in office that he won’t support a transgender bathroom bill that would require public school students to use bathrooms that correspond with their biological sex, calling it “silly.”

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Murray ceramicist Wayne Bates of Gallery 121 talks about his Holiday Show and Sale this weekend.


Former Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer has pleaded guilty to a state felony charge related to a kickback scheme. The Courier-Journal reports that Longmeyer pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of misuse of confidential information.