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A judge has temporarily blocked Gov. Matt Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees. 

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued the ruling Friday morning.

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State officials say unemployment rates fell in 64 Kentucky counties between June 2015 and June 2016. Jobless rates rose in 49 counties and stayed the same in seven others.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.6 percent.

Oldham County was next at 3.7 percent, followed by Shelby County at 3.8 percent, Fayette and Spencer counties at 3.9 percent and Anderson and Campbell counties had 4.1 percent rates.

Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 16.8 percent.

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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has named David Purkey as the new commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety.

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As a new school year approaches, billboards are going up in Kentucky to remind motorists to watch out for stopped school buses.

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At this week’s Democratic National Convention, two presidents ran blocks for Hillary Clinton on an issue that has crippled her favorability in Appalachia: coal.

Both President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton brought up coal in their speeches endorsing Hillary’s presidential bid.

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Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is spending the week traveling the state to hand out community grant checks and give a boost to GOP state lawmakers facing tough primary fights, including Representative Tim Wirgau of Buchanan.

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President Barack Obama addressed the Democratic National Convention among other high profile members of the party Wednesday night, including Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton's VP pick Tim Kaine. Matt Markgraf checks in with western Kentucky delegate and Murray State history professor Brian Clardy about his take on the speeches and his thoughts on the way the party will shift to a potentially more progressive platform in response to the momentum from Bernie Sanders' campaign.

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There are four finalists in the search for president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 

Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box unveiled the list Thursday.  

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Kentucky’s Chief Justice has been selected to head two national judicial groups. It’s the first time in a quarter century that a head jurist from the Commonwealth has held either of these posts.

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The man accused of murdering a Mayfield woman and her 17-year-old son nearly two years ago is requesting that his trial be moved because of a racial imbalance in the county in which it's to be held.

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