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A traveling western Kentucky educator is holding science classes for children based on the national gaming phenomenon Pokemon GO!

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The executive director of Morehead Pride says he was particularly pleased at the number of young people who attended the town’s first festival to celebrate the LGBT community.  David Moore says there were activities all day long, some put on by other organizations. 

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts the federal health care overhaul is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the presidency and which party has the upper hand in Congress. 

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Republican members of the Kentucky House are planning to boycott a meeting on the state’s under-funded pension system.  House Speaker Greg Stumbo has called lawmakers to return to Frankfort Tuesday, but the GOP is calling it a trick. 

Lance Dennee, WKMS

Paducah traffic is restricted along a section of the I-24 downtown business loop due to a developing sinkhole between Kentucky Ave. and Broadway.  

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed measures that would have increased wages for workers who care for those with developmental disabilities and expand a child care program for low-income families.

TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its chief operating officer will retire at the end of the year.  

Chip Pardee has been at TVA since 2013.

KYTC

The Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake will open to four-lane traffic this week.

LRC Public Information

House Speaker Greg Stumbo has called for an impromptu meeting of the state House of Representatives Tuesday to discuss the state’s troubled pensions systems.

John Null/WKMS

Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul is the featured speaker at the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce ‘Power in Partnership’ breakfast this week. 

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