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  Kathleen Smith, who long served as chief of staff to embattled former University of Louisville president James Ramsey, was fired from a position she also held on the university’s nonprofit foundation on Thursday.

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Illinois legislators are set to meet for the second day of a special session aimed at forcing a budget compromise in the state's two-year impasse.

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Mitch Kimball is the guest on today’s episode. Mitch’s artist talent is in the realm of pottery. He explains the type of work he does and where he does it. The unique opportunity for him to interact with the public is made possible by him having a potter’s wheel in his shop “Ochre” located in the Coke Plant.

 

Kimball is also an art teacher and offers insight into how that helps shape his work. He and his wife saw the beginnings of the Lowertown Arts District and he gives the listener an idea of what it is like to be a part of that community.

 

Mitch ends the show talking about his favorite part of being a potter.

Labor Gains: Midwifery Goes From Horseback to Hospitals

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Mary Meehan | Ohio Valley ReSource

Nurse midwives have delivered babies in the Ohio Valley for nearly 100 years. But as Mary Meehan reports, that traditional practice is getting a new push with the opening of a clinic at the University of Kentucky.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday that he is working with attorneys general from across the country to investigate whether drug manufacturers contributed to the opioid epidemic “by illegally marketing and selling opioids,” according to his office.

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The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting heavy rain for west Kentucky today and tomorrow. Thunderstorms are possible with increasing rain chances later today and tonight.

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Design plans have been unveiled for a new memorial honoring the victims of a 1997 school shooting in west Kentucky. 

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says there is no evidence of a cyberattack against Kentucky’s election systems. Department of Homeland Security officials told Senators on Wednesday that 21 states were targets of Russian hacking attempts in the 2016 election.

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Some Kentucky lawmakers want the state to be the next to legalize medical marijuana, at least for end-of-life and hospice care.

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Calloway County’s Judge Executive says he is hoping to put an end to matters involving the local library board with the appointment of two individuals. Judge Larry Elkins and the board have had a prolonged dispute over a proposed library expansion and other financial issues.

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