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McCracken County Sheriff’s Department

A Paducah man was arrested and charged Wednesday with the sexual abuse of a minor. McCracken County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint last month that 48-year-old David Averitt had sexually abused a child under the age of 12. 

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Kentucky and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people. 

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in a North Texas federal court seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's healthcare law. 

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The judge presiding over a challenge to Gov. Matt Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville board of trustees expressed frustration on Tuesday that the opposing parties hadn’t come to an agreement on which version of the U of L board should be in charge of the school.

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

Gov. Matt Bevin’s attorney says the office will appeal a judge’s ruling that temporarily blocks the governor’s removal of the former chair of one of the state’s pension boards.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The new Eggner’s Ferry Bridge connecting Marshall and Trigg counties is set to fully open to four-lane traffic by the end of next week.

Discovery Park of America

Union City, Tennessee’s Discovery Park of America has announced a more than half million dollar expansion with the addition of the Children’s Discovery Garden.

University of Kentucky

 

  Tobacco has been double hit this year with rain and now bacterial disease. University of Kentucky’ Dark Tobacco Extension Specialist Andy Bailey says farmers are harvesting up to two weeks early to beat Angular Leaf Spot, a bacterial disease that tends to appear after tobacco has been damaged due to extreme weather conditions.

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Kentucky’s leaders are grappling with how to get more of the state’s residents into the labor force. 

KYTC

KYTC officials say today's underwater demolition of Pier 3 of the Old Eggners Ferry Bridge will occur around midday Tuesday.

Traffic on US68/KY80 will be halted, the closure is expected to last about 10 to 15 minutes.  

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Contractors with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are planning lane restrictions on Murray’s N. 12th St./US 641 Tuesday night.  

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