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Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton has this week's episode of Kentucky Politics Distilled. 

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Union City could see up to 560 new jobs from business developments expected to open this fall and next year. 

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A U.S. maritime administrator says southwest Kentucky is fertile training ground for jobs in the river industries.

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A Chinese hemp hardwood flooring company has shown interest in developing a pilot project in west Kentucky.

Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon announced Thursday during a hemp panel discussion at an ag conference in Carlisle  County that the company called him two weeks ago saying it wants to work with Murray State.

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UPDATE 4:09 p.m.: National Weather Service Forecasters have reduced their confidence in the timing of the storm. The region remains in at an "enhanced" to "moderate" risk of severe weather. The NWS Reports, "There is some indication that activity could develop over southeast MO and southern IL near the Ohio River, but overall confidence in timing is low."

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The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting  severe and unusual weather between 1:00 and 5:00 this afternoon throughout the WKMS listening area.

Jim Arndt was selected to be Paducah’s new City Manager following a nationwide search to fill the position vacated by Jeff Pederson.  Arndt has over a decade of experience in local government as well as a background in law enforcement and the armed services. He’s been on the job for a little over two weeks and hopes to spark growth in Paducah.

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A Kentucky school board has approved a property tax increase to fund a $13.5 million initiative to help prevent school shootings., cropped

Republican Congressman James Comer of Kentucky's First District says being one of the only farmers in Congress and being a former state agriculture commissioner made him a frontrunner to serve on the conference committee that will negotiate the final version of the Farm Bill.

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Medicaid enrollees who lost dental, vision and non-emergency medical transportation on July 1 will have those benefits restored, according to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. That state agency manages Medicaid, the health insurance program for people with low-income and disabilities.

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The head of Kentucky’s bourbon association says he’s worried that a drawn-out trade war could slow down growth of the state’s signature distilling industry.