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The incoming GOP majority for the Kentucky House of Representatives has chosen 13 men and four women to lead standing committees that will decide what bills will be heard when the legislature convenes in January.  

Republicans won a majority in the state House last month for the first time in nearly 100 years.  

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Tennessee is proposing a plan that would give local school districts more control over issues such as turning around poor-performing schools.  

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Authorities have charged two juveniles with starting an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.

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Fruit of the Loom has named a senior vice president at its global headquarters in Bowling Green as the company’s new chairman and CEO.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has become an outspoken assessor of President-elect Donald Trump’s potential nominees for secretary of state, going out of his way to criticize several candidates for their hawkish foreign policy views.

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As we reflect on Pearl Harbor on the 75th anniversary today, much of what we know about that event and World War II is in part due to the work of an historian from western Kentucky. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Murray State University Pogue Library Special Collections curator Sarah Hopley about the library's namesake, Forrest C. Pogue, and his work during and after WWII. He also created the library's oral histories collection, featuring voices from numerous individuals from the region, including many who vividly remember Pearl Harbor and WWII. 

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Fruit of the Loom has named a senior vice president at its global headquarters in Bowling Green as the company’s new Chairman and CEO.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office is providing law enforcement agencies a set of resources and guidelines to aid in investigating results of more than 3,000 backlogged rape kits. 

The so-called SAFE ‘tool kit’ includes instructions for managing the results, pre-planning investigations, reviewing DNA results and notifying and interviewing victims.  

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Kentucky House Republicans meet today (Wednesday) in Bowling Green to discuss committee assignments for the upcoming session.

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Kentucky Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman says President-elect Donald Trump is surrounding himself with people who may have a detrimental effect on the LGBT population.

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