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A popular restaurant and tourist destination in west Kentucky is breaking ground next month on a new building after a destructive fire in February temporarily halted operations.

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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn narrowly outraised Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen last quarter in Tennessee's open contest for U.S. Senate, with Blackburn maintaining a 2-to-1 cash-on-hand advantage.

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  Jimmy Tosh sells a lot of pigs. He is owner and CEO of Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, and Bacon By Gosh, in Henry County, Tennessee, and has 84 contracted barns in the region where farmers grow pigs for his products.

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SIU Trustees will meet in special session Monday to vote on a separation agreement for System President Randy Dunn.

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Kentucky is expanding its Work Ready Scholarship program to include associate degrees and high school dual credit courses. 

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This week in Kentucky politics, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced he’s running for governor, the state auditor released a report finding a “pervasive lack of accountability” in Kentucky’s courts administration, and a bunch of new laws go into effect this weekend.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

 

  An attorney for Kentucky's former child welfare commissioner says she was subject to repeated acts of discrimination that included sexually harassing comments from her male colleagues.

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McDonald's is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness.

Murray State University

Murray State University Director of Athletics Allen Ward is resigning. His last day is July 27.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner are officially reopening the Illinois Governor's Mansion after a more than two-year renovation.

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