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Governor Matt Bevin has ceremonially signed legislation that requires all untested sexual assault examination kits to be sent to the Kentucky State Police crime lab by the beginning of next year.

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles, via Twitter @KYAgCommish

A Lexington-based bank is taking home the Kentucky State Fair's grand champion ham for $600,000 dollars.

Central Bank made the winning bid in a charity auction at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast this Thursday. 

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The head of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet has named Paul Joseph Vido as director of the state Division of Enforcement at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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Update 11 a.m. The roadway has reopened.  

UPDATE: 10 a.m.

A portion of US 641 south is still blocked as crews work to unload 40,000 pounds of rice in order to rollover an overturned semi. 

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A Paducah man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of another Tuesday.

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Owensboro Health has named its next President and CEO.

Greg Strahan has been promoted after serving in the roles on an interim basis since mid-April. He previously helped oversee construction of the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital as the system’s chief operating officer.

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A federal appeals court has struck down a rule preventing judicial candidates in Kentucky from declaring a political affiliation.  

But a three-judge panel of the 6th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld rules blocking judicial candidates from making financial contributions to other candidates or hosting political fundraisers.  

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Kentucky’s high school graduating class of 2016 shows no substantial gains in ACT test scores.

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Tennessee officials have approved rate increases requested by health insurers offering exchange plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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Afternoon Update: Responses from Kentucky Youth Advocates, Save Kentucky Healthcare and Congressman John Yarmuth.

Governor Matt Bevin says he has changed his proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and submitted it to the federal government for approval.

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