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Attorney General Andy Beshear is suing Gov. Matt Bevin for abolishing and then reinstating the boards of trustees of both the University of Louisville and Kentucky Retirement Systems, the state agency that manages the pensions of most state employees.

U of L Gripped By Uncertainty Following Board's Elimination

Jun 22, 2016
WFPL

Gov. Matt Bevin’s disbanding of the University of Louisville’s governing board has cast a cloud of growing uncertainty over the institution.

While debate over the legality and wisdom of Bevin’s move continues, routine issues such as hiring deans and passing the budget remain undone on campus.

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[Audio] On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss the Orlando night club shooting from a mental health perspective.

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Nearly 1,000 volunteers from around Western Kentucky are building a community playground in Paducah this week.

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Traci Lawrence talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about a new nonprofit organization called The Way of Wellness, a mentoring facility in Murray providing shelter, counseling, and educational services for homeless women and their children and victims of domestic violence.

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A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has asked a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit against her because of a new state law that will take effect next month.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling effectively legalized gay marriage last year.

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The Illinois House has again canceled plans to convene for a weekly session Wednesday.

House Speaker Michael Madigan released a statement saying that rank-and-file groups of lawmakers continue to make progress on negotiations toward a budget deal.  

International Bluegrass Music Center

A new home for the International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame in Owensboro is one step closer to reality.

A groundbreaking for the facility is being held on Thursday, June 23.

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Gov. Matt Bevin said he wants Kentucky to “lead the way” on criminal justice reform and has appointed a council tasked with producing legislative ideas for next year’s General Assembly.

The 23-member committee includes state officials, legislators and advocates from around the state.

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Tennessee’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission says more than half of the state’s grocery stores have received a license to sell wine under a new state liquor law.

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