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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is praising local law enforcement for the first two arrests associated with a new unit orchestrated to target child predators.  

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week. Grimes is one of dozens of speakers added to the agenda Thursday. 

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A judge on Thursday grilled the attorney defending Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive order that abolished and then reorganized the University of Louisville board.

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The Department of Justice on Thursday filed lawsuits to stop health insurer Aetna from buying Louisville-based Humana. The DOJ is also suing to block a similar deal: insurer Anthem has proposed buying Cigna. The deals, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a news conference, would reduce competition in the health care market, resulting in higher prices for consumers.

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado were among headliners last night at the Republican National Convention. Bill Bartleman is a delegate from McCracken County. Matt Markgraf spoke with him this morning for his take on the speeches and look ahead to tonight, when Donald Trump will formally accept the Republican nomination.

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Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie says he’s confident a Donald Trump ticket with Mike Pence as vice president will make for an effective presidency.

The 4th District Representative is attending the Republican National Convention as Trump seals his party’s nomination.

He spoke to reporter Matt Laslo for Ohio Valley Resource Wednesday.

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A prolonged heat wave is in the forecast for the region today and through Sunday night. Most of the WKMS listening area west of Land Between the Lakes is under an excessive heat warning. The rest of our region is under a heat advisory.

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Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is ending the summer on a high note, with several acclaimed independent films programmed for the rest of July and August. In the next couple weeks, the nonprofit arthouse will feature Tickled, a documentary on the surprisingly seedy world of competitive tickling, as well as The Neon Demon, the latest offering from Nicolas Winding Refn – the director of Drive. John Null caught up with MAC's John Holt to discuss the coming attractions.

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After the troubled rollout earlier this year of Benefind — Kentucky’s new online portal for welfare services — state officials say they are still working out the kinks in the program.

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During his speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention, State Sen. Ralph Alvarado urged Hispanics to vote for Donald Trump.

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