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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he plans to sue President Donald Trump over his plan to repeal subsidies that help people afford health insurance under Obamacare.

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  A California company hopes to develop a $30M  hemp processing plant in western Kentucky.

Kings Royal Biotech of San Diego, California along with an unnamed Chinese partner plan to begin the processing of more than a thousand acres of hemp in Carlisle and Hickman Counties, with the 2018 Hemp harvest.

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  Tennessee law enforcement reports more than than 900 citations have been written in an effort to crack down on distracted driving.

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UPDATE 10/13: Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless and the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau issued a joint statement on Friday following the announcement that the U.S. will pull out of UNESCO.  

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Kentucky taxpayers can expect a shortfall of more than $155 million after a panel of state economists have revised the state's official revenue forecast. In August, the Consensus Forecasting Group issued a preliminary estimate predicting a shortfall of $206.2 million.

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  In a scene of startling beauty in Ai Weiwei's Human Flow, a group of refugees huddles together, with light bouncing off golden insulation blankets handed out by workers to warm them up as they arrive off a boat in Europe. Ai's work is often meant to provoke, but the shot isn't meant to plunder suffering for art's sake. It's a moment of noticing, in a gorgeous-looking documentary that never spares us the ugly, unspeakable miseries of forced migration. The film boasts no less than twelve cinematographers (among them the Chinese artist himself), which may be what it takes to track the planet's largest mass migration since World War II and its impact on Europe, the continent taking the brunt of absorbing (or not) refugees fleeing brutal wars around the globe.

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  Visitors to the Equifax website might have encountered something a little odd Thursday afternoon. For some consumers seeking a credit report from the agency, the page that loaded was likely to disappoint them.

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   President Trump on Friday is expected to announce a tough new approach to Iran that could result in eventually unraveling the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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  Association health plans that sell limited-coverage health insurance are back, under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump Thursday. Trump — as well as Kentucky’s two U.S. senators — touted the order as one that will allow Americans to access more affordable health care policies, but critics say the executive order could create more problems in the U.S. health care system.

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  Utility regulators in Kentucky say water utilities are no longer required to send copies of "boil water" advisories to the state Public Service Commission. The PSC says it will now be informed of such advisories through a daily report from the Kentucky Division of Water.

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