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Democratic state Rep. Jeff Taylor of Hopkinsville has issued a challenge to Republican opponent Walker Thomas involving Gov. Matt Bevin's cuts to higher education.

Kentucky State Police

Update Tuesday: Kentucky State Police have also charged Powers with trafficking marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Tuesday. He remains lodged in the Calloway County Jail.

A convicted felon in Murray is behind bars after Kentucky State Police found him in possession of 26 guns, a ‘substantial amount’ of ammunition, body armor and explosive paraphernalia. 

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The number of youth smoking in Kentucky is at an historic low according to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. 

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A Franklin Circuit Judge has ordered Florida-based student loan company Liberty Tax and Student Loan Defense to stop operating in Kentucky. 

Andy Beshear, Matt Bevin, official photos

Kentucky’s Attorney General is accusing Governor Matt Bevin of “dragging his feet” on returning millions of dollars to the state’s colleges and universities. 

While Advanced Placement exam scores in Kentucky improved this year, the number of test takers went down.

The state Department of Education said in a news release last week that the number of students scoring at the top two levels in May is up between 4 and 5 percent from last year.

However, the number of AP test takers and the number of AP tests given by schools dropped slightly this year.

Scores of 3 or better can qualify students for college credit for the course, which officials estimate saves Kentucky students more than $23 million a year in college costs.

USDA-APHIS

An invasive species eating its way through the north and south east part of the Commonwealth could be stopped before reaching western counties. 

The Emerald Ash Borer first appeared in Kentucky in 2009 and has consumed plant life in 60 counties. 

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A collective of Kentucky health care advocates is holding a series of forums to get feedback on changes to Medicaid.  

The Keep Kentucky Covered coalition stops in 8 cities statewide including Paducah.  

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  The Kentucky Association of Food Banks is reporting an increase of people coming to their food pantries. KAFB executive director Tamara Sandberg said they saw 56% of their member banks report an increase in 2015.  Sandberg said winter is the KAFB's busiest season,  and  that the dropping temperatures force families in need to make some hard choices. 

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WKCTC, Paducah law enforcement and Paducah-McCracken County NAACP are among local groups hosting ‘Know Your Rights and Responsibilities’ forums.

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