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A longtime Tennessee lawmaker who had expressed interest in running for House speaker says he won't seek re-election.

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For generations, coal power has fueled American prosperity. But for each shovelful thrown into the furnaces, a pile of ash was left in its place.

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A federal prosecutor says a jury hasn't reached a verdict in the Kentucky trial of lobbyist James Sullivan in a federal bribery investigation involving state contracts. Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Boone said deliberations will continue Monday.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has made an appointment to fill an open seat for a county judge-executive.

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  This week in Kentucky politics, Kentucky State Troopers shut protesters out of the state Capitol, allowing only two people to enter the building at a time. Attorney General Andy Beshear is suing Walgreens, saying the company helped fuel the opioid epidemic in the state. And a high-powered lobbyist was in federal court as prosecutors try to prove he bribed a former state official to help a client get state contracts.

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As farmers are combining their grain crops an increase in some diseases could impact their bottom line. University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologist Carl Bradley said a number of diseases that affect the heads of crops like wheat, barley and rye, have been observed in Kentucky the last few weeks. 

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The city of Murray should now be smoke-free. The City Council passed an ordinance Thursday night that prohibits smoking in all enclosed public spaces and places of employment within city limits.

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The neighbor who admitted to attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home last fall was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green to 30 days in prison.  Rene Boucher was also ordered to serve one year of supervised release and perform 100 hours of community service.   

 

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  The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that part of Kentucky’s death law in unconstitutional.

The decision stems from a case involving a man convicted of murdering a Muhlenberg County teenager 20 years ago.

Samuel Hawkins--also known as Snacks--talks about his inspiration in writing his first poem and how that motivation has matured into finding the voice he speaks with today. 

The spoken word poet ends the episode performing a work from his recently released book, "The Greatest Story Ever Sold."

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