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City of Paducah

The City of Paducah is launching its first annual Citizens’ Academy. The program, named ‘Your Passport to City Government’ is modeled after Paducah’s Citizens Police Academy, and offers participants an in-depth look at how government works.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is proposing to raise the state’s tax on each gallon of gasoline by 7 cents while cutting sales tax on groceries and income from earnings on stocks and bonds. 

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University of Kentucky officials have pledged to reduce carbon emissions on campus by 25% by 2025. 

The WKMS Book Club is back and we’re reading Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. It’s the story of the black female mathematicians who helped win the space race. You can read the book, or watch the movie, and then meet with us on Wednesday, February 1 at 5:30 p.m. here at WKMS Studios to discuss.

It’s an hour of comradery, cookies, and great conversation. All book, movie and history lovers are welcome. Find more information about the event on our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

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A western Kentucky hospital is encouraging people to take precaution due to the ‘widespread’ outbreak of flu. Last week, Kentucky Department of Health warned of an increase in flu-like activity in at least half of the state.

Kentucky National Guard

Nearly 300 members of the Kentucky National Guard are heading to Washington D.C. to assist in the Presidential Inauguration. 

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Kentucky has joined a dozen other states in a complaint against a federal effort to balance environmental protection and the coal industry.

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Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to unveil his top legislative priority on Wednesday as state lawmakers await details on his plan to boost transportation funding in Tennessee. 

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Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet has finalized a controversial plan to let the state’s utilities virtually self-regulate the storing of hazardous coal ash near power plants.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has released the names of 10 people who will serve on the University of Louisville board of trustees.

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