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The Murray State Rifle Team begins the fall season as the number 2 team in the nation. That’s according to The College Rifle Coaches Association annual preseason poll released over the weekend

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Gov. Matt Bevin is praising a federal judge’s preliminary injunction that blocks a federal rule requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choosing.

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Less than a year from now, Hopkinsville will have the best seat to witness the first total eclipse seen from the continental United States in over 37 years.

The August 21st, 2017 solar eclipse will last only about 3 minutes, but is expected to draw in tens of millions in tourism revenue for local business as tourists flock in from around the world.

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The investigation continues into a weekend report of “shots fired” in downtown Richmond that led to the arrest of five people. 

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a package of criminal justice legislation, saying the system "needs to be approached with more compassion."  

The Republican governor signed the five bills this morning (Monday) at an Illinois Department of Corrections adult transition center in Chicago.  

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UPDATE: A Frankfort judge has blocked Governor Matt Bevin’s removal of the chair of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board, but he’s allowing the governor’s reorganization of that agency’s board of directors to remain.

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New to the WKMS Saturday night lineup is Sound Opinions – a show for people who love smart and engaging music, criticism and conversation. 

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  Two weed resistant seed varieties are popping up across the Commonwealth faster than management practices can control. Palmer Amaranth also known as ‘pigweed,’and its cousin variety Water Hemp were first noticed in 2010 in just a portion of the state, now University of Kentucky Extension Weed Specialist JD Green says every county has at least one variety.

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Kentucky education officials have determined that 241 testing violations occurred on required statewide tests for the 2014-15 school year. 

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The fourth and final defendant in a Hopkinsville sexual assault case involving a minor has accepted a plea agreement. 

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