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The National Weather Service in Paducah says this month is already the wettest August on record. As of Thursday, Paducah had more eight inches of rain when normal rainfall is 2.76 inches. 

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This year's tight financial situation is causing Eastern Kentucky University officials to consider suspending a total of 21 academic programs.  Senior Vice President for Academics and Provost Janna Vice brought the matter before the Board of Regents during a special meeting Thursday.

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Governor Matt Bevin says the new University of Louisville board that he appointed should continue to meet despite a judge temporarily stripping them of authority. 

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Tennessee’s economy growth rate continues to exceed the national average as new business filings exceed pre-recession peak levels.  

That’s according to the quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report which uses data from the Division of Business Services and is published through TN Secretary of State Tre Hargett's office and University of Tennessee Knoxville's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

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An attorney representing the former commissioner of the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Commission says his client wasn’t given a reason for his dismissal.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has settled a federal lawsuit sparked by a student's t-shirt in support of gay rights. 

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Kuttawa’s Broadbent Hams has once again won the grand champion prize for its country ham at this year’s Kentucky State Fair.

Kentucky Labor Cabinet

  Governor Matt Bevin’s administration is counting on a growing apprenticeship program to help fill Kentucky’s future workforce needs.

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On Thursday's Sounds Good, John Null caught up with Maiden Alley Cinema's John Holt to discuss a couple movies with some common themes coming to Paducah's arthouse theater in the next two weeks. The New Zealand-set comic adventure Hunt for the Wilderpeople and drama Captain Fantastic both feature characters that head into the wild, for different reasons.

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A producer of wood roof and floor trusses is expanding its operation in Mayfield with a more than $1.6 million dollar investment.  

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