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University of Louisville President James Ramsey will step down, according to Gov. Matt Bevin.

The governor made the announcement during a news conference Friday morning. He also said he would reorganize U of L’s board of trustees.

Brent Norsworthy, Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, Murray State University

Murray State University’s Department of Accounting has been recognized as one of the top accounting departments by the Social Science Research Network. According to the network, the department ranks 34th among the top 400 accounting departments worldwide.

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Police say they have identified the body found in a wooded area of Paducah Wednesday night.  

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Kentucky State Police

  Cameron Ponder, a Kentucky State Police trooper killed in the line of duty, will be honored posthumously with the Governor’s Medal of Valor. Governor Matt Bevin will present the award to Ponder’s family today during the Kentucky State Police Awards ceremony in Lexington.

Ohio Valley Resource Logo, via Twitter

Starting June 20, you'll hear some new voices on WKMS as we launch a new regional journalism partnership called the Ohio Valley ReSource. We're teaming up with some other great public media stations to bring you even better coverage of some of the most important issues our region faces. On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with the project's managing editor Jeff Young. 

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, Facebook

The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden is gearing up for its annual Dazzling Daylilies Festival and Balloons Over The Garden June 20-26. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Susie Tyler about the event, now in its 7th year and the theme of "blooms, balloons, barbecue and bluegrass" with activities including guided tours, sculpture dedication, walk and talk and balloon rides.

PaBREWcah Logo, via Facebook

Saturday is the inaugural PaBREWcah Beer Fest, featuring 19 craft breweries from across the region and live music in downtown Paducah. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Daniel Sene about the event, which benefits Paducah Symphony Orchestra.

Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor Cabinet

A Madisonville clothing manufacturing facility has received a Governor's Safety and Health Award for the second year in a row. 

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes presented the award to Carhartt's Madisonville Cutting Facility Thursday for 669,980 consecutive hours without lost time injury or illness. 

National Weather Service Paducah, via Twitter

The National Weather Service in Paducah says temperatures have topped 100 degrees today in a reading at Barkley Regional Airport. NWS tweets that the previous record was 98 degrees in 1946. 

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