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Three Kentucky residents are suing Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear, claiming the state’s prohibition of medical marijuana is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Franklin Circuit Court. The suit relies on arguments that haven’t been successful in other states, but the plaintiffs are hoping Kentucky will be different.

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Kentucky's largest lobbyist says it opposes a judge's ruling that allows lobbyists to give money to political candidates.

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Kentucky's criminal ban on medical marijuana is being challenged in a lawsuit that says its use could help combat the state's opioid addiction woes. 

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  Left-leaning advocacy group Kentuckians For the Commonwealth held a protest Wednesday in Paducah against Governor Matt Bevin’s plan to overhaul the state tax code. Bevin was in Paducah to sign the ‘Leeper Act’ - lifting the state’s nuclear moratorium. He has said he plans to call a special session in the coming months to overhaul the tax code in an effort to address the ailing pension system. KFTC representative Amanda Groves said the governor’s proposed tax reform plan isn’t about reform at all.

 

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  The City of Paducah is moving forward with the first phase of rehabilitation for the City Hall. Commissioners approved the project Tuesday.

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Governor Matt Bevin has appointed two members to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 2nd Judicial Circuit in McCracken County. 

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Four soldiers in the Kentucky National Guard were arrested this month on charges of sexual assault in west Kentucky.

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A nationally recognized educator is advocating for more teacher freedom in their classrooms. Ron Clark is a featured speaker at the annual College and Career Readiness Summit at Murray State University this week. He spoke at a press conference before addressing a packed room in Lovett Auditorium Wednesday morning. He said teachers are often “shackled” when it comes do doing their job. 

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The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Market House Theatre in Paducah an ‘Our Town’ grant of $75,000 in support of the theater’s ‘Next Stage Campaign.’

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is safe after a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in northern Virginia. Five people were reportedly shot, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Scalise is reported to be stable.

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