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Gov. Matt Bevin wants a judge to throw out a court settlement made under former Governor Steve Beshear that would ensure that church-run foster care programs don't try to proselytize to children.

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U.S. Army investigators have concluded that a 101st Airborne Division soldier's death during a training exercise last year was preventable.  

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A new Illinois law lets drug court participants use medication to combat opioid addiction.  

Governor Bruce Rauner signed the measure last week.  

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Former Congressman Ben Chandler has been named president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. He will assume the role in September.

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An Illinois agency will soon collect used tires from abandoned properties and rural roads in an effort to reduce the risk of illnesses carried by some mosquitoes.

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Update: A state judge has ruled Kentucky's attorney general can intervene in a lawsuit challenging the governor's decision to remove the chairman of the state's retirement system board of trustees. The decision means Attorney General Andy Beshear now has three pending lawsuits against Gov. Matt Bevin.

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The University of Louisville says researchers at the school have received nearly $8 million from the National Institutes of Health for an alcohol research center.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation banning the sale of synthetic drugs known as ‘bath salts’ in the state. Rauner signed the bill aimed at curbing what he called an ‘epidemic’ afflicting rural communities. 

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The convicted felon whose emotional testimony convinced a Republican western Kentucky lawmaker to change his mind and led to the adoption of an expungement law has had his criminal record officially cleared by a judge. 

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A western Kentucky tourism official says fundraising is continuing toward the construction of a proposed museum dedicated to bluegrass music legend Bill Monroe.

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