The Associated Press

Jacob Ryan-WFPL/Kentucky Public Radio

A Kentucky judge has ruled Governor Matt Bevin can cut the budgets of public colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is questioning the need for a special legislative session over a directive issued by President Obama’s administration that public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity. 

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

A western Kentucky dermatologist selected to replace a state pension board’s chairman has declined Governor Matt Bevin’s appointment. William Smith of Madisonville informed the governor in a letter that after careful consideration he decided to respectfully decline the appointment.

Update Wednesday: Authorities have identified the child struck and killed by an SUV Monday and the driver involved in the incident.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Hillary Clinton is declaring victory in Kentucky's presidential primary. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, unofficial results on the Kentucky State Board of Elections website report Clinton leading with nearly 2,000 more votes than Sanders.

Paul (photo provided) Gray (Jim Gray for US Senate)

The Associated Press has called the nominations for the two candidates for Kentucky's US Senate race in November.

Sen. Rand Paul has secured the Republican nomination in his pursuit of a second term while Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has secured the Democratic nod. 

Henryk Sadura, 123rf Stock Photo

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation to allow an arbitrator to settle state-employee wages and working conditions if union negotiations stall. 

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Kentucky Republicans voted for their presidential nominee in a caucus two months ago. While Donald Trump led the state, Ted Cruz carried most of western Kentucky. 

Illinois State Police

Illinois State Police say a man suspected in the non-fatal shooting of a police officer has been shot and killed in an incident that also left an FBI agent wounded.

National Weather Service, water.weather.gov

Officials say a woman whose body was found in the Ohio River a day after two other bodies were recovered has been identified. 

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