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Kentucky State Police

A judge has dismissed drug charges against a western Kentucky couple after ruling that evidence collected by state police was inadmissible. 

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Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky has reached a milestone by welcoming its 1 millionth visitor.

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

A Kentucky judge says he is reconsidering his order to reinstate former chairman Thomas Elliot to the Kentucky Retirement Systems board.

According to Elliott’s attorney, Elliott did not attend a special meeting of the board last week because of scheduled work meetings. 

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Kentucky House Democrats held an election-year special meeting Tuesday to discuss the state's public pension crisis and a proposal from Governor Matt Bevin to change the Medicaid program. 

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Democratic Kentucky state Representative Russ Meyer says Republican Governor Matt Bevin left him a threatening voicemail after Meyer declined to switch political parties ahead of the legislative session. 

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts the federal health care overhaul is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the presidency and which party has the upper hand in Congress. 

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed measures that would have increased wages for workers who care for those with developmental disabilities and expand a child care program for low-income families.

TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its chief operating officer will retire at the end of the year.  

Chip Pardee has been at TVA since 2013.

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Update Friday Afternoon:

Illinois’ payment to its largest public-pension fund is expected to increase by more than $400 million next year. The Teachers Retirement System trustees agreed Friday to lower the assumed rate of return on investments from 7.5% to 7%.

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At least two people have reported finding worms in food from McDonald's restaurants in Mayfield and Draffenville. 

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