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Update: Governor Matt Bevin responds. Also updated with statement from Murray State University.

Kentucky's highest court says Governor Matt Bevin cannot cut the budgets of public colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says Tennessee historically has not spent enough on education, but officials are working to change that. 

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Kentucky is among a coalition of 21 states suing the U.S. Department of Labor over a new rule that would make more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay. 

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The Catholic Diocese of Owensboro has reinstated a priest who was suspended after being accused of sexually abusing a juvenile in the 1980s. 

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Cosmetics maker L'Oreal USA is building thousands of solar panels at manufacturing facilities in Kentucky and Arkansas, a move the company says will help cut carbon emissions and create two of the biggest solar-powered projects in each state. 

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says lawyers for the couples who sued to be issued marriage licenses in Rowan County are seeking to recover more than $233,000 in legal fees and costs.

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Governor Matt Bevin's spokeswoman is leaving to take a position with the Donald Trump campaign. 

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A female former substitute teacher in Kentucky accused of having sex with two male students has pleaded not guilty.


People interested in joining the Kentucky State Police can apply through the agency's website.

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The Kentucky Department of Public Health reports it has confirmed that the flu virus is circulating in parts of the state.