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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has named David Purkey as the new commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety.

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As a new school year approaches, billboards are going up in Kentucky to remind motorists to watch out for stopped school buses.

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Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is spending the week traveling the state to hand out community grant checks and give a boost to GOP state lawmakers facing tough primary fights, including Representative Tim Wirgau of Buchanan.

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University of Louisville trustees have accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes portrayed Donald Trump as "an unsteady, unqualified bully" while offering insights about Hillary Clinton's personal side in a speech Tuesday afternoon at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray says he would spend more money on technology and improve roads in eastern Kentucky to help the region recover from the devastating effects of a declining coal industry. 

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is joining forces with four airports and FedEx to replace some of their diesel-powered ground support equipment with more environmentally friendly gear. 

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Both of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates are campaigning in eastern Kentucky today as the race picks up steam heading into the annual Fancy Farm picnic on August 6. 

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If Louisville doesn't want its century-old Confederate monument, other towns are willing to take it. The Courier-Journal reports the city's Commission on Public Art held a special meeting on Monday to consider the monument's relocation.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is renewing his call for term limits and says the General Assembly should vote on the idea this year. 

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