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Lisa Autry, WKYU

A refugee resettlement agency in Bowling Green is reporting an uptick in donations.

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 Several Kentucky communities are holding events this weekend in solidarity with  the National Equality March in Washington, D.C.  In fact, the Kentucky Fairness Campaign says a record number of pride events are scheduled this summer and  fall in the bluegrass state.  

Lisa Autry, WKYU

A new partnership will give some Western Kentucky University students a direct path to medical school without having to leave Warren County. 

Lisa Autry, WKYU

  A Kentucky congressman says he’s convinced that Russia tried to interfere in this country’s presidential election. 

However, Representative Brett Guthrie says there is no evidence that President Donald Trump was involved.

"There's no evidence at all of any collusion between what Russia did, or attempted to do, and the Trump administration," stated Guthrie.  "That's what the special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into, but my point is let's not create facts before they exist."

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Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC will expand for a seventh time in Bowling Green, investing more than $51 million and creating 129 full-time jobs.

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A new Kentucky law removes a barrier that victims of domestic violence often face when making the decision to leave their abuser. Kentucky lawmakers this session passed a bill giving people with long-term protective orders the ability to terminate a rental lease with 30 days notice to their landlord.

Rhonda Miller, WKYU

The Bowling Green-based International Center of Kentucky is not requesting any refugees from Syria for the next fiscal year. The center’s Executive Director Albert Mbanfu said Syrian refugees are not expected to be approved because the Trump administration considers them a "special concern."

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A couple has reached a $5,000 settlement with the city of Bowling Green after police erroneously served a search warrant on their home.

Rhonda Miller, WKYU

A handful of southern Kentucky activists rallied at the Bowling Green office of U.S. Senator Rand Paul in support of a national campaign to urge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to establish an independent investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Rand Paul is a member of that committee.

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  A long-time television producer who made Bowling Green his second home has passed away. Chuck Barris died Tuesday at his home outside New York City.  The creator of “The Gong Show” and “The Newlywed Game” was 87. Barris visited southern Kentucky often after marrying Bowling Green native Mary Clagett in 2000. He was also a supporter of the Bowling Green-based “Orchestra Kentucky.” Music director Jeffrey Reed said Barris was always generous with his time and talent.

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