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A Hopkinsville police officer is in jail on child sex abuse charges. 

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Tennessee’s economy growth rate continues to exceed the national average as new business filings exceed pre-recession peak levels.  

That’s according to the quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report which uses data from the Division of Business Services and is published through TN Secretary of State Tre Hargett's office and University of Tennessee Knoxville's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

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An attorney representing the former commissioner of the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Commission says his client wasn’t given a reason for his dismissal.

U.S. Justice Department officials plan to phase out their use of private prisons to house federal inmates, reasoning that the contract facilities offer few benefits for public safety or taxpayers.

In making the decision, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates cited new findings by the Justice Department's inspector general, who concluded earlier this month that a pool of 14 privately contracted prisons reported more incidents of inmate contraband, higher rates of assaults and more uses of force than facilities run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Kentucky Labor Cabinet

  Governor Matt Bevin’s administration is counting on a growing apprenticeship program to help fill Kentucky’s future workforce needs.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has paid $625,000 dollars to a highway contractor over a delay in a Jessamine County road project and agreed to pay the contractor another $850,000 if work doesn't start by May 1. 

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The secretary of Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services said officials will be making some changes to Governor Matt Bevin's Medicaid proposal. 

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Gov. Matt Bevin has removed the commissioner of the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission that he appointed just five months ago. 

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Attorneys in Lexington’s U.S. Attorney’s Office are noting the importance of minimum sentences for opioid trafficking convictions tied to overdose deaths. Three convictions in federal court occurred Monday.

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Kentucky health officials say they are seeing a spike in reported cases of tick-borne illnesses this year, much of that is to do with public awareness.

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