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A coalition of security forces, led by the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, have begun an offensive to retake a stronghold of the so-called Islamic State.  

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Several state agencies are working together on an initiative to highlight the importance of properly disposing of old medications.

A statement from Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America says the organization is partnering with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety and state police to launch MyOldMeds Kentucky during an event Tuesday at the Capitol.

Officials say it is one way to help fight prescription drug abuse, which has become a public health epidemic in the state.

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Kentucky’s Governor and state and regional economic leaders will be on hand at the first WAVE Confluence in far western Kentucky this month.

WAVE, or the Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy, is a four-county collaborative working to reverse job loss in Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman Counties by promoting the area’s biggest resource: the Mississippi River.  

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A Lexington man's conviction for violating the city's ban on begging has reached the Kentucky Supreme Court, which heard arguments in the case Friday. Police cited Dennis Champion, who was holding a homemade sign asking for money, for violating Lexington's panhandling ordinance during the holiday season in 2014. 

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Two Democratic legislators have filed a bill to strengthen a law that regulates life insurance policies in Kentucky.

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Kentucky’s labor secretary is trying to get more employers to offer apprenticeship programs that provide employment and on-the-job training for new workers entering an industry.

The federal government has denied Kentucky’s request for more time to update its drivers’ licenses, potentially forcing residents to use passports to board domestic flights by 2018.

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The Republican Party of Kentucky says a super PAC is inappropriately supporting Democratic Senate candidate Jim Gray because one of the organization’s leaders benefited from a city development initiative during Gray’s time as mayor of Lexington.

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The Calloway County Library Board is moving to apply for state grants towards a new $6.4M library.

The board held a special meeting Monday night to meet a deadline for submitting an application to the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives Wednesday, just before the next scheduled meeting.

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will release a monthly report on the amount of unpaid wages it collects and returns employees each month.