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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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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is suing Johnson and Johnson alleging deceptive marketing of a surgical mesh for women.

Beshear said Tuesday the company and its medical device unit Ethicon failed to provide sufficient information about risks associated with transvaginal mesh. 

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State officials are raising awareness about the Zika virus at this year's Kentucky State Fair. 

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A Carlisle County woman is in jail on rape and sodomy charges stemming from her time as a substitute teacher.  

Kentucky State Police say Kasey Warren, 27, of Bardwell had sexual relations with two 16-year-old male students in McCracken County.  

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More than 36,000 Kentuckians have used the Commonwealth’s online voter registration system -- setting a new record five months since its launch.  

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More than 3,700 Kentucky social workers and those in Family Support will see an increase in pay, effective next month. 

The $4.8 million appropriation in the current two year state budget also impacts corrections workers.

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A $500,000 contract awarded by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to investigate his Democratic predecessor has survived a challenge in a state legislative committee.

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Recently appointed Murray State University Regents, Dr. Walter Bumphus and Lisa Rudolph have deep connections to Murray state, but also in higher education policy and Frankfort politics.

 

Bumphus of Austin, Texas is the President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges. Dr. Bumphus has spent his career forwarding the mission of community colleges as a CEO for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Baton Rouge Community College and Brookhaven College in Texas.

 

Rudolph of Kirksey, KY is the wife of Robbie Rudolph who served as Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary under Governor Ernie Fletcher.

 

Robbie Rudolph was also candidate for Lt. Governor as Fletcher's running mate in his failed race for re-election.

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A federal magistrate judge will not make an immediate decision on whether to stop transgender students at an Illinois school from using girls’ locker rooms and restrooms.  

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A 21-year-old man is in jail after witnesses say he stabbed his father multiple times during Sunday morning church services at Bowling Green's Hillvue Heights Baptist Church.

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