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Calloway County’s airport is receiving close to 2 million dollars in federal money to upgrade its runway.

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The House Ethics Committee says veteran Congressman Ed Whitfield of Kentucky violated House rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on a bill he sponsored that was related to her work. 

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U.S. Army Major General Gary Volesky says recent terrorist attacks in the US and Europe are some indication that the so-called Islamic State is losing in Iraq.

Members of the Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division deployed to Iraq in March as part of the 18-nation Combined Joint Forces to train Iraqi Security Forces.

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Update Wednesday:  The soldier recently recovered in a Fort Campbell creek has been identified as 34-year-old Spc. Dhaifal Ali of Arlington, Texas. 

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The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has awarded $15.7 million dollars to eight areas of program areas combating heroin and substance abuse. 

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Update: The sole fatality of the crash has been identified as Tennessee Valley Authority  pilot John R. Love of Maryville, TN.  

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Advocates have renewed their push to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, arguing in favor of a bill that would regulate the drug during a legislative hearing late last week.

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Governor Matt Bevin signed an executive order Thursday declaring a statewide emergency in response of flooding in portions of western Kentucky. 

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Governor Bevin’s plan to substantially change the state Medicaid program got another public review Wednesday. The third and final public hearing in Hazard attracted a room full of onlookers.

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Bowling Green will become the latest city in Kentucky with a one-for-one needle exchange program for intravenous drug users.

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