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A new child safety seat law takes effect Wednesday in Kentucky.

The law requires children younger than 8 and between 40-57 inches tall to ride in a booster seat.

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  Top Kentucky Democrats and Republicans  want a statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the state Capitol rotunda in Frankfort.

The calls to remove the statue of the Confederate president and Kentucky native come amid national scrutiny of Confederate memorials and symbols, sparked by last week’s shooting death of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charlestown, South Carolina.

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  Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway says the Jefferson Davis statue in the Capitol rotunda belongs elsewhere, and he’ll urge the agency that oversees the state’s historic properties to move it.  

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Paducah officials have announced a contract with Owensboro-based LinGate Hospitality to build a new hotel on the city's riverfront. 

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  Kentucky teacher pension officials are still asking for a $3.3 billion bailout of the system, saying it would increase the plan’s funded ratio from 53 percent to 66 percent and reduce the amount the state has to contribute.

McCracken Zoning Change Will Allow Dollar General

Jun 23, 2015
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  A Dollar General will be built along U.S. 45 south of Lone Oak after the McCracken County Fiscal Court passed a zoning change Monday night.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released a study of crimes on school campuses across the state.  

More than 30,000 offenses on school campuses were reported by law enforcement agencies from 2012 to 2014.  

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  Protest organizers on Monday issued a dozen demands to Louisville Metro Police, including a call to remove local police union president David Mutchler from the department.

The protest was a response to an open letter sent last week by Mutchler. In the letter, Mutchler blasted residents who had criticized police actions and tactics.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is planning several daytime lane restrictions on the Eggners Ferry Bridge throughout the week.  

Beginning Tuesday morning, the US 68/KY 80 bridge over Kentucky Lake will be restricted to one lane starting at 7AM and will last about 10 to 12 hours.  

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An assistant professor of biology at Western Kentucky University in Owensboro is looking at the use of plants to treat cancer.  

Chandra Emani is testing basil, ginger, fresh tobacco leaves and neem, a plant common in Asian countries.

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