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Governor Matt Bevin has ceremonially signed legislation that requires all untested sexual assault examination kits to be sent to the Kentucky State Police crime lab by the beginning of next year.

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The head of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet has named Paul Joseph Vido as director of the state Division of Enforcement at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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Update 11 a.m. The roadway has reopened.  

UPDATE: 10 a.m.

A portion of US 641 south is still blocked as crews work to unload 40,000 pounds of rice in order to rollover an overturned semi. 

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A Paducah man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of another Tuesday.

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Tennessee officials have approved rate increases requested by health insurers offering exchange plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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Afternoon Update: Responses from Kentucky Youth Advocates, Save Kentucky Healthcare and Congressman John Yarmuth.

Governor Matt Bevin says he has changed his proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and submitted it to the federal government for approval.

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Kentucky and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people. 

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in a North Texas federal court seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's healthcare law. 

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

Gov. Matt Bevin’s attorney says the office will appeal a judge’s ruling that temporarily blocks the governor’s removal of the former chair of one of the state’s pension boards.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The new Eggner’s Ferry Bridge connecting Marshall and Trigg counties is set to fully open to four-lane traffic by the end of next week.

The U.S. could rein in rising drug prices by being more selective about giving patents to pharmaceutical companies for marginal developments, a study concludes.

That's because brand-name drugs with patents that grant exclusivity account for about 72 percent of drug spending, even though they are only about 10 percent of all prescriptions dispensed, according to the study, published Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association.

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